Agrosta®Wonderful
Digital Firmness – Color – Size Tester – Version September 2017
The Agrosta®Wonderful has been designed in Septembre 2017 in order to provide a top
accurate machine for testing automatically Citrus Fruits
Many thanks for having acquired an Agrosta instrument
Your package contains :
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The machine itself
2 turntables (According to your request, 2 identical or 2 different turntables)
A manual with certificate of conformity
A 110V / 220 V power supply
A Usb stick with the software
A Usb cable
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Agrosta®Wonderful
Digital Firmness – Color – Size Tester – Version September 2017
The Agrosta®Wonderful is entirely designed and assembled in France. The motherboards come from USA,
and the shield boards are made in Hong Kong and USA.
The Agrosta®Wonderful is not waterproof! It is a precision instrument; please take care to avoid dropping or
knocking it.
The Agrosta®Wonderful has a two year guarantee from its date of shipment
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Minimum grams : 10
Maximum grams : 5000 (If pressure of more than 5000 applied, the software will display 5000)
Resolution: +/- 0.5 grams
Software compatible with Windows XP, 7, 8 and 10
1) Software Setup / Demo cycle of machine
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Don’t connect the machine
Insert the Usb stick in your computer
Double click on “INSTALL.EXE”
Follow the setup procedure
At the end of setup, the software is launched
During first launch of the soft, the driver installation is launched as well
Follow the driver installation procedure, and then close the software before connecting your machine
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Connect your machine Usb plug only
Wait till the machine is recognized and installed by your computer (Driver automatic setup, 1 minute
maxi)
Launch “Wonderful” software from the desktop of your computer
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Connect power plug
Don’t place any turntable on the motor
Choose the COM port corresponding to your machine, or check different COM ports
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Click on “OK” (Click 2 TIMES !!)
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Click on “START WITH TURNTABLE 7 CUPS”
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Your machine starts a demo cycle..
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Agrosta®Wonderful
Digital Firmness – Color – Size Tester – Version September 2017
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Place the 2 arrows as indicated by turning the plastic square fixed on the motor
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Place the turntable on the motor (align the turntable with the black line)
:
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Aligned
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Digital Firmness – Color – Size Tester – Version September 2017
2) Using the machine for first time
The following turntables are proposed :
“Turntable
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Adapted for Lemon
“Turntable
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7“ types
6” types
Adapted for small size and middle size oranges
“Turntable
5” types
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Adapted for Pomelo and large size oranges
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Connect first USB plug, and the Power plug
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Launch the software from the desktop of your computer (double click on the star)
Choose the COM port corresponding to your machine, or check different COM ports
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Please note that when connecting the instruments to power supply, the stepper motors are
immediately active – In order to increase the life time of motors, it is recommended to disable the
stepper motors when the instrument is not used by disconnecting the power supply
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Agrosta®Wonderful
Digital Firmness – Color – Size Tester – Version September 2017
4) Enter size
between sensor and
bottom of cup here
5) Click on the button
corresponding to the turntable
you are using for starting a cycle
(Click 2 times for first cycle)
3) Click here to
communicate with
machine
2) If you have connected your
machine after software start,
click here
1) Select the COM
correzsponding to
your machine
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Agrosta®Wonderful
Digital Firmness – Color – Size Tester – Version September 2017
In the software, the data are displayed (firmness/size/color)
The firmness is given in Grams and in mLb
Statistics are provided for the Durofel firmness (on the left side of the window)
When you have finished your batch, you can record the tables in Excel (choose the file name and place)
IMPORTANT NOTICE CONCERNING THE COLOR OF
CITRUS :
The RGB standard gives maximum values for pure white and 0/0/0 for pure black
Be aware that a ripe orange will seem to be more red to human eye, but will be darker – So the value of red
will be higher than Green and Blue, but all values will be quite low
A non-mature orange will be more clear, and the values R,G and B will be higher
So a non-mature orange can have a higher value of red, green and blue than a ripe orange
So for example, a completely white orange will give a higher value of red than an orange orange 
The distance has a big effect on color measurement, take care to place your fruits carefully inside the cups,
and to cover the hole completely with the fruit. If it is not the case, use another turntable.
From one turntable to another, the scale of color measurement can be different, don’t compare values coming
from different turntables
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Of you want to export the data, just CLICK WITH THE RIGHT BUTTON OF YOUR MOUSE on any chart or
graph to export to EXCEL, WORD, XML or JPG format (Choose the file name) :
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4) Moving upper Endstop
It is recommended to move it down if your fruits are small
So you will save time (The stroke of the sensor will be less for each measurement)
In order to do this, remove power plug from the machine
Move the sensor down by hand (Turn the screw with your fingers)
And then move the upper endstop down – It slides along the axis
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