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TuberLog Electronic Potato

The TuberLog is a powerful quality control tool which assists in the drive towards high quality potato production. It changes the approach to damage control and bruising prevention.

Packhouses, processors, co-operatives and growers can all benefit from the quality control information which TuberLog provides. Built-in shock sensors measure and locate impacts that are likely sources of potato damage as it passes through machinery with real potatoes. The impact data is stored for download to a PC by a wireless Bluetooth interface or a wired USB connection.

TuberLog electronic potato is a powerful quality control tool which assists in the drive towards high quality potato production
 

The Economics of Damage and Bruising Prevention

Potato bruising is a serious problem in potato production worldwide. Estimates indicate that more than 60% of some crops are damaged in some way. This leads to huge financial loss and a massive waste of crop.

The TuberLog electronic potato is an economically priced incentive for growers and processors to take preventive action and reduce their losses.
How does TuberLog work?

The TuberLog electronic potato is an acceleration measurement device which records impact forces received while moving with real potatoes during harvesting and processing and locates damage and bruise-causing parts of machinery (including washers). It comprises a data logger embedded in a synthetic shape designed to mimic the size, shape and density of a ware potato.

TuberLog registers impacts instantly when they occur both audibly in the operator’s headphones and displayed visually on the screen of an Android tablet. The operator watches the electronic potato as it passes through the machine and can immediately see the exact source of the impact.
 
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Video of the Tuberlog in action measuring impact during harvest

Versions Offered

PotatoPro offers the following TuberLog packages:
 
  • PTR 400 (Product Code: POT/PTR400)Data logger embedded in a synthetic shape designed to mimic the size, shape and density of a ‘ware’ potato, with replaceable sealing caps USB flash drive loaded with:
  • TuberLog App suited to Android tablet or smartphone (not iOS)
  • PC software for unlimited data download function
  • Instruction manual in English, French, Spanish and German
  • Bluetooth USB adapter; USB connection and charging cable; USB charging kit with multi-plug power supply and in-car adapter; strong carry case; instruction manual

  • PTR 500 (Product Code: POT/PTR500) As PTR 400 above, with Android 8” Tablet, pre-loaded with TuberLog App
When requesting a quote, please indicate which of the above packages you would like to be quoted.


Key Features

  • Immediate results - Impact readings heard instantly and data viewed in real-time via Bluetooth interface on Android tablet or smartphone, using the App supplied
  • Impacts and temperatures are all recorded
  • Data download - the data can be stored in the logger and Android device or downloaded to a PC or laptop, using software supplied
  • Time-stamp and repeat measurement functions allow easy identification and examination of the damage source
 
Suited to testing all potato handling situations

Suited to testing all potato handling situations

Specifications: Data logger

Weight: 165g; Dimensions: 93mm x 67mm x 53mm

Operating method: 3-axis shock sensor with sampling rate of 3000 Hz, selectable measurement period and pre-set peak value threshold. Data readout is wireless via Bluetooth interface or USB connection to a PC (using software supplied) or Android tablet or smartphone (using App supplied or downloadable from the App store).

Power: Rechargeable battery - charge life 10 hours to 1 month, depending on setting and level of use Bluetooth operating range: Approx. 20m if in line of sight

Case dimensions: 30cm x 35.5cm x 9cm;

Weight full: 1.6Kg

Android tablet (pre-loaded with TuberLog App)

Type: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8” 32GB

Power: 5100mAh rechargeable battery. USB charging cable and plug supplied.

Tablet specifications may vary according to available model and manufacturer

 

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