Since its launch in 1999, the Eclipse hand-held refractometers have become recognized as one of the World's most reliable and robust optical refractometers on the market today. Manufactured in the UK using the latest techniques, Eclipse hand-held refractometers feature a bright field of view with large highly visible graticule line and clear digits. The hand-held refractometers have a unique sample "dribble feed" which prevents bubbles and splashes when applying a sample to the prism. Push-on replacement illuminator flaps were designed for the hand-held refractometers to eliminate the need of large forces to replace them. The case is sealed to protect the hand-held refractometer against moisture ingress. The hand-held refractometers come with a large barrel encased in a thick rubber shield for easy handling in cold weather and provide insulation against temperature during use. An adjustable eyepiece for easy focusing is also standard on all Eclipse hand-held refractometers. A zero offset screw provides calibration against a known standard or acts as a method of manual temperature compensation (MTC) negating the effects of temperature prior to taking your reading with the hand-held refractometer. A locking ring on the hand-held refractometers prevents accidental adjustment. Each hand-held refractometer has a unique serial number to allow for certificate traceability.
A selection of scale types covering a wide range of common applications is available from within the Eclipse hand-held refractometer range as well as the unique Low Volume Brix Models that are favored by zoologists and entomologists for having the capability of measuring samples of less than 1-microlitre such as nectar.
By combining the best available modern manufacturing methods and materials and a good understanding of customer requirements, a quality hand-held refractometer at a very competitive price has been achieved. The Eclipse hand-held refractometers are both practical and aesthetically pleasing in design. Eclipse hand-held refractometers are supplied with a soft protective carrying case and instructions for use.