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Lovibond® Tintometer Model F

Model F
  • Glass color standards housed in durable racks

  • Balanced field of view

  • External, low-voltage regulated power supply

  • Diffused tungsten-halogen light source

  • Prismatic optical system provides improved

  • Replaceable sample chamber liner color matching



Technical Data

Technical Data
Measuring Principle: Visual, in terms of Lovibond® units
Modes: Transmittance, reflectance
Color Scale: Lovibond RBYN Color
Range: 0.1 - 79.9 Red, 0.1 - 49.9 Yellow, 0.1 - 3.9 Blue, 0.1 - 3.0 Neutral
Resolution: 0.1 Lovibond® unit
Optical System: 11 glass-filled nylon racks containing a graduated range of Lovibond® color glasses
Viewing System: Fully adjustable, prismatic with integral blue filter for light standardization
Light Source: 2 x 12Volt, 10 Watt tungsten halogen lamp
Illuminant: Approximates to daylight
Path Length: Up to 153 mm (6”)
Power Pack: 12Volt ac, switchable to suit 220/110 Volt supply
Approvals: CE
Instrument Housing: Fabricated sheet steel with a tough, textured paint finish
Dimensions: Width 330 mm, depth 410 mm, height 230 mm


Operation Principle

The Lovibond® Tintometer is a visual colorimeter designed to optimize the use of Lovibond® glass filters. It is arranged with two adjacent fields of view, seen through the viewing tube, so that the product in the sample field and a white reflective surface in the comparison field are observed side by side, suitably illuminated. The Lovibond® glasses are introduced into the comparison field by a simple system of sliding racks, allowing the user to compare the color of light which is either transmitted through or reflected from the sample with that transmitted through the glasses. A series of neutral glasses in racks is also supplied; these can be introduced into the sample file to dull the color of products which are too bright to obtain a good color match using Lovibond® Red, Yellow or Blue glasses. The racks are varied until a visual color match is found for the light from the sample and its color can then be expressed in Lovibond® units.


Easy Maintenance for Optimum Performance

The Lovibond® Tintometer is a precision optical instrument which should be kept clean to preserve its accuracy, even in the harsh operating conditions often encountered. This is why the Model F has been designed to allow easy cleaning and maintenance with the minimum of cost and effort. The instrument includes a white plastic liner in the sample chamber which can be removed for cleaning if a spillage takes place. It can be replaced at intervals to maintain the whiteness of the interior, an essential feature for accurate color matching. Separate filters in the racks also simplify cleaning and allow replacement of single glasses (as opposed to complete racks) if required. The Model F is an easy to use instrument with versatile application in color measurement of products which transmit light as well as opaque solids, powders and pastes (an optional ‘solid’ sample accessory pack may be required for color grading of light-reflecting products). It is available in slightly varying formats to meet the requirements of different applications and the national and international standardizing bodies which specify the instrument in their official methods for color measurement.



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Item Number Item Prices

Complete set of 11 racks containing permanently colored glass filters for the Lovibond® color scale (Red 0.1 - 0.9, 1.0 - 9.0, 10.0 - 70, Yellow 0.1 - 0.9, 1.0 - 9.0, 10.0 - 70, Blue 0.1 - 0.9, 1.0 - 9.0, 10.0 - 40, Neutral 0.1 - 0.9, 1.0 - 3.0), Sample chamber liner with a white PVC reference, Spare white reference, Pair of spare bulbs, Rectangular fused glass cells (one each of 1” and 5-1/4”) for the Model F and one each of 1/16”, 1/8”, 1/4”, 1/2”, 1”, 5-1/4” for the Model F (BS 684), Color analysis record sheet and instructions
CL-180000 Model F, Standard model for applications including fats and fatty oils, bleached lac, liquid chemicals and pharmaceuticals $9,817.00
CL-180270 Model F (BS 684), Version for measuring animal and vegetable fats and oils according to BS 684 Section 1.14, ISO 153505 and AOCS Method Cc 13e-92. Racks are fitted with colorless glass compensating slides in the sample field. The instrument also includes a black sheath to prevent light entering the sides of the sample cell 11,000.00
Replacement/Optional Accessories for Lovibond® Tintometer Model F
CL-180110 Replacement sample chamber liners, pack of three 298.00
CL-180100 Optional ‘solid’ sample accessory pack for measuring light-reflecting products in terms of Lovibond® units 329.00
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