TuberLog Electronic Potato / Tuberlog PLus

TuberLog Electronic Potato

The TuberLog is a powerful tool to identify sources of damage and bruising in all types of potato handling machinery

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:

  • PTR400 – TuberLog Electronic Potato with TuberLog App for Android tablets and smartphones (no tablet included)

  • PTR500 – PTR400 plus an Android 7″ tablet
When requesting a quote, please indicate which of the above packages you would like to be quoted.
The TuberLog data logger records impacts and temperature values during each measurement. The data can be stored in the logger itself or transferred by USB connection or Bluetooth to a PC or laptop where it can be stored and analysed using the software supplied.

The TuberLog electronic potato is powered by a rechargeable battery which is charged by connecting to the USB interface of a computer or with the USB charging kit supplied.

Additional features of TuberLog electronic potato

  • Impacts can be time-stamped to allow easy identification of the source of the problem
  • Repeat measurement facility allows detailed examination of damage sources
  • The TuberLog software provides an unlimited data download capacity
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