NEW for 2017, the RFM300-M brings Bellingham + Stanley popular 300+ refractometer up-to-date with a line of high precision Peltier temperature controlled benchtop refractometers. Featuring wide beam optics and a durable membrane touch-button interface with 4” high resolution display, the RFM300-M Series is ideally suited for use in demanding applications within the food, beverage, chemical and industrial industries.
A single large fan helps to regulate temperature as part of the Peltier control system. Operating at low speeds creates less noise whilst still offering the same excellent temperature control you’d expect to find in a Bellingham + Stanley refractometer. Positioned at the base of the unit, the RFM300-M’s fan is designed to be protected from harsh environments, whilst still being easily accessible for maintenance.
Durable display & RFID technology
Whilst we believe that the touchscreen technology seen on our RFM-T Series refractometers is a class-leading interface, sometimes our customers want something a little more… tactile. That’s where the RFM300-M comes in.
With a durable membrane made from chemical and scratch resistant polyester, the RFM300-M offers a more tactile approach, allowing users to navigate menus at the touch of a button.
RFM300-M Refractometer large clear buttonsThe large, clear buttons and 4” high resolution screen help facilitate operation in factory environments, and combined with our latest GUI, help the operator quickly manoeuvre through the menus. On-screen prompts support simple operation such as Method loading, calibration and routine maintenance guiding even the newest member of your staff.
RFID swipe technology comes as standard, providing clearance and a log of operator and configuration functions; especially useful when being used in FDA regulated environments operating in accordance with 21 CFR Part 11, or where good practice is adopted, e.g. as part of HACCP.
Methods and measuring
RFM300-M Refractometer saved tabular dataMeasurements with the RFM300-M are made through a familiar measuring mode or by way of a simple Methods system with one-touch configuration of scale, temperature and data storage, with up to 8000 results being saved alongside pre-set limits that can be used as an audit tool Methods may be user-defined or selected from the on-board library. As an example, the ‘Coffee Solids’ Method allows for coffee type and daily offsets to be inputted, so that the %TS achieved using the refractometer in the factory match the results of the laboratory tests used to configure the freeze-drying process, producing instant coffee powder.
RFM300-M Refractometer back-up and cloneRFM300-M Series refractometers all come with software for your PC so that when connected to a network via Ethernet connection, the instrument can be remotely operated by an external service or support centre for diagnostics or even be used for training or installation qualification.
USB ports are standard enabling connection to peripherals including external keyboards, barcode readers or memory sticks. Memory sticks can be used to transfer secure files or as part of a “Back-up & Clone” process that allows fast data back-up or configuration interchange across a number of instruments.