This handheld digital refractometer MISCO is equipped with scale Brix in range from 0 to 56 °Bx and is designed for highly precise measurement of many substances. The value 1 °Bx means that in the 100 g of aqueous solution is dissolved 1 g of sucrose. In other words, in 100 g of aqueous sucrose solution is 1 g of sucrose and 99 g of water. That is why is sometimes used the percent sign (%) as a unit because the sucrose content is a sucrose percentage by weight.
Refractometers equipped with the Brix scale are used for measuring of fruit and vegetable juices sweetness, fruit juice concentrates, sweetness of grapes, fruit mash during the fermentation process, wort in brewery etc. It can be also used for measuring of non-sugar solutions when it is necessary to get a substance concentration. An example might be cutting/metalworking fluids/emulsions where we need to determine the oil concentration at the begin of process and the proportion of solid parts in the emulsion during the emulsion using. The machine manufacturer usually defines what Brix value is acceptable and what not.
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 usual concentrations of selected substances (fruits, vegetable, berries etc.)
||0 to 7
||0 to 20
||15 to 18
||3 to 6
||Prunus domestica Durancie
||15 to 22
||6 to 12
||16 to 21
||6 to 13
||18 to 22
||8 to 11
||Common juniper - berries
||8 to 18
||25 - 32
||8 to 22
||Fruit juice concentrates
||42 to 68
|Damson (Prunus domestica insititia)
||9 to 14
||52 to 68
|Mirabelle plum (Prunus domestica syriaca)
||10 to 15
||57 to 90
||10 to 18
||58 to 80
|Great yellow gentian (bitter root) - root
||10 to 25
|Apple juice, carbonated soft drinks
||10 to 22
||Fruit preserve, Jam, Jelly, Marmalade
||60 to 70
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!
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 in degrees Brix 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 nonlinear temperature compensation specific to sucrose solution.
Temperature compensation is automatic between 0 and 50 °C (32 to 122 °F).
Refractometer in an orange protective silicone sleeve, 4 plastic pipettes, lightweight transparent foam-filled packaging.
General technical specifications
|Scale range and resolution
||0 to 56 °Bx (0.1 °Bx)
||Distilled water, eventually tap water
|Prism window material
|Well (sample area) material
|Sample evaporation cover
|Min. sample volume
||< 5 s
||Precision LED @ 589.3 nm
||24 characters in 2 lines (12 x 2)
||English, French, German, Russian, Spanish
|Temperature compensation method
||Automatic, sucrose compensation
||0 to 50 °C (ambient temperature)
||2 AAA bateries
||> 5000 readings
||145 x 75 x 37 mm
||Plastic (Valox), blue colour
||IP65 - splashing water
|Approvals and certifications
|Country of origin