Member since: 2019
Organization: ASR Group / Tate & Lyle Sugars
Invaluable for field use.
Application Area: Measuring the refractive index
"It is small, lightweight and 'rounded' so it sits nicely in a pocket. It is easy to use and comes with a variety of specific units which can be displayed in addition to refractive index."
The OPTi Digital Handheld Refractometer can be used for measuring fruit ripeness, fruit juices and concentrates, carbonated beverages, alcohol content and grape must, confectionery and jams, sugar and many other food applications. Industrial applications include the measurement of soluble oils, quenchants, glycols, antifreeze, air-conditioning and heat transfer fluids, aviation fuel inhibitors, aeroplane wing de-icing surfactants, starch, textile surfactants and more.
Food & Beverage
Used for testing the ripeness of fresh fruits such as grapes and tomatoes simply by squeezing a small amount of juice directly onto the refractometer prism. OPTi refractometers are used in the manufacturing of jam, marmalade, syrup and other high sugar content products as well as quickly testing for moisture in honey direct at the hive. They are ideal for testing finished juices and other soft drinks. Scales include: Brix, °Butyro, HFCS, Salinity, Water in Honey, and more.
Beer & Wine
From home-brew beer to the microbrewery and beyond, our refractometers have been helping brewers for years. In the beer world, refractometers are used to measure Wort prior to fermentation as well determining alcohol content. We supply OPTi refractometers to vineyards around the globe so that grape ripeness can be checked before harvest, sugar content assessed and alcohol content measured in the final stages of production. Scales include: Brix, Wort SG, °Baume, Alcohol Probable, Oechsle, Salinity, and more.
Bellingham + Stanley’s industrial refractometers cover a broad spectrum of applications. A common scale used within the industrial sector is Glycol % - useful for engineers working on air-conditioners, heat exchangers or even pasteurisers. When using the Brix scale, refractometers can be used for fire fighting foam and industrial coolants. In the aviation industry there is a need for determining the concentration of aircraft anti-icing fluids. Scales include: Brix, RI, Calcium Chloride %, Ethanol %, Ethylene Glycol % and more.
Our automotive instruments are able to test coolant fluids (measurable in either °F or °C frost protection) and battery acid, as well as AdBlue® (DEF) concentration - ideal for vehicle service centres, garages, car manufacturers and fleet managers. Keep your vehicles runing smoothly and safely with OPTi. Scales include: Brix, RI, Sulphuric Acid SG, AdBlue®, and more. AdBlue® is a registered trademark of the VDA Verband der Automobileindustrie e.V
Veterinary & Life Science
Bellingham + Stanley offer a selection of scales for veterinarians and farmers for testing colostrum, blood and urine samples taken from animals. Thanks to needing only a small drop of sample to give a clear and accurate reading, OPTi refractometers are perfect for measuring samples that are often difficult to obtain or, in the case of colostrum, being a valuable commodity. Scales include: Brix, RI, Colostrum Quality, Urine Specific Gravity, Serum Protein, and more.