Alex 500

Full description
Alex 500 is a compact alcohol and extract meter that frees wine producers and craft brewers from the need for external laboratories. The reliable lab-grade analyzer determines your wine’s alcohol and total extract content and beer’s alcohol and extract content, calories, degree of fermentation and many more typical beer parameters whenever you wish whenever you wish. Now easily able to monitor your entire production from grape or wort to bottle, you can always be sure to reveal all of your grapes’ hidden treasures and 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 total extract content (for beer and wine) as well as other typical beer parameters(for beer)
• Quality, pure and simple, from the world’s leading provider of density and alcohol measurement in the wine and brewing industries
• Solution equally suited for highly reliable measurement of beer

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 total extract content towards the end of your wine’s fermentation (for wine)
• Measurement of alcohol and extract content in final production stages (for beer)

More than a hydrometer replacement
• Covers the entire wine and beer measuring ranges
• 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
Product specification
Model Alex 500
Measuring range  
Alcohol 0.5 % v/v to 15 % v/v (bear); 8-20 % v/v (wine)
Density 0.95 g/cm3 to 1.2 g/cm3
Temperature 10 °C to 32 °C (50 °F to 89.6 °F)
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 Bear: alcohol content, density, real/apparent degree of fermentation, calories, degrees lost, original/real/apparent extract content, original/present gravity, SG, spirit indication; Wine: Alcohol content, density, SG, total extract
Output parameters fermentation monitor mode Bear: Density, SG, °Brix, °Balling, °Plato, °Baumé Wine:Density, SG, °Brix, °Balling, °Baumé, °KMW, °Öchsle, °Babo
Sample filling Integrated peristaltic pump
Adjustment Deionized water
Dimensions (L x W x H) 320 mm x 230 mm x 100 mm
Weight 2.4 kg
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
Alex 500 beer
Alex 500 beer
Alex 500 wine
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Алекс 500
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