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J47 – Food & Beverage Refractometer

Food - Beverage Refractometer - Eliminates User Interpertation and Automatically Corrects for Temperature

Product Category: Refractometers

Industry: Food, Dairy and Wine

Supplier: Rudolph Research Analytical

Description

FOOD & BEVERAGE REFRACTOMETER, DIGITAL J47

  • Very fast measuring food and beverage industry refractometer (Refraktometer)
  • On-board temperature correction using the latest ICUMSA tables.
  • Simple to load, simple to measure, simple to clean
  • Result independent of operator judgement
  • The J47 is part of the Rudolph Research line of Laboratory Refractometers.

 

IDEAL FOR FOOD & BEVERAGE APPLICATIONS

The J47 was designed to meet the unique needs of a food and beverage testing where the samples are mostly a mixture of sugar and water and the refractometer is viewed more as a tool than a laboratory instrument. The J47’s single flat measurement surface, temperature correction and one button measurement capability make it perfect for heavy use applications.

AUTOMATIC MEASURING SYSTEM

The Rudolph J47 features a fully automatic measuring system. The operator simply places the sample on the prism, presses a button and the result is displayed on a 7.5cm x 10cm back lit LCD. There are no shadow lines to match and there is no eyepiece requiring operator determination or manual adjustment.


ON-BOARD TEMPERATURE CORRECTION

The Rudolph J47 refractometer corrects for errors caused by sample temperature variation using the latest ICUMSA temperature correction tables. Temperature correction is a very fast mathematical solution to obtaining measurement results without a temperature control system or a water bath. These measurement results are the most accurate when samples are comprised of predominantly sugar and water.

HIGH ACCURACY IN THE APPROPRIATE CIRCUMSTANCES

The J47 was designed for the food and beverage industries with a BRIX range of 0 – 95% and a Refractive Index range of 1.32-1.53.  The J47 offers an accuracy of ±0.3 BRIX and ±0.0004 Refractive Index.

LABORATORY QUALITY REFRACTOMETER

The J47 is the temperature corrected but not temperature controlled model of the Rudolph range. It offers most of the same features as our more expensive models but lacks the built in peltier heating and cooling system for highly accurate measurements. The J47 is a true simplified laboratory instrument rather than a digital hand refractometer pushed beyond limits.

EASY TO CLEAN MEASUREMENT SURFACE

Regardless of an instrument’s specified accuracy, a refractometer’s real world performance depends on how well the instrument is cleaned between samples. The J47 addresses this issue by providing a very flat easy to clean measurement surface with no corners or crevices that tend to trap samples causing contamination.

HIGH DURABILITY SAPPHIRE PRISM

When a traditional manual Abbe refractometer is used in a high throughput application prism replacement becomes a regular task. This is because traditional Abbe refractometers have glass prisms which are much softer than the sapphire prism of the J Series and thus more prone to scratching and general wear and tear as described below.

LOWER COST OF USE OVER ABBE REFRACTOMETERS

The traditional method of measuring Brix in a laboratory was a Abbe refractometer, sometimes with a water bath attached, sometimes not. (An Abbe with a water bath is the functional equivalent to the J57. An Abbe without the water bath is the functional equivalent to the J47).

The cost of replacing the Abbe’s dual glass prisms over time makes owning a J47 with its single sapphire prism actually less expensive than owning an Abbe over their comparable useful lives.

CALIBRATION

The J47 offers a 1 or 2 point user calibration. The instrument stores the calibration information in line with ISO and similar standards. The calibration system is password protected enabling an administrator to control who can calibrate the instrument.

USER CONFIGURABLE

Versatile instruments have advantages when applications change. However, versatility can sometimes lead to confusion by forcing operators to interpret extra results that may have no relevance. The J Series customizable display allows the instrument to be configured to exactly what is required for each application. The customizable keypad can be “locked out” or just a few keys can be operable, making for an even faster learning curve. The lockout function, calibration and other functions are all password protected.

Specifications

J47 Refractometer Specifications
Measurement Scales Refractive Index (RI) Brix (% sucrose)
Measurement Range 1.32 – 1.53 RI

0 – 95 Brix

Reproducibility and Accuracy ±0.00004 RI

±0.03 BRIX

Temperature Correction According to ICUMSA
Temperature Control N/A See J57
Ambient Temperature Limit 10°C and 40°C
Sample Temperature Limit None
Temperature Correction Range 18 to 95°C
Wavelength 589.3nm

(other wavelengths available)

Light Source Light Emitting Diode

(exp life> 1,000,000 measurements)

Calibration 1, 2 or 10 point
Communication Interface USB download to thumb drive
Operating Dimensions (LxWxH) 12″/31cm x 6″/15.5cm x 5″/13cm
Operating Weight 8.8lbs/4kg
Shipping Dimensions (LxWxH) 17″/42.5cm x 12″/30cm x 13′/34cm
Shipping Weight 13.8lbs/6.3kg including accessories kit with manual
Power Requirements 100 – 240V/50 – 60Hz

Videos

Watch a video about the Rudolph Research J47 Food and Beverage Refractometer

Accessories

J47 REFRACTOMETER OPTIONS AND ACCESSORIES

  • NIST Traceable Calibration liquids
  • IQ/OQ/PQ Package
  • Acid resistant sample well and plate
  • Printer
  • Data capture software
  • Small volume sample well
  • Different measurement wavelengths
  • Barcode reader

Problem

You are tired of arguments over shadow-line interpretation on your Abbe Refractometer. One person says the material is on specification, one person says it’s not. In addition, scratches on the glass prism make visual interpretation even more difficult.

Solution

J-Series Internal Reflection Refractometers use scratch proof artificial sapphire prisms that measure the reflected light not the transmitted light, like the Abbe, so dark samples measure as easily as clear samples. Just put a drop of sample on the prism, press measure and walk away. No shadow line, no manual balancing or interpretation.

Scientific Solutions

Scientific Solutions have been providing carefully selected laboratory and analytical equipment to Australian Industries such as Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage and Research markets of the Science Industry for over a decade.

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