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BYK-mac i COLOR

ASTM D2244, E308, E1164, E2194; DIN 5033, 5036, 6174, 6175-2; DIN EN ISO 11664; SAE J 1545

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Multi-angle color measurement

In order to control the lightness and / or color flop of an effect finish, the color needs to be measured under different viewing angles.

BYK-mac i COLOR spectrophotometer offers an attractive solution by measuring

  • Traditional 5-angle color at 15°/25°/45°/75°/110°
  • An additional angle at -15° "behind the gloss" for color travel of interference pigments

 




FEATURES TECHNICAL DATA | MORE INFO | PRICE LIST
 

 

Features

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The shape of the instrument is designed to ensure easy handling and true portability. With an intuitive menu quality control of metallic finishes has never been easier.

  • Menu guided operation according to your own sampling procedure
  • Designated buttons for standard and sample readings
  • Scroll wheel to select menu functions
  • Large color display - easy-to-read inside and outside
  • Storage of up to 1000 readings in selectable memories
  • 4 trigger pins on the bottom plate guarantee stable positioning even on curved surfaces
  • Plug-in WiFi adapter for flexible and flawless data transfer
  • The BYK-mac i COLOR spectrophotometer is equipped with additional sensors to detect fluorescent light excited in the visible range. The Intensity Emission value quantifies the fluorescent light and can be used as a preliminary indicator for light fastness.


Color-Guide



BYK-mac i COLOR Docking Station Case

 

Technical Data

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Technical Data
Measuring Geometry: 45° illumination / -15°, 15°, 25°, 45°, 75°, 110° aspecular viewing
Measuring Area: 23 mm diameter
Spectral Range: 400 - 700 nm, 10 nm resolution
Measurement Range: 0 to 600 % reflectance
Repeatability: 0.01 ΔE* (10 consecutive measurements on white)
Reproducibility: Grey BCRA tiles: avg. ΔE* < 0.10
Chromatic BCRA tiles: avg. ΔE* < 0.25
Color Scales: ΔE*; ΔE CMC; ΔE 94; ΔE 2000; ΔE 99; ΔE DIN6175
Index: Flop, Int-Em
Illuminants: A; C; D50; D65; F2; F7; F11; F12
Observer: 2°; 10°
Measuring Time: < 4 seconds
Memory: 1000 standards / samples
Display: 2.7 in. TFT color LCD display
Language: English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Power Supply: Rechargeable battery pack or 4 mignon AA batteries (alkaline or rechargeable)
Operating Temperature: 50 to 110° F (10 to 42° C)
Relative Humidity: Up to 85%, 95° F (35° C); non-condensing
Dimensions: 8.6 x 3.2 x 5.8 in. (21.8 x 8.1 x 14.7 cm)
Weight: Approx. 2.86 lbs (approx. 1.3 kg)
System Requirements:
Operating System: Windows 7 SP1, 8.1 or 10
Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5.2
Hardware: Core 2 Duo, 2.2 GHz; i7, 2.5 GHz recommended, or equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM, 8 GB recommended
Hard-disk Capacity: 2 GB during installation
Monitor Resolution: 1280 x 1024 pixel or higher
Interface: Free USB-port

 

Reliable Readings

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The BYK-mac i COLOR uses a light source with long term stability and patented illumination control which provide superior accuracy and low maintenance for many years.

  • Stable, long-term calibration - needed only every three months
  • Temperature independent measurement results between 10 - 40°C - without calibration
  • Excellent agreement between instruments allowing usage of digital standards among the supply chain
  • 10 year warranty on the light source - no lamp changes needed

 

BYK-mac i COLOR Training

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BYK-Gardner offers you more than just an instrument. We assist you in analyzing your color readings as well as sparkle and graininess data. As a result you will be able to use the BYK-mac i to save time and money, while at the same time improving quality. Therefore, the instrument comes with a one day training course including:

  1. Color and Effect Theory
    • Parameters influencing total color impression of effect finishes
    • Color and effect differences for trouble shooting
  2. Operation and Software training smart-process
    • Standard management
    • Set-up an "organizer" to create a routine measurement procedure
    • Programming of the instrument with "organizer" and measurement of several samples
    • Data transfer to smart-chart software and saving in a database for routine QC
    • Data analysis using standard reports:
      • Test Report: Shows measurement data for a single test series - ideal for color harmony reviews -
      • Scorecard (Management Summary Report): Quick overview how production is running over the selected time range
      • Trend Report: Typical process control chart showing the data over time or by individual.
    • Create your own reports reports in Excel®:
      • Transfer data from the database to Excel®
  3. Operation and Software training smart-lab
    • Standard management
    • Measure standards and samples by single and average readings
    • Save, recall and delete measurements
    • Change illuminants, observers, color equations
    • Data analysis using standard reports:
      • Scatter graph per angle to show at one glance whether all parts are within specification
      • Color & Effect Travel to show how individual samples perform per measurement angle
      • Effect graph to control whether sparkle and graininess values are within specification
      • Spectral curves for detailed analysis
    • Create your own reports in Excel®:
      • Transfer data from the database to Excel® Certified
      • The training can be performed in one day or two half days. It is recommended to split the training into two half days:
        • Day 1: Theory and basic operation (set-up organizer, taking readings and saving in a database)
        • Day 2: 3-4 weeks later to ensure readings were taken and saved in a database. Data analysis and standard QC report can be explained using custom specific data.

 

Prices

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Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Item Prices

Multi-angle spectrophotometer, Black calibration standard, White calibration standard with certificate, Color checking reference, Protective cap, Cleaning set for bottom plate, 2 light protection covers, Seal replacement kit, smart-chart software (7032 only), Docking station with USB cable for memory transfer, Instrument interface cable for online data transfer, 2 rechargeable Li-ion battery packs, Battery holder; 4 x AA batteries, Short instructions - Operating manual on CD, Carrying case and Training
CL-7032 BYK-mac i COLOR $32,096.00
CL-7033 BYK-mac i COLOR 26,894.00
Accessories/ Replacements
CL- 7044 Black Standard, BYK-mac i to perform zero calibration 259.00
CL-6336 Protective Cap, BYK-mac 23 mm Snap on cover to protect optics and interior components 52.00
CL-6360 Docking Station, BYK-mac Incl. USB interface cable and charger 100 - 240 V self adapting 1,605.00
CL-6337 USB Interface Cable To connect the docking station to the PC, USB-A plug, 3 m length 37.00
CL-7052 WiFi Adapter BYK-mac i (plug in adapter to set-up wireless data transfer to a PC) 588.00
CL-6359 Battery Pack, BYK-mac Rechargeable battery pack for automatic charge in docking station 207.00
CL-6364 Cleaning Set, BYK-mac To clean instrument aperture and pin covers from dust and grease 88.00
CL-6348 Seal Set, BYK-mac Including 3 light protection rubber seals and 8 rubber pin covers 88.00
CL-6414 Light Protection Cover, BYK-mac To measure very bright colors; 10 pieces included 305.00
CL-4862 Software smart-lab Color, BYK-mac i - Lab QC software for online color & effect control with BYK-mac i 7,077.00
CL-4831 Software smart-process - Process QC software for BYK-mac i, cloud-runner and wave-scan 7,077.00
*After software download both software packages can be used for 30 days for free trial. Thereafter, the user needs to decide and register for one software package.
Note: For replacement of white, color or effect standard, please contact your local service department.



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