Mega Crystal Ltd
Fruit Quality Sensor
● Mega Crystal Ltd is the ODM/OEM developer of the highly advanced material sensor using the latest spectroscopy technology developed in-house. Mega Crystal Ltd invent and manufacture various industrial and consumer application-specific material sensor and formed alliances with several global leaders in the consumer and industrial domain.
Feature and Benefits:
- Compact and robust industrial design
- Can penetrate thick fruit skin to measure dry matter (eg. Avocado)
- Nutrition analysis
- Brix analysis
- Bluetooth connection with mobile phone
- Long lasting battery
- Offer mobile and cloud platform connected for database update/upgrade, big data analysis and precision farming requirement.
- Integrates the latest semi-conductor lighting and molecular sensor technology for consistent accurate measurement and product reliability.
Fig 1: Durian sold in market
Figure 2: Using portable NIR sensor for durian authentication
Durian is an important agriculture product for many South East Asia countries. Durian from different geological locations has unique flavor and texture and price could varies significantly. It is difficult to predict Durian’s origin, flavor or texture from visual inspection. Today most durian sold in a plastic package for ease of transportation and storage (Fig 1). In order to conduct an authentication assessment, the NIR sensor becomes a suitable alternative method. The Mega Crystal’s handheld offers rapid measurement of Durian’s origin or species via non-contact NIR spectrum. By pointing the sensor gun at the durian’s plastic package, the unique NIR light penetrates the plastic package and determines the durian composition. Through chemometric data analysis, the corrected durian species is display on the mobile phone. Optional software upgrade package allows nutrition such as fat, brix level, water, or freshness to be measured accurately. Once tested, the result is displayed on the user’s mobile phone and uploaded to the user’s cloud platform for further analysis. This is an ideal equipment for farmers, food delivery services, packaging houses as well as everyday consumers. Mobile app and cloud databases are available for customization.
This handheld is customizable to offer freshness (TVB-N) protein or fat % of meats, or mature status of aged meat or cheese, grain protein, or authenticity of medicine. Both ODM and OEM are welcome.