The DF series dendrometers are used for high-precision and continuous measurement of fruit and vegetable growth. These devices are suitable for long-term application in outdoor conditions. Due to their extremely low power consumption, Ecomatik dendrometers are ideal for battery-powered solutions, e.g., in IoT applications.
DF fruit and vegetable dendrometers are specially designed to measureme on fruit bodies of different sizes and shapes. This design allows for stable fixation of the fruit in the dendrometer frame without affecting fruit growth. During installation, the dendrometer frame is flexibly attached to a branch/shoot from which the fruit hangs. The dendrometer thus bears the weight of the fruit (i.e. the fruit does not bear the weight of the dendrometer). This mechanism prevents placing additional strain on the stalk and thus damage to the fruit. DF dendrometers are available in three versions:
- DF1: with a measuring range of 11 mm for small fruits (e.g. cherries, grapes).
- DF2: larger measuring range of 25 mm for medium-sized and fast-growing fruits (e.g. plums, nuts, tangerines, apricots)
- DF3: larger measuring range of 50 mm for large and fast-growing fruits (e.g. apple, orange, pumpkin with a large frame)