Sugar / Brix

Xylem Analytics - monitoring brix / surgar

Degrees Brix (symbol °Bx) is the sugar content of an aqueous solution. One degree Brix is 1 gram of sucrose in 100 grams of solution and represents the strength of the solution as percentage by mass. If the solution contains dissolved solids other than pure sucrose, then the °Bx only approximates the dissolved solid content. The °Bx is traditionally used in the wine, sugar, carbonated beverage, fruit juice, and honey industries. (source: Wikipedia)

The refractive index of a liquid is related to its concentration and so a refractometer can display the sugar concentration in °Brix (sucrose) also known as Refractive Index / Brix (RI-BRIX).

YSI analyzers are used extensively in the Food/Beverage space for raw materials testing, in-process analysis, final product QC testing and effluent monitoring .

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OPTi Digital Range – Life Science

Bellingham + Stanley OPTi Digital Range Refractometer – Life Science

Refractometers play small but vital role within the life science sector for both human and veterinary use. Whether the need is to control the sugar content of sports drinks prior to consumption or to track hydration levels of our athletes taking part in a sporting event, the duo scale OPTi-Sport is the right for the job. Similarly in the veterinary field, the OPTi-Vet is used to ascertain sugar levels of animal urine, large and small, as part of a diagnostic procedure.

2900D Biochemistry Analyzer

YSI 2900D Biochemistry Analyser

The YSI 2900 features an intuitive graphical user interface, a USB port for data retrieval, and the ability to measure samples from a variety of sample holders including 96 well plates and microcentrifuge tubes, making 2900 series analyzers the easiest to use and most cost effective way to measure the following chemistries in a wide range of application areas.

2950D Biochemistry Analyzer

YSI 2950D Biochemistry Analyser

YSI has earned a reputation as the Gold Standard in bio-analytical instruments with highly accurate sensors and rapid results. The key to generating analyte-specific results in 60 seconds or less is YSI's innovative biosensor technology.

Pro-Juice Refractometer

Bellingham + Stanley Pro-Juice Refractometer

For many years, beverage manufacturers have adopted digital refractometers as their primary instrument for measuring the final dilution ratio (°Brix) of re-constituted fruit juice not only to assure product quality but also in an attempt to reduce losses by tightly controlling concentrate yields.

Abbe 5 Refractometer

Bellingham + Stanley Abbe 5 Refractometer

The Abbe 5 by Bellingham + Stanley is an affordable refractometer ideally suited for use where a wide refractive index measurement range is required such as in small contract laboratories or applications where sample throughput is relatively low. The instrument is also ideal for practical demonstrations and experiments in chemistry and physics laboratories of schools, colleges and universities and is the perfect partner to the new Model D7 optical polarimeter.

Bellingham + Stanley RFM300-M Refractometer

Bellingham + Stanley RFM300-M Refractometer

NEW for 2017, the RFM300-M (RFM330-M + RFM340-M) brings our popular 300+ refractometer up-to-date with a line of high precision Peltier temperature controlled benchtop refractometers. Featuring wide beam optics and a durable membrane touch-button interface with 4" high resolution display, the RFM300-M Series is ideally suited for use in demanding applications within the food, beverage, chemical and industrial industries.

Bellingham + Stanley RFM300-T Refractometer

Bellingham + Stanley RFM300-T Refractometer

The RFM300-T Series is Bellingham + Stanley's latest release in a line of high precision Peltier temperature controlled benchtop refractometers. Featuring wide beam optics and a new 7" touch-screen user interface, the RFM300-T Series is ideally suited for use in demanding applications within the food, beverage, chemical and industrial industries.

Bellingham + Stanley RFM700-M Refractometer

Bellingham + Stanley RFM700-M Refractometer

NEW for 2017, The RFM700-M Series refractometers (RFM712, RFM732-M, RFM742-M) are robust, low cost, fully automatic instruments that are ideally suited to the food, sugar and beverage industries but can also be used in many other non-food applications where temperature control is not required, for example measuring sugar (°Brix) concentrations in the food processing industry.

Bellingham + Stanley RFM900-T Refractometers

Bellingham + Stanley RFM900-T Refractometers

The RFM900-T Series (RFM960-T + RFM970-T) of high precision Peltier temperature controlled benchtop refractometers, featuring a wide measuring range up to 1.70 RI and new 7" touchscreen user interface, are ideally suited for use in applications within the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, flavours and fragrance industries as well as in academic research.