DFFruit and Vegetable Dendrometer

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:

  1. DF1: with a measuring range of 11 mm for small fruits (e.g. cherries, grapes).
  2. DF2: larger measuring range of 25 mm for medium-sized and fast-growing fruits (e.g. plums, nuts, tangerines, apricots)
  3. DF3: larger measuring range of 50 mm for large and fast-growing fruits (e.g. apple, orange, pumpkin with a large frame)

Advantages

  • Suitable for diameters between 0 and 5 cm (DF1) or 0 and 13 cm (DF2, DF3, larger diameters for DF3 on request)
  • No extra weight load on the fruit
  • Records when ripening occurs in the case of soft fruit and vegetable varieties
  • Injury-free installation
  • Minimal pressure on the measuring point
  • Maximum stability against wind, snow, falling branches and fruit
  • Reliable measurement values

Specific to the DF2 & DF3 models

  • Extended measuring range; reduced maintenance effort (i.e. longer time interval between readjustment of the dendrometer frame) for fast-growing species
  • Specific to the DF3 model

  • accomodates larger diameters up to 100 cm (e.g. pumpkin) on request

Limits

  • Not suitable for fruits that are too soft (e.g. ripe raspberries)

Models

Model name

Suitable for diameter

Measurement range

DF1< 5 cm11 mm
DF20 bis 13 cm25 mm
DF30 bis 13 cm (> 13 on demand)50 mm

Manual

Technical data sheets

Video installation guides

Video Guide DF Dendrometer

Special information for integrators & developers

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Note

The output signal of all Ecomatik dendrometer models is an analogue DC voltage. Our dendrometers are therefore compatible with almost all common data loggers and microcontrollers with analogue voltage input channels (e.g. also Arduino). If you are unsure about the compatibility of an existing data logger, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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