Spotlight on the Popular CM-2600d Spectrophotometer
Color measurement is not an art but a science. Konica Minolta has perfected that science with a selection of advanced spectrophotometers that provide users with highly accurate color measurement data across a huge range of objects and solutions. One of our most popular instruments in this category is the CM-2600d spectrophotometer, and for good reason.
The CM-2600d spectrophotometer is hand-held and portable, making it convenient for numerous color measuring tasks at different angles. It comes with 3mm and 8mm measurement apertures that are simple to interchange. Its bright viewfinder allows for easy reading of measurement data and navigation through the various menu options. Providing the most accurate readings of any instrument of its kind, measurements are completed in under two seconds.
Technicians appreciate the simplicity of this spectrophotometer with its two user controls: one that is a scrolling wheel that works similar to a computer mouse and provides quick menu navigation on the LCD screen; and a button that is depressed to record a measurement.
The screen on the CM-2600d spectrophotometer is large and makes it easy to read data displays both numerically and graphically. Data includes elliptical and box tolerances of L*a*b*, a pass/fail indicator, colorimetric results that show color differences, and more. The illuminated viewer lets users experience true sample viewing on even dark objects and substances.
When used in any color measurement task, this advanced instrument gives technicians a function to reverse the display so data can be seen and read from multiple directions. Because Konica Minolta products are used in numerous industries around the world, we’ve designed the CM-2600d spectrophotometer to communicate in six popular languages including English, Spanish, German, Italian, French and Japanese.
The startling degree of accuracy in this instrument is the result of our patented Innovation Optical System that aligns with the highest color measurement standards and excels in virtually every quality assurance application. Its d/8 sphere has built into it both numerical UV control and numerical gloss control, which gives users simultaneous measuring results with SCE (specular component excluded) and SCI (specular component included).
A truly superior instrument in many ways, the CM-2600d spectrophotometer is the first portable color measuring device in the world with numerical UV control. This feature considerably lowers time users must spend on measuring procedures and calibration when the instrument is being used on objects that contain brighteners such as some detergents, paper products and various textiles.
The technology behind numerical UV control employs a xenon flash that excludes UV and another that includes it. Both are displayable on the LCD screen through specialized mathematics.
The CM-2600d spectrophotometer works with SpectraMagic NX software that provides many different measuring results that users can edit. When used to determine color difference or in other quality control applications, the instrument’s primary target data can be checked against that of several secondary targets.
About the Author: Alan Chua
Alan Chua is the Assistant Manager of Konica Minolta Sensing Singapore Pte Ltd. Graduated from an electrical engineering background, he is mainly involved in sales, seminar, training and coaching in the field of light and color management. In his 18 years of experience in managing and providing solutions to the many industrial applications, he has also conducted color seminars and workshops to educate the industry on instrumentation technologies and color science. He was also invited as speaker for The Academy of Fashion Professions (TaF.tc) seminar which is the training arm of Textile & Fashion Federation (TaF.f). He was also the speaker for the Color Cosmetics Conference.