REED R9500 Features:
- The REED R9500 Brix Refractometer shows the concentration percentage of the soluble solids content (total solids) of a sample (water solution)
- The soluble solids content is the total of all the solids dissolved in the water – beginning with sugar, salts, protein, acids, etc. and the measurement reading value is the value of the sum total of these
- Brix% is calibrated to the number of grams of cane sugar contained in 100g of cane sugar solution (When measuring a sugar solution, the Brix% should perfectly match the actual concentration)
BRIX measurement is a well known application in the food and beverage industry. Strictly speaking the BRIX measurement is the determination of pure sucrose content in water (1 degree Brix = 1g of sucrose in 100g of solution), but the BRIX measurement is used in many other applications (soft drinks, fruit juices, tomato concentrates, etc..) which are very often far away from pure sucrose/water solutions. This has been leading to some confusions, especially when comparing results obtained with different measuring techniques (hydrometer, pycnometer, refractometer, digital density meter).
When measuring samples other than pure sucrose content in water different results will be obtained when using different techniques (hydrometer, pycnometer, refractometer, digital density meter).