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LICO® 620 and 690 Colorimeters

Lico 690 Colorimeter


The Lico Series Colorimeters are high performance Spectro-Photometers used for professional color measurements of clear, transparent liquids with reference beam technology.

The Lico 620 with up to 5 color scales is designed for fast routine measurements in the laboratory and in production facilities. It is already in use in a wide variety of areas in the chemical industries for quality and production control, e.g. to assess surfactants, oils, fats, resins and synthetic resins.

The Lico 690 Spectral Colorimeter is flexible to use and works with many applications, such as chemical, pharmaceuticals, oil industries and the food and beverage industry. 26 color scales are directly integrated in the instrument: conventional scales like iodine, Hazen (Pt Co), Gardner, Pharmacopoeia as well as specific scales like Saybolt or ASTM.

Lico 620 Colorimeter



Exact color calculations which conform to several DIN-ISO-ASTM standards or AOCS Methods are done with only one measurement. Traditional visual color values like the iodine color value, Hazen or Gardner are displayed as well as modern color systems, e.g. CIE-L*a*b* or color measurements corresponding to European or US pharmacopeia. Also transmission, extinction measurements and wavelength scans are possible so that the instrument has a multi purpose in the laboratory or production. The intuitive operation by a high-resolution touchscreen makes measuring easy in routine analysis. The measuring results can easily be transferred to an existing laboratory network via Ethernet interface.
  • Simple integration into the laboratory network through Ethernet connection - Lico instruments can be easily integrated to existing laboratory networks through an Ethernet interface.
  • High level of measurement reliability through a comprehensive set of test aids - Certified test filters, reproducible standard color solutions and an integrated implementation of AQA (Analytical Quality Assurance) ensure optimum measurement reliability. Measured values can be evaluated in all scales, even post-measurement with archived spectral data.
  • Easy handling - The measurement process starts automatically when the sample cell is inserted, and the measurement vial is identified by the instrument. The easy-to-change cell compartment facilitates cleaning and/or replacement.
  • The operation of the Lico colorimeters requires only minimum training effort thanks to clear instructions on the color touch-screen.
  • Touch-screen TFT-Color-Display
  • Automatic cuvette (cell) recognition
  • Data logger for
    • 3000 color measurements,
    • 100 color reference values,
    • 1000 photometric measurements,
    • 20 wavelength scans, 20 time scans
  • Automatic zero calibration program
  • Reference Beam Technology
  • Illuminants A, C and D65
  • Standard Observer 2° and 10°
  • AQA function with addista color
  • Password protection, GLP conforming documentation
  • USB-Ports 2 x type A, 1 x type B and 1 x Ethernet

Technical Data

Comparison Chart
  LICO 620 LICO 690
Designation: Color meter Color meter & VIS Spectrophotometer
Source Lamp: Halogen
Wavelength Range for Color Measurement: 380-720 nm steps of 10 nm 320-1100 nm
380-720 nm steps of 10 nm
Performance Specifications: Truely but pure color measurement in transparent liquids Color and color difference measurement, absorbance and concentration
Color Measurements: 5 color numbers/scales 26 color numbers/scales/methods
Standard Illuminant: C in accordance with DIN 5033 A, C, D65 (user selectable)
Standard Observer: 2° in accordance with DIN 5033 2°, 10° (user selectable)
Color Scale Selection: Single color number/scale selectable 3 color numbers visible on screen at same time
Photometer Specs
Photometer Modus: No Full featured scanning VIS spectrophotometer with wavelength range of 320 - 1100 nm
Measuring Range: ±3 Abs (wavelength range 340-900 nm)
Spectral Bandwidth: 5 nm
Wavelength Accuracy: ±1.5 nm (wavelength range 340-900 nm)
Wavelength Reproducibility: ≤0.1 nm
Wavelength Resolution: 1 nm
Wavelength Calibration: Automatic
Scanning Speed:   8 nm/sec (in steps of 1 nm)
Photometric Accuracy: 5 mAbs at 0.0-0.5 Abs, 1% at 0.50-2.0 Ext
Photometric Linearity: <0.5% to 2 Abs ≤1% at >2Abs with neutral glass at 546 nm
Stray Light: <0.1% T at 340 nm with NaNO2
Display 7" TFT WVGA color touch-screen (800 x 480 pixel); switchable backlighting
Data Logger: 400 color measurements 300 color measurements
100 color reference values
1000 photometric measurements
20 wavelength scans, 20 time scans
Interfaces: 2 x USB type A for PC
1 x USB type B for USB stick, USB Printer, USB scanner or USB keyboard
1 x EtherNet
Remarks: Automatic cell recognition Optional Sipper module
User Interface: Multi-lingual: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Optional Software: HACH LANGE DataTrans
Physical & Environmental
Operating Requirements: +10 - 40°C (50 - 104°F), max. 80% r.H., non-condensing
Storage Requirements: -40 - 60°C (-40 - 140°F), max. 80% r.H., non-condensing
Mains Connection: Input: 100-240V / 50-60 Hz
Output: 15V / 40 VA
Enclosure Rating: IP 40 (excluding interfaces and power supply)
Dimensions (H x W x D): 151 x 350 x 255 mm (5.94" x 13.87" x 10.04")
Weight: 4200 g (9.26 lb)
Warranty: 2 years, extendable up to 5 years by service contract
Color and Color Difference Measurement: - yes
Color Scales: 5 17
Photometer Modus: - 320nm - 1100nm
Standard Illuminant: C A, C, D65
Standard Observer: 2°, 10°
Color Scale Selection: - yes
Data Storage
Reference Colors: - 100
Color Measurements: 400 3000
Photometric Measurements: - 1000
WL Scans: - 20
Time Scans: - 20
Performance Specifications
Color Number Determination According to DIN 5033 and EN 1557
  • Iodine, Hazen/APHA, Gardner-color
  • Saybolt, Mineral oil, Klett-color
  • Hess-Ives, ADMI, Yellowness-index
  • AOCS- Red/Yellow, Chlorphyll A
  • CIE-Lab, Hunter-Lab, XYZ; Standard Illuminant A, C or D65 and Standard Observer 2° or 10°
  • European and US Pharmacopoeia
    NEW: ICUMSA, Acid Wash and Chinese Pharma
Hunter Lab Values and Tolerances
Yellowness Index
Iodine color value
0 - 120
Hazen color value
0 - 1000
Gardner color value 0 - 18
AOCS Cc 13e (Lovibond®) color scales Lyell: 0 - 120
Lred: 0 - 20
ASTM D 1500 color
0 - 8
Saybolt (ASTM D 156) color no.
30 - 16
Klett color no.
0 - 1000
Hess-Ives color
0 - 500
European Pharmacopoeia
B, BY, Y GY, R
U.S. Pharmacopoeia A - T
Photometer methods:
  • Wavelength Scan 320-1100nm incl. Difference Mode
  • Time Course Mode
  • Single and Multi Wavelength Mode
Color Scales: DIN 6162 Iodine color value
ISO 6271 Hazen color value
ISO 4630 Gardner color value
ASTM D 1209 Saybolt color value
ASTM D 1500 Mineral oil color value
Data Storage: 400 color readings
Max Operating Humidity: 80%
Operating Temperature Range: 10 to 40°C

Software Functions

Lico Colorimeters AQA Function
Lico Coloimeter Control Chart

Lico Colorimeter Color Scales


Lico Colorimeter Heater
Heater for Round Cuvettes
  • Accessory for Lico® 690
  • Pre-programmed for all standard digestions and freely programmable for user specific digestions.
  • 2 separately controllable heating blocks with separate protection covers, both blocks each with 15 x 13mm holes.
  • Illuminated digital display for remaining time/temperature and operator guidance.
  • 3 pre-programmed and 6 freely programmable storage spaces.
  • Temperature settings between 37°C and 150°C steps, time setting between 1 and 480 min.



Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Item Prices

LICO® 690 - Instrument, power supply, printed basic user manual, CD with full user manual, 10 mm cell adapter, dust cover

LICO® 620 - Instrument, power supply, printed basic user manual, CD with full user manual, 10 mm cell adapter, dust cover
9562 LICO® 690 Professional Spectral Colorimeter $17,708.00
9561 LICO® 620 Colorimeter 8,632.00
Optional Accessories
CL-4822 Disposable plastic cuvettes, PS, 10 x 10mm, 1000 pcs 489.00
6453 Round cuvettes for LICO, glass, 11mm, disposable, 500 pcs 614.00
CL-4823 Rectangular cuvette, 50 x 10mm, PMMA, disposable, 10 pcs 124.00
CL-4824 Rectangular cuvettes, 50 x 10mm, PMMA, disposable, 50 pcs 266.00
CL-4826 Round cuvette for LICO, Glass, 11mm, 25 pcs with plug cap 92.00
CL-4929 ADDISTA color/Set of 6 certified Test solutions for LICO 260.00
CL-480521 Set of four precision glass filters for stray light, absorbance and wavelength test with certificate with reference values 961.00
CL-480513 Starter Kit (1x ADDISTA color, 10x Glass round cuvettes 11mm, 10 PMMA Rectangular cuvettes 50mm) 288.00
CL-455521 Protective film for display 45.00
CL-455522 Ethernet Cable, grey 2m 5400
CL-480161 Cuvette Set, 11mm round glass cuvettes, pk/10 47.00
PU-CEQD Equipment Qualification Document with DQ, IQ, OQ, PQ (English version), (for the Lico 690 ONLY) - must be purchased with Lico 690 Instrument 198.45
CL-455541 DataTrans Data Software - Includes CD-Rom with quick start guide and USB interface cable. Supported languages: German, English, Italian, French, and Spanish. (System requirements: Windows Win7, XP Pro (SP2) or MS VISTA, Microsoft Excel2000 or later version. 124.00
Heater for Round Cuvettes
CL-455241 LT 200 Dry Thermostat w/2 separate heating blocks, with 15/13mm holes, black 1,843.00


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