X-Rite’s MA-5 QC

The MA-5 QC is a compact and easy-to-use multi-angle spectrophotometer with five standard measurement angles to accurately evaluate and control metallic colors and special effect finishes. Featuring strategically placed optics at the tip, it is 60% faster, 50% lighter, and 40% more compact than any other five-angle device on the market. It allows operators to easily position MA-5 QC with one hand and capture more measurements per hour.
The cost-effective MA-5 QC provides actionable data to drive process improvement and ensures color harmony across the supply chain. Since it is compatible with existing X-Rite multi-angle solutions, it fits seamlessly into your color quality control process with little or no downtime. MA-5 QC also optimizes legacy data for measurement compatibility with the MA68II and MA94.

X-Rite’s Color iQC

Color iQC is a configurable, job-based software system that allows users to work on a job using process and material templates that contain pre-defined standards, tolerances, and settings. With Color iQC, brands, suppliers, and manufacturers can define instrument calibration and measurement modes and ensure correct color measurement practices, regardless of location or software configuration.

Color iQC analyzes why color errors occur, identifies leading indicators to enable adjustments to the process and ensure final products meet color expectations. It also maintains a complete audit trail to improve communication across the supply chain so quality control professionals can focus less on controlling color quality and more on production speed and efficiency.

X-Rite’s Color iMatch

Color iMatch is an intuitive, job-oriented color formula management and quality control software for the paint, plastic, textile, and building material industries. Using industry-leading multi-flux technology, it intelligently processes color data to provide optimal initial color matches and reduce wasteful formulation attempts. Color iMatch has the power to help lab managers and formulation professionals streamline complicated workflows, improve formulation efficiency, and reduce wasted time and materials.

X-Rite’s Ci7860

A typical production workflow includes many potential opportunities for color errors. Variations in the production process itself, from the composition of raw materials to the environmental conditions under which a product is produced, are one source of error. Differences in color measurement procedures are a second source.
The new Ci7860 has an inter-instrument agreement specification of 0.06 average Delta E*; this represents a 25 percent improvement over other sphere spectrophotometers.  As a result, the Ci7860 enables brands to create the most precise master color standards and communicate these digitally, in place of physical samples, to supply chain partners. Suppliers can use the Ci7860 or other devices in the Ci7000 series to verify that both samples and the final product are achieving customers’ strictest color tolerances.

Konica’s Spectrophotometer

The CM-26dG & CM-26d, are the successors to the CM-2600d and CM-2500d spectrophotometers widely used in the industry. The new devices are portable sphere type spectrophotometers with horizontal alignment, ideal for measuring the colour of flat or large samples. The devices deliver measurement data including (SCI) and excluding (SCE) surface conditions in one measurement sequence, at Ultra-High Speed. With  both 8mm and 3mm measuring apertures, the devices perfectly adapt to small sample sizes, the CM-26dG is also able to measure the gloss of a surface with a true, ISO compliant 60° gloss sensor.