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These tools ensure real-time monitoring of liquid concentration and purity, offering consistent and high-quality outcomes in various food processing stages.

Inline Sensors

Concentration measurements of liquids using inline sensors. They are specially designed to measure liquid concentrations using dielectric methods as opposed to the standard optical systems. This unique feature drastically reduces the need for maintenance and downtime. These products do not require frequent cleaning and recalibration when measuring opaque liquids.

Sensors for measuring water content in oils e.g virgin coconut oil, diesel, lubrication oil, crude oil and more.

Liquid Measurement with Inline Refractometers

Our focus is on inline process sensors using light sources and dielectric methods.

Inline Refractometers can be installed Inline with the fluid flow and also as a sensor placed in a bypass.

What are Inline Refractometers?

Inline process refractometers work in a process and are often used for monitoring the amount of one liquid in another liquid e.g sugar in water , salt in water, methanol in water. These refractometers are designed for the continuous measurement of a liquid flowing through a pipe or inside a tank.

Who else benefits from using a Brix Meter?

Almost every industry that uses any kind of liquid process. This includes food and beverages manufacturers, soft drinks. alcohol, beer, artificial sweeteners, flavoring manufacture,  pharmaceutical, medicine, lubrication oil, antiseptic, fermentation processes as well as vaccine production, antibiotics, amino acid development and R&D projects. Refractometers and brix meters enable manufacturers to constantly improved their process, quality and profitability.

Who Benefits from Online Refractometers?

In brief, most all industries dealing with liquids and includes chemical, refining, pulp and paper, food processing plants, sugar mills, sugar production and the pharmaceutical industries.

Chemical Refractometers/Brix Monitoring

Measure the percentage of acids, alkaline solutions, alcohols, oils, solvents, and complex chemicals in other chemicals.

Food and Beverage Brix Meters

Inline Brix meters for TDS ( total dissolved solids) ,breweries, dairy production facilities, ice creams, juices, soft drinks ,meat, fish vegetable processing and all manner of ingredients for flavoring.

Oil Refining and Petrochemical

Loading and unloading operations, sulfuric acid alkylation, amine gas treating, gas dehydration, and lube oil production

Sweeteners Are Not Just Sugar

Whether it is cane sugar or beet sugar – food and drink processing plants benefit from Brix Measurement, pump, and valve controls for mixing sugar, which can be finely tuned using feedback control.

Need to measure how sweet something is in a process?

Total dissolved solids (TDS) measurement in the production of starch sweeteners and sugar substitutes such as glucose (dextrose), fructose glucose syrup, corn syrup, and sorbitol. These can be measured and controlled in a process by using a Brix sensor.

Applications for In-Line Refractometers

Beverages

Many drinks have around 10g of sugar per 100g, excluding tea and sports drinks. In-line meters measure sugar levels and concentration (Brix). They are used in blending equipment for mixing raw materials and water, and for a pass/fail check on products before filling.

Beer

Beer, created with malt, hops, yeast, and water, is loved worldwide for its unique hop aroma and fizzy bubbles. Ales and lagers, each with a distinct flavor influenced by brewing methods and yeast, are the main types. In the production process, in-line refractometers ensure high-quality beer, contributing to its lasting popularity.

Coffee・Tea

Most of countries such as Japan are often surprised by the excellent taste of canned coffee, and in various production stages, in-line refractometers are used to ensure this high quality is maintained.

Gelatin & Gummy Candies

Originally, it’s a sweet blend of fruit juice, gelatin, and sugar. Variations come to life by adding ingredients like fruit, spices, and acidulants. Processed gelatin, monitored by in-line refractometers in the production process, is used to create popular treats like jelly beans and gummy candies, ensuring consistent high quality.

Soy Milk & Tofu

Tofu is nutrient-rich, and soy milk, obtained by boiling and crushing soybeans, contains high-quality, nutritious protein. The well-known beautifying effects of soybeans’ isoflavones are recognized globally. In the production process, in-line refractometers are used to maintain high quality for these products.

Tomato Puree

Tomatoes are super nutritious, known for boosting strength, especially during ripening season. Tomatoes’ sweet and sour balance is simply irresistible. Tomato purée, made by crushing and straining tomatoes can serve as a key ingredient for making ketchup, with the help of in-line refractometers.

Brine

Too much salt can lead to health issues, but salt is crucial for bodily functions like regulating moisture and aiding digestion. It’s essential for taste, enhancing flavor in dishes. In making salt products, in-line refractometers are used to maintain quality.

Vinegar

Vinegar is good for the body and comes in various types like grain vinegar and fruit vinegar. It offers several health benefits, including relief from constipation, prevention of high blood pressure, appetite stimulation, fatigue reduction, and anti-microbial effects. In making vinegar products, in-line refractometers ensure high quality.

Wastewater / Effluent Water

Producing goods naturally results in wastewater. In food-related industries, there’s wastewater from refining sugar, making beverages, and cleaning solutions. In the production process, in-line refractometers are used to maintain high product quality while managing waste fluids.

Surface Treatment Agents

Treatments include cleaning, polishing, etching, and coating. To ensure maximum effectiveness, surface treatment must be done with consistent concentration. In this process, using in-line refractometers to check and maintain the usual concentration is crucial for high-quality results.

DMF・DMAC・ DMSO

Dimethylformamide (DMF) is widely used in forming acrylic fibers and as a solvent for wet spinning. It serves as a solvent for making artificial leather and urethane-based synthetic leather. In the production process, in-line refractometers ensure consistent quality for products involving DMF.

White Mold Release Agent

In making products like cast-metal objects, a “release agent” chemical helps in easy removal from the mold. It’s crucial to control the concentration of release agents for various benefits. Managing the concentration with in-line refractometers in the process not only prevents defects and errors but also improves productivity.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Sodium Hydroxide

Many products are aseptically packaged to preserve food like milk, desserts, and drinks for a long time. Various containers are used, and in the beverage bottling process, even in glass, plastic, and cans, hydrogen peroxide is sprayed into the container for sterilization. In-line refractometers are vital to maintain the right sterilization concentration.

Resists

Resists may go unnoticed in everyday life, but in the manufacturing process of electronic devices like PCBs, semiconductors, LCDs, and printed materials, in-line refractometers play a crucial role. These devices are vital for modern technologies like PC monitors, tablets, and LCD TVs, actively contributing to the ongoing advancement of this market.

Plating Solutions (Sulfuric Acid)

Plating is widely used in everyday items like smartphones, tablets, PCs, automobiles, and accessories. Plating serves various roles, enhancing appearance, corrosion resistance, and abrasion resistance for improved function and performance. In maintaining high quality, in-line refractometers are used in the production process of plated products.

Range of Refractometers

In-Line Brix-Monitor

In-line model can be incorporated into the piping of manufacturing plants, liquid mixing devices, and washing
apparatuses.

Inline Process Refractometers

ATAGO’s inline refractometer meets the safety and health standard institutions EHEDG and 3-A Sanitary Standards requirement for instrumentation’s wetted parts surface

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