CO2 sensors for horticulture & food processing applications
In horticulture applications, it’s all about creating optimal conditions to achieve best results. You may be looking to accelerate growth, or prolong storage life. Whatever your aim, you need visibility and control in order to optimize your application. In food processing applications, it’s more about safeguarding the quality of packaged goods, in order to meet regulations and satisfy consumer demands.
Sensors are versatile enough to accurately measure high levels of CO2, as an integral part of your monitoring system. The sensors provide reliable readings in varying temperature and relative humidity conditions. And if you need very fast, repeated readings for control applications, our high speed range can be used to monitor various processes, allowing for corrective measures to be taken accordingly.
Wireless horticulture & food processing systems are now a reality, since our sensors are low power enough to be battery operated. With no cables to worry about, systems can be quickly installed in any desired area, with minimal disruption. Your system could even be a portable, handheld or wearable instrument, as our miniature sensors fit inside very compact products.
Our solid-state CO2 sensors have been successfully used in horticulture & food processing markets for many years. Typical applications we’ve supplied include: grain storage; Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) and various analytical instrumentation; plant growth; incubators; mushroom farms; solutions for IoT (Internet of Things) projects; and dairy farms. Then there’s the more weird and wonderful applications we’ve done, such as CO2 sensors for growing algae.
Typically, we would recommend our ExplorIR® range of CO2 sensors when measuring higher levels of CO2 in horticulture & food processing applications. ExplorIR® sensors reliably measure CO2 levels in abnormal environments. This includes being exposed to varying temperatures and relative humidity. Please see our ExplorIR® sensors here.
However, our SprintIR® range of CO2 sensors may be more suitable when you need very fast, repeated readings. SprintIR® sensors take 20 readings per second, and maintain best-in-class records for fastest response times. Please see our SprintIR® sensors here.
The exact sensor required depends on what you want to use it for, the operating conditions, and any special features desired. If the above sensors do not meet your requirements, you can use our product selector to specify your exact requirements. Alternatively, please contact us and we can recommend the best solution for your project.