Refractometer for breeders and keepers of livestock

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Foto: MISCO-BREED: Refractometer for breeders and keepers of livestock
Cow colostrum Dogs and Large animals


Price: 775,00 EUR

Price excl. VAT: 640,50 EUR

VAT: 21 %

Availability: within 14 days

Warranty: 24/12 months ?

Brand: MISCO Refractometer



This handheld digital refractometer MISCO has been developed especially for breeders and keepers of livestock (cows, horses etc.). It is equipped with 5 scales:

  1. Brix: from 0 to 85 °Bx (0,1 °Bx), suitable for cow or horse colostrum (beastings, bisnings or first milk) quality measuring
  2. Animal blood - total protein by refractometer (TPr) from 1 to 14 g/dl (0,1 g/dl)
  3. Urine - large animal - specific gravity (D20/20) from 1,0000 to 1,0650 (0,0001 %)
  4. Waste Milk - total solids from 5 to 15 % (0,1 %)
  5. Copper sulfate - weight/weight % from 0 to 18 % (0,1 %), suitable for footbath and hoofs care

Digital refractometer MISCO is equipped with the sample well made from stainless steel. The measuring sample can be covered by an evaporation cover which prevents sample evaporation or air moisture absorption.
Use always this cover you get more accurate results.

The measuring prism is made from sapphire glass. The sapphire glass is the next hardest substance to diamond and that is why the prism is a virtually unscratchable surface.

The user interface of this digital refractometer MISCO consists a large backlit 24-character display and two buttons - "GO" and "MENU". The measurement is therefore very intuitive and easy. The measured value is displayed including the unit. You need not remember meaning of any code because the display of this size allows to show full text messages, warnings or errors.

The calibration

The calibration is performed by distilled water (eventually by ordinary tap water) and it takes just a few seconds.
We recommend to clean and dry wipe the measuring prism prior to measurement!

The measurement

Place a few drops of the liquid onto the sapphire prism at the bottom of the sample well. Close the evaporation cover and allow some time for the temperature to equalize. Press the "GO" button and the result value will be displayed in a few seconds.

The measurement precision

The precision of the MISCO digital refractometers provides the Palm Abbe OPTICAL-ENGINE®. This Optical-Engine uses high-precision optics with a linear detector array containing 1024 elements (seven times more elements than refractometers from other producers).
This detector array allows to measure with the precision higher than ±0.1 °Bx.

The measuring results measured by the digital refractometer MISCO is comparable to mid-range benchtop refractometers costing thousands of Euro more!
Digital refractometer MISCO is a laboratory precision instrument for a reasonable price.

Automatic temperature compensation

Digital refractometers MISCO have a non-linear temperature compensation, each scale has an individual compensation basis.
Temperature compensation is automatic between 0 and 50 °C (32 to 122 °F).

Package contents

Refractometer in an orange protective silicone sleeve, 4 plastic pipettes, lightweight transparent foam-filled packaging.

General technical specifications

Scale range and resolution Brix: 0 to 85 (0.1)
Animal blood - total protein (TPr): 1 to 14 g/l (0.1 g/l)
Large animal urine (specific gravity): 1.0000 to 1.0650 (0.0001)
Waste Milk - total solids: 5 to 15 % (0,1 %)
Copper sulfate - weight/weight %: 0 to 18 % (0,1 %)
Calibration liquid Distilled water, eventually tap water
Prism window material Sapphire glass
Detector elements 1024
Well (sample area) material Stainless steel
Sample evaporation cover Yes
Min. sample volume 0.3 ml
Measuring time < 5 s
Light source Precision LED @ 589.3 nm
Display LCD
Display characters 24 characters in 2 lines (12 x 2)
Display backlight Yes
Display language English, French, German, Russian, Spanish
Temperature compensation method Automatic, each scale has an individual compensation basis
Temperature range 0 to 50 °C (ambient temperature)
Power source 2 AAA batteries
Battery life > 5000 readings
Dimensions 145 x 75 x 37 mm
Weight 250 g
Body material Plastic (Valox), black colour
Water resistance IP65 - splashing water
Error codes Text-based
Approvals and certifications CE marking
Country of origin United States