All would-be bakers will have a set of scales and a decent sized mixing bowl in one cupboard, and bags of flour, sugar and eggs in another but not everyone will have thought about thermometers.
Staying hydrated is important in all walks of life but for competitive athletes the need to monitor hydration levels is a vital part of tournament preparation as they prepare their bodies for intense training and competition.
Whether milling, turning, cutting, extruding, compressing or immersing, it is imperative that the temperature between the tool and product is optimised using an engineering fluid made up of oil and water that forms an emulsion.
Using a refractometer to monitor colostrum quality fed to newborns can help to ensure that offspring receive enough immunoglobulin, increasing the survival rate of new livestock.
Look out for the blue circle, indicating which of our refractometers are eligible for a free TLC 700 thermometer, but hurry this offer is limited to the first 10 customers this week!
Refractometer Shop has relaunched - The online shop for handheld refractometers from world renowned manufacturer Bellingham + Stanley is now in its 13th year and is making it easier than ever to get your hands on a quality refractometer.
You may have noticed a few changes around Refractometer Shop lately. As you can see, we’ve been decorating and as part of that we’ve decided to toss out some of our old furniture - but it’s for good reason!
When it comes to Artisan Food manufacturing many people turn to optical refractometers, such as this Brix Refractometer for Jam, as a quality control tool. Refractometers are simple instruments which use the speed of light passing through a sample to determine ‘refractive index’.
“We use a digital refractometer to monitor grape ripeness to make sure we harvest at the optimum time and then we look to balance the pH using a high precision EcoSense® pH-PEN as it is capable of measuring to two decimal places, which helps us to strike the right balance between acidity and sweetness.”
Temperature control when measuring with a refractometer is key to achieving accurate and consistent results. Here at Refractometer Shop this is something we are keenly aware of and that is why we have teamed up with thermometer and data logger specialists, ebro – a Xylem brand, in order to bring you the perfect line-up of complementary products to our handheld refractometer range.
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