FairPick Pro

Electronic Harvest Scale System for Hand-Picked Fruits and Vegetables

FairPick automates hand-harvesting produce. FairPick Pro's easy-to-transport weighing station includes an NTEP-certified scale with sunlight-readable instructional screen. In the field, the FairPick Weighing Station gives your pickers clear voice commands in multiple, user-selected languages. The FairPick is a mobile time clock that records accurate clock in and clock out times for minimum wage, non-productive, and break calculations. From the online Customer Portal, growers manage employees and other harvest information. RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology allows the grower to program individual weighing stations with specific configuration settings and link employees, container RFID tags, and other information to each weigh entry. Read more, or contact us, to learn why FairPick Pro is A Better Weigh to harvest!

About

How it works -- the weighing process

Manage containers, employees, piece rates, and other settings on your online Customer Portal. Use the Registration Station to assign employee badges (RFID cards) and create configuration cards to program the weighing station with tare weights and other harvest information. Before harvest begins, scan the configuration card at the weighing station to program it.

The FairPick Pro is a mobile time clock. Clock employees in and out to keep good records for minimum wage, non-productive, and paid break calculations. During harvest, the picker places a container on the Weighing Station scale platform. FairPick instructs the picker to scan his or her pre-assigned badge. In seconds, FairPick records precise weight, GPS location, time, and optional container RFID tag, Batch ID, and Location ID. As a result, growers have full traceability and pay only for the exact weight of produce picked, not an estimate. The picker can print optional receipts after each weigh, and upon clocking out, receives a print-out with total weight picked for that day.

  1. Place container on scale
  2. Scan employee badge
  3. Scan container tag (optional)
  4. Remove container
  5. Print receipt (optional)


It takes only seconds!

When the weighing station is in range of a Wi-Fi internet network, upload harvest data through the 2nd Sight Router or a personal mobile hotspot to the secure 2nd Sight server. The FairPick Pro can work all day without an internet connection.

View FairPick Pro data on your secure Customer Portal account. Download harvest data in CSV (comma separated value) format from the Portal to open in Microsoft Excel. Included in the small yearly, per unit software license fee are standard Daily and Pay Period Reports. These automatically-generated reports make doing payroll quick and easy. Download 2nd Sight reports in .CSV format to import into most payroll software packages. Ask about Custom Reports to get the right data in the right format. Fully automate data entry to reduce errors and decrease accounting costs.

FairPick Pro not only ensures fair pay for both the grower and the picking crew, it’s faster and more efficient. FairPick Pro data collection can also provide better harvest and crop yield data for more informed farm management decisions. For example, FairPick's data can be used to generate a yield map highlighting areas of high and low yield. FairPick Pro is A Better Weigh to harvest!


Traceability

FairPick Pro also satisfies increased industry and consumer demands for Traceability with the RFID container tracking feature.

Who: FairPick scans employee badges to identify each picker out in the field.
What: FairPick scans container RFID tags which can be easily placed on bins and other harvesting containers to track what is picked.
Where: GPS in each FairPick Pro weighing station links location with an employee AND container RFID tag number.

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 with the time clock feature for job costing, minimum wage, and break pay calculations.
  • Keep searchable, detailed, and organized digital records.
  • Meet employer laws by recording rest break and non-productive time and providing picker receipts.
  • Improve crop traceability using the container tracking feature.
  • 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.
  • Use this versatile weighing system in the greenhouse or out in the field or orchard.

Improved Safety

  • Reduced bag weights minimize strain on workers.
  • Pickers can empty buckets before resetting ladders and climbing with partially full containers.
  • Adjustable-height scale for good ergonomics and safe lifting.
  • Adjustable stabilizing feet steady the weighing station on steep hills and uneven surfaces.

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, 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 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.
  • Have the option to print receipts in the field and 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 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 Bookeeping & Accounting Staff

  • Eliminate the hassle of organizing, reading, and entering information from punch cards at the end of each day.
  • Download 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 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

Components of the FairPick Pro Fruit and Vegetable Weighing System


Weighing Station Scale

Mobile field unit that records weigh events, GPS locations, and other harvest information.

Features:
  • Voice commands available in English, Spanish, French, and German
  • Real-time digital weight display on instructional screen
  • Time clock buttons to record accurate clock in and clock out events
  • Adjustable-height scale for better picker ergonomics
  • Stabilizing "feet" and built-in leveling mechanisms to ensure the device is sturdy and scale is level on uneven ground
  • All-day battery life with overnight charger
  • 16.5” x 20.5” NTEP-certified scale with a weighing capacity of 150 lbs. and an accuracy of ± 0.01 lbs.
  • Spare receipt roll compartment
  • Durable foam-filled tires
  • Latching Lid to protect electronics during transport and from moisture

Battery Backup

Portable back-up battery for the FairPick Pro weighing station. Never fear an uncharged battery!

Features:
  • Easy-grip handle
  • Sturdy, protective case
  • Back-up power for a full day's harvest

Employee Badge Registration Station

Office-based computer station used to assign employee badges, program container RFID tags, and create configuration, and upload cards.

Features:
  • Use your own Windows-based personal computer
  • Plug the RFID Reader/Writer into any standard USB port
  • Registration Station app download
  • Easy 2nd Sight Internet Router setup

Customer Portal Website

Secure website where growers manage employees, harvest settings, uploaded data, and reports.

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

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FAQS

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

The FairPick Pro weighing station can run all day without being connected to a Wi-Fi or cellular network. The FairPick Pro only requires a Wi-Fi internet connection to upload harvest data to the secure server at the end of the day. If you are unable to connect the weighing station to your Wi-Fi network through the 2nd Sight router, you can use a personal mobile hotspot.

What happens when the battery dies during harvest?

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

Is there a subscription fee for the software?

There is a small annual license fee per weighing station 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 weighing station accommodates approximately 10-50 pickers depending on your harvesting process. It takes only four seconds for a picker to weigh a container of produce. It's fast. We recommend one weighing station per crew to eliminate Picker travel time to the unit.

How does the weighing station work on a hilly orchard?

We designed the weighing station to work well on uneven terrain. It is similar in size to a hand truck with oversized, foam-filled tires. The weighing station has two easily-adjustable feet for stabilization. Still worried about hills? We offer the Rugged FairPick Pro designed with "spiked" feet for even better grip on steep slopes, plus an additional leveling feature on the scale platform.

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 contact us to receive a quote for a FairPick Pro system.


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