The Konica Minolta Chroma Meter CR-410 is designed to deliver precise color measurements of inhomogeneous samples with texture surface conditions or significant color variation. Featuring a ⌀50mm measurement aperture, the CR-410 excels in color inspection and evaluation for various sectors such as food, construction materials, textiles, and more. This portable colorimeter can function independently or interface with a data processor for enhanced capabilities and immediate printing on-site.

Chroma Meter CR-410

The Konica Minolta Chroma Meter CR-410, which succeeds the CR-310, is a versatile colorimeter expertly designed to provide precise color measurement on a wide range of products and surfaces across diverse applications. This lightweight, handheld color measurement instrument, boasting a ⌀50mm measurement aperture, can accurately measure the color of samples with texture, uneven surface conditions, or significant color variation, offering the ideal solution for color inspections across sectors, including food, building materials, and textiles.

The Chroma Meter CR-410 is a highly effective tool for color quantification and color difference determination. Its advanced features include a pass/fail assessment, enabling immediate comparison of samples to predefined standards or targets. Moreover, this colorimeter allows users to tailor color evaluation and calculation formulas to their specific industry needs, making it a versatile and essential tool for those seeking precision in color analysis.

With storage for up to 1,000 measurements internally, expandable to 2,000 with an optional data processor, the Chroma Meter CR-410 offers convenience. Its user-friendly interface and large LCD screen make data and graph display seamless.

This Chroma Meter CR-410 comes with an extensive range of supporting optional accessories, accommodating a variety of samples, such as powders, opaque liquids, or pastes. For in-depth color analysis and quality control, optional software like the SpectraMagic™ NX2/SpectraMagic™ NX is available to enhance the capabilities of the Chroma Meter CR-410.

CR-410 Chroma Meter


Chroma Meter CR-410

  • Easy-to-use – menus and buttons are clear and easy-to-understand
  • Portable – completely portable with battery power; or use the AC adapter. Measurements can be taken anywhere thanks to the light-weight design
  • Data processor – measuring head can measure alone, or utilize advanced features with the data processor, and the unit features a high-speed printer for easy, on-site labeling
  • User defined evaluation formulas – allows users to configure the color calculation formula and evaluation formula and as desired; useful for both customized formulas or industry-specific formulas
  • Easy to upgrade – compatible with its predecessor, the CR-310, and takes functionality to a whole new level
  • LCD screen – capable of displaying both pass/fail information and color-difference graphs
  • Text entry – data processor allows the user to enter the names of calibration channels and color difference target colors, and users can input comments as well
  • Six languages – German, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, French and English
  • Stores Measurements – can store up to 1,000 measurements, or attach the data processor and store up to 2,000 measurements
  • Calibration function – if the instrument needs to be calibrated it automatically notifies the user
  • Abundant accessories – accessories are available for easy measurement of liquids, pastes, powders, and many other application types

Chroma Meter CR-410

Illumination/viewing systemWide-area illumination/0° viewing angle (specular component included)
DetectorSilicon photocells (6)
Display rangeY: 0.01% to 160.00% (reflectance)
Light sourcePulsed xenon lamp
Measurement time1 sec.
Minimum measurement interval3 sec.
Battery performanceApprox. 800 measurements (when using batteries under Konica Minolta’s testing conditions)
Measurement/illumination area⌀50mm/ ⌀53mm
RepeatabilityWithin ΔE*ab 0.07 standard deviation
(when the white calibration plate is measured 30 times at intervals of 10 seconds)
Inter-Instrument AgreementΔE*ab: Within 0.8
Average of 12 BCRA Series II colors
Observer2° Closely matches CIE 1931 Standard Observer (x̄2λ, ȳλ, z̄λ)
Illuminant*1C, D65
Display*1Chroma Values, color difference values, PASS/WARN/FAIL display
Tolerance judgement*1Color difference tolerance (box tolerance and elliptical tolerance)
Color space/ colorimetric dataXYZ, Y x y, L*a*b*, Hunter Lab, L*C*h, Munsell (only illuminant C), CMC (l:c), CIE1994, Lab99,
LCh99, CIE2000, CIE WI-Tw (only illuminant D65), WI ASTM E313 (only illuminant C),
YI ASTM D1925 (only illuminant C), YI ASTM E313 (only illuminant C),
User index (up to six can be registered from computer)
Languages*1Operating keys: English
LCD: English (default)
(LCD: German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese)
Storable data sets1000 (measureing head and data processor save different data)
Color difference target colors100
Calibration channels*120 channels (ch00: white calibration, ch01 to ch19 : user calibration)
DisplayDot-matrix LCD with back light (15 chars x 9 lines + 1 line for icon display)
InterfaceRS0232C compliant (for data processor/PC)
*Baud rate: 4800, 9600, 19200 (bps) set at 9600 bps when shipped from factory
Power source4 AA size alkaline or Ni-MH batteries,
AC adapter AC120V 50-60Hz (for N.America and Japan)
AC230V 50-60Hz (for worldwide except N.America)
Size102 (W) x 244 (H) x 63 (D) mm
WeightApprox 560g
(including 4 AAA size batteries and not including RS-232C cable)
Operating temperature/Humidity Range0 to 40C, relative humidity 85% or less (at 35 C) with no condensation
*Operating temperature/humidity range of products for North America : 5 to 40°C, relative humidity 80% or less (at 31°C) with no condensation
Storage temperature/humidity range-20 to 40°C, relative humidity 85% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
OtherLCD back light ON/OFF function (when ON< back light stays ON for 30 seconds after last key or measurement operation)

*1 indicates when connected to the Data Processor or when not set using the Data Processor or the optional software, that some of the function are not available when the measuring head is not connected.

Chroma Meter CR-410

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Case Study: Clemson University: Understanding and Controlling Color Download PDF (2MB)
Case Study: The Color of Peanut Butter Download PDF (1.2MB)
Case Study: Food Industry Color Control Download PDF (3.6MB)

Chroma Meter CR-410

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