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NC45 Spectrophotometer

Lovibond® Non-Contact Portable Spectrophotometer

Shown with optional non-contact table

The Lovibond® NC45 Non Contact 45/0º geometry benchtop spectrophotometer is designed for the color measurement of many types of wet and dry samples including powders, pastes, gels, plastics and paints. The versatile form factor also simplifies measurements on two and three dimensional objects. The NC45 utilizes LED illumination, ensuring efficient robust functionality.

The Lovibond® NC45 is a solution for many of the measurement problems that have remained unsolved. Products that normally require protection from physical contact such as liquids and pastes, or in which the surface appearance is changed by the presentation method, such as when the sample is pressed behind glass, can now be measured in their natural, unaltered state, as the eye sees the sample.




  • Non-contact color measurement allows sample measurements from a distance, eliminating surface distortion caused by contact based measurement methods
  • Full system LED illumination provides years of reliable performance
  • LED illumination is unaffected by ambient light conditions
  • Line of SightTM visibility to the sample enables technicians to quickly and easily position the sample for measurement
  • Active Visual TargetingTM projects a prominent illuminated target ring onto the sample for precise and accurate measurements
  • Dual measurement spot sizes, 6 mm (1/4”) and 12 mm (1/2”) which can quickly and easily be switched without the need to recalibrate
  • Integrated gloss sensor provides 60º correlated gloss values
  • Versatile design improves measurement capabilities on two and three dimensional objects
  • Flexible Quality Control software allows user customization (provided separately)


Technical Data

Technical Data
Instrument Type: Spectrophotometer
Geometry: 45/0º dual illumination
Illumination: Full spectrum LED
Spectral Engine: True Dual beam, 31 channel
Spectral Range: 400 - 700 nm
Spectral Interval: 10 nm measured, 10 nm output
Measurement Range: 0-150% reflectance
Calibration Interval: Once per week or temperature shift > 14º C (25.2º F) (self detected)
Measurement Spot Size: 6 mm (1/4”) and 12 mm (1/2”)
Measurement Distance: 38 mm (1 1/2”) nominal lens to measurement surface
Repeatability: 6 mm 0.035 ΔEab Maximum 12 mm 0.025 ΔEab Maximum (white ceramic tile)
Inter-instrument Agreement: 6 mm 0.15 avg ΔEab (12 BCRA tiles) 12 mm 0.15 avg ΔEab (12BCRA tiles)
Gloss Geometry: 45/0º, 60º Correlated
Gloss Repeatability: 0-10 GU, +/- 0.2 GU, 10-100 GU, +/- 0.6 GU
Gloss Reproducibility: 5-92 GU, 3.0 GU maximum, 1.5 GU average
Operating Temp: 10º - 40ºC (50º - 104ºF)
Humidity: 0-85% relative non-condensing
Operating Voltage: 24V +/- 2 VDC @ 1.2 A Max
PC Requirement: Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows 7 (not supplied)
Communication: USB 2.0
Storage: -20º - 70º C (4º F - 158º F)
Lamp Life: >20 million flashes
Functional Size: L: 9.75 in (24.80 cm)
W: 6.0 in (15.24 cm)
H: 5.57 in (14.60 cm)
Functional Weight: 4.931 lbs (2.24 kg)
Safety Compliance: UL 61010-1, CSA 22.2 No. 1010.1 and IEC (EN) 61010-1
Altitude: 2000 m
Pollution Degree: 2
Overvoltage: Category II


NC45 Spectrophotometer Stand

The NC45 mounting stand allows easy, accurate height adjustment of the Lovibond® NC45, accommodating measurements on samples of varying heights and shapes. The measurement distance is accurately set by inserting the hex driver into the slot in the base. When inserted, the hex driver casts a shadow onto the sample that, when the NC45 is adjusted to the correct measurement distance, precisely bisects the center of the NC45 illuminated target ring. This eliminates guesswork and ensures accurate and repeatable measurement results on virtually any sample including wet gels and powders and other difficult to measure products.
  • Incremental adjustment of 0.064” per revolution
  • Accommodates samples up to 8 1/8” (20.6cm) high
  • Accommodates right and left handed uses
  • Engraved cross hairs on sample base for repeatable sample positioning
  • Rugged Anodized base and cradle


Software Features

  • 2 customizable report screens to display color data and indices.
  • Complete elliptical tolerancing capability including CMC & CIE 2000 tolerancing and the advanced ‘best fit’ technique which statistically calculates tolerances based on batch history data.
  • Navigation aids – keyboard shortcuts, tool tips, right-click shortcut menus.
  • ‘Send mail’ function allows you to communicate your color data worldwide directly from the program.
  • ‘Spreadsheet’ option stores your choice of color data in spreadsheet format for further processing, reporting and calculation.
  • Munsell notations and over 50 indices including whiteness, yellowness, correlated haze, chromatic strength at maximum absorption.
  • Twenty fields for job identification, in addition to auto-naming and a notes field for each trial.
  • Select trials to be included on reports and displays.
  • Interfaces with most spectrophotometers from many different manufacturers.
  • Compatible with, and easy to upgrade to OnColorTM Premium or OnColorTM Match color formulation software.
  • Sort trials according to any criteria.
  • Automatic ‘Select Standard’ mode.
  • 555 shade sorting.


OnColor™ Lite

OnColor Lite
OnColorTM Lite is an affordable entry-level color quality control package that works with most spectrphotometers. OnColorTM Lite offers a wide range of functions and graphical displays for the evaluation and control of color, including instrument control, colorimetric and spectral data, color tolerancing, reporting and archiving of data. Features 2 customizable report screens to display color data and indices and on-screen color. Click here for Technical Data on the the OnColor Lite Software.


OnColor™ Premium

OnColor Premium
OnColorTM Premium is a versatile color quality control package that works with most spectrophotometers. OnColorTM Premium offers a wide range of functions and graphical displays for the evaluation and control of color, including instrument control, colorimetric and spectral data, color tolerancing and statistical calculations, trend charts and histograms. This software features everything above and also: 6 customizable report screens to display color data and indices, macros to automate repetitive tasks and guide technicians through special test procedures; prompts give instructions on what to do next, 3 levels of password security, MS Access compatible database of standards; store unlimited shade information and tolerances; search for the closet color, and workspaces for managing all related files in a project. Click here for Technical Data on the the OnColor Premium Software.



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
CL-029100 NC45 Spectrophotometer $15,534.00
Software (Required for Operation, both compatible with Windows - 32 & 64 bit)
CL-029190 RT On-Color Lite Software 3,358.00
CL-029193 RT On-Color Lite Premium Software 5,906.00
CL-029110 NC45 Stand 2,388.00
CL-029112 Non-contact table 1,117.00
CL-029121 Custom sample holder 552.00
CL-029123 Spoon kit -black 552.00
CL-029125 Petri dish holder - white 552.00
CL-029127 Leveler 54.00
CL-029129 Large spoon, 20ml, 10pk, - black 184.00
CL-029130 Small spoon, 2.5ml, 10pk, - black 184.00


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