Scale: %
Application: Honey
Order number: 4422
€ 322,00

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€ 389,62 *

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Delivery time 10 to 15 Workdays

The determination of moisture content within honey is key to assessing the quality of this... more
Product information "ATAGO PAL-22S"

The determination of moisture content within honey is key to assessing the quality of this product. The moisture present within the determines its stability. Honey that is high in moisture is prone to fermentation and granulation. The ATAGO PAL-22S refractometer will determine the moisture content of honey at the touch of a button. The digital refractometer PAL-22S is suitable for fast and accurate determination of honey moisture in the range from 12 to 30%. Designed for professional beekeepers, honey producers, honey mixers, government honey inspectors or honey brokers.  In addition to the PAL-22S, ATAGO also has a combined refractometer polarimeter available: the RePo-4. The sugar composition of honey, and with it the specific optical rotation, depends on the botanical origin of the nectar. For example, honey with a high fructose content has a strongly negative rotation value (laevorotatory), but the specific sugar composition in leaf honey ensures a positive rotation value (dextrorotatory). This optical rotation can be measured with the ATAGO RePo-4.

Honey shelf life depending on moisture content

The table below is a guideline for honey producers and beekeepers to determine the honey shelf life based on the moisture content.  

Percentage moisture shelf life
20% 3 months
19% 12 months
18% 18 months
17% 24 months
23% * 6 months

* for heather honey (Calluna vulgaris)

Cat.No. 4422
Scale Honey moisture
Measurement Range 12.0 to 30.0%
Accuracy ±0.2 %
Temperature compensation 10 to 40゚C (Automatic Temperature Compensation)
Sample Volume 0.3mL
Measurement Time 3 seconds
Power Supply 2 x AAA alkaline batteries
Battery Life Approx. 11,000 times measurement (when alkaline batteries are used)
International Protection Class IP65 Dust-tight and Protected against water jets.
Dimensions and Weight 55(W)×31(D)×109(H)mm, 100g (Main Unit only)

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