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spectro-guide

Portable Color Spectrophotometers

ASTM D2244, E308, E1164, D523, D2457; DIN 5033, 5036, 6174 67530; DIN EN ISO 11664; ISO 2813, 7668

 

Color and Gloss in one. Total Appearance Control.
The spectro-guide simultaneously measures color and gloss. Thus, the cause of a visual mismatch can be clearly defined.

  • Color and 60° gloss are displayed at the same time
  • In compliance with international specifications
  • Tolerances for color and gloss allow quick pass/fail decisions
Spectro-Guide






FEATURES TECHNICAL DATA MORE INFO PRICE LIST
 

 

Features

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Reliable data at any time. BYK LED Technology
spectro-guide guarantees superior accuracy for many years and low maintenance efforts.
  • Stable, long-term calibration - needed only every three months
  • Temperature stable color and gloss data between 10 - 40°C
  • Long lasting standard AA batteries - up to 8,000 readings per set
  • 10 year warranty on the light source - no lamp changes needed
 
Quality Control made easy. Easy to use and handle.
The spectro-guide spectrophotometer makes quality control simple and secure - even for color beginners.
  • Light weight and small size - weighs only 500 g
  • Ergonomic design - can easily measure difficult to access areas
  • Designated buttons for standard and sample readings

Thanks to the intuitive pulldown menu and the four-cursor button operation, quality control has never been easier.

 
Simple Documentation in Excel. Software easy-link for data transfer to PC.
No matter whether you want to compare a batch to a defined standard or monitor process changes over time, the software easy-link offers direct data transfer from the spectrophotometer into predefined QC templates:
  • CIELab graph to chart differences in color, ligthness and gloss together with production tolerances
  • Simple line graph to monitor process changes over time
  • Color difference graph for three illuminants to control metamerism

Spectro-Guide

Spectro-Guide Spectro-Guide

 

Technical Data

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Technical Data
Memory: 1.500 Standards, 999 Samples
Languages: EN DE FR IT ES JA CN
Power Supply: 4 AA alkaline; NiCd or MH batteries
Operating Temperature: 50 - 104°F (10 - 40°C)
Storing Temperature: 32 - 140°F (0 - 60°C)
Relative Humidity: Up to 85 % non-condensing at 35°C (95°F)
Dimensions: L x W x H 7 x 3.2 x 3.7 in (18 x 8 x 9.5 cm)
Gloss Geometry: 60°
Gloss Aperture: 5 x 10 mm
Measurement Range: 0 - 100 GU
Repeatability: spectro-guide: ±0.2 GU
spectro-guide S: 0-10 GU: ±0.1 GU
10-100 GU: ±0.2 GU
Reproducibility: spectro-guide: ±1.0 GU
spectro-guide S: 0-10 GU: ±0.5 GU
10-100 GU: ±1.0 GU
Color Geometry: 45/0
Sample Port: 11 mm
Spectral Range: 400 - 700 nm, 10 nm resolution
Repeatability: 0.01 ΔE* (10 consecutive measurements on white)
Reproducibility: 0.2 ΔE* (average on 12 BCRA II tiles)
Color Systems: CIELab/Ch; Lab(h); XYZ; Yxy
Color Differences: ΔE*; ΔE(h); ΔEFMC2; ΔE94; ΔECMC; ΔE99; ΔE2000
Indices: YIE313; YID1925; WIE313; CIE; Berger; Color Strength; Opacity; Metamerism
Illuminants: A; C; D50; D55; D65; D75; F2; F6; F7; F8; F10; F11; UL30
Observer: 2°; 10°

 

spectro-guide S

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Increased acuracy for 60° gloss in the low gloss range (0-10 GU) - Besides the tougher accuracy, the S-type units have the same features as the regular instruments and come with the same accessories. Thus, no additional demo unit is necessary for your presentations. There are different certificates for the S-units which document the tighter specifications. In addition, there will be special checking standards offered with a low gloss tile for the 60° geometry.


  • Color and 60° gloss in one unit
  • Stable, long-term calibration
  • Highly repearable results, even on textured surfaces independent of measuring direction
  • Long lasting AA batteries
  • 10 year warranty on the light source
  • Easy to use, even for color beginners
  • Easy-link for direct transfer to Excel®
  • 10 nm resolution for precise readinfs on brillant and dark colors

 

Measurement of small and/or curved products

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Sample Holder Cosmetics
  • Repeatable measurements of small and curved products (e.g. lipsticks, artificial fingernails)
  • Sample drawer for easy product placement
  • Secure positioning allows readings always at the same spot
  • No ambient light
  • Non-contact measurement to protect instrument's optics
  • Special, exchangeable masks for color & gloss control

 

3 Sample Holder Kits Available for Your Needs:

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Standards
Lipstick Kit
  • For use with the Sample Holder Cosmetics
  • Repeatable, non-contact measurements of lipsticks
  • Prismatic clamp for inserting lipsticks with various diameters
  • Magnets on bottom plate provide a reliable locking feature, and allow for simple attachment and removal

Standards
 
Nail Kit
  • For use with the Sample Holder Cosmetics
  • Repeatable, non-contact measurements of artificial fingernails
  • Magnets on bottom plate provide a reliable locking feature, and allow for simple attachment and removal
  • Customizable for various nail shapes
  Standards
Cylinder Kit
  • For use with the Sample Holder Cosmetics
  • Repeatable, non-contact measurements of cylindrical products (e.g. hairspray cans)
  • Optimum form closure guarantees tight fit of inlays inside the holder
  • Customizable for various cylindrical shaped products

 

Measurement of Wet Drawdowns

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  Standards
Wet Drawdown Template - C
  • Repeatable measurements of non-drying drawdowns (e.g. lipstick paste, liquid foundation)
  • Non-contact measurements ensure clean and fast handling: Measurement distance approx. 1 mm
  • Made of easy-to-clean hard-anodized aluminum

 

Measurement of Powdery or Pasty Products

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Sample Holder Round Dish - C
  • Repeatable measurements of powdery or pasty products in a sample dish (e.g. pressed powders, creamy eye shadows)
  • Non-contact measurement to protect instrument's optics: Measurement distance approx. 1 mm
  • Made of easy-to-clean hard-anodized aluminum
  • Customized adapter rings are offered to use the holder with custom specific sample dishes

 

Prices

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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

Spectrophotometer, Black calibration standard, White calibration standard with certificate, Green checking reference, High gloss standard, Sample area locator, Software easy-link, Interface cable, USB-adapter, 4 x AA batteries, Hand strap, Carrying case, Manual, Half day training
CL-6801 spectro-guide 45/0 gloss $9,000.00
CL-6802 spectro-guide 45/0 gloss S 9,900.00
CL-6834 spectro-guide sphere gloss 9,000.00
CL-6836 spectro-guide sphere gloss S 9,900.00
Accessories
CL-B6469 Sample Holder Cosmetics 2,038.00
CL-B6461 Lipstick Kit 353.00
CL-B6462 Nail Kit 415.00
CL-B6464 Cylinder Kit 204.00
CL-B6467 Wet Drawdown Template - C 634.00
CL-B6468 Sample Holder Round Dish - C 1,025.00



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