HANNA: Digital Refractometer for Brix Measurement in Food

Accurately report the sugar content of aqueous food solutions as % Brix with the HI96801 Digital Refractometer. Simple two button operation and 1.5 second response time make this digital refractometer the obvious choice for Brix measurement in foods. The sealed flint glass prism and stainless steel well are easy to clean and all readings are temperature compensated.

  • – Sample size as small as 2 metric drops (100 μl)
  • – Sealed stainless steel well with high-grade optical prism made of flint glass
  • – Great for any sized food laboratory

The HI96801 portable refractometer converts the refractive index of a food sample to % brix. This conversion is based on the tables found in the ICUMSA Methods Book (International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis) that documents the changes in refractive index with temperature for a percent by weight sucrose solution. The HI96801 is ideal for the analysis of fruits, energy drinks, puddings, soy milk, juices, jam, marmalade, honey, soups, jelly, tofu and condiments. The HI96801 is an easy to use tool for measuring sugar in food samples in the field or in the lab.

  • – Designed for food sugar analysis
  • – Temperature Compensation algorithms based on sucrose solution
  • – 0 to 85% Brix range with an accuracy of ± 0.2%

One-point calibration

Calibrate with distilled or deionized water

Small sample size

Sample size can be as small as 2 metric drops (100 μl)

Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC)

Samples automatically compensated for temperature variations

Quick, accurate results

Readings are displayed in approximately 1.5 seconds

Dual-level LCD

The dual-level LCD displays measurement and temperature readings simultaneously

Stainless steel sample well

Easy to clean and corrosion-resistant

Battery indicators

Battery percent level remaining at startup and low battery indicator

Automatic shut-off

To conserve battery life the meter shuts off automatically after three minutes of non-use

Stainless steel sample well

Easy to clean and corrosion-resistant

IP65 water resistant protection

Water resistant ABS plastic casing designed to perform under laboratory and field conditions.

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Servicing, Calibration and Support

Imbros’ local engineering department can service, repair and calibrate your instrument without expensive shipping costs or wait times.


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