VIP2-3A-2.0 | 3A Certified Sanitary Inline Refractometer - 2" Sanitary Tri-Clamp Design

Quick Overview

3-A Sanitary Refractometer for Food & Product Safety: Driven by concerns over food and product safety in the dairy, food, beverage, and bio-pharmaceutical industries, 3-A certified sanitary refractometers must meet exacting hygienic standards before they are awarded certification, one of the top honors attainable in the field of refractometry. Needless to say, refractometers carrying the 3-A seal meet the highest level of professional standards for the protection of public health by offering the maximum degree of protection against food or product contamination, resulting in product contact surfaces that can be easily cleaned and sanitized.


See also: VIP2 Inline Accessories


Product ID: VIP2-3A-2.0
$8,995.00

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VIP2 3-A Sanitary Inline Refractometer 2" Tri-Clamp

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Additional Information

Scale 1 001
Scale 2 003
Scale 3 No
Scale 4 No
Scale 5 No
Optic Material Sapphire
Detector Elements 1,024
Well/ Sample Area Material Stainless Steel
Evaporation/ Sample Cover N/A
Country of Origin USA
Light Source Precision LED @ 589.3 nm
Display Type None
Display Characters N/A
Display Backlight N/A
Display Language N/A
Temperature Control Method Auto Temp. Correction
Temperature Control Basis Scale Dependent
Temperature Range -20 to 100 °C (-4 to 212 °F)
Power Source 5 to 24 VDC
Battery Life NA
Dimensions 61 mm Tall x 64.1 mm Max Dia. (2.40" x 2.52")
Weight 0.45 kg (1 lbs.)
User Programmable Change Scale, Factory Reprogrammable, Options/Settings
User Calibration Points 2
Body Material No
Water Resistance IP68 - NEMA 6P - Immersion to 1m
Error Codes Text-Based
Approvals and Certifications 3-A Sanitary, CE, FCC
Fluid Seals Bonded Optic
Computer Interface Yes
USB Output Yes
Pressure Range 0 to 20.68 bar (0 to 300 psi)

3-A Sanitary Certification

 

Driven by concerns over food and product safety in the dairy, food, beverage, and bio-pharmaceutical industries, 3-A certified sanitary refractometers must meet exacting hygienic standards before they are awarded certification, one of the top honors attainable in the field of refractometry.

 

Long before the first assembly steps are performed, the refractometer is thoroughly scrutinized for use in sanitary applications by 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to hygienic standards. Certification represents the end of a long road which includes demonstrating that the refractometer meets established criteria for mechanical design, material selection and traceability, surface finish, and fabrication, all of which must be inspected and verified by a credentialed independent third-party inspector.

 

Needless to say, refractometers carrying the 3-A seal meet the highest level of professional standards for the protection of public health by offering the maximum degree of protection against food or product contamination, resulting in product contact surfaces that can be easily cleaned and sanitized.

 

You benefit from buying 3-A certified instruments, because:

 

   1. They reduce the risk of food/product contamination.

   2. You are assured the equipment can be easily cleaned and sanitized.

   3. You are assured the best materials, surface finish, and processes were used.

   4. 3-A products are universally accepted by USDA, FDA, FSIS, and others.

   5. Standardized equipment design is easier to qualify and validate.

   6. You avoid costly product quality testing and site audits.

 

We are pleased to be recognized as being in the company of a handful of the world’s top instrumentation manufacturers and proudly display the 3-A mark on our refractometer to demonstrate our commitment to food and product safety.

 

Smart-Sensors are Just...Smarter!

 

The new MISCO VIP2-3A inline process refractometers are a great example of the latest advancements in smart-sensor technology. Since the intelligence for processing and communication is contained within the sensor itself, the VIP2-3A refractometers eliminate the need for an external control box. VIP2-3A refractometers can instantly and accurately measure refractive index, temperature correct the reading, convert refractive index into a more user-friendly unit of measure, and then transmit the results to your data capture system.

 

Fabricated from the highest quality 316L stainless steel, and passivated to provide the best possible surface finish and corrosion resistance, the VIP2-3A inline refractometers are constructed for years of service in hygienic environments. A precision ground sapphire optic, the next hardest substance to diamond, provides a virtually scratch-proof window into your fluid’s physical properties.

 

The VIP2-3A-2.0 sensor is designed for installation into a process stream or tank equipped with a 2" sanitary tri-clamp fitting (1). The tri-clamp design is a standard for sanitary and food industry applications.

 

Built for Mission-Critical Processes:

 

Fabricated from the highest quality 316L stainless steel, and passivated to provide the best possible corrosion resistance, the VIP2 inline refractometer is constructed for years of service in the harshest environments (2). A precision ground sapphire optic, the next hardest substance to diamond, provides a virtually scratch-proof window into your fluid’s physical properties. Ensuring the best possible level of precision and accuracy, the ultra-high-resolution linear detector array can detect even the smallest changes in concentration.

 

Extensive Output Options:

 

The VIP2-3-A output is determined in two ways, communication method and scale. The communication method is selected when you place your order. You may select the Analog Output Option, which selectively outputs either 4 to 20 mA or 0 to 10 volts, or the Digital Communication Option, which outputs in RS232 ASCii Text. All VIP2-3A sensors can be connected to the USB port on a Windows® computer, through MISCO Inline Connect™ software, where they can be easily configured and calibrated.

 

The VIP2-3A Inline Refractometer can be factory programmed with thousands of scale combinations from the most extensive refractometer scale library on the planet. What is a Scale? Think of it as a special program that converts refractive index, one physical property of a fluid, into another unit of measure that is perhaps more meaningful or easer to work with, such as Brix, % concentration, freeze point, specific gravity, density, molarity, or whatever you like. A scale also contains a non-linear temperature correction model that automatically temperature corrects your readings. Scales do all the conversion work so you don’t have to. We can help you find the scales that make the most sense for your application and if we don’t have a scale that meets your needs we can probably create one for you. We love to do custom scales for our customers.

Please fill in the VIP2 Assessment Form and return it to MISCO Customer Service so we may begin to help you select the correct refractometer and outputs for your process.



 

Footnotes:

(1) In the case of sanitary stainless steel pipe, the fitting size is determined from the OD of the pipe.

(2) Sensor is rated to IP68. Standard connector is rated to IP67 unless using custom connector/cable, available from MISCO, which provides an IP68 rating.

 

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Key Features Only MISCO Offers
  • Certified 3-A Sanitary
  • Standalone Design - Does not require external controller.
  • 2" Tri-Clamp Compatible
  • Quick disconnect for fast cleaning or maintenance.
  • Connect 4 to 20 mA output directly to PLC or data capture system.
  • Connect to computer via USB cable for configuration and calibration.
  • 316L Stainless Steel
  • Sapphire Optic
  • High-definition detector array.
  • Analog & Digital Output formats available.

Build Your Own Refractometer

Our Build-Your-Own Refractometer section allows you to design a custom refractometer to your exact specifications. First, select the measurement scales. Next, add options and then accessories to your design. Finally, you can print a custom quote or order immediately. TRY IT NOW!

  

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