The refractometer is a laboratory instrument used to measure the total solids in a solution and determine their state of purity. It is a novel light refraction instrument that crosses matter directly related to solidity and the set of suspended solids, which passes through various prisms, resulting in measurement scales such as Brix, specific density, percentage (%), among others.
The equipment has an advanced technology, where light passes through the prismatic bodies and visually certifies the refractive line recorded by the equipment, and establish as observed the final result to the refractive scale, and thanks to technological advances allows users to obtain readings easily and easily.
The refractometer is based on studying the processes of characterization of substances to check their level of purity since each sample has a different refractive index, and the characteristics are used for different applications such as:
- Food Analysis
- Alcohol Levels
- Manufacture of oil
- Production of Wine
- Purity control of essential oils
- Determination of the ripeness level of the fruits by the amount of sugars
- Quality control of products
- It studies unnatural elements in fluids, such as human and animal urine
- It is the usefulness of refined substances in large-scale production processes
For this, the refractometer is used either table or portable, equally both meet the main objective, able to measure their shape and structure. It should be noted that the portable type equipment is ideal for field investigations, since they are small and easy to use instruments. On the other hand, table type, require electrical connections, stable structure to ensure the accuracy of their results.
In addition, the in-line reading refractometers correspond to a wireless installation that allows readings to be made in a specific place within the production processes.
Benefits of Use
Thanks to the use of the refractometer, it allows the analysis processes to be precise, which generates great benefits in the determination of the various substances to be studied. Accordingly, and by using the equipment offers the following advantages:
- Analysis of special levels for products requiring it
- Validation of non-shredding maturity of fruits
- Reduced wear on raw material or final product.
- Saving working time
- Reduces costs
- Registration of food industrial processes
Likewise, through monitoring, it accesses automatic feedback on changes in the development and identification of the problem and analyzes corrective actions. It leaves great benefits when applied from the laboratory.
In addition, it continuously calculates and supplies the important information for a better interpretation because it allows the optimization of the study, where the production increases and controls the quality of the product. Likewise, the refractometer provides precision and reliability in extreme environments without any mechanical adjustment, allowing free recording of the optical analyzes of the samples.
The refractometer bases its performance on the reflection of light to analyze the properties of the samples and measure their density, showing the concentration of solids such as salts, acids, proteins and sugars.
To do this, it uses digital technology facilitating the studies of the various contents of glucose, lactose, maltose, sucrose, etc.; quickly and accurately. With its use, better and makes the work easier, eliminating the manual data, because it has a screen where the data is recorded, in addition to the temperature.
Finally, with the technology provided by the refractometer, it is possible to improve the methods of systematization and achieve the improvement of industrial production.
At Kalstein we are manufacturers of laboratory equipment and have a wide range at the best prices. We offer the portable refractometer, corresponding to the YR series, equipped with ATC for low concentration 0-10% Brix div 0.1%
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