Anton Paar

- Model Alex 500 Series - Alcohol and Extract Meter for Beer



Alex 500 is a compact alcohol and extract meter that frees craft brewers from the need for external laboratories. The reliable lab-grade analyzer determines your beer’s alcohol and extract content, calories, degree of fermentation and many more typical beer parameters whenever you wish. Now easily able to monitor your entire production from wort to bottle, you can always be sure your bottles contain what their labels say: With Alex 500, you always keep your customer promise.

Patented technology
  • Patented combination  of absorption measurement via NIR spectroscopy and density measurement based on the oscillating U-tube technology
  • Comprehensive statistical model for determination of alcohol and extract content as well as other typical beer parameters
  • Quality, pure and simple, from the world’s leading provider of density and alcohol measurement in the brewing industry
Certainty from fermentation monitoring to final quality control
  • Two operation modes: fermentation monitor mode and standard mode
  • Display of fermentation curves based on density measurement (apparent extract), assigned to a tank via sample ID
  • Measurement of alcohol and extract content in final production stages
More than a hydrometer replacement
  • Covers the entire beer measuring range
  • Provides direct, real-time results at all times, without any separate calculation or distillation
  • Documentation and perfect traceability of measured data
  • Wireless printout of data via Bluetooth or data transfer to a PC
  • Robust, low-maintenance and easy to clean
Quick and intuitive operation
  • Simple, standardized sample preparation
  • Unique sample naming
  • Storage of customized measuring methods
  • Automatic filling of sample via integrated peristaltic pump
  • Easy adjustment with deionized water

  • Measuring Range
    • Alcohol: 0.5 % v/v to 15 % v/v
    • Density: 0.95 g/cm3 to 1.2 g/cm3
    • Temperature: 10 °C to 32 °C (50 °F to 89.6 °F)
  • Accuracy
    • Alcohol: 0.2 % v/v
    • Density: 0.001 g/cm3
  • Repeatability s.d.
    • Alcohol: 0.1 % v/v
    • Density: 0.0005 g/cm3
  • Additional information
    • Sample volume: approx. 40 mL degassed sample per measurement
    • Output parameters standard mode: Alcohol content, density, real/apparent degree of fermentation, calories, degrees lost, original/real/apparent extract content, original/present gravity, SG, spirit indication
    • Output parameters fermentation monitor mode: Density, SG, °Brix, °Balling, °Plato, °Baumé
    • Sample filling: Integrated peristaltic pump
    • Adjustment: Deionized water
    • Dimensions (L x W x H): 320 mm x 230 mm x 100 mm (12.6 in x 9.1 in x 3.9 in)
    • Weight: 2.4 kg (5.3 lbs)
    • Power supply: AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz; DC 15 V, 2.6 VA
    • Controls: Softkeys
    • Communication interfaces: 1x Bluetooth, 1x USB-B, 1x RS-232
    • Internal storage: Standard mode: 500 measured results
    • Fermentation monitor mode: 40 Fermentation IDs; 100 measured results per ID
    • Available accessories: Portable thermal printer with Bluetooth interface
    • Serial printer

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