2. Adjust the volume of feed according to backfat.
3. Easy and portable.
4. Use Pulsed ultrasound technology.
5. Zero error.
6 .Reliable And Sensitive.
Name: Lean meater
Function: Mesure the back fat level
Power Supply: Nickel Metal Hydride battery
Battery Pack Life: Approximately 2-4 years (1000 charges/discharges)
Range / Accuracy: 4-35 mm (0.156" - 1.365") +/- 1 digit
The primary use is the measurement of back fat in swine for the determination of sow condition, gilt selection, quality and other genetic aspects. Other uses include fat measurement in cattle, sheep and other land animals, as well as blubber measurement in aquatic animals. (The Lean-Meater is not intended for measurement of muscle tissue.)
The Lean-Meater can be thought of as an electronic ruler. Ultrasonic pulses sent into the animal are reflected back to the instrument from tissues of interest. The times until these echoes are received are translated into distances in mm. Measurements are non-invasive—no piercing of the skin with the consequent danger of infection. The animals are neither hurt nor irritated.
The use of LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes) assures sharp, crisp, readings. Only the Lean-Meater uses an LED display which will operate over a wider range of temperature and be more visible under adverse light conditions.
The instrument features rugged all-metal construction and a Nickel Metal Hydride—“green”—rechargeable battery, which does not need to be recycled. Battery charging and low power indicators are also provided.
The instrument is fast. Measurements are made quickly and easily as follows:
Simply wet the test site (usually by the last rib) with a coupling fluid, such as cooking oil, press the button to turn the instrument on and apply to the test site. Move it around to remove air bubbles. The display locks in when the total depth and number of layers has been determined. Note the reading on the display, which from left to right, shows the number of fat layers detected and the digital reading of total thickness of skin and fat layers. The figures below illustrate various displays.
|Controls||On/Off push button|
|Power Supply||Nickel Metal Hydride battery|
|Battery Pack Life||Approximately 2-4 years (1000 charges/discharges)|
|Range / Accuracy||4-35 mm (0.156" - 1.365") +/- 1 digit|
· 6-10 hours on full charge.
· Recharge in 12-14 hours.
· Measures back fat in 10 seconds or less.
· Signal given when measurement is complete.
· 2-digit LED for thickness.
· 3 LED’s to indicate 1, 2 or 3 layers being measured.
· Battery charging LED.
· All solid-state computerized circuitry.
· Environmentally protected circuit board.
· All-metal case.
|Accessory||Lean-Meater instrument, probe, probe cable, charger, container for coupling fluid, test cylinder, instructions.|