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Measuring Brix (Sweetness) Just by Touch

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Digital Hand-held "Pocket" IR Brix Meter

PAL-HIKARi

US 11,099,127 B2
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We have received various awards such as Encouragement Award, Excellence Award, Small and Medium Business Administration Director's Award, and Special Award in Japan

Measure Any and All Samples

Why PAL-HIKARi

PAL-HIKARi: Principles of Measurement

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Ease of Measurement

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Function and Design

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First was the anatomy of human hand that we studied extensively

4 Features Why PAL-HIKARi is Popular

Just Place it Against a Fruit

Just Place it Against a Fruit

Measuring Brix (sweetness) is straightforward. Place a sensor against fruit and measure. There is no need for wiping and cleaning when it can measure without cutting and juicing.

Measure Any and All

Measure Any and All

When you can measure Brix simply by placing the sensor against the fruit’s surface, all fruit can be sampled. Since measuring does not damage fruit, when done, it can be packed and shipped.

So Lightweight that it Can Fit in Your Pocket

So Lightweight that it Can Fit in Your Pocket

PAL-HIKARi is the world’s smallest non-destructive Brix meter. The side button let you measure fruit with one hand while they are still growing on the trees. It is battery-powered so it can be taken and used anywhere.

A Perfect Fit

A Perfect Fit

The cushion around the sensor provides gentle but firm contact to the fruit’s surface. Regardless of the shape, it prevents external light from interfering and causing measurement discrepancies.

Other Features

Compactness

Compactness

The light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are used as a light source. Using our cultivated optical engineering knowledge and skills, the path of light to and from fruit was carefully calculated. There is no other portable instrument that can be as easily carried around with you.

Safe and Durable Products Made in Japan

Safe and Durable Products Made in Japan

With ATAGO products, we can guarantee the highest quality and service by designing, constructing, manufacturing, and checking the quality at our own factory in Japan. We offer a 1-year manufacture warranty. If by any chance, when a ‘repair’ is needed, we are committed to providing you the fastest and sincere service you deserve.

At the Lowest Price Possible

At the Lowest Price Possible

We made it possible to provide it at low cost. It is affordable for private individuals as well.

External Light Interference (ELI) Function

External Light Interference (ELI) Function

PAL-HIKARi is equipped with an ELI function to detect external light that may interfere when measuring outside while fruit are still growing on the tree. When external lights are detected, it will display “nnn”.

2 Easy Ways to Measure

2 Easy Ways to Measure

Hold the unit in your hand and press its sensor against the fruit or place the fruit on the sensor. At the push of a button, it will begin taking measurements. Whichever the way you prefer, a buzzing sound will let you know when it is done taking measurements.

A Cover for Outdoor Usage (Grape & Cherry Tomato)

A Cover for Outdoor Usage (Grape & Cherry Tomato)

When taking measurements outside, ’Outdoor Cover S’ is a convenient accessory to use with PAL-HIkARi.

Getting different values from a refractometer? Use the Offset Feature!

【PAL-HIKARi】Applications

【PAL-HIKARi】User Testimonials

Tokiwa Mango Farm

PAL-HIKARi 15

Kita Tsukuba Agricultural Cooperative

PAL-HIKARi 12

OGAWA FARM

PAL-HIKARi 3 mini

Bossa Farm

PAL-HIKARi 2

Momotaro Ozaki Farm

PAL-HIKARi 10

Santa Farm

PAL-HIKARi 4

Shinshu Suzaka Ota Farm

PAL-HIKARi2 and PAL-BX/ACID2

Ichinomiya Ota Orchard

PAL-HIKARi 10

Sakano Farm

PAL-HIKARi 4

Natural farm en

PAL-HIKARi2 and PAL-BX/ACID2

Green Thumb Greenhouse

PAL-HIKARi 4

Naoi Pear Garden

PAL-HIKARi 12

Tekawa Farm

PAL-HIKARi 10

Inagaki Farm

PAL-HIKARi 10

Hakusuien

PAL-HIKARi 12

Iwashita Farm

PAL-HIKARi 2

Yamaguchi Farm

PAL-HIKARi 12

Sawada Farm

PAL-HIKARi 2

Yamacho

PAL-HIKARi 12

Amano Farm

PAL-HIKARi 2

Iidaen

PAL-HIKARi 12

Harada Farm

PAL-HIKARi 16

Mochizuki Farm

PAL-HIKARi 2

Riveridge Packing, LLC

PAL-HIKARi5 and PAL-BX/ACID5

Function and Design

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Ease of Measurement

Avoid Gaps!

Make sure that the sample stage has a good contact with the fruit. If they are apart, it won’t take good measurements.

Avoid Broad Daylight!

Let the fruit and instrument adjust to the temperature of your environment. Avoid broad daytime in which temperatures may vary significantly.

Avoid External Light!

When using it outdoors, turn your back against the sun to avoid exposure to direct sunlight.

RE-39415

JORDAN for PAL-HIKARi(Silicon Cover)
RE-39415

This is a silicon cover for PAL-HIKARi series, which is recommended optional accessory to withstand more impact due to dropping.

RE-39003

Spare cushion R (3 sets)
RE-39003

This is a set of Silicon cushion R and sponge that come into contact with the fruit. Applicable products ・PAL-HIKARi 5(Apple) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#KCc58277>PAL-HIKARi 8(Kiwi) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#FGC58684>PAL-HIKARi 10(Peach) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#FGM37188>PAL-HIKARi 12(Asian Pear) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#JHU35837>PAL-HIKARi 15(Mango) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#JAG47188>PAL-HIKARi 18(Prune) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#JLS36248>PAL-HIKARi 19(Persimmon) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#KCC60156>PAL-HIKARi 53(Tomatoes) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#JAe52841>PAL-HIKARi Ripeness

RE-39008

Spare silicon cushion S (2pieces)
RE-39008

This is a set of sponge that come into contact with the fruit. It can be easily installed by simply peeling off the sticker. Applicable products ・PAL-HIKARi 2(Grapes) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#HFF56863>PAL-HIKARi 3 MINi(Cherry Tomatoes) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#JEG42284>PAL-HIKARi 4(Strawberry) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#KHT37109>PAL-HIKARi 7(Blueberry) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#HGK54754>PAL-HIKARi 16(Cherry)

RE-39009

Outdoor Cover S
RE-39009

This is a cover that blocks outside light during measurement. Please use it when measuring outdoors. Applicable products ・PAL-HIKARi2(Grapes) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#HFF56863>PAL-HIKARi3 MINi(Cherry Tomatoes) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#JEG42284>PAL-HIKARi4(Strawberry) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#HGK54754>PAL-HIKARi16(Cherry)

RE-39012

Cushion RS (3 sets)
RE-39012

This is a set of sponge that come into contact with the fruit. It can be easily installed by simply peeling off the sticker. Applicable products ・PAL-HIKARi 5(Apple) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#KCc58277>PAL-HIKARi 8(Kiwi) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#FGC58684>PAL-HIKARi 10(Peach) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#FGM37188>PAL-HIKARi 12(Asian Pear) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#JHU35837>PAL-HIKARi 15(Mango) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#JAG47188>PAL-HIKARi 18(Prune) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#JLS36248>PAL-HIKARi 19(Persimmon) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#KCC60156>PAL-HIKARi 53(Tomatoes) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#JAe52841>PAL-HIKARi Ripeness

RE-39011

Silicon cushion R
RE-39011

This is a cover that blocks outside light during measurement. Please use it when measuring outdoors. Applicable products ・PAL-HIKARi 5(Apple) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#KCc58277>PAL-HIKARi 8(Kiwi) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#FGC58684>PAL-HIKARi 10(Peach) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#FGM37188>PAL-HIKARi 12(Asian Pear) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#JHU35837>PAL-HIKARi 15(Mango) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#JAG47188>PAL-HIKARi 18(Prune) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#JLS36248>PAL-HIKARi 19(Persimmon) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#KCC60156>PAL-HIKARi 53(Tomatoes) ・<=lhttps://www.atago.net/en/products-hikari-top.php#JAe52841>PAL-HIKARi Ripeness

RE-38183

Soft attachment
RE-38183

Applicable products ・PAL-HIKARi4(Strawberry)

RE-34801

USB Battery Charger
RE-34801

What is PAL-HIKARi?

This is an instrument that measures Brix by shining light on the fruit. This graph shows the measurement correlation made between the PAL-HIKARi and refractometer.

Principles of Measurement

QDo I need to prepare fruit in a certain way?

ANo prepping needed. Measurements can be taken without cutting, filtering or juicing fruit.


QDoes peel color affect measurements?

ANo, it does not.


QHow do I care and store?

ADry the sponge cushions completely. If you plan on storing it for extended period of time, we recommend that you remove the batteries.


QCan I measure fruit that are still on the trees?

AFruit can be measured while they are on the trees. Carefully position the cushioned against its surface while making sure the fruit does not fall off the tree.


QThe measurement varies even when the same sample is measured.

ABrix (sweetness) may vary from one spot to another depending on sun exposure and how sugar is stored.
This instrument measures the Brix of a section where the sample stage is placed against.


QWhich fruit can it measure?

APAL-HIKARi is specific to each fruit. Please see the product lineup here.


QI would like to measure jam and other processed food. Which one should I get?

AWe have the Pocket Refractometer (PAL-0) or sets with Pocket Brix/Acidity meters.


QHow do I calibrate?

APAL-HIKARi is designed in a way that it does not require calibration.

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