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The CM-3600D is a bench-top spectrophotometer that is horizontally oriented and is a precision, repeatable device crafted to measure color in any application. This device features an assortment of interchangeable diameters and measuring functions.

(Discontinued) CM-3600d Spectrophotometer

The CM-3600D Spectrophotometer is a bench top model capable of being controlled by computers using Windows software. This device has proven to be extremely accurate and can measure at 10nm over a wide range of wavelengths (360 – 740nm) using a dual channel sensor and double beam technology.

Included in the CM-3600D Spectrophotometer are components that reduce the time delay when switching between SCE and SCI as well as filter movements. There are three measurement diameters (25.4mm, 8mm, and 4mm) making it easy to measure a variety of sample sizes. This exceptionally advanced device is able to measure color transparency and grants the user control over numerical gloss and UV. The device is lightweight and compact with a viewfinder enhancing the ease of use from a seated position.

The CM-3600D Spectrophotometer is compatible with Spectra Magic NX software. The software is easy to use and displays editable data results via multiple views. 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.

(Discontinued) CM-3600d Spectrophotometer

  • Accurate and repeatable – highly accurate which makes it ideal for research and development
  • 3 measurement diameters – 25.4, 8, and 4mm
  • Advanced features – can measure transparent colors, numerical gloss and UV control
  • Requires less repairs – made with a minimum of moving parts, so repairs are rarely necessary
  • d/8 optical system – makes the instrument compliant with all relevant standards
  • Controlled by PC – can be controlled by a PC using Windows software
  • Compact – light-weight design
  • Viewfinder – makes measurements easy from a seated position
  • 10nm interval measurements – can measure at 10nm intervals over a full range of wavelengths from 360 to 740nm

(Discontinued) CM-3600d Spectrophotometer

Illumination/observation systemReflectance: d/8 (diffuse illumination/8° viewing angle), capable of simultaneous SCI (specular component included)/SCE (specular component excluded) measurement. Conforms to CIE No. 15, ISO 7724/1, ASTM E-1164, DIN 5033 Teil 7, and JIS Z8722 Condition C standards. Transmittance: d/0 (diffuse illumination/0° viewing angle). Conforms to CIE No. 15, ASTM E-1164, DIN 5033 Teil 7 standards
DetectorDual 40-element silicon photodiode arrays
Spectral separation deviceDiffraction grating
Wavelength range360 to 740nm
Wavelength pitch10nm
Half bandwidthApprox. 10nm
Photometric range0 to 200%; Display resolution: 0.01%
Sphere sizeΦ152mm
Light sourceFour pulsed xenon lamps
Measurement timeApproximately 1.5s (until data output)
Minimum interval between measurementsApprox. 4 seconds when SCI/SCE measured
Measurement/illumination diametersReflectance: Changeable between LAV, MAV, and SAV
LAV: Φ25.4mm/Φ30m
MAV: Φ8mm/Φ11m
SAV: Φ4mm/Φ7mm
Transmittance: Approx. 17mm
RepeatabilitySpectral reflectance: Standard deviation within 0.1%
Colorimetric values: Standard deviation within ΔE*ab 0.02
Inter instrument agreementMean ΔE*ab 0.15 (LAV/SCI) Average for 12 BCRA Series II color tiles compared to values measured with master body
Temperature dependenceSpectral reflectance: Within ± 0.10%/°C
Color difference: Within ΔE*ab 0.05/°C
UV adjustmentInstantaneous numerical adjustment
UV cut filters400nm cutoff and 420nm cutoff
Transmittance chamberWidth: 133mm, Depth: Approx. 50mm;
Measurement diameter: Approx. 17mm
Transmission sample holder (optional accessory): Sample holder; for both plate-shaped and liquid samples (removable)
InterfaceRS-232C, D-sub 9-pin (female) terminal
PowerAC 120V/230V 50/60Hz (using included AC adapter)
Operating temperature/humidity range13 to 33°C, relative humidity 80% or less (at 33°C) with no condensation
Storage temperature/humidity range0 to 40°C, relative humidity 80% or less (at 33°C) with no condensation
Dimensions (W × H × D)244 × 208 × 378mm
Standard accessoriesWhite Calibration Plate, Target Mask (Φ4mm), Target Mask (Φ8mm), Target Mask (Φ25.4mm), Zero Calibration Box, AC Adapter, Dust Cover, Accessory Case, Unit Driver, RS-232C Cable (9-pin, 2m)
Optional accessoriesColor Data Software SpectraMagic™ NX, Transmittance Specimen Holder, Cell (2mm)/(10mm)/(20mm), Transmittance Zero Calibration Plate, RS-232C Cable (IBM PC/AT; 5m)/(IBM PS/2; 2m)/(IBM PS/2; 5m)

Specifications subject to change without notice.

(Discontinued) CM-3600d Spectrophotometer

Owner’s Manual: Download PDF (1.3MB)

Case Study: Clemson University: Understanding and Controlling Color Download PDF (2MB)