Lateral impact sensor for measuring firmness of fruits in an experimental packing line.

Ortiz-Cañavate Puig-Mauri, Jaime and Garcia Ramos, F.J. and Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita and Diez, J. and Flores, L. and Homer, I. and Chavez, J.M. (2000). Lateral impact sensor for measuring firmness of fruits in an experimental packing line.. In: "International Commission of Agricultural and Byosystems Engineering (CIGR) World Congress 2000", 28 nov-1dec, 2000, Tsukuba (Japan).

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Title: Lateral impact sensor for measuring firmness of fruits in an experimental packing line.
Author/s:
  • Ortiz-Cañavate Puig-Mauri, Jaime
  • Garcia Ramos, F.J.
  • Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita
  • Diez, J.
  • Flores, L.
  • Homer, I.
  • Chavez, J.M.
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: International Commission of Agricultural and Byosystems Engineering (CIGR) World Congress 2000
Event Dates: 28 nov-1dec, 2000
Event Location: Tsukuba (Japan)
Title of Book: International Commission of Agricultural and Byosystems Engineering (CIGR) World Congress
Date: 2000
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Ingeniería Rural [hasta 2014]
UPM's Research Group: LPF-TAGRALIA
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Different parameters are used to quantify the maturity of fruits at or near harvest (shape, color, flesh texture and internal composition). Flesh firmness is a critical handling parameter for fruits such as peach, pear and apple. Results of previous studies conducted by different researchers have shown that impact techniques can be used to evaluate firmness of fruits. A prototype impact system for firmness sorting of fruits was developed by Chen and Ruiz-Altisent (Chen et al, 1996). This sensor was mounted and tested successfully on a 3 m section of a commercial conveyor belt (Chen et al, 1998). This is a further development of the on-line impact system for firmness sorting of fruits. The design of the sensor has been improved and it has been mounted on a experimental fruit packing line (Ortiz-Cañavate et al 1999).

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Item ID: 25633
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/25633/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:25633
Deposited by: Servicio Biblioteca Universitaria
Deposited on: 28 Apr 2014 10:19
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 11:37
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