The low cost models within the E-line ATC range of hand held refractometers are specifically suited for light industrial use within small to medium sized businesses handling fruit, beverages, confectionery, jam and other sugar based products as well as for calculating concentration or blend ratios of heat transfer fluids like glycol, antifreeze, cutting fluids and quenchants.
The instruments are particularly suited for testing semi-solid substances such as apples, melons, grapes sugar beet and potatoes during the harvest period in order to establish fruit ripeness. Juice from the product may be squeezed onto the prism surface or alternatively a slice 2mm thick may be placed on the prism surface for direct reading of sugar content.
The instruments feature an internal device that corrects for temperature (ATC) making the measurement fast and accurate. The device will automatically take into account any difference in temperature over the range 10-30°C from the industry standard reference temperature of 20°C.
All instruments are constructed from alloy with an outer sheath of rubber to prevent heat entering the instrument from the operators hand. They are supplied in a hard case with a 12-month warranty from Bellingham + Stanley.