This German manufactured fruit firmness and fruit hardness testing device is designed specification for the determination of the pulp hardness of a given fruit. Additionally, the system is fully capable of testing the firmness of vegetables, meat and even fish thanks to the interchangeable indenters. This state-of-the-art device is invaluable for trading companies serious about their quality control procedures. The unit helps identify the harvest date of the specific fruits relative to the time of transpirations and storage. A unique value of the tester is that it is a non-destructive test method to determine the ripeness of fruit, vegetables and other food products. The fruit hardness tester can be used on the following:
The tester provides important quality control information designed for quality control and price setting benefiting both the seller and the end-user. The system is famous for its ability of using the portable fruit hardness tester for both indoor and outdoor workplace conditions.
When performing a fruit firmness test, the operator measures the opposite sides of each fruit, vegetable or other food products for the purpose of identifying the firmness value on both the sun-side and the shadow-side. By applying a constant pressure on the fruit over a defined measuring time, the system indicates the hardness value of the specific product. The major benefit of this non-destructive test is that the fruit firmness tester does not penetrate the peel of the tested food product.
NOTE: Additional anvils are sold separately.
|Indenter Size||Fruit or Vegetable|
|zyl 0,1 cm2
(Ø 3,65 mm)
|for peaches, apricots and plums|
|zyl 0,25 cm2
(Ø 5,63 mm)
|for cherries, melons, tomatoes, blueberries, grapes, eggplant|
|zyl 0,50 cm2
(Ø 7,98 mm)
|or strawberries, water melons, broccoli, meat, tofu|
|Ø 5,0 mm||ball for avocados, papayas, apples, mangoes, cucumber, pepper,pears, oranges and citrus fruits, onions (soft)|
|Ø 2,5 mm||ball for kohlrabi, carrots, cucumber, radish, courgette, onion (firm)|
|radius 6,35 mm||for boiled potatoes, bananas, smoked fish, boiled beetroot|
|Model||Fruit Firmness Tester|
|Measuring Range||0-100 Empirical Units for Comparison|
|Battery Life||200 Hours|
(L x W x H)
|7.5 x 2.75 x 1.58"
190 x 70 x 40 mm
|Weight||1.3 lbs / 0. 6kg|
Calibration Device Check for the HPE (Fruit Firmness Tester Units)
The calibration device is supplies in accordance with ISO 9000 standard. The system is checked for accuracy of Shore hardness testers via spring force control by intervals of ten for the measuring ranges Shore A/B/0/C/D/DO and L, L/c. DIN 53 505, EN ISO 868, NF EN ISO 868, ASTM D2240, JIS K 6253.
Full Scope of Test Anvil sfor the Fruit Firmness Tester
The unit can be equipped with any one of the following test anvils for your fruit, vegetables, meat and fish firmness testing including:
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