Bellingham and Stanley Ltd


Bellingham + Stanley has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Refractometers and Polarimeters for over a century. They supply instrumentation to over 80 countries around the World.  Many global companies consider our products as the 'ultimate in quality and performance'.

Our expertise in; optical engineering, electronics and software design, has enabled us to create instruments that are used extensively throughout the world's food, drinks, pharmaceutical, chemical and petroleum industries.

We have a full range of calibration materials for; refractometers and polarimeters, traceable to NIST and ICUMSA available.

Hand Held Refractometers

The use of a hand refractometer can assist the progress of the concentration in a number of liquid and semi-solid samples.

Food applications include;

  • the measurement of sugar in grape must and other fresh fruit
  • processed food
  • sugar solutions and beverages
  • Starch
  • honey and salt solutions may also be measured.

Hand held refractometers are commonly used to control blend ratios, of various industrial liquids. Chemical blends such as;

  • glycols
  • battery acid
  • heat exchange fluids
  • automotive antifreeze
  • aviation wing de-icing chemicals
  • jet fuel ice inhibitors

They can be controlled easily, whilst measurement of industrial fluids such as; coolants, quenchants and hydraulic oils.

Bellingham + Stanley offer a complete choice of hand held refractometers.  Starting with the E-line economy range of optical models for use by hobbyists.  Within light industrial applications to the latest OPTi digital models, they can provide the most accurate performance in it’s class.

Hand Held Refractometers

Laboratory Refractometers

Bellingham + Stanley offer one of the largest choices of digital refractometers in the World today.

All refractometers are made to the highest standard and are directly supported by a team of experts, and also by a global network of fully trained distributors.

Other types of Refractometer we offer are:

Full Technical specifications for all the above Refractometers are available on our website.

Laboratory Refractometers


Bellingham + Stanley are manufacturers of high quality ‘general purpose polarimeters’ for use in a variety of applications.  This also includes a range of sample tubes and quartz control plates for instrument validation.

Polarimeters that we manufacture include:

  • Model D7 and LED light source
  • ADP410 Polarimeter
  • ADS Saccharimeter
  • ADP440+ Polarimeter
  • ADP600 Polarimeters

A list of the full technical specifications are available on our website.

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