The FibreLux Micron Meter is an affordable, robust and portable instrument that is used for the measurement of Alpaca Fiber, wool and other fine micro-fibers.

The built in rechargeable battery provides the ability to measure fibre diameter on the farm and get instant results.

Sample preparation and measurement is simple and can be completed in under two minutes. Using advanced algorithms the measurement are adjusted for the effect of humidity and temperature and a standard grease factor for your farm can be applied to give a clean yield per sample.

The FibreLux meter measures wool samples between 15 and 25 microns with accuracy better than 0.8 microns. Measurement readings are automatically recorded and up to the last 500 measurements can be downloaded onto a computer for better farm management. (Needs Windows 10)

The unit is housed in a durable case and supplied with a comb, scissors, ACDC charger, sample holders, USB cable, operating manual and CD. The unit also comes with two clean calibrated samples to ensure that the accuracy can be verified and for support purposes. Most support is done remotely using internet connectivity.

The FibreLux Micron Meter was developed by a consortium of seven members consisting of a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and industry specialists from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA), National Wool Growers Association of South Africa (NWGA) amongst others.

The development and commercialization was funded by Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and it’s predecessor the Innovation Fund agencies of the department of Science and Technology.

FiberLux research being done by Texas A&M Agri Life Research

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Technical Specifications:

– Power Input 12VAC

– Warranty 12 months

– Unit weight 2 lbs (8 lbs total including case with accessories.)

– Dimensions L 9.1 in x W 7.1 in x H 3.15 in Case dimensions 16.75 x 13 x 5 inches.