FairPick Lite

Flexible Harvest Scale System for Hand-Picked Produce

Looking for a way to automate data entry, improve payroll accuracy, cut labor costs, and receive a quick ROI? Try 2nd Sight’s FairPick Lite, an electronic harvest scale package that offers growers many of the same benefits as our FairPick Pro mobile scale unit, but at a lower cost.

Forget the hassle of punch cards! FairPick Lite is perfect for growing operations where pickers stay in the same area or come to a central location to receive credit for produce picked. Read more, or contact us to learn why FairPick Lite is A Better Weigh to harvest!

Pickers always on the move? Purchase the mobile cart with your Lite system.

About

Included in the FairPick Lite Package

  • Ruggedized Handheld Computer (RHC)
  • Easy-to-use FairPick Lite App
  • Robust, legal-for-trade, NTEP-certified scale
  • FlexHub with integrated thermal receipt printer and RFID reader

How it Works

  • Set up employees, piece rates, container types, and other harvest settings on your secure, online Customer Portal account
  • Clock employees in and out using the RHC and RFID reader
  • Select variety, location, and other custom crop and harvest information on the app
  • Weigh produce by placing a filled container on the scale
  • Scan the employee's badge by holding it up to the RFID reader
  • Choose the appropriate container type
  • When product tracking, scan a container barcode or RFID tag with the RHC (optional)
  • Remove the container from the scale
  • Print an optional picker receipt after each weigh, or, a totals receipt at the end of the day
  • Take the RHC to a location with Wi-Fi and sync the data to the Portal
  • Review data on the Portal using a variety of filters
  • Download standard and custom reports into Microsoft Excel and import them into your existing payroll/accounting software package

The Weighing Process

  1. Select crop and harvest information from custom lists on the app (optional)
  2. Place filled container on the scale
  3. Scan the employee's badge
  4. Choose the appropriate container
  5. Scan the container RFID tag or barcode (optional)
  6. Remove the container
  7. Print a picker receipt (optional)


It takes only seconds! 

Traceability

FairPick Lite also meets increased industry and consumer demands for Traceability with the RFID/barcode container tracking feature.

Who: Scan employee RFID badges to identify each picker out in the field.
What: Scan container RFID tags or barcodes, which come in a variety of styles, and easily adhere/attach to bins and other harvesting containers to track what is picked.
Where: Built-in GPS links location with each logged event.

Benefits

General

  • Pay only for produce picked--no more overpayments!
  • Simplify accounting and payroll—faster, more accurate, and less expensive!
  • Import harvest data into your existing payroll software
  • Record employee hours for job costing, minimum wage, non-productive time, and break calculations
  • Keep searchable, detailed, and organized digital records
  • Improve crop traceability using the container tracking feature
  • Customize the app to record the information that you need
  • Easily switch between containers wtih different tare weights
  • Get GPS harvest data and yield data per field location
  • Increase fruit and vegetable picker throughput
  • Focus checkers' time on crop quality rather than quantity
  • Transfer data quickly with wireless connectivity
  • Store files in multiple locations to prevent data loss
  • Implement a fairer harvest system to reduce staff turnover
  • Integrate data with FairPick Pro and other 2nd Sight products

Improved Safety

  • Reduced bag weights minimize strain on workers
  • Pickers can empty buckets before resetting ladders and climbing with partially full containers

Legal Compliance

  • Features an NTEP-certified, legal-for-trade, ruggedized Mettler-Toledo scale
  • Reports calculate piece rate pay, flagging employees who do not meet minimum wage
  • Tracks and records rest breaks, lunch breaks, non-productive time, and active hours worked
  • Uses Cloud data storage for long-term recordkeeping

For Pickers

  • Receive a fair wage for a fair day's work
  • Can empty lugs and totes before resetting ladders and before lunch and rest breaks
  • Use sturdy RFID cards instead of flimsy punch cards or unreadable barcodes
  • Register produce picked with a quick wave of the employee badge over the reader
  • Receive end of day receipts for their records

For Crew Bosses/Foremen

  • Do not need to monitor the fruit and vegetable containers to make sure that they are full
  • Can focus on produce quality and ensure that pickers are properly handling the produce
  • Avoid conflicts with pickers since the precision digital weighing scale eliminates any guess-work

For Bookkeeping/Accounting Staff

  • Eliminate the hassle of organizing, reading, and entering information from punch cards at the end of each day
  • Download Daily and Pay Period reports in CSV format from the Portal to import into existing accounting and payroll software
  • Search digital records at a later date to easily resolve pay disputes

For Owner/Operators

  • Pay pickers for precise amount of produce picked.
  • Create trust and transparency between pickers, crew bosses, and owners for a positive work environment to reduce staff turnover.
  • Use with current payroll software.
  • Meet labor standards with electronic time clock records.
  • View the Daily Report to get Total Wages, Total Weight, Total Hours, Average Pay Rate, and Average Wage calculations each day.
  • Easily generate reports to compare crop yield and other harvest data from year to year.
  • Create GPS yield maps using time and location data.
  • Reduce harvest operating costs, improve crop quality, and increase the bottom line--for many growers, a one-year ROI!

Applications

Fruit & Vegetable Weighing Compatibility

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Broccoli
  • Cherries
  • Cacao
  • Cotton
  • Figs
  • Gooseberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Grape Leaves
  • Huckleberries
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemons
  • Lettuce
  • Limes
  • Litchi
  • Mango
  • Nectarines
  • Olives
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Peppers
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Saffron
  • Squash
  • Strawberries
  • Tangelos
  • Tangerines
  • Tea Leaves
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini

Container Weighing Compatibility

  • Bags
  • Baskets
  • Boxes
  • Buckets
  • Clamshells
  • Crates
  • Flats
  • Lugs
  • Pails
  • Totes
  • Trays

Features

Ruggedized Handheld Computer (RHC)

Features
  • Water and drop-resistant design
  • Robust, sunlight-readable LCD touch screen
  • Integrated RFID and barcode scanner
  • Cellular SIM card option for real-time data collection
  • Charging dock (purchased separately)

FairPick Lite App

Android-based app used to collect time clock and weigh data.

Features
  • High-contrast buttons and icons
  • Customizable tasks, lists, and container information
  • Automatic software updates from the Google Play Store
  • Audio/visual indicators to assist pickers
  • Multiple configurations to adapt to a variety of picking processes

Fruit & Vegetable Scale

Robust, legal-for-trade scale that connects and sends weight information to FairPick Lite App.

Features
  • 16.5” x 20.5” NTEP-certified scale
  • 150 lb (68 kg) weighing capacity
  • ± 0.01 lb (0.005 kg) accuracy
  • Water-resistant

Employee Badge Registration Station

Office-based computer station used to program employee badges and RFID tags

Features
  • Use your own Windows-based personal computer
  • Plug the RFID Reader/Writer into any standard USB port
  • Registration Station app download

FlexHub

Portable box that houses the receipt printer, external RFID reader, and battery that integrates with the RHC and scale.

Features
  • Thermal receipt printer for picker receipts
  • External RFID reader for quick badge scanning
  • Sleek and sturdy design
  • Integrates wtih other 2nd Sight products

Customer Portal

User-friendly website where growers manage employees, containers, piece rates, uploaded data, reports, and other harvest settings

Features
  • Import employee lists to save time
  • Create Employee Profiles to track minimum wage and break information
  • Add multiple container tare weights or set to use individual tare weights
  • Turn container RFID tag tracking on and off
  • Set and change piece rates per container
  • Enter a minimum scan time between weighs to prevent "double-scanning"
  • Add additional Portal users with different admin roles
  • Easily filter data
  • Set the Pay Period to weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly beginning on any day of the week
  • View standard and custom reports and download them in CSV format
  • Edit, add, and delete data while maintaining a clear audit trail

FAQS

Do I need Wi-Fi or cellular service to use the FairPick system?

The FairPick can run all day without being connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network. The FairPick only requires a Wi-Fi internet connection to upload harvest data to the secure server at the end of the day. You can even use a personal cellular mobile hotspot to send data up to the Portal.

What happens when the battery dies during harvest?

The battery in the FlexHub, fully-charged, lasts an entire day of harvest. We also offer a backup battery, an external, portable battery that will power the FlexHub for a full day's harvest if the unit was not proeprly charged the day/night before. Ask us about purchasing the backup battery for your FairPick Lite so you'll always be ready to harvest!

Is there a subscription fee for the software?

There is a small annual license fee per scale that includes data storage and software upgrades. Included in the license is unlimited access to your uploaded weigh data on your company's Customer Portal account with standard Daily and Pay Period Reports. Ask us about the Custom Reports we offer and what we can build for you. We can save you time and the headache of doing payroll and managing data.

How many weighing stations do I need?

Each FairPick Lite system accommodates approximately 10-50 pickers depending on your harvesting process. It only takes a few seconds for a picker to weigh a container of produce. It's fast. We recommend one FairPick Lite package per crew to eliminate Picker travel time to the unit.

Is the data compatible with my payroll software?

Download harvest data from your Customer Portal account in CSV (comma seperated values) format. Import .csv files into Microsoft Excel and most accounting/payroll software packages. For seamless payroll integration, ask us about the cusom reports we offer.

How much does the system cost?

We would be happy to send you a quote! Please email sales@2ndsightbio.com to request a quote for a FairPick Lite system.

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