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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 system Reflectance: 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
Detector Dual 40-element silicon photodiode arrays
Spectral separation device Diffraction grating
Wavelength range 360 to 740nm
Wavelength pitch 10nm
Half bandwidth Approx. 10nm
Photometric range 0 to 200%; Display resolution: 0.01%
Sphere size Φ152mm
Light source Four pulsed xenon lamps
Measurement time Approximately 1.5s (until data output)
Minimum interval between measurements Approx. 4 seconds when SCI/SCE measured
Measurement/illumination diameters Reflectance: Changeable between LAV, MAV, and SAV
LAV: Φ25.4mm/Φ30m
MAV: Φ8mm/Φ11m
SAV: Φ4mm/Φ7mm
Transmittance: Approx. 17mm
Repeatability Spectral reflectance: Standard deviation within 0.1%
Colorimetric values: Standard deviation within ΔE*ab 0.02
Inter instrument agreement Mean ΔE*ab 0.15 (LAV/SCI) Average for 12 BCRA Series II color tiles compared to values measured with master body
Temperature dependence Spectral reflectance: Within ± 0.10%/°C
Color difference: Within ΔE*ab 0.05/°C
UV adjustment Instantaneous numerical adjustment
UV cut filters 400nm cutoff and 420nm cutoff
Transmittance chamber Width: 133mm, Depth: Approx. 50mm;
Measurement diameter: Approx. 17mm
Transmission sample holder (optional accessory): Sample holder; for both plate-shaped and liquid samples (removable)
Interface RS-232C, D-sub 9-pin (female) terminal
Power AC 120V/230V 50/60Hz (using included AC adapter)
Operating temperature/humidity range 13 to 33°C, relative humidity 80% or less (at 33°C) with no condensation
Storage temperature/humidity range 0 to 40°C, relative humidity 80% or less (at 33°C) with no condensation
Dimensions (W × H × D) 244 × 208 × 378mm
Weight 12kg
Standard accessories White 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 accessories Color 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)