The SP62 is a versatile sphere spectrophotometer, designed to give fast, precise and accurate color measurement information on materials ranging from paper and paint to plastics and textiles.
Lightweight, compact, portable instrument
Diffuse/8° sphere optical geometry
0.15 D Ecmc inter-instrument agreement
4mm, 8mm or 16mm fixed aperture
Large, easy-to-read graphical LCD display
PROJECT operation mode
Flip-back target shoe for flexible use
Simultaneous measurement of both specular component included and specular component excluded
Rechargeable battery for remote use
On-Board, Built-In Software
PROJECTS - User can collect colors under one title. Data can be uploaded and/or downloaded via patented, bi-directional communications link to computer software.
Measuring Functions and Indices
The SP62 provides absolute and difference measurements for the following colormetric systems. These values can be obtained from any of the nine illuminants with 2 ° or 10 ° observer angle: CIE XYZ , CIE Yxy, CIE L*a*b* , Hunter LAB , CIE L*c*h o (calculated from ab or uv space), CMC and CIE94 . Whiteness and Yellowness per ASTM E313-98 , Metamerism Index and DIN 6172 .
Special PROJECT Modes
Multiple color standards can also be collected under an identified PROJECT, a feature that supports corporate color standards programs.
The SP62 stores up to 1,024 standards with tolerances for easy pass/fail measurement. A red/green LED indicator and the instrument's LCD display provide visual confirmation of results. A tone also sounds to indicate a fail result and measurement completion.
Quick Colour Compare
An operator can take a quick measurement and comparison of two colours. This allows the operator to take quality-control readings in a time efficient manner without having to create tolerances or store data.
The SP62's diffusing sphere is made of Spectralon®, a durable, highly reflective material designed to perform in a rigorous production environment. The diffusing material prevents premature degradation due to the flaking and chipping of the sphere wall material.
The SP62 has superior inter-instrument agreement – essential in multiple instrument color-control programs. The SP62 offers excellent inter-instrument agreement with SP64 Sphere Spectrophotometer. Both input data into Elcometer 6090 line of Windows-based color quality assurance and color formulation software.
Opacity, Colour Strength and Shade Sorting
The SP62 can measure opacity as well as three color-strength options: chromatic, apparent and tri-stimulus calculations. The SP62 also performs 555 shade sorting. These are important considerations in the color quality control of manufactured products involving plastics, painted or textile materials.
Texture and Gloss Influence
To determine the influence of the specular component , the SP62 allows simultaneous measurement of both specular-included (color) and specular-excluded (appearance).
In addition to on-board programs to assist the operator in the data collection process, the instrument itself is highly user-friendly. It is compact and lightweight. A wrist strap and tactile side grips make it easy to hold. Read-outs are large and easy to see. A rechargeable battery pack allows extended operation of the instrument.