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The CM-3500D is a bench-top spectrophotometer that features various options for the measurement of color in assorted applications with a greater degree of accuracy than traditional methods.

(Discontinued) CM-3500d Spectrophotometer

The bench top CM-3500D spectrophotometer is a multi-feature device that is capable of measuring color in a wide array of application including transmittance and reflectance. This device offers three interchangeable measuring aperture sizes (3mm, 8mm, and 30mm); choice is dependent on the application. Measuring transparent liquids and solids can be tricky; however, the transmission chamber makes the task easy and convenient. For tasks that require the measuring the reflectance of pastes, powders, solids, granular, or opaque liquids, users of the CM-3500D spectrophotometer will find the top-port a valuable feature. Users also have the choice of switching between SCE and SCI.

The CM-3500D spectrophotometer is compatible the SpectrMagic NX software. The SpectraMagic software is user friendly and displays multiple, editable views of data results. Two or more secondary targets can be associated with targeted data from a primary target; this capability coincides with sophisticated QC applications like checking for color differences.

The software works on a drag-and drop platform which allows for easy interpretation after printing. For displaying information there is a variety of graph available along with preconfigured templates. There is also a status window in which users may view instrument information. Information compiled through older software is compatible with current software and can easily be transferred; all data is Excel exportable. Included with the software are a Color Tutorial and a Navigation Function to provide users with additional information.

CM-3500D Spectrophotometer

(Discontinued) CM-3500d Spectrophotometer

  • Highly Accurate – d/8 degrees geometry makes this instrument extremely accurate and repeatable
  • Controlled via a PC – SpectraMagicNX data software is used to control the device
  • Three diameter measurements – 3, 8, and 30mm aperture masks to fit any measurement need
  • Ability to measure transparency – using diffuse illumination/0 degrees viewing angle (d/0) geometry
  • Any application – pastes, solids, powders, liquids, and granular applications are possible
  • Top-port and transmission chamber – two ways of measuring items

(Discontinued) CM-3500d Spectrophotometer

Illumination/observation system Reflectance: d/8 (diffuse illumination/8Δ viewing angle); SCI (specular component included)/SCE (specular component excluded) switchable; meets IS0 and DIN standards for d/8 geometry; also meets CIE and ASTM standards for d/0 geometry. Transmittance: d/0 (diffuse illumination/0Δ viewing angle)
Detector Dual 18-element silicon photodiode array with wedge-shaped continuous interference filter
Wavelength range 400 to 700nm
Wavelength pitch 20 nm
Half bandwidth Approx. 20nm average
Photometric range 0 to 175%; Resolution: 0.01%
Light source Pulsed xenon arc lamp
Measurement time Approximately 2.5 sec. (to start of data output)
Minimum interval between measurements 3 sec.
Measurement/illumination diameters Reflectance: Changeable between LAV and MAV
LAV: Φ30mm measurement/Φ36mm illumination
MAV: Φ8mm measurement/Φ11mm illumination
Transmittance: Approx. Φ22mm
Repeatability When white calibration plate is measured 30 times at 10-sec. intervals after white calibration has been performed: Spectral reflectance: Standard deviation within 0.20%
Chromaticity: Standard deviation within ΔE*ab 0.05
Inter instrument agreement Mean ΔE*ab 0.15 (typical) Average for 12 BCRA Series II color tiles compared to values measured with standard body
Temperature drift Spectral reflectance: Within ±0.30%/ΔC
Color difference: Within ΔE*ab 0.05/ΔC
Interface RS-232C standard
Power AC 100V/120V/230V 50/60Hz (using included AC adapter)
Operating temperature/humidity range 0 to 40ΔC, relative humidity 85% or less (at 35ΔC) with no condensation
Storage temperature/humidity range -20 to 45ΔC, relative humidity 85% or less (at 35ΔC) with no condensation
Dimensions (W × H × D) 413 × 190 × 240mm (16-15/16 × 7-1/2 × 9-7/16 in.)
Weight 10kg (22 lb.)
Standard accessories White Calibration Plate CM-A120; Target Mask (Φ8mm) CM-A122; Target Mask (Φ30mm) CM-A123; Zero Calibration Box CM-A124; Carrying Case CM-A67; AC Adapter ; RS-232C Cable (2m/6.6 ft., 9-pin, for IBM PC) IF-A12
Optional accessories Color Data Software SpectraMagic ™ NX; CM-A96 Transmittance Specimen Holder; Cells CM-A97 (2mm), CM-A98 (10mm), CM-A99 (20mm); Plastic Cells CM-A130(2mm), CM-A131(10mm), CM-A132 (20mm); Transmittance Zero Calibration Plate CM-A100; Sample Viewing Mirror CM-A125; Color Tiles; RS-232C Cable (for IBM PC)

Specifications subject to change without notice.

(Discontinued) CM-3500d Spectrophotometer

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