Handheld Penetrometers

GY-3 Fruit Hardness Tester

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
kgcm–2
kgcm–2
±0.1
±0.2
±0.3 – 0.5
±0.3 – 0.5
±0.1%
±0.1%
10mm
10mm
8mm
11mm
  • Avocados, pears, nectarins, kiwi
  • Apples

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