Measuring °Brix in the evaporation

The evaporation process increases the solids content of the juice from 16% to 65%. Typically, the water is boiled off in a number of evaporator vessels. After each stage of evaporation the °Brix content of the sugar juice is measured. The microwave based systems from Berthold provide real-time information on the sugar content and allow for reliable control of the evaporators.

Customer benefits

  • Reliable control of the individual evaporation stages
  • High throughput
  • Ideal utilization of heating energy
  • Optimized thickening of syrup



  • Located at the inlet, recirculation, or outlet of each evaporator
  • Microwave FlowCell installed in the pipeline
  • Continuous online concentration measurement
  • Highly representative results due to proven and state-of-the-art microwave measuring technology
  • Pre-calibrated system
  • Maintenance free probe and transmitter


Berthold's Measurement Solution

MicroPolar Brix LB 565

Measurement of Brix, dry substance, density, and concentration with Micro-Polar Brix – the microwave analyser for the sugar industry