BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

  • AGROSTA announces Winterwood and Wonderful machines have been re-designed

    AGROSTA announces Winterwood and Wonderful machines have been re-designed

    The instrument specialist AGROSTA announces that Winterwood and Wonderful machines have been improved. Main characteristics of the new instruments are: - Still measuring simultaneously color, size and firmness - They come now with a larger turntable (20 Strawberries, 12 Apples or 32 Blueberries..) - Available in 2 versions : Winterwood comes with Durofel head / Wonderful comes with a penetrometry head - The RGB colorimeter has been replaced by a Spectrophotometer, which gives far more intuitive data along the visible range - Price 4700 incl transport wordlwide Wonderful, multi… Read more

  • New colorimeter for fruits and vegetables

    New colorimeter for fruits and vegetables

    The new colorimeter by AGROSTA is dedicated to fruits and vegetables is now ready. It gives intensity values along the visible spectrum. We have added a plato-convex lens that allows to measure a large surface on the sample. It works linked to a Powerful software, and is provided with a calibation miror. Its price: 760 € including transport worldwide. All researchers, packers and growers should have such a colorimeter dedicated to fruits & vegetables business! You can as well visit the new online shop ... Read more

  • NIR spectrometer for fruits and vegatables,with reliable results on apple pulp, onion, peach, gape, tomato, melon and orange

    NIR spectrometer for fruits and vegatables,with reliable results on apple pulp, onion, peach, gape, tomato, melon and orange

    AGROSTA will soon propose a very simple and accurate instrument for the incredible price 680 € that will provide the values of reflectance at 610, 680, 730, 760, 810 and 860 nm (With 20nm of full-width half-max detection, which is a very good accuracy). The researchers in agro business will have the opportunity to have a small spectrometer for a very affordable price Read more

  • France: Firmness measuring machine that will revolutionise the market

    France: Firmness measuring machine that will revolutionise the market

    The article says: "So far, only a US-based company offered the possibility of measuring the firmness of fruits. However, "customers were not entirely satisfied, since it is a machine that was designed 20 years ago and which had not been updated, and to this you had to add a poor after-sales service," explains Klotz, CEO of the company Agrosta. This machine was not reliable and has only been used for cherries. This is why Agrosta, together with Laurent Klotz and Steve Taylor, of Winterwood, concluded that the market needed a firmness measuring instrument that they could trust, but which… Read more

  • Updated Winterwood, Firmness + Color + Size of soft fruits & berries automatic machine

    Updated Winterwood, Firmness + Color + Size of soft fruits & berries automatic machine

    AGROSTA informs that Winterwood machine has been updated. "It was already a very high reliability machine, with no return under warranty since more than 1 year, and many sales worldwide. We have increased the stability, and added a bearing in order to improve the sensor movement". AGROSTA®Winterwood, automatic quality control machine rapidly measures the quality of 20 blueberries / blackcurrant / currant or 14 cherries / cranberries or 6 plums squeezing the fruit in the same manner a consumer would do with his Read more

  • Agrosta® Winterwood testing tomatoes

    Agrosta® Winterwood testing tomatoes

    AGROSTA® Winterwood is an automatic durofel machine to test firmness, size, and color of soft fruits like tomato, cherry, blueberry, strawberry, apricot, blackberry, cranberry, plum, olive, ... A new video shows the firmness machine testing Roma tomatoes. Firmenss, size and color of 7 tomatoes are tested Read more

  • Texture Analyzer piloted by a PC for semi-solids, gels, gelatin, jelly, dough, …

    Texture Analyzer piloted by a PC for semi-solids, gels, gelatin, jelly, dough, …

    The Agrosta®Texturometer for semi-solids and gels has been designed in 2017; it is a simple and reliable tool to determine Springiness, Gumminess, Consistency, Surface rupture, Structural memory, Relaxation under load, Bloom index (measures the strength of a gel or gelatin), ...of a wide variety of pharmaceutical, medical or food products. The Agrosta®Texture Analyzer works connected to a PC, linked to a powerful software that determines most materials characteristics. AGROSTA designed this machine in order to provide a very simple and efficient tool for an affordable price. From… Read more

  • Agrosta Texture Analyzer updated in May 2017

    Agrosta Texture Analyzer updated in May 2017

    AGROSTA informs about the update of the Agrosta Texture Analyzer. Main improvements include more stability, and more precision. This is the new version of Agrosta star machine, the Agrosta Texture Analyzer (Texturometer) dedicated to research, pharmacy, medicine and food sector. It is an improvement of the Agrosta®Texturometer Version 2, designed in 2016. It is a simple and reliable tool to determine : Freshness, spreadability, Tenderness, Springiness, Gumminess, Hardness, Firmness, Consistency, Fracturability, Creaminess, Mouthfeel, Consistency,Tackiness, Drip Point, Springback,… Read more

  • Firmness + Color + Size of soft fruits & berries automatic machine

    Firmness + Color + Size of soft fruits & berries automatic machine

    AGROSTA®SoftLab is an automatic quality control machine developed by AGROSTA. The Raspberry / Blackberry / Strawberry version tests automatically firmness, size and color of 14 fruits with a very high precision Read more

  • Small Motorized Stand for Agrosta 100 serie (Durofel)

    Small Motorized Stand for Agrosta 100 serie (Durofel)

    AGROSTA proposes now a small motorized stand for Agrosta 100 serie: Firmness testers Agrosta 100 Field, Agrosta 100 USB and Durofel XF. This gives a better accuracy of measurements, as the stand applies a constant force on the fruit or vegetable to be tested. Just press on one button till the sensor touches the fruit, the tray goes back automatically. Read more