Monitor ripening process / Monitor rapid cooling
Product may arrive outside of specification. If temperatures are too high, the rate of respiration and ethylene production, ethylene sensitivity and firmness loss are all heightened, leading to reduction in storage potential. Rapid-cooling can be used to bring product into specification before exposure to suboptimal conditions causes product to suffer irreparable damage.
Product may arrive in an unripe condition. Ripening can prepare product for market. Xsense® has a software module designed to manage and optimize the operation of rapid-cool and ripening rooms. HiTag™ sensors are placed within the stores (or space), and in or on pallets. The treatment cycles are programmed in the module and staff are alerted to intermediate and termination events.