The MA871 is an optical instrument that employs the measurement of refractive index to determine the % Brix of sugar in aqueous solutions. The method is both simple and quick.
Samples are measured after a simple user calibration with steam distilled water (starter bottle provided with your unit).
Within seconds the instrument measures the refractive index of the sample and converts it to % Brix concentration units.
The MA871 digital refractometer eliminates the uncertainity associated with mechanical refractometers and is easily portable for measurements in the field.
The measurement technique and temperature compensation employ methodology recommended in the ICUMSA Methods Book (Internationally recognized body for Sugar Analysis).
Temperature (in °C or °F) is displayed simultaneously with the measurement on the large dual level display along with icons for Low Power and other helpful message codes.
Key features include:
• Dual-level LCD
• Automatic Temperature Compensation (ATC)
• Easy setup and storage
• Battery operation with Low Power indicator (BEPS)
• Automatically turns off after 3 minutes of non-use.
Hard carrying case (BOX models only)
|Stainless Steel Sample Well and Prism
Place a few drops of the sample in the well and press the READ key.
Liquid Cristal Display (LCD)
|Range||0 to 85% Brix
0 to 80°C / 32 to 175°F
±0.3°C / ±0.5°F
|Light Source||Yellow LED|
|Measurements Time||Approximately 1.5 seconds|
|Minimum Sample Volume||100 µL (cover prism totally)|
|Sample Cell||SS ring and flint glass prism|
|Temperature Compensation||Automatic between 10 and 40°C / 50 to 104°F|
|Enclosure Rating||IP 65|
|Battery Type||1 x 9V AA (included)|
|Battery Life||5000 reading|
|Auto-shut off||after 3 minutes of non-use|
|Dimensions||192 x 102 x 67 mm|
|Mi0005||9V battery (1 pc)|
|MA800||hard carrying case|
MA871 instrument is supplied with:
• 9 V battery;
• Instruction manual.