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  • The Snap 51 portable alcohol meter measures the alcohol concentration of distilled spirits in %v/v or °Proof

Portable Alcohol Meter for Distilled Spirits: Snap 51

A digital alcohol hydrometer for on-site spirits measurement with outstanding accuracy.

The Snap 51 measures sugar-free distilled spirits at all alcohol strengths – from pure distilled spirits to spirits at drinkable strength – within 30 seconds.

Only two milliliters of sample are taken from the storage tank and measured with an accuracy of 0.1 %v/v directly on-site. The sample name is automatically identified via RFID, and a measurement is started via gesture control. Just read the results in %v/v or °Proof from the large color display, store them, and send them to a PC via Bluetooth®. Results are already compensated for the temperature influence (reference temperature 60 °F, 20 °C and now also 15 °C for the Japanese market).

Snap 51 is ready for left- and right-handed use and is operated via capacitive keys. The newly designed metal bracket ensures a stable, balanced positioning of the instrument on the sample container. A new, improved adjustment routine enhances the reliability of results even at low measuring temperatures and alcohol concentrations.

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Key Features

Eliminate any user influence on your alcohol measurements

  • Temperature correction of results is done automatically: no need for temperature correction tables!
  • Values are shown in %v/v (corrected to 20 °C or 15 °C) or °Proof (corrected to 60 °F).
  • Get traceable results due to sample identification via RFID (Radio Frequency Identification).
  • Read results from the large color screen, or store them and print or export them to a PC via Bluetooth® later on.
  • Accuracy of 0.1 %v/v: by fine-tuning your spirits’ alcoholic strength you save valuable pure distilled spirits and ensure what is on the label is in the bottle.
  • Calibration and adjustments are easy to perform with deionized water, following the predefined routine.

Use one and the same alcohol meter for pure and ready-to-drink spirits

  • Alcohol measuring range from 0 %v/v to 100 %v/v.
  • All your glass hydrometers are replaced by one Snap 51.
  • You can use Snap 51 during all stages of spirits production.
  • The sugar concentration in fruit juices can also be measured.
  • If you already have an alcohol meter in your lab, use Snap 51 for additional quick checks during production or for intake control.

Perform your alcohol measurements on-site in 30 seconds

  • 2 mL of sample are taken directly from the storage container with the help of the built-in pump.
  • Gesture control enables one-hand operation so you can hold steady when measuring difficult to reach samples.
  • The alcohol content, compensated to the reference temperature, is shown on the big display.
  • Snap 51 pays off quickly: Learn how much time and money you save by using the digital portable alcohol meter instead of your glass hydrometers.

Rugged design for a long working life

  • Robust measuring cell made of metal
  • Splash-proof housing
  • Operation via capacitive keys
  • Hard-glass front
  • Designed for on-site use at the storage location of your spirits
  • Shipped in a protective transportation case

A high-class digital alcohol meter from the market leader

  • The alcohol concentration is derived from a highly accurate density measurement based on the oscillating U-tube principle.
  • Anton Paar is the market leader in this technology and has more than 50 years of experience.
  • Digital alcohol meters from Anton Paar are the industry standard, used by large-scale distilleries, governmental organizations, and craft distilleries.

Technical Specifications

Measuring rangeAlcohol: 0 % v/v to 100 % v/v
Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
(automatic temperature correction)
AccuracyAlcohol: 0.1 % v/v
Temperature: 0.1 °C (0.2 °F)
RepeatabilityAlcohol: 0.05 % v/v
Temperature: 0.05 °C (0.1 °F)
Ambient temperature-10 °C to +50 °C (14 °F to 122 °F)
Measuring principleOscillating U-tube technology
Supported measuring units
  • Alcohol concentration in %v/v (at 20 °C or at 15 °C) or °Proof
  • Density
  • Sugar/extract concentration in °Brix or °Plato
  • Ten programmable custom-specific measuring units
Internal Storage1024 measured results, 250 sample IDs, 30 measuring methods
Power supplyThree 1.5 V LR06 AA alkaline batteries
Sample volume2 mL
Dimension468 mm x 108 mm x 119 mm (18.4 in x 4.3 in x 4.7 in)
Weight860 g (30.3 ounces)
InterfacesBluetooth® (data transfer to a PC or printer), RFID (sample identification)
Protection classIP54
Optional available accessoriesWristband, rubber protection housing for the operating panel, portable Bluetooth® printer, Bluetooth® USB adapter

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