The Colorimeter, developed by HappyAgro, is a complement to the company’s main instrument, the FirmPro. This product allows you to capture the color of each fruit in the sample and is made up of a mini photographic studio and image processing software, intended mainly for cherries.
In addition, all captured images are recorded so that the user can review the history of the fruits that passed through the machine, obtaining a digital comparison sample.
According to the founder and CEO of HappyAgro, Robinson Gálvez, “the FirmPro Colorimeter was designed with an increasingly complete solution in mind to deliver to the industry. Now, our clients will not only measure the size and firmness, but also the individual color of each fruit, objectively obtaining the main characteristics in the quality evaluation of the cherries.”
The current version only allows measuring cherries, but HappyAgro is working on incorporating the measurement of color and coverage percentage of D’Agen plums and other small fruits. In that sense, Robinson Gálvez added that “for us it is essential to constantly update our products and provide an excellent service for our clients, which translates into listening to their needs and offering them solutions, so that they can obtain the perfect fruit for their customers. The color measurement system has been improving over time and these improvements have been passed on to customers as software updates included in the maintenance service.”
The Colorimeter is already highly valued in the fruit industry; HappyAgro has marketed 69 units to 34 Chilean companies, whether producing companies, exporters, or quality control service providers.
From Aurora Australis, its Quality Assurance Manager, Gianinna Salazar, assured that they acquired the colorimeters “mainly to minimize errors, increase the sample and achieve results in the shortest time possible” and added that “it allows them to make label segregation decisions based on color.”
HappyAgro and its fruit technology is revolutionizing the industry. The Chilean company continues to expand its horizons and today it already has 127 clients in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, the United States, Spain, the Netherlands, Estonia and China.
Aurora Australis highlights the training and post-sales services, “every year the staff is trained in the case of software updates and the equipment is completely calibrated. In the middle of the season, the HappyAgro team is always available to resolve questions and repair remotely, in case of errors or user problems. Their after-sales service has given us the peace of mind to continue trusting their teams and, in terms of the ability to react in time when we have had problems in the middle of the season, they have been, without a doubt, an important partner for us to obtain better results.”