BYK Gardner Spectro-Guide 45/0 gloss (6801 Color Spectrophotometer

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Alternate Names:
Colorimeter, Gloss meter
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The overall appearance of a product is influenced by color and gloss. A sample of the same color but higher gloss level is visually perceived darker and more saturated than a low gloss sample. In order to get a uniform appearance, both attributes need to be controlled. The Spectro-Guide spectrophotometer is unique as it measures both attributes simultaneously. Thus, the cause of a mismatch can be clearly defined in any situation.
- Color (45/0) and 60° gloss are displayed at the same time
- In compliance with international specifications
- Tolerances for color and gloss allow quick pass/fail decisions in production
The Spectro-Guide spectrophotometer makes quality control simple and secure - even for color beginners. Thanks to the intuitive pull-down menu and the four-cursor button operation, quality control has never been easier.
- 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
- Customization of the display to your needs
Highly repeatable on textured surfaces
The key criterion for a 45/0 instrument is a circumferential illumination. spectro-guide 45/0 is using a unique, patented measurement principle to achieve a 100% circumferential illumination. A white coated hemisphere acts as a mixing chamber and guarantees completely uniform illumination. Thus, any influence of measurement direction is eliminated and excellent repeatability even on highly textured surfaces is guaranteed.
With the new spectro-guide spectrophotometer you can measure any color: dark - brilliant - steep reflectance curves.
The 10 nm spectral resolution not only ensures highly precise color results, but also an excellent agreement with competitive color instruments - even bench-top units.
Additionally, a patented illumination control provides temperature independent results - even in extreme conditions.
Long lasting standard AA batteries - up to 8,000 readings per set
10 year warranty on the light source - no lamp changes needed
Rugged and compact design
Stable, long-term calibration - needed only every three months
Professional Documentation with easy-link:
No matter whether you want to compare a batch to a defined standard or monitor process changes over time, easy-link, included with spectroguide, offers all of the necessary tools. Direct data transfer from the spectrophotometer into
predefined QC templates makes you ready for routine color control. The CIE-Lab-Graph charts differences in color and lightness together with production tolerances. All data are summarized in a trend graph: Color, gloss, film thickness and your own product specific information. Color differences are displayed simultaneously for three illuminants to control metamerism.
Easy Standard Management:
Manual entry of standard
If you have to match colors and the physical sample is no longer available, you can easily enter the spectral data in easy-link. The standards can then be transferred to the spectro-guide spectrophotometer for color QC.
Back-up your standard data
For safety reasons, it is recommended to store your complete database of standards on the PC. They can be downloaded with the individual tolerances to spectro-guide - whenever needed.
Establish your tolerances
The auto tolerancing function assists you in setting up the tolerances for Pass/Fail con-trol. Measure at least 20 visually accepted production trials, transfer the readings to easy-link and have the tolerances automatically calculated for you - saving time and headaches.
Byk will assist you in analyzing your color readings, understanding how to set tolerances and as a result be able to use the spectro-guide to save time and money and at the same time improve your quality. Therefore, the instrument comes with a half day training course including:
1. Color Theory
The building blocks of color: illuminant, observer, object
Color differences with interpretation
2. Operation and Software Training
Measure samples and standards by single and average readings
Save, recall and delete measurements
Change illuminants, observers, color scales
Direct data transfer to easy-link

Color Geometry Gloss Geometry Color Aperture Gloss Aperture
45/0 60° 11mm 5 x 10mm

ASTM D 2244, E 308, E 1164
DIN 5033, 5036, 6174
DIN EN ISO 11664
ISO 7724

ASTM D 523, D 2457
DIN 67530
ISO 2813, 7668

Comes complete with: 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; Operating instructions; Color theory folder; On-site training (in North America ONLY). Online web training may be available for purchasers outside North America.