Refractometer Offers Complete Automation

The RM50 Refractometer from Mettler-Toledo is yet another winning device with a user friendly interface and the ability to perform tests more quickly. Accuracy and power are just two of the main advantages:

One Click Simplicity - by one click of the button, this device can measure the sample while automatically detecting errors. 

  • ScanStraight - can detect barcodes instantly.
  • Smart Codes - makes entering data even quicker and easier.
  • Sample Reliability - Can measure most samples effectively.
  • Cleaning Reliability - FillPal sampling pumps provide excellent service in cleaning sample chambers.
  • Safety - reduces work load while keeping users safe from direct contact with any hazardous materials.
  • Ergo Sense - optical motion sensor allows device to function without being touched by the user.
  • Combined measurements - can measure both refraction index and density simultaneously.
  • Upgrade ability - can measure Ph,colour and conductivity simultaneously.
  • Intelligent Sample Filing - organizes relevant samples for quality control.
  • User Control - Liquiphysics - offers the user complete control of all configurations.

What Is A Refractometer?

Created in the 1800's by Erst Abbe, the  refractometer is a device used for gases and liquids in order to measure their refractive index.

Samples can be used to specify measurement of concentration, salinity, gravity, urine and blood proteins. In the early days the refractometer would consist of  thermometers that required the use of circulating water baths  in order to monitor and control the device and it's sample temperature.

However as advancements in technology improve and define the unique device, four different types of refractometers are currently used to suit the specific needs of the measurements; The traditional (analog) refractometer, the digital refractometer, the laboratory (Abbe) refractometer, and inline process refractometer. 

A Simple Application

From the garden grower to the wine maker, measuring the BRIX of fruit and vegetables is important to achieve success in the growing plant. 

Anyone can use the refractometer by placing a drop of distilled water into the sample chamber for measurement. Once measured, the user can dry off the sample chamber and place the juice of a plant in to the sample chamber. Once measured, the results of the plant sample can be compared to the distilled water in order to measure BRIX.

Date added: 2012-04-05 13:44:58