When you are in the business of popping corn accuracy matters! C. Cretors & Company offers the only volume tester approved by the Popcorn Institute to accurately measure popcorn expansion. The Cretors' Metric Weight Volume Tester duplicates normal popping conditions with all variables tightly controlled. Popcorn processors and retailers are able to compare the expansion of various samples of popcorn to ensure corn quality, and determine corn expansion and performance.
The original volume tester was originally developed in 1952 by Cretors to test the quality of popcorn that was being provided by corn processors. In 1972, the MWVT was developed with counsel and input from the Popcorn Institute. Detailed instructions are developed by the Popcorn Institute and must be followed for results to be considered valid.
The MWVT gave the industry an objective standard against which corn processors could compare their product. How it works: Digital watt meter allows the user to accurately control the power supplied to the popping kettle regardless of voltage supplied to the machine. It also lets the user adjust for variable voltage solutions.
- Digital temperature control permits accurate temperature to exactly duplicate the test conditions specified by the Popcorn Institute
- The popping pan is manually charged with specified amounts of corn and coconut oil
- The popped corn drops through the funnel-shaped hopper into the measuring tube, minimizing corn breakage and providing the most accurate measure of corn expansion
- Each measuring tube is individually calibrated using a single reference source to ensure accuracy and consistency
- Before shipment, each MWVT is test popped and compared to a standard unit for reference to assure consistency and accuracy of operation