RFM700 series refractometers are robust, low cost, fully automatic instruments that are ideally suited to the food, sugar and beverage industries but can now be used in many other non food applications where use of a waterbath for temperature control is not required. There are four models to choose from depending on the application requirement and the budget available. The lowest priced instrument is the RFM712, which is especially suited for use in fruit processing plants such as in the wine, tomato and sugar industry, whilst the RFM742 is a 2-decimal place instrument ideal for use in beverage plants. Based on the optics of the world-leading RFM340 refractometer, the RFM700 series features robust construction, a sapphire prism mounted in an easy clean stainless steel dish and an outer casing that is sealed and shaped to withstand sample spillage and moisture ingress. This together with the external power supply makes the RFM700 ideal for use in a harsh factory environment or busy laboratory. The red LED display is clear and visible in dim or bright lighting and includes scale and temperature compensation indicators. Four graphically represented multiple function keys provide simple user interfacing without the requirement to interpret legend.