A Refractometer is a precision optical instrument designed to measure the concentration or mixture ratio of water soluble fluids. It measures refractive index, the speed at which light passes through a liquid. The denser the liquid the slower the light will travel through it, and the higher its reading will be on the refractometer. There are four main refractometer types: Traditional Analog Refractometers, Digital Handheld Refractometers, Inline Process Control Refractometers and Refractive Index Sensors, and Desktop, Benchtop or Laboratory Refractometers.
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Hi, I’m interested in purchasing a refractometer, but I am not sure which type is suited to my needs. I plan to use it in order to verify concentrations of Urea concentration. The temperature of the solution will be 35 degrees Celsius, and I want to use high concentrations, 6M-8M Urea. Can you please advise as to which device is best suited to my needs?
How do Digital Handheld Refractometers from MISCO manage temperature compensation?
Do I need to change the batteries in my Palm Abbe Refractometer if I receive the message, "Warning! Low Battery?"
I am very interested in your refractometer for testing honey moisture content. I see that custom scales can also be ordered for some units. One scale that would be particularly useful to us for testing honey would be the ability to sample honey in the Pfund scale. It measures the color of honey in mm. I am not certain of the exact method of this but believe it has to do with light transference through the honey. I don't see the Pfund scale in the list, but is it available as a custom scale on your refractometers?