BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

BIBLIOTECA HORTICULTURA

Agrosta Tomato, texturometer / durometer

Agrosta Tomato, texturometer / durometer

Many clients are using the Agrosta 100 Field on tomatoes, by AGROSTA, which gives the surface softness value. It measures easily, quickly and with a high accuracy the global firmness of tomatoes.

We have designed this new texturometer in order to determine the global tomato structure resistance, which is a different useful data for researchers, growers and retailers.  

Agrosta tomato is a PC connected instrument, provided with a software for windows, determining the tomato structure hardness / rigidity. The tomato texturometer / durometer is a motorized texturometer, made in France.

Sensor capacity: 20 kg, precision 1.5 g


Comparison with Agrosta 100 Field
The 100 Field model measures the surface deformation of the tomato, which means surface softness. The Agrosta Tomato evaluates the resistance of the whole tomato to pressure. The machine moves down till it reaches the tomato. Once the pressure becomes more than 200 grams, it starts a very accurate stroke, and records the pressure each millisecond.

The maximum pressure is recorded once the pressure becomes less than 200 grams again. Provided with a software for PC (compatible with Windows XP, 7, 8 and Windows 10), it calculates statistics, manages a database, and exports data to Excel. A voltage booster has been embedded in this last version in order to keep accuracy even with low battery levels of laptops or tablets. Provided with 2 tips and 2 plates.


Firmness of soft fruits