|Vee Gee Model BTX-1
Automatic Temperature Compensating
|An Accurate, High Quality and Durable Hand Held Refractometer
that will give you years of reliable service
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This Brix Refractometer Has the Largest and Sharpest Display Scale Available.
This Handheld Brix Refractometers is exceptionally simple to operate and provides quick, accurate measurements of aqueous solutions.
Typical applications are with concentrated fruit juices, soft drinks, industrial fluids, etc.
Easy to Use
The operation of this Brix Refractometer consists of placing 1 or 2 drops of sample on the prism, closing the daylight plate over the sample,
then looking through the focusable, cushioned-rubber eyepiece for the reading.
Every X-Series Brix Refractometer features the largest, easiest-to-read scale available with clear, sharp figures, screen shading, and
incredible contrast. These features significantly enhance overall accuracy... even when the instrument is used by several different operators.
All units feature rubber grips on the body, which block the transmission of hand heat to reduce temperature errors.
Compact and Portable
The small size (roughly 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" x 6-1/2") of the X-Series models allows them to be used anywhere... the field, plant, or lab.
Features rugged construction to provide years of reliable use. The optical glass prism is mounted in an all-metal housing which allows the
sample and prism to reach temperature equilibrium quickly. Non-roll stand keeps instrument from accidentally rolling off table or benchtop.
Automatic Temperature Compensation
This model features Automatic Temperature Compensation which frees the user from having to recalibrate in work environments with large
temperature swings. The effective compensation range is 10 to 30°C.
Why do I need a Refractometer?
The essence of fruit & vegetable TASTE & QUALITY correlates to the amount of
dissolved solids in plant sap (fresh juice). We commonly refer to this complex liquid as
the amount of BRIX or "sugar" in the plant.... because this essence is in every living
Professor A. F. W. Brix, a 19th Century German chemist (b.1798, d.1890) is credited
with discovering this process. He was the first to measure the density of plant juices by
floating a hydrometer in them. The modern Refractometer is the outgrowth of his
research. It is a durable and accurate device that will unequivocally and accurately tell
you the health and vitality of a plant.
More specifically, a refractometer is an optical device that takes advantage of the fact
that light passing through a liquid bends or refracts. Thicker, i.e., more dense, liquids
refract more. Solids dissolved in a liquid will cause it to exhibit a refractive index in direct
relation to the amount of solids. A refractometer substitutes a calibrated prism and an
etched screen for the liquid. Refraction is extremely exact and no modern chemist
wishes to be without a refractometer. If you are looking for ways to gauge your plant
care, a refractometer is essential to your work.
A refractometer is a tool that you should have and be using all the time. It takes the
guess work out of better plant health and puts your work on a more grounded and
scientific basis. With one of these instruments, there is no debate as to how much
healthier your plants are becoming.... it clearly and graphically tells the story.