Bellingham + Stanley, a Xylem brand, have added the RFM-M series of refractometers to their range, whilst updating their RFM700 refractometers, to provide complementary instruments ideal for use in a factory environment.
The factory environment can provide many different challenges for instrumentation. Bellingham + Stanley has now added the RFM-M series of refractometers to their range, and updated their RFM700 line, to provide complimentary instruments ideal for use in a factory environment.
Although catering for different needs the RFM-M series and the RFM 700 line have a number of features in common that Bellingham + Stanley has designed specifically to augment ease-of-use in environments such as factories. These include durable membrane keypads that offer tactile tangible button presses when compared with touchscreen operation, and fast, intuitive, on-board software.
In the RFM330-M and RFM340-M Bellingham + Stanley have also added wide beam optics to aid user efficiency and 4” high-resolution displays. They have also produced an ergonomically designed new housing with a sleekly curved chassis to help address spill problems and a PEEK spill barrier around the shallow, easy-clean stainless steel prism dish.
RFM300-M has a simple ‘Methods’ system for one-touch configuration of scale, temperature set point and sample stability criteria. Up to 100 Methods may be user-defined, with parameters such as scale and temperature set-points being configured through the keypad, making use of the instrument’s on-board library of over 20 internationally recognised scales.
8000 results can be stored alongside pre-set limits that can provide an audit tool. With RFID swipe technology now as standard, RFM300-M Series refractometers provide individual user clearance and a log of operator and configuration functions, ideal for FDA regulated environments. Bellingham + Stanley consider the RFM300-M Series to be ideally suited for demanding applications such as the food, beverage, chemical and industrial industries
Bellingham + Stanley have updated their RFM700 series with simplicity very much in mind. The intention is to offer digital automated technology at a competitive price and alongside the new keyboard and software features they also have more scale and temperature compensation options than previously. The new Auto-sense mode senses samples placed on the flat ‘easy clean’ sapphire so that “hands-free” measurement is possible, which alongside the easy clean ‘no-presser design’ makes the instrument ideal even for novices.
The RFM700 may be used in many applications where temperature control is not required in addition to measuring concentration in traditional food, sugar, and beverage applications e.g. Brix, HFCS and salinity.