ColorLite sph870

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Portable Spectrophotometer

ColorLite sph870

Simply high precision colour measurement

Advantages

  • Combi-device with two geometries according to DIN5033:       45°/0° and d/8°
  • Small, flexible external probe head –  therefore ideally suited for measuring small and curved parts
  • Wide range of accessories for measuring liquids, powders, granules, foods, cables
  • High powered LED-light source with an optimal life span
  • Perfectly simple handling through intuitive user interface
  • Memory space for 1000 standards

Measurement of cables cables and cylindrical components

The 45°/0° probe head is available with integrated prism. Cylindrical samples and cables can be measured very easily.

Description

The sph870 is a user-friendly, portable spectrophotometer with a 45°/0° geometry, which due to the wide range of accessories available is suitable for a variety of surfaces and materials. For example, the system can be easily changed from the 45°/0° to a d/8° geometry simply by using our MA35 probe head adapter. The high-resolution technology enables a spectral scan in 3.5 nm steps in just 0.5 seconds. The menu is simple and well arranged, so that even untrained staff can perform the measurement task fast and accurate.

Applications

  • Colour measurement and registration of goods intake and goods output according to DIN EN ISO 9000 standard
  • Objective quality control of colours within a production
  • Colour difference measurement to reference colours stored on the device

The delivery includes

  • Certified white standard PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt)
  • Aluminium case with foam padding
  • USB interface cable
  • Temperature controlled battery charger
  • User manual
Measurement Geometry45°/0° (area 3,5 mm) - or d/8° version -
according to DIN 5033
Optional: 45°/0° AND d/8° with
MA35-UK Adapter
or d/0° with MA38-Adapter
IlluminantsD65, D55, D50, A, C, F11
Standard Observer2° and 10°
Colour ScalesXYZ, Yxy, ΔE CIE L*a*b*, L*u*v*, L*C*h, Hunter Lab
CIE-L*a*b* Diagramm incl. tolerance limits
Quality Control
Tolerance Limits and Colour Differences
ΔE CIELab; ΔL, Δa, Δb; ΔL, Δu, Δv; ΔL, ΔC, Δh;
Min/Max, PASS/FAIL
Spectral Light Source MeasurementSpectra and chromaticity measurement of light sources such as LED´s - optional
Spectral Range400 nm to 700 nm
Spectral ResolutionHolographic grating-Spectrometer
FWHM @500 nm < 10 nm
Scanning in 3,5 nm intervals
Resolution: 115 x 16-Bit per scan

DisplayTFT-colour display
Repeatability< 0,05 ΔE CIELab
Light SourceWhite and blue LED´s
Life span > 20 years
Automatic Accessory RecognitionAn accessory is detected and device settings automatically modified accordingly
Ambient temperature
15 °C to 45 °C
Relative humiditymax. 85% not-condensing

45/0° probe head – like the eye see´s it

The 45°/0° measuring geometry is standardised in DIN standard 5033. The sample is illuminated at an angle of 45° with a direct light source and the reflected light is measured at 0°. The Measurements of this measurement geometry come closest to the vis…

d/8° probe head – the sphere geometry

The standardized d/8° measuring geometry is described in the DIN 5033. The probe is illuminated with a diffuse light source and measured at an angle of 8°. The diffuse light is generated in a so called integrating sphere. The gloss of the surface is me…

d/0° probe head – measuring inhomogeneity probes

The d/0° measuring heads ( and -adapters) MA38 and MA80 illuminate the sample with a diffuse LED light source on an area of 38 mm or an 80 mm respectively. These versions are used to measure inhomogeneous samples such as granules, food, wood paints or…

ColorDaTra Professional

The ColorDaTra-database program is a very easy to use tool to evaluate analyse protocol your colours   Basic function: Archiving of reference colours as standard Visualization of production models as CIE L * a * b * absolute and relative values an…

ColorDaTra Basic

The ColorDaTra-database program is a very easy to use tool to evaluate analyse protocol your colours   Basic function: Archiving of reference colours as standard Visualization of production models as CIE L * a * b * absolute and relative values an…

ActiveX – Communication tool

A list of commands in an ActiveX DLL library enables you to communicate with the spectrophotometer from your software.

Probe Head Adapter MA35-UK with d/8° geometry

Enables the use of a d/8° geometry according to DIN 5033 and a 45°/0° geometry in one device Scanning area is 6 mm or  3 mm Precision optics Integrating sphere with barium sulphate coating White high power Light Emitting Diodes LEDs Robust casing made…

Probe Head Adapter MA38-UK with d/0° geometry

Extends the measuring spot of the standard probe head to 38 mm. Light source high powered white LEDs Casing made of Polyoxymethylene (POM) Operation and power supply from spectrophotometer Included white ceramic calibration standard

Stative for probe head adapter for d/8° and d/0°

Holder consisting of a glass bottom plate and a stand for secure attachment of measuring device and probe head. The device is easily attached and the tilt adjusted to enable easy reading. The integrated socket connects to the included mains power suppl…

MA80-Set for measuring of granules and inhomogeneous samples

MA80 probe head to extend the measuring spot of the standard probe head to 80 mm Measurement geometry d/0° Light source high powered white LEDs Casing made of Polyoxymethylen (POM), Operation and power supply from spectrophotometer attached to Holder f…

Holder for measuring in the transmission mode (foil, plastic sheets)

Accessory for the measurement of translucent liquids and plastic sheets with different diameters. Adapter for the standard probe head of the spectrophotometer. Fixture, aluminum, heavy duty. With secure attachment of the device and measuring head. With…

MA38-Set for measuring inhomogeneous samples

MA38 probe head to extend the measuring spot of the standard probe head to 38 mm. Light source high powered white LEDs, Casing made of Polyoxymethylen (POM), Operation and power supply from spectrophotometer, Attached to Holder for device, material alu…

Stative for probe head adapter for 45°/0°

Holder consisting of a glass bottom plate and a stand for secure attachment of measuring device and probe head. The device is easily attached and the tilt adjusted to enable easy reading. The integrated socket connects to the included mains power suppl…

Set for measuring powders in a glass cuvette

Probe head holder Light proof cover White ceramic working standard – large Optical cuvette, made of special glass, Dimensions: 25 x 34 mm Integrated junction to the power supply (100-240 VAC)

Set for measurement in transmission mode (liquids)

Enables measuring translucent liquids and translucent probes in transmission mode Adapter for the use of 10 mm disposable cuvettes Fixture, aluminum, heavy duty. With secure attachment of the device and measuring head. With integrated connection to the…

Cuvette holder CA10

For measuring opaque liquids in one way cuvettes for sph870 and sph900.

Disposable cuvettes

Thickness 10 mm 12,5 x 12,5 x 45 mm 100 pieces, packed in Styrofoam box Material: Polymethylmethacrylate

Cuvette holder CA10-LS

With regulated light source and collimator, Optical path 10 mm Optimal fitting of the cuvette through sprung spectrophotometer probe head Resistant housing made of Polyoxymethylene Light source: White LUXEON LED (-LS) Dimensions: 100 x 40 x 40 mm Contr…

Reflector for measurement of liquids

With white ceramic for reflection

Probe head adapter MA80 – Measuring geometry d/0°

Expands the probe head´s measuring area to 80mm Illumination source: white high performance LED´s Casing made out of Polyoxymethylen (POM) Connection and power supply from the basic spectrophotometer The delivery includes: White calibration standard

Cuvette for probe head adapter MA80

Special model Cylindrical Material: Polyoxymethylen (POM) Glass bottom made from optical not reflecting material

Stainless steel cuvette for probe head (-adapter) MA38

Suitable for MA38-Set for measurement of inhomogeneous sample With replaceable anti-reflective glass bottom Height 35 mm Diameter: 50mm Diameter glass surface: 40 mm

Cuvette large for reflection measurements for probe head (-adapter) MA38

Cylindrical made of optical glass Dimensions: 30 x 50 mm (h x d)

Cuvette for optical measurements

Cylindrical made of optical glass Dimensions: 25 x 34 mm (h x d)

Positioning aid with prism for MA35-UK

Apparatus for positioning cylindrical samples in front of the probe head MA35-UK, with a prism Material: Polyoxymethylen (POM)

Safety and delivery bag for sph870 / sph900

Protection by foiled display. Velcro fastener, slightly upholstered, with length adjustable and removable shoulder strap.

Target device TD4

For positioning probe head on very small areas, measuring spot 3,9mm

Additional battery pack for handheld devices

NiMH 6 Volt / 1100mAh

Power supply for handheld devices

6V, 1,5A (110-240V, 50/60 Hz)

Black standard

Black standard tile Dimensions: 5 x 5 cm Delivered with an Etui

Highly stable green colour standard

For checking the long term stability of the spectrophotometers, two high colourful green flanks false during calibration can be detected. Dimensions: 5 x 5 cm Delivered with an etui

Working standard small

For protecting the standard probe head´s included PTB-white standard (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt) Total diameter: 36 mm Ceramic surface: 10 mm

Working standard large

For a variety of probe heads, for protecting the included PTB-white standard (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt)

Two main geometries in one device – 45°/0° and d/8°

The two main geometries in use today are the 45°/0° and the d/8° geometry described in the DIN 5033. The normal 45°/0° geometry of the ColorLite sph900 can be easily converted to a d/8°, using our optional accessory MA35-UK. The d/8° probe head can als…

External steel probe head

The unique stainless steel probe head, only 25 mm in diameter. Provides the perfect interface between the sample and instrument – ensuring the most reliable results possible. Hold your sample in one hand and simply press the sprung probe head onto the…

The perfect light source – LED’s

“The light source of the future” LED’s (Light Emitting Diodes) ensure an excellent long- and short-term stability of results and low maintenance costs. The pulse mode ensures that brightness levels stay high for a guaranteed 20 years.

User friendly

Only 4 Main levels: Measure – Calibrate – Settings – Memory Simple 4 button control. Real photos explaining things step-by-step, for example the calibration routines.

1000 standard colours in 5 folders and 3 ways of finding them

Store up to 1000 standard colours in 5 folders – each with an individual CIE dE or dL*,da*, db* tolerances To find the correct colour use one of three methods, including a best match function. Sort the standards by list or use our intelligent name reco…

FAST – 32-Bit ARM RISC processor

The central processing unit of the ColorLite sph900 is a high performance 32-Bit RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) processor. This enables a single scanning time of less than one second. Which means the overall time needed for measuring samples i…

AAD – automatic accessory detection

The external probe head can be attached to a variety of accessories for measuring different types of samples. The sph900 AAD automatically changes internal settings depending on what accessory is attached.

High optical resolution of 3.5 nm steps

One hundred and fifteen (115) 16-Bit spectral values are measured for each scan, using a highly robust optical grating and Hamamatsu line sensor. This ensures a good correlation, even with elaborate desktop spectrophotometers. Many spectrophotometers o…

User mode and user management

User Mode – restricted functionality – prevents adjustment of settings or standards being deleted. User simply selects the standard colour and measures. User management – When activated a 4-digit user ID is stored with all colour data.

Bluetooth© wireless communication or USB V2.0 (RS232 available as an option)

With wireless communication data is instantaneously transferred to the PC during measurements. Alternatively stored data can be downloaded or colour standards (references) uploaded without cables, optimising handling. Or use the supplied fast USB V2.0…

Spectrometer mode – Optional

In this mode the sph900 can be used as a normal mobile spectrometer i.e. measure the spectral radiation (in 3.5 nm steps) and chromaticity values of any light source for example such as LED’s. To do this we determine a calibration file by measuring aga…

Communication tool ActiveX – Optional

A list of commands in an ActiveX.DLL library enables you to communicate with the spectrophotometer from your Software.

FRAM memory chips – no batteries needed

The high performance „Ferroelectric Random Access Memory“ FRAM chips have an operating life of at least 100 000 billion write operations and a data retention of 10 years. This ensures that no data or standards are lost. With no backup battery needed. P…

Warning messages

Variable standard deviation threshold 0.01 to 2 for multiple scans Variable time dependent calibration warning 1h to 24h Variable temperature dependent calibration warning 0 to 9 When the difference between the standard and the sample is too high When…

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