This German manufactured fruit firmness penetrometer 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. This fruit texture analyzer helps identify the harvest date of the specific fruits relative to the time of transpirations and storage. One of the most valuable features of system is that it offers a rare non-destructive testing solution for your fruits and vegetables which can save thousands of dollars in inventory.
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.
- Non destructive testing to preserve inventory
- Highly reproducible and accurate
- Interchangeable test anvils for virtually all types of fruits, vegetables, fish and other products
- Available calibration certification
- Leading instrument for the food industry
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.
- Fruit firmness tester – main unit
- Designated test anvil
- Foam-fitted Case.
NOTE: Additional anvils are sold separately.
- German manufactured
- Ergonomic and portable design
- Interchangeable anvils designed to test fruits, vegetables, meat, and fish
- The system comes standard with 1 anvil with additionally anvils which can be purchased at a later time.
|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
|Fruit Firmness Tester
|0-100 Empirical Units for Comparison
(L x W x H)
|7.5 x 2.75 x 1.58″
190 x 70 x 40 mm
|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:
- 0.1 cm2 for peaches, apricots and plums
- 0.25 cm2 for cherries and tomatoes test anvil
- 0.50 cm2 for strawberries Taster Kugel
- Ø 5 mm for apples and avocados Taster Kugel
- Ø 2.5 mm for carrots, cucumbers, radish, kohlrabi and melons