Catalytic Generators has developed a new version of the Easy-Ripe® Generator that can be permanently installed on the exterior of a ripening room. Called the Easy-Ripe® XT, this model produces ethylene on the room’s exterior and uses a flue system to direct the generator’s ethylene output into the room. Rooms that have little or no convenient space for the generator inside the room will benefit from this exterior mounting of the unit.
The Easy-Ripe® XT utilizes a sealed, insulated elbow joint which is mounted outside of a ripening room. Inside the room, pipes will be able to connect to the flue, and disperse the ethylene uniformly. This creates added space inside the ripening room so pallets can be more tightly packed.
The specially designed tank that holds the ethylene-creating Ethy-Gen® II Ripening Concentrate is another feature of the Easy-Ripe® XT. As part of this improved tank, a new liquid-indicating cap provides better security, it also integrates a liquid level indicator, making it easy to know how much Ethy-Gen® II is in the tank.
The modifications of the Easy-Ripe® XT add convenience to the daily operations within a ripening facility. Imagine walking amongst the rooms and, to check on ethylene application, instead of opening each room, or trying to peer inside, simply have a quick look of every Easy-Ripe® as you walk by. Ripeners will be able to easily check the generator operation and Ethy-Gen® II levels as part of their quality control procedures.
The Easy-Ripe® XT will be available to ripeners worldwide later this spring.