Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 14, 2007
METTLER TOLEDO is delighted to announce the introduction of Quick-Brix™, a new portable refractometer available in two versions.
Quick-Brix™ 60 is ideal for fruit and vegetable growers to determine the right time for harvesting. For measuring the sugar content (Brix) directly in the orchard, vineyard or field, juice is squeezed on to the measuring prism and the result is available at the touch of a button.
Quick-Brix™ 90 has a wider measuring range and a higher accuracy and is well suited for food and drink manufacturing. Whether incoming raw materials have to be analyzed upon unloading of the delivery vehicle or quick checks have to be performed next to the production line, Quick-Brix™ 90 is the ideal tool to make sure that food ingredients such as jam or honey have the right quality or that juice concentrates or canned food have the right sugar content.
Both instruments come in a rugged splash-proof design and can be used in dusty or challenging environments. Cleaning is done simply by rinsing the unit under a tap and the small size and weight make them fit in any pocket. Operation as well as calibration are simple operations and can be performed by any farm or production operative. Digital measurement, as opposed to traditional optical Brix measurement, eliminates operator bias, so results become considerably more comparable and reliable.
METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments and the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. METTLER TOLEDO also holds the top-three market positions in several related analytical instruments markets and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, METTLER TOLEDO is the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection systems used in production and packaging.
Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found at http://www.mt.com.