The fully automated system is gaining attention due to its measuring and controlling capabilities across multiple parameters and multiple ripening rooms. It also offers maximum flexibility with modular design, simple installation process, and a control system that operates via a touch-screen display.
“The EC12 provides the industry with a safer method of monitoring and maintaining set ethylene, carbon dioxide, temperature, relative humidity, pulp temperature and oxygen levels in ripening rooms. These are all factors that can influence the ripening process and will ultimately lead to a higher standard of presentation, longer shelf life and a more uniformly ripened, tastier piece of fruit,” Mr. Gapes explained.
As well as being simple and intuitive to use, Mr. Gapes says the system is also highly secure, whether it’s operated locally or remotely via the web portal. “Multiple password entry restricts access to various functions of the EC12. In addition, the system records each and every time a change is made to operational parameters which provides traceability and drives accountability,” Mr. Gapes said. “The EC12 system is currently being utilised by a local fresh fruit wholesaler at the Brisbane Markets, which has been very exciting,” Mr. Gapes added. “We look forward to assisting other organisations interested in implementing and adopting this technology to improve the handling of their products and maximising their return on investment.”