The spectro2guide spectrophotometer represents the next step in the evolution of color measurement. Just like its predecessor, color and 60° gloss are measured simultaneously. Completely new is the quantification of fluorescence by measuring like a fluorimeter with monochrome illuminations. Colorful graphs show the fluorescent results on the display and new fluorescent indices are calculated for easy analysis.
To quantify fluorescence two new indices, Delta Fl and Delta EwoFl, are calculated. The index DFl (delta Fluorescence) indicates whether and how much fluorescent light is emitted by the standard and the sample – important for everybody who wants to avoid any fluorescent ingredients in the product material. The index DEwoFl (delta E without Fluorescence) calculates how the color will change when the fluorescence has degraded. In addition, the spectro2guide calculates how fluorescent specimens will look like under different illuminants (“Fluorescence Metamerism”).
The new instrument follows a very simple rule, which is not so easy to put into practice: “Form follows function”. Due to its balanced and upfront design, the display is always in the right position and easy-to-read, whether on horizontal, vertical, large or small surface areas – even true for overhead work. You no longer need to bend out of shape for measurement and data reading. The display flips around for you.
Accurate readings require reliable calibration. As first spectrophotometer on the market, the spectro2guide offers auto diagnosis and an automatic calibration function. The spectro2guide with the docking station make a perfect couple – the white calibration standard is always protected and a reliable calibration is guaranteed. Moreover, the docking station automatically charges the instrument. You only have to park the spectro2guide, the rest happens automatically. The smart docking station offers you a 2-in-1 advantage: Be ready at any time, be safe at any time – do not lose time with charging and daily calibration by hand.
As for mobile phones, there is a trend towards ever-larger displays. The new spectro2guide is completely in line with this trend offering a 3.5” color touchscreen – the largest on the market. An iconbased menu, colorful data tables and graphics ensure an intuitive smart phone like operation. As you are used to, you can touch or swipe with your fingers – it even works when wearing gloves. Alternatively, you also can use a stylus, which is enclosed in the housing – always handy.
An integrated camera shows a live preview of the measurement spot. To ensure precise positioning and to prevent false readings on imperfections or scratches, the measurement spot is magnified by a factor of 4.5:1. It is so easy – just press the measurement button halfway and the live preview is active.
Like the predecessor, the spectro2guide uses innovative, high performance LED technology as light sources. Smart testing combined with our long-standing experience guarantees an outstanding performance of the LEDs. Short-term, long-term and temperature stability as well as a homogeneous illumination spot are unsurpassed in the industry. As a result, a superior accuracy and excellent inter-instrument agreement allow use of digital standards. One binding reference eliminates sources of error and physical standards no longer need to be exchanged. Digital standards bring the complete supply chain on target.
|Geometry||45°c:0°, d:8° (spin/spex)|
|Aperture Size||12 mm / 8 mm|
|Spectral Range Color||400 – 700 nm, 10 nm resolution|
|Spectral Range Fluorescence||340 – 760, 10 nm resolution|
|Repeatability||0.01 DE* (10 consecutive measurements on white)|
|Reproducibility||0.1 DE* (average on 12 BCRA II tiles)|
|Color Systems||CIELab/Ch, Lab(h), XYZ, Yxy|
|Color Differences||∆E*, ∆E(h), ∆EFMC2, ∆E94, ∆ECMC, ∆E99, ∆E2000|
|Indices||YIE313, YID 1925, WIE 313, CIE, Berger, Color Strength, Opacity, Metamerism, Grayscale, Jetness|
|Illuminants||A, C, D50, D55, D65, D75, F2, F6, F7, F8, F10, F11, UL30|
|Aperture Size||5 x 10 mm|
|Measurement Range||0 – 10 GU||10 – 100 GU|
|Repeatability||± 0.1 GU||± 0.2 GU|
|Reproducibility||± 0.5 GU||± 1.0 GU|
|Memory||5000 Standards and samples|
|Languages||English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese|
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||87 x 110 x 188 mm (3.4 x 4.3 x 7.4 in)|
|Weight||707 g (d/8), 690 g (45/0)|
|Interface||USB-C (device), USB-B (docking station)|
|Battery||7.2 V, 2350 mAh, 16.92 Wh|
|Device||Input 12 V, max. 2 A (Docking)|
|5 V, max. 2 A (USB-C)|
|Docking station||Input 12 V, max. 2 A (Power supply)|
|Input 5 V, max. 0.5 A (USB-B)|
|Output 12 V, max. 2 A|
|Power supply||Input 100 – 240 V, 50 – 60 Hz, max. 1 A|
|Output 12 V, max. 3 A|