Self contained, hand-held
The FruitFirm meter, by T.R. TURONI, is a hand-held, self-contained device to test firmness of a wide range of fruits such as kiwifruit, cherries and other stone fruits, pears, olives, … Initially developed in New Zealand as a research tool to determining ripening & maturity stages, satisfies the need of a quality control device that can easily quantify the firmness without destroying the fruit.
The data displayed may give individual readings or some degree of fruit or sample averaging. The sensor output can be connected to a data acquisition/analysis programme enabling easy logging, downloading and more detailed analysis of data.
In the picture, Enrico Turoni, tr turoni, showing the FruitFirm meter during last Fruit Logistica.