Catalytic Generators has redesigned the Easy-Ripe Ethylene Generator for fruit ripening and degreening.
The new ethylene generators give greater control to operators, according to a news release.
“Over the years, our generators have always provided dependable ethylene output in the range required by the user, but we wanted to provide even better accuracy by connecting devices equipped with ethylene sensors and control modules,” Greg Akins, president and CEO of Catalytic Generators, said in the release. “So, we’ve given the generator the ability to be connected and controlled by industrial control systems.”
The generators can connect to ripening room control systems, but dependable sensor are “hard to find,” according to Akins.
“That’s why we partnered with Felix Instruments to develop two revolutionary new products that will provide ripeners with the ability to have exact ethylene control via setpoint,” Akins said in the release. “These products are driven by an ethylene sensing system based on technology that improves sensor accuracy and dependability.”
Those products are the Ethylene Management Controller and improved SmartRipe Ethylene Generator Controller, which monitor and control ethylene levels in ripening, degreening and storage rooms, according to the release.