Smart Ripe® Ethylene Management System

Available Spring 2019

Complete Ripening Room Control Means Complete Management of Ripening Rooms

High Range Ethylene Sensor

The beating heart of the SmartRipe® combines the power of advanced sensor technology with the intuition and innovation of our Ethylene Generators, resulting in reliable, real-time information about your ripening or degreening facility.

Our SmartRipe® system places ripening control in your hands by utilizing sensors that detect ethylene, temperature, relative humidity (RH%) and carbon dioxide (CO2). This system offers comprehensive knowledge of your ripening environment and provides complete control over every aspect.

With the touch screen mounted in or out of the room, enter a setpoint, then the controller will automatically regulate ethylene production of our generators. When a door is opened, the controller sees it and adjusts the ethylene level. When the setpoint is reached, the controller sees it and slows ethylene production to maintain the setpoint.

Smart Ripe® Benefits: 

  • Know your ethylene levels anytime from anywhere
  • Have full control of ethylene levels by setpoint and generator modulation
  • Maintain archive of ethylene, RH% and temperature levels (and other conditions with optional sensors)
  • Be alerted to problems by e-mail, text message, or audible alarm

 


 

High Range Ethylene Sensor

The system features a High Range Ethylene Sensor with a setpoint range from 10-1000 ppm. The sensor is easy to calibrate and replace when needed. An optional, onboard KMnO4 Zero Scrubber will automatically zero the sensor for even better accuracy.

With factory customization, any of our ethylene generators can be adapted to work with the SmartRipe® system. Simply enter an ethylene set-point and the ethylene sensor and generator will work together to automatically regulate ethylene production.


Remote Access Via Network

Control ethylene output remotely via a network connection. The Ethylene Management Controller allows users to view ripening room ethylene, relative humidity, temperature, and CO2 levels all at the same time.

Track ethylene progress and adjust output settings in real time with this feature. With intelligent microprocessor technology, critical processes of the generator are monitored. A continuous indication of operation status is provided, making it clearly evident of ethylene production.


 

FEATURES 
Robust alert system, notifications by text, email, or audible
Terminal block output signals, either digital or analog
DIY Annual “Maintenance by Mail” with easy to replace sensor pods
Modbus Integration with Catalytic Generators by TCP/IP & RS485
Water resistant chassis
Two panels, one for sensors (inside the room) and one for the control panel (in or outside the room)
High precision internal pump
Connection to main power (AC) via external 12V transformer

 

SPECIFICATIONS
Sensor Type Ethylene – Electrochemical
CO2 & O2 sensors available
Range
10 – 1000 ppm
Resolution 1 ppm
Response Time 90 seconds
Accuracy 2 ppm (absolute), 5% (relative)
Calibration Zero – Weekly (unless using an optional onboard scrubber)

Span – 3 months

Sensor Replaceable (by user) Yes, recommended yearly

 

Contact us for full details, pricing or any other questions.