HunterLab ColorQuest XE Spectrophotometer
The ColorQuest XE is a bench-top spectrophotometer that can measure reflectance, transmission and haze of solids and liquids and comes equipped with a sample clamp that secures your samples to the reflectance port. This versatile clamp lays flat when not in use, can be pulled out in small graduations to accommodate a range of samples and can be removed completely so larger samples can be measured. This ColorQuest XE has two reflectance measurement areas of 1.00 inch and 0.38inch. The instrument also uses diffuse/8˚ Geometry with the option of measuring in Specular Included or Specular Excluded and calculates tristimulus colour data between 400nm – 700nm with spectral data recorded every 10nm.
The transmission compartment is accessible from the top and the sides with a neat sliding compartment door to accommodate a variety of samples. By using transmission cells, samples of the product can be placed in the transmission compartment and measured using a simple press of the button. For transmission measurements, using a CIE- conforming sphere instrument causes the normal minor scattering effect of transparent samples to be negated, giving clear, concise results time after time. These aspects combined with the ColorQuest XE’s transmission cell holder and clamp make measuring and reading sample data a quick, easy, cost effective and reliable resource for quality control. With the ColorQuest XE, visual checks need not be relied on solely for the quality control process. The ColorQuest XE comes complete with the easy to use EasyMatch QC software. This software, combined with the measurements of solids and liquids samples, arranges the resulting data in a comparative colour data table, spectral plot and colour plot to the user’s own requirements.
Tolerances can be set for each standard colour so after a batch measurement, the user can receive a simple pass or fail notification. The colour data transmitted by the product during use will be received and can then be dissected as needed using the EasyMatch QC software that can be set to a user’s exacting specifications.
In summary the ColorQuest XE utilises simple to use software with a smart, compact instrument to create a revolutionary solution to colour measurement requirements.