This handheld digital refractometer MISCO has been developed especially for clinical veterinary practice or testing laboratories. It is equipped with a versatile scale for measuring of refractive index in range from 1.3330 to 1.5000, with two scales for measuring of animal urine specific gravity (one for cat urine in the range from 1.000 to 1.1200 and second for dog and large animal urine in the range from 1.000 to 1.0650). The fourth scale is intended for measuring of serum proteins (blood proteins, plasma proteins) in the range from 1 to 14 g/l.
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 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 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).
Refractometer in an orange protective silicone sleeve, 4 plastic pipettes, lightweight transparent foam-filled packaging.
General technical specifications
|Scale range and resolution
||RI: 1.3330 to 1.5000 (0.0001)
Cat urine (specific gravity): 1.0000 to 1.1200 (0.0001)
Dog urine (specific gravity): 1.0000 to 1.0650 (0.0001)
Serum proteins: 1 to 14 (0.1)
||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, each scale has an individual compensation basis
||0 to 50 °C (ambient temperature)
||2 AAA batteries
||> 5000 readings
||145 x 75 x 37 mm
||Plastic (Valox), black colour
||IP64 - splashing water
|Approvals and certifications
|Country of origin