Thanks to HappyAgro’s new product, fruit measurements can now be carried out in the field, without the need for a wired connection.
The FirmPro Portable is one of the latest products launched by HappyAgro and promises the same precision as the laboratory FirmPro. This system for measuring firmness, size and weight of the fruit consists of a lithium battery, which allows its use in the field. Its connection to the notebook is through Bluetooth technology, which makes it easier to transport and operate, since it works without wires.
Unlike the laboratory FirmPro, the portable version not only provides the classification of firmness and size analyzed by fruit counting, but also concludes according to the weight of each fruit; Larger caliber fruits weigh more than fruits with smaller labels. The following case exemplifies this type of analysis:
Let’s imagine that in a sample of 20 fruits, 10 fruits are labeled “L” and weigh 10g in total. The remaining 10 fruits are labeled “4J” and weigh 40g. If we analyze the distribution by count, the labels “L” and “4J” are the same, but by weight, 20% of the sample is “L” and 80% is “4J”.
According to the CEO and founder of HappyAgro, Robinson Gálvez, “the FirmPro Portable was designed with a complete solution in mind, which includes everything necessary to use the equipment from the moment it is received, freeing the user from unnecessary technical complications. The data output is in an Excel spreadsheet, but it can also be connected to other pre-existing computer systems of the client.”
This product has been highly valued by those who use it, since it can be used in the field and in process lines, optimizing production times and providing greater flexibility.
Robinson points out that the fruit industry is already managing the operation of FirmPro and they have been acquiring the portable version for consulting, since they can be in the place they need to verify the fruits, whether they are cherries, blueberries or grapes. Furthermore, they can place it in any space, because it is small in size, they practically use it as a validator that the process, in any of its instances, is working correctly.