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Spectro2Guide

Portable Spectrophotometers for Solid Colors

ASTM D2244, E308, E1164 / DIN 5033, 5036, 6174 / DIN EN ISO 11664

Uniform color is directly associated with high quality and thus, an essential purchasing criteria. The spectro2guide spectrophotometer represents the next step in the evolution of color measurement. Just like its predecessor, color and 60° gloss are measured simultaneously.

Completely new and unique is the quantification of fluorescence by measuring like a fluorimeter with monochrome illuminations. The combination of a spectrophotometer with a fluorimeter opens up completely new perspectives to control color quality and guarantee color stability. Colorful graphs show the fluorescent results on the display and new fluorescent indices are calculated for easy analysis.

Spectro-Guide



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Features

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spectro2guide 45/0
  • 45°c:0° measuring geometry
  • A portable spectrophotometer, gloss meter and a fluorimeter combined in one instrument:
  • Balanced and upfront design
  • Large 3.5" color touchscreen
  • Icon-based menu with colorful data tables and graphics ensure an intuitive smart phone like operation
  • Integrated camera shows a live preview of the measurement spot magnified by a factor of 4.5:1 to prevent false readings on imperfections
  • Excellent agreement between instruments allowing usage of digital standards among the supply chain
  • Stable, long-term calibration - needed only every three months
  • 10 year warranty on LED light source - no lamp changes needed
  • Smart Docking station with integrated white standard offers auto diagnosis and an automatic calibration function
  • Flexible data transfer via docking station, directly connected with USB cable or wireless with Wi-Fi function
  • Professional data documentation and analysis with smart-chart software
 
spectro2guide d/8
  • d:8° measuring geometry (spin/spex)
  • A portable spectrophotometer, gloss meter and a fluorimeter combined in one instrument:
  • Balanced and upfront design
  • Large 3.5" color touchscreen
  • Icon-based menu with colorful data tables and graphics ensure an intuitive smart phone like operation
  • Integrated camera shows a live preview of the measurement spot magnified by a factor of 4.5:1 to prevent false readings on imperfections
  • Excellent agreement between instruments allowing usage of digital standards among the supply chain
  • Stable, long-term calibration - needed only every three months
  • 10 year warranty on LED light source - no lamp changes needed
  • Smart Docking station with integrated white standard offers auto diagnosis and an automatic calibration function
  • Flexible data transfer via docking station, directly connected with USB cable or wireless with Wi-Fi function
  • Professional data documentation and analysis with smart-chart software
 

Color, 45/0 geometry or sphere? Find out more here: https://www.gardco.com/pages/color/Solid_Color.pdf

 

Technical Data

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Technical Data
Color
Geometry: 45°c:0°, d:8° (spin/spex)
Aperture Size: 12 mm / 8 mm
Spectral Range Color: 400 - 700 nm, 10 nm resolution
Spectral Range Fluorescence: 340 - 760, 10 nm resolution
Repeatability: 0.01 DE* (10 consecutive measurements on white)
Reproducibility: 0.1 DE* (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, YID 1925, WIE 313, CIE, Berger, Color Strength,Opacity, Metamerism, Grayscale, Jetness
Illuminants: A, C, D50, D55, D65, D75, F2, F6, F7, F8, F10, F11, UL30
Observer: 2°, 10°
Gloss
Aperture Size: 5 x 10 mm
Measurement Range: 0 - 10 GU 10 - 100 GU
Repeatability: ± 0.1 GU ± 0.2 GU
Reproducibility: ± 0.5 GU ± 1.0 GU
General Data
Memory: 5000 Standards and samples
Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese
Dimensions (LxWxH): 87 x 110 x 188 mm (3.4 x 4.3 x 7.4 in)
Weight: 1.54 lbs / 707 g (d/8), 1.52 lbs / 690 g (45/0)
Interface: USB-C (device), USB-B (docking station)
Battery: 7.2 V, 2350 mAh, 16.92 Wh
Device: Input 12 V, max. 2 A (Docking) 5 V, max. 2 A (USB-C)
Docking Station: Input 12 V, max. 2 A (Power supply)
Input 5 V, max. 0.5 A (USB-B)
Output 12 V, max. 2 A
Power Supply: Input 100 - 240 V, 50 - 60 Hz, max. 1 A
Output 12 V, max. 3 A

 

High-tech. Smart. Experienced.

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Like the predecessor, the spectro2guide uses innovative, high performance LED technology as light sources. Smart testing combined with our long-standing experience guarantees an outstanding performance of the LEDs.

Short-term, long-term and temperature stability as well as a homogeneous illumination spot are unsurpassed in the industry. As a result, a superior accuracy and excellent inter-instrument agreement allow use of digital standards.


Bottom of specto2guide

 

Approachable. Balanced. Upfront.

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The design of the spectro2guide follows a very simple rule, which is not so easy to put into practice: "Form follows function". Due to its balanced and upfront design, the display is always in the right position and easy-to-read, whether on horizontal, vertical, large or small surface areas - even true for overhead work. You no longer need to bend out of shape for measurement and data reading. The display flips around for you.

Swipe Touch Feature - As for mobile phones, there is a trend towards ever-larger displays. The spectro2guide is completely in line with this trend offering a 3.5" color touchscreen - the largest on the market. An icon-based menu, colorful data tables and graphics ensure an intuitive smart phone like operation.



 

Excited. Emitted. Shifted.

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An integrated camera shows a live preview of the measurement spot. To ensure precise positioning and to prevent false readings on imperfections or scratches, the measurement spot is magnified by a factor of 4.5:1.

The combination of a spectrophotometer with a fluorimeter opens up completely new perspectives to control color quality and guarantee color stability - especially of importance for outdoor products. The fluorescent index DFl indicates whether and how much fluorescent light is emitted by the standard and the sample - important for everybody who wants to avoid any fluorescent ingredients in the product material. DEzero calculates how the color will change after the fluorescence has degraded.

Accurate readings require reliable calibration. As first spectrophotometer on the market, the spectro2guide offers auto diagnosis and an automatic calibration function. The spectro2guide with the docking station make a perfect couple - the white calibration standard is always protected and a reliable calibration is guaranteed. Moreover, the docking station automatically charges the instrument.

The spectro2guide offers three possibilities to transfer data: Via docking station or directly connected with USB cable or wireless with Wi-Fi function.

The modern and intuitive software, smartchart, documents and analyzes color data efficiently - tailor-made for color control in production or analysis in the laboratory.

Spectro-Guide In Use



 

Software

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smart-lab Color Software

  • Connect the spectro2guide with the PC to directly measure standard vs. samples
  • Or recall standard and samples from the database and add new readings
  • Powerful standard management which allows defining Pass / Fail tolerances based on any color control parameter.
  • Export and import of digital standards among the entire supply chain for seamless communication
  • Simultaneous display of results in a data table and graphs: scatter plot, line graph, metamerism graph and spectral curves
  • Detailed analysis of fluorescence in a new report - including fluorescent indices and graphical Slides
  • Easily toggle between measurement conditions: illuminant/observer, spin/spex and color equations
  • Swap standard with sample and vice versa for ultimate flexibility with the spectro2guide
  • Save measurements in project files to easily share with other smart-lab users

 

smart-process Color Software
  • Powerful standard management for defining all essential color control parameters with Pass / Fail tolerances
  • Export and import of digital standards among the entire supply chain for seamless communication
  • Set-up of Organizers for clear sample identification and a menu guided operation on the instrument
  • Product schematics (e.g. white goods) help to define specific sampling procedures
  • Innovative data analysis reports - statistical analysis was never easier:
  • Test Report of a single test series
  • Scorecard as an executive summary over a selected time range
  • Trend Report of a specific color / product over specified time range
  • Also supports BYK-mac i, wave-scan, cloud-runner and micro-gloss - color and appearance data in one data analysis software

 

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

spectro2guide spectrophotometer, Docking station with built-in calibration standard, Additional calibration standard, Certificate for both calibration standards, Software: smart-chart with 2 licenses, USB cables and WiFi function for data transfer, Protection cap and hand strap, Operating manual and Carrying case
CL-B7070 spectro2guide d/8 Orginal Price $13,500.00
Introductory Price $11,900.00
CL-B7075 spectro2guide 45/0 Orginal Price $13,500.00
Introductory Price $11,900.00
Accessories
CL-B6469 Sample Holder Cosmetics 1,958.00
CL-B6461 Lipstick Kit 346.00
CL-B6462 Nail Kit 407.00
CL-B6464 Cylinder Kit 200.00
CL-B6467 Wet Drawdown Template - C 610.00
CL-B6468 Sample Holder Round Dish - C 985.00



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