Fruit ripening analyser

Our innovative fruit analyzer uses our advanced NDIR sensors to measure CO2, ethylene, oxygen etc… in the fruit environment, enabling an accurate assessment of ripeness.


Why measuring gases in the fruit ripening process?


Measuring gases in the fruit ripening process is important for optimizing fruit quality and minimizing waste. By monitoring gases such as CO2, ethylene, oxygen and others, we gain valuable information on the fruit’s ripening dynamics. This enables precise assessment of ripeness, guaranteeing optimal harvesting and storage. Understanding this gaseous evolution enables effective quality control, preserving fruit freshness and nutritional value along the supply chain.


The Fruitalyzer

Multi-gas Sensor Benefits in Fruit Ripening Process:


  • CO2 measurement: The integrated NDIR sensor enables precise measurement of surrounding carbon dioxide (CO2). This measurement is crucial for assessing the fruit’s respiration level, which is directly linked to its maturity.
  • Ethylene measurement: Ethylene is a plant hormone that plays a significant role in the fruit maturation process. Our analyzer accurately detects ethylene levels, providing essential insights into the fruit’s ripeness stage.
  • Oxygen Measurement: The amount of oxygen available around the fruits is a crucial indicator of their maturity status. Our analyzer monitors real-time oxygen levels, enabling a more comprehensive assessment of fruit maturity.

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Analyzing gases with infrared spectroscopy

A non-dispersive infrared sensor consists of a detector that measures the amount of infrared light at a specific wavelength that is absorbed by a sample.

An infrared light passes through the chamber to the detector. The gas of interest causes an absorption of energy at a specific wavelength. This attenuation is measured by the detector to determine the concentration of the gas. The detector is preceded by a bandpass optical filter that eliminates all other wavelengths that the selected gas molecules may absorb.