Firmness + Color + Size of soft fruits & berries

automatic machine

Cherry, blueberry, apricot, cranberry, plum, olive, grape...

ATAB- Preconfigured reinforced tablet Windows 7 starter with

charger

This tablet is preconfigured for the instrument you buy (Software already installed, calibrated, connected) Compatible with Agrosta Soft Fruits Laboratory

604 € Fedex/DHL Freight incl

worldwide

From Techlab, Viet Nam : The machine will be for a very big university in Ho Chi Minh, and it is a good reference for our coming business From United, South Africa : Thank you very very much for the skype video call this morning. We are happy now- the machine  is working perfectly =) From Southerncrops, Argentina : Looks Great and very useful !! Que buen equipo!! abrazo,
Instruments for Life
From Total Berry UK : We have received the first Softlab thank very much I would like to order another one please that is exactly the same From OGC, USA The softlab is the most objective device on the market. It is essentially our only choice. From Oregon, Blueberries Long story short, we absolutely thrilled with the machines. They are everything we expected and then some. We’ve been using them for a couple of weeks now and are completely comfortable using them.  Whenever anyone asks what I recommend, I can assure you that AGROSTA will the first words to come out of my mouth. From Ocean Spray, USA : Spent some time working with the Winterwood today. It is an ingenious machine. Setup was pretty straightforward From Ocean Spray, USA : First off I must say it is quite a versatile machine, it has done a good job of streamlining the process of both sizing and firmness testing thus far.  Furthermore, retests performed on random batches have so far come up nearly identical to the results of the first tests, which is a great sign.
From BBC, New Zealand : We would like to purchase one of these machines for firmness testing of Blueberries. We have a Firmtech, but have found it unreliable with its measurements

AGROSTA®Winterwood is an automatic machine for testing a batch of cherries, blueberries, grapes or

cranberries. It provides statistics and parameters like color, size and firmness

This laboratory instrument is provided with : - The software for Windows, compatible with all Windows versions (Vista, XP, 7,8,8.1,10) - 2 to 3 different turntables according to the type of fruits you want to test (Additional turntables are available as options) - The sensor head is pre-equipped with the size of tip corresponding to the type of fruits you want to test - “Turntable 20“ types : - Blueberries average size - Blueberries big and small size - Blackcurrant / currant - “Turntable 14” types : - Cherries / Cranberries - Round cherry tomato - Ovale cherry tomato / small plums - Apricot The machine comes with high precision Stepper motors, making 400 steps for 1mm movement (Precision 2.5 microns), 2 main boards (One coming from Italy for controlling motors, the other one made in the Usa for the measurements), a RGB colorimeter board with infrared filter made in the USA Just place carefully your fruits on the turntable, place the turntable on the machine, and start a cycle from your computer.. All measurements are displayed in a chart that can be exported to Excel. Graphs are displayed, they can be exported as well

- The firmness

The firmness is determined by squeezing the fruit in the same manner a consumer would do with his fingers. Itis determined through the durofel index with 3 different tips available (’10’ for apricot and tomato, ‘25’ for cherry and blueberry, ‘50’ for strawberry and raspberry) The machine is provided with the tip according to the type of fruits you are going to test. Additional tips are available as option. the measurements are in Durofel index (from 0 to 100%) and approximate Firmtech (gr/mm) Other test procedures are available for small fruit, such as puncture force or compression force using deflection limits. without any additional cost (Just ask for this configuration when placing your order)

- The color measurement

It is done as the fruit sequences through the machine on the turntable - The color of each fruit is provided in RGB (Red, Green, Blue) between 0 and 2500, 0/0/0 corresponding to pure black, and 2500/2500/2500 corresponding to pure white The darker is the fruit, the smaller will be the values - Take care for fruits like cherries : According to the RGB colorimeter system, a ripe cherry (close to black) will have a higher value in red than a non mature cherry that will be completely red..

- The size

The machine counts the number of steps the motor has to do in order to reach the fruit surface (400 steps for 1mm) - You have to parameter the initial size in the software, and Winterwood gives the fruit diameter at probe position. This is approximate, as it depends on the position of the fruit inside the cup of the turntable But it is very representative from a statistic point of vue

- Interchangeable trays

You just need a few seconds if you want to change the tray..
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Price :

4100 € DHL / Fedex freight included worldwide excluding customs fees

Trays for fruits like berries and cherries with automatic tester

Improvements in 2018 (Version 5) :

- Improved interchangeable tray system, improved tray stability - Improved communication with PC, using the Silicon Labs chip coming from the USA - Software including more features, like different pressure profiles adapted to different fruits varieties

Principle :

- When you launch a cycle, the tray starts to turn till the first cup comes in the right position under the sensor head. - The sensor head starts to move down at the defined high speed - Once the pressure on the fruit reaches 100 grams, the head continues to move at defined low speed according to the defined stroke - During this low speed movement, the pressure is measured each 10 milliseconds. - Only the maximum pressure is recorded, and converted into Durofel unit - When the head has finished the defined stroke, it goes back to HOME position - The HOME position is defined by a switch (endstop) that slides along axis, the user can adjust the HOME position to the size of his/her fruits - Once the pressure reaches 100 grams, the color measurement is launched - The color is measured from under the cup : the fruit is lit by a white light, and the sensor analyzes the color of the reflection - Once you receive and set up the machine, you have 3 parameters to adjust, that are linked to the variety of cherries or berries your are measuring. Agrosta team can help you to adjust those parameters : The high speed, the low speed, and the storke after contact. - 4 pre-configured profiles are proposed : Light pressure / Low intermediate / High intermediate / High pressure - Most of the time, one of those profiles give entire satisfaction, but you can use a customized profile as well

SPECIFIC VERSION FOR RASPBERRY - STRAWBERRY - BLACKBERRY ->

SPECIFIC VERSION FOR TOMATOES ->

SPECIFIC VERSION FOR CITRUS ->

From Fall Creek, Mexico : The machine has been working well so far, I´m happy with the results
© Made by Agrosta 2018 lak@agrosta.org

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© Made by Agrosta 2018 lak@agrosta.org

ATAB- Preconfigured reinforced tablet

Windows 7 starter with charger

This tablet is preconfigured for the instrument you buy (Software already installed, calibrated, connected) Compatible with Agrosta Soft Fruits Laboratory

604 € Fedex/DHL Freight incl

worldwide

Firmness + Color + Size of soft

fruits & berries automatic machine

Cherry, blueberry, apricot, cranberry, plum,

olive, grape...

Fruit laboratory machine with turntable firmnes tester Blueberry testing machine for firmness color and size

AGROSTA®Winterwood is an automatic machine for testing

a batch of cherries, blueberries, grapes or cranberries. It

provides statistics and parameters like color, size and

firmness

This laboratory instrument is provided with : - The software for Windows, compatible with all Windows versions (Vista, XP, 7,8,8.1,10) - 2 to 3 different turntables according to the type of fruits you want to test (Additional turntables are available as options) - The sensor head is pre-equipped with the size of tip corresponding to the type of fruits you want to test - “Turntable 20“ types : - Blueberries average size - Blueberries big and small size - Blackcurrant / currant - “Turntable 14” types : - Cherries / Cranberries - Round cherry tomato - Ovale cherry tomato / small plums - Apricot The machine comes with high precision Stepper motors, making 400 steps for 1mm movement (Precision 2.5 microns), 2 main boards (One coming from Italy for controlling motors, the other one made in the Usa for the measurements), a RGB colorimeter board with infrared filter made in the USA Just place carefully your fruits on the turntable, place the turntable on the machine, and start a cycle from your computer.. All measurements are displayed in a chart that can be exported to Excel. Graphs are displayed, they can be exported as well

- The firmness

The firmness is determined by squeezing the fruit in the same manner a consumer would do with his fingers. Itis determined through the durofel index with 3 different tips available (’10’ for apricot and tomato, ‘25’ for cherry and blueberry, ‘50’ for strawberry and raspberry) The machine is provided with the tip according to the type of fruits you are going to test. Additional tips are available as option. the measurements are in Durofel index (from 0 to 100%) and approximate Firmtech (gr/mm) Other test procedures are available for small fruit, such as puncture force or compression force using deflection limits. without any additional cost (Just ask for this configuration when placing your order)

- The color measurement

It is done as the fruit sequences through the machine on the turntable - The color of each fruit is provided in RGB (Red, Green, Blue) between 0 and 2500, 0/0/0 corresponding to pure black, and 2500/2500/2500 corresponding to pure white The darker is the fruit, the smaller will be the values - Take care for fruits like cherries : According to the RGB colorimeter system, a ripe cherry (close to black) will have a higher value in red than a non mature cherry that will be completely red..

- The size

The machine counts the number of steps the motor has to do in order to reach the fruit surface (400 steps for 1mm) - You have to parameter the initial size in the software, and Winterwood gives the fruit diameter at probe position. This is approximate, as it depends on the position of the fruit inside the cup of the turntable But it is very representative from a statistic point of vue
Software linked to Agrosta Winterwood firmness tester From OGC, USA The softlab is the most objective device on the market. It is essentially our only choice. From Oregon, Blueberries Long story short, we absolutely thrilled with the machines. They are everything we expected and then some. We’ve been using them for a couple of weeks now and are completely comfortable using them.  Whenever anyone asks what I recommend, I can assure you that AGROSTA will the first words to come out of my mouth. From Ocean Spray, USA : First off I must say it is quite a versatile machine, it has done a good job of streamlining the process of both sizing and firmness testing thus far. Furthermore, retests performed on random batches have so far come up nearly identical to the results of the first tests, which is a great sign. From United, South Africa : Thank you very very much for the skype video call this morning. We are happy now- the machine  is working perfectly =) From Total Berry UK : We have received the first Softlab thank very much I would like to order another one please that is exactly the same From Ocean Spray, USA : Spent some time working with the Winterwood today. It is an ingenious machine. Setup was pretty straightforward From Techlab, Viet Nam : The machine will be for a very big university in Ho Chi Minh, and it is a good reference for our coming business From Southerncrops, Argentina : Looks Great and very useful !! Que buen equipo!! abrazo, From BBC, New Zealand : We would like to purchase one of these machines for firmness testing of Blueberries. We have a Firmtech, but have found it unreliable with its measurements

Price :

4100 € DHL / Fedex freight included worldwide

excluding customs fees