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Alcohol and Extract Meter for Wine - Alex 500

Alcohol and Extract Meter for Wine - Alex 500
Alcohol and Extract Meter for Wine - Alex 500
Product Code : 02
Product Description

Alex 500 is a compact alcohol and extract meter that frees wine producers from the need for external laboratories. The reliable lab-grade analyzer determines your wine’s alcohol and total extract content whenever you wish. Now easily able to monitor your entire production from grape 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.

Key Features

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
  • Quality, pure and simple, from the world's leading provider of density and alcohol measurement in the wine industry
  • 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

More than a hydrometer replacement :

  • Covers the entire wine 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

Technical Specifications :

Measuring range


8 % v/v to 20 % v/v


0.95 g/cm3 to 1.2 g/cm3


10oC to 32oC (50oF to 89.6oF)



0.2 % v/v


0.001 g/cm3

Repeatability s.d.


0.1 % v/v


0.0005 g/cm3

Additional information

Sample volume

approx. 40 mL degassed sample per measurement

Output parameters standard mode

Alcohol content, density, SG, total extract

Output parameters fermentation monitor mode

Density, SG, oBrix, oBalling, oBaume, oKMW, oOchsle, oBabo

Sample filling

Integrated peristaltic pump


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)


2.4 kg (5.3 lbs)

Power supply

AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz; DC 15 V, 2.6 VA



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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