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Laxco™ Handheld Analog Brix/Sucrose Refractometer

When you need reliable, accurate readings of your sugar or sucrose levels, the Laxco™ Analog Industrial Brrix Refractometers rugged design is built to last. A wide range of brix options makes it the ideal choice.

Supplier:  Laxco™ IRB32ATC

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Catalog No. IRB32ATC

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Includes: Calibration Screw Driver, Hard Sided case, Applicator, Calibration fluid, Manual



Refractometers have been used for measuring the concentration of solutions for more than a century. Their primary purpose is to measure the degree at which light bends as it passes through a medium, and is used in a wide range of applications and industries as a quality control and diagnostic tool.

Laxco Analog Refractometers are designed for simple operation and built to last a lifetime with its all-metal construction. Laxco Industrial Series refractometers have a rugged design and a water-resistant seal.

Each unit is inspected in the United States by a factory qualified technician under a rigid quality control process to ensure its accuracy, and performance.

Key Features:

  • Quickly calibrate the instrument with a turn of a screw, and distilled water
  • Comfortable rubber eyecup blocks out ambient light, and allows for crystal clear viewing of readings
  • Automatic temperature compensation prevents the need for constant re-calibration of the instrument. As the ambient temperature changes, the scale will automatically compensate for the difference in the degree of refraction. This ensures an accurate reading every time
  • All metal construction and water-resistant seal between prism and main body protects and prevents damage to internal objective lens
  • Metal footrest allows the instrument to be set on a flat surface without the worry of it rolling
  • Rubber hand grip is comfortable, easy to grasp. Its non-slip pattern grip reduces that chance of accidental dropping
  • One-piece U-shaped metal hinged daylight plate provides durability of frequent opening and closing. 2 screws allow the daylight plate to be easily replaced in case of accidental damage
  • Machined hole for hanging the refractometer in a convenient location
  • Portable, easy to use design

BRIX Models:

Laxco Analog Brix Refractometers primary application is to measure the sugar concentration levels in various beverages and foods. Brix models use a larger range of the refractive index scale, which allows them to be used in many other applications such as cutting coolants, flux compounds, industrial fluids, and cutting oils making them a versatile tool. 

  • IR-B10ATC: 0° to 10° percent range with granularity to measure down to 0.1° increments at a ±0.1° degree of accuracy
  • IR-B18: 0° to 18° percent range with granularity to measure down to 0.1° increments at a ±0.15° degree of accuracy
  • IR-B32 and IR-B32ATC: 0° to 32° percent range with granularity to measure down to 0.2° increments at a ±0.2° degree of accuracy
  • IR-B62: 28° to 62° percent range with granularity to measure down to 0.2° increments at a ±0.2° degree of accuracy
  • IR-B82: 45° to 82° percent range with granularity to measure down to 0.2° increments at a ±0.2° degree of accuracy
  • IR-B90: 58% to 90% percent range with granularity to measure down to 0.2% increments at a ±0.2% degree of accuracy

Common Samples:

  • Oranges and Pears = 5° to 15°
  • Tomatoes = 2° to 5°
  • Apples and Melons = 11° to 18°
  • Strawberries and Peaches = 5° to 11°
  • Grapes = 11° to 23°
  • Concentrated Fruit Juices = 41° to 68°
  • Nectars = 18° to 23°
  • Acidophilus Beverages = 17° to 20°
  • Condensed Milk = 41° to 68°
  • Liquid Sugar = 58° to 90°
  • Yeast Culture Solutions = 2° to 9°
  • Grape Wine = 12° to 19°
  • Beef Curry = 10° to 15°
  • Coffee = 5° to 15°
  • Green Tea = 0° to 5°
  • Fruit Juices = 11° to 18°
  • Tomato Juice = 6° to 9°
  • Steak Sauce and Ketchup = 27° to 35°
  • Milk = 12° to 18°
  • Jam and Marmalade = 80° to 90°
  • Flour Paste = 80° to 90°
  • Cutting and Quenching Oil = 0° to 9°
  • Emulsification Solutions = 0° to 8°
  • Soluble Tempering Oil = 0° to 30°
  • Lactic Acid Beverages = 17° to 22°
  • Bean Milk = 1° to 11°
  • Canned Fruits = 12° to 28°
  • Egg Yolk = 45° to 49°
  • Cola = 10° to 15°
  • Honey = 60° to 90°
  • Beer = 0° to 5°
  • Tomato Puree = 8° to 18°
  • Carbonated Beverages = 8° to 18°
  • Fats = 50° to 70°

Warranty and Services

5 Years



1 mL
Calibration Screw Driver, Hard Sided Case, Applicator, Calibration Fluid, Manual
0.4 kg
1.535 in.
8.031 in.
1.535 in.
5 years optical and mechanical, 1 year electrical from date of purchase
0 to 32 Brix
Distilled Water
BRIX; Wine; Beverages; Foods; Industrial Fluids
0.881 lb.
204 x 39 x 39 mm
39 mm
172 mm
39 mm
10°C to 30°C
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Warranty: Does not apply to daylight plate assembly