Refractometer Shop



Bellingham + Stanley pursues a policy of continuous product development and improvement, and as such, information given on the website may be updated or withdrawn without notice. Bellingham + Stanley operates a Quality Management System complying with BS EN ISO 9001:2008
(Certificate No. LRQ 0963791).

RefractometerShop is the on-line shop of Bellingham + Stanley. Bellingham + Stanley is part of Xylem Analytics and a leading provider of refractometers and polarimeters since 1914. Xylem Analytics is part of Xylem Inc., a global company focused on solving the world’s most challenging and fundamental water issues. As accurate analysis is crucial to the water industry, Xylem Analytics taps its diverse product brands for leadership in that field and beyond, providing the best laboratory and field monitoring instrumentation across a wide variety of industries.

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What is Refractometer Shop?


About Refractometer Shop

Refractometer Shop is the online shop for Bellingham + Stanley’s extensive range of handheld optical and digital refractometers, as well as accessories and calibration materials directly from our UK factory. Bellingham + Stanley has been manufacturing high quality optical instruments since 1914 and is a leading manufacturer in the world of refractometry.

Refractometers measure refractive index, which is often converted into a concentration measurement; typically of sugar (°Brix) for food applications or other easily useable concentration scales relative to the products being measured. For information about the instruments and our complete range of products, visit our main website.

Handheld Refractometers

The Eclipse pro-range of handheld refractometers feature high quality optics for a clear field of view and are manufactured using a robust ‘all-metal’ design with rubber handgrip and replaceable polyurethane illuminator flap. Each refractometer is supplied with a soft carry case and a Certificate of Conformity.

A refractometer can be used in a large variety of applications including 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 etc. Instruments can be standard (zero offset type) or ATC (automatic temperature compensation) types depending on the application and scale range.

Typical Refractometer Scales

Industrial: Refractive Index (RI), Starch, Antifreeze, Frost Protection (°F/°C), % Ethylene Glycol, % Propylene Glycol, Battery Acid, DiEGME, Seawater, Starch.

Food: °Brix, % Mas Sucrose, Sugar, Saline, Water in Honey.

Wine: Probable Alcohol, Babo (KMW), Oechsle-D (German data), Oechsle-CH (Swiss Data), Baume, Zeiss (ABV – %Alcohol Content), % Mas Sucrose, °Brix.

Calibration Fluids:

AG Fluids are ideal for calibrating digital refractometers that incorporate temperature control. They are especially suited to customers that wish to calibrate instruments at the low end of the Brix range, such as in the soft drinks and fruit juice industries. They have a long shelf life compared to conventional sugar solutions so can be purchased as a multi-pack, reducing the ‘per bottle shipping cost.’

Calibration Oils (Code 90-525 and Code 90-530) are ideally suited for calibrating refractometers that measure in the upper range of the RI scale or where instruments are used at high temperatures such as edible and mineral oil applications.

More information is available on our main website.

Tax-Free With Valid VAT Number.

Customers in the EU can purchase items tax-free by providing a valid VAT number. In the event that a valid VAT number is not provided, or the item is delivered within the UK, VAT will be charged at the standard rate.



Refractometer Shop will endeavor to ship all ‘in-stock’ orders within 2 working days. If for any reason we fall outside of this timeframe we will contact you immediately.

The average cost of delivery for a single handheld refractometer within the UK is £3.99 excluding VAT. For deliveries outside of the UK please refer to calculated shipping costs at checkout.

Post, Packing, Sales Tax and Duty: UK: Including post, packing and vat.
Europe: Valid vat number within EU warrants tax-free prices
Rest of World: Prices are tax-free
Warranty: Limited 12-month warranty.

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