The Color Reader CR-10 is easy to use, portable and economical like never before. The Color Reader CR-10 is a very compact, battery powered, hand-held portable colorimeter for quick color control. At first, simply measure the target and then the sample. After one second the color difference – expressed in L*a*b* and dE* or L*C*H* and dE* – will appear on the LCD display. The measuring area of 8 mm in addition to the 8/d geometry allows a universal use in a wide variety of applications. All color measurements are taken under the conditions of standard illuminant D65 and 10° observer. For print out of the readings the CR-10 can be connected to an external printer.

(Discontinued) Konica Minolta CR-10 Tristimulus Colorimeter

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Konica Minolta’s CR-10 Tristimulus Colorimeter is a battery powered, portable, and hand-held color reader for fast, accurate color control. The CR-10 Tristimulus Color Reader is easy to use, portable and economical like never before. The CR-10 Color Reader is a very compact, battery operated, hand-held portable Tristimulus colorimeter for quick color control.

First, simply measure the target and then the sample. After one second the color difference – expressed in L*a*b* and dE* or L*C*H* and dE* – will appear on the CR-10 Tristimulus Colorimeter’s LCD display. There’s a measuring area of 8 mm in addition to the 8/d geometry that allows universal use of the CR-10 Tristimulus colorimeter in a wide variety of applications. All color measurements are taken under the conditions of the standard illuminant D65 and 10° observer. For print outs of the readings, the CR-10 colorimeter can be connected to an external printer.

The CR-10 Tristimulus Colorimeter is used to check the color differences between two samples. It fits in the palm of your hand for easy portability, and is great for field operations. This economical, high quality instrument is ideal for users in need of multiple devices. The CR-10 colorimeter is the epitome of elegant simplicity, making it easy to operate even for first-time users.

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(Discontinued) Konica Minolta CR-10 Tristimulus Colorimeter

  • Simple to Use – only has functions that are necessary for use, making it easy even for first-time users
  • LCD Display Screen – displays color difference expressed in L*a*b* and dE* or L*C*H* and dE*
  • Compact size and lightweight – battery-operated and fits in the palm of you hand so it can be taken almost anywhere
  • Low Priced – economically-priced so it is great for first-time users and those who need more than one device

(Discontinued) Konica Minolta CR-10 Tristimulus Colorimeter

Illuminating/viewing geometry 8/d (8° illumination angle/diffuse viewing)
Measuring area Approx. Φ8mm
Display modes D(L*a*b*)/ DE*ab or D(L*C*H*)/ DE*ab
Target color memory 1 channel; set by measurement
Measuring range L*: 10 to 100
Measurement conditions Observer : CIE 10° Standard Observer
Illuminant : CIE Standard Illuminant D65
Repeatability Standard deviation within DE*ab 0.1
(Measurement conditions: Average of measurements of standard white plate)
Repeatability Ev: 0.5%+1 digit(2σ)
xy: ±0.0005
Minimum interval between measurements Approx. 1 sec.
Power source Four AA-size batteries or optional AC Adapter AC-A12
Battery life Alkaline-manganese batteries: Approx.2000 measurements at 10-sec. intervals
Ni-Cd batteries: Approx. 600 measurements at 10-sec intervals
Operating temperature/humidity range 0 to 40°C; relative humidity 85% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
Standard accessories Soft Case CR-A68; Protective Cap CR-A72; Wrist Strap CR-A73; AA-size batteries (4)
Optional accessories AC Adapter AC-A12; Printer Cable CR-A75

(Discontinued) Konica Minolta CR-10 Tristimulus Colorimeter

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