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IR Brix Meter PAL-HIKARi

Measuring Brix (Sweetness)
Just by Touch

IR Brix Meter PAL-HIKARi
Measuring Brix (Sweetness)Just by Touch
We have received various awards such as Encouragement Award, Excellence Award, Small and Medium Business Administration Director's Award, and Special Award in Japan
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

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

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

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)

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

【PAL-HIKARi】Applications

活用事例

【PAL-HIKARi】Lineup

Model

PAL-HIKARi 2

Grapes

PAL-HIKARi2

PAL-HIKARi53

Tomatoes

PAL-HIKARi53

PAL-HIKARi3 mini

Cherry Tomatoes

PAL-HIKARi3 mini

PAL-HIKARi 4

Strawberry

PAL-HIKARi4

PAL-HIKARi 5

Apple

PAL-HIKARi5

PAL-HIKARi 7

Blueberry

PAL-HIKARi7

PAL-HIKARi 12

Asian pear

PAL-HIKARi12

PAL-HIKARi 16

Cherry

PAL-HIKARi16

PAL-HIKARi 19

Persimmon

PAL-HIKARi 19

Introducing IR Brix meter & Brix meter combo set

PAL-HIKARi 2

Grapes

PAL-HIKARi2

PAL-HIKARi53

Tomatoes

PAL-HIKARi53

PAL-HIKARi3 mini

Cherry Tomatoes

PAL-HIKARi3 mini

PAL-HIKARi 4

Strawberry

PAL-HIKARi4

PAL-HIKARi 5

Apple

PAL-HIKARi5

PAL-HIKARi 7

Blueberry

PAL-HIKARi 7

PAL-HIKARi 12

Asian pear

PAL-HIKARi12

PAL-HIKARi 16

Cherry

PAL-HIKARi16

PAL-HIKARi 19

Persimmon

PAL-HIKARi 19

Introducing IR Brix meter & Brix/Acidity meter combo set

PAL-HIKARi 2

Grapes

PAL-HIKARi2

PAL-HIKARi53

Tomatoes

PAL-HIKARi53

PAL-HIKARi 3 mini

Cherry Tomatoes

PAL-HIKARi3 mini

PAL-HIKARi 4

Strawberry

PAL-HIKARi4

PAL-HIKARi 5

Apple

PAL-HIKARi5

PAL-HIKARi 7

Blueberry

PAL-HIKARi7

PAL-HIKARi 12

Asian pear

PAL-HIKARi 12

PAL-HIKARi 16

Cherry

PAL-HIKARi16

Function and Design

sample stage

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.

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.

measurement correlation

Q Do 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.

PAL-HIKARi [Product details]

Product details