New Easy-Ripe® Ethylene Generator

230V Model     

Consistent, non-pressurized, safe ethylene levels for uniform ripening

White Easy-Ripe® Ethylene Generator

Designed With Ripeners In Mind

Ethylene output is adjustable for multiple room sizes, which means the Easy-Ripe® can adapt to any ethylene PPM requirements. For larger rooms, additional units easily achieve proper ethylene levels.
 


 
How it Works:New Easy-Ripe Side

  • Simply place in the ripening room in a convenient location
  • Plug into a properly grounded electrical outlet
  • Select conversion rate
  • Pour one or two liters of Ethy-Gen® II Ripening Concentrate
  • Ethylene production begins in just a few minutes!

 

 

 

 

 


 

NEW FEATURE: Liquid Indicating Cap & Tank

CapThe generator features a newly designed, liquid-indicating cap and tank that holds the all-important Ethy-Gen® II Ripening Concentrate itself.

The spill-proof cap integrates a liquid level indicator, making it easier to know how much Ethy-Gen® II is in the tank.

 

 

 


 

NEW FEATURE: Access for External Control by PLC or Ripening Room Control Panel

 

Left connectors croppedBy connecting ethylene sensors to our equipment via these two new ports, a PLC or other Ripening Room Controller can manipulate the ethylene production of the 230V Easy-Ripe®.  With setpoint control of ethylene, ripeners can have more exact ethylene level, as the generator will to react to any changes in the ethylene levels in a room and modify ethylene production to maintain a desired setpoint.

Catalytic Generators has two products that will work together with the Easy-Ripe:

  • SmartRipe Ethylene Generator Controller (50-1000 ppm)
  • EMC Ethylene Management Controller (1-10 ppm)

Input Control Options shown here:

  • Ethernet (Modbus TCP / IP)
  • Pulsed Voltage (3-12VDC)

 

 

 


 

Proper Operation Indicator Light:

Top zoomed to Reset and lightA  green light makes it clearly evident of ethylene production
A red light will provide an alert in the rare occurrence of a malfunction, and an easy reset procedure is available.

 


 

Compliance with International Testing Standards:

Available with UL® and TÜV (TÜV SÜD America) and CE Conformity to 73/23/CEE and 89/336/EEC.

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Additional details:

  • Can work with a computerized ripening room control system.
  • Available in a wall-mounted version.
  • Large 2.0 Liter reservoir (2.1 Quarts).

One liter of Ethy-Gen® II will convert to ethylene over user-determined period. Below are the standard settings; additional and custom rates available.

SETTING # / NUMBER OF LITERS USED IN 24 HOURS
#1 – 0.25 LITER
#2 – 0.33 LITER
#3 – 0.50 LITER
#4 – 0.67 LITER
#5 – 0.75 LITER
#6 – 1.0 LITER
#7 – 1.5 LITERS
#8 – 2.0 LITERS
APPROXIMATE ROOM SIZE IN M3 (FT3) CONVERSION SETTING*
45-75 (1600-2650) 1-4
75-125 (2650-4400) 4-5
125-150 (4400-5300) 4-5
150-175 (5300-6200) 6-7
175-200 (6200-7100) 6-7
200-225 (7100-7950) 7-8
225-250 (7950-8800) 7-8
250-300+ (8800-10600) 8

We have found these setting to be applicable for most rooms and provide sufficient ethylene (150 – 300 ppm) to initiate the ripening process in bananas, tomatoes and other fruits (except citrus, which requires less than 10 ppm; for this, use our Citrus Generator). However, some ripeners prefer to take ethylene readings with an Air Sampling Kit and select the setting that produces the ethylene level desired. As always, please contact us if we can be of service.

Room tightness will dictate how much of the ethylene that the generator produces will remain in the room and how much will leak out.  Rooms that are of the same size may have different ethylene levels.

Note that for rooms larger than 300 m(10,6000 ft3), additional generators can be used, if needed, to achieve the proper ethylene level. It may be possible to use just one generator for a room that is larger than 300 m3; it depends upon how tight the room is. We have some customers that are able to use just one generator in rooms that are over 500 m3 and are able to achieve 150 ppm of ethylene.

For Operating Instructions in various languages, please see our Support Page: Operating Instructions


 
Other Specifications:

Voltage: 230 VAC / 50-60 Hz / 0.66 AMP / 160 W

Power Plug Type: 230 VAC / European CEE 7-7 (other types available upon request)

Input Control Options: Ethernet (Modbus TCP / IP) or Pulsed Voltage (3-12VDC)

Weight: 5.8 kg (12.8 lbs); Shipping weight is 6.35 kg (13.99 lbs)

Dimensions: 31 cm  x  24 cm  x 25cm / Shipping dimensions are 39 cm x 36 cm x 36 cm

Minimum Room Size: 45 cubic meters (1,600 cubic feet )

Warranty: One (1) year

*Remember that ethylene is explosive at 27,000 ppm; always use our generators in ripening rooms that are 45 m(1600 ft3) or larger. Our products, when used as directed, cannot produce explosive levels of ethylene in commercial ripening rooms.