Handheld penetrometers are a quick and cost effective way to measure the force required to penetrate a membrane, like the skin of fruit or packaging materials.
It is always recommended to use a penetrometer when accuracy and reproducibility is important. By ensuring that the probe force is perpendicular to the specimen surface, parallax error is removed, and less strain is placed on measurement mechanism.
|Model||Range||Units||Resolution||Precision||Accuracy||Insertion Depth||Probe Diameter||Application|
|GY–1||0.2 – 15||kgcm–2||±0.1||±0.5||±0.1%||10mm||3.5mm||Bananas, berries, cherries, grapes|
|GY–2||0.2 – 4||kgcm–2||±0.2||±0.5||±0.022%||10mm||3.5mm||Stone fruit, citrus, melons, tomatoes|
|GY–3||1 – 24
0.5 – 12
|±0.3 – 0.5
±0.3 – 0.5