Benchtop Spectrophotometer includes USB interface.

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Compliant with RoHS directive, Model CM-3700A measures reflectance of opaque objects and transmittance of transparent or translucent solid materials. Unit enables degree of UV in illumination to be controlled with 400 nm UV cutoff filter, which is inserted into instrument's illumination light path. Sample holder design enables measuring center of A4-sized sample, while damper provides soft close to protect samples from being damaged and to eliminate unwanted spring back.

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Konica Minolta Sensing Launches New CM-3700A Benchtop Spectrophotometer

RAMSEY, N.J., -- Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), the worldwide leader in the industrial measurement of color, light and 3D shape, announces the launch of its newest benchtop spectrophotometer, the CM-3700A.

The CM-3700A is an updated version of the now discontinued CM-3700d. Inheriting the same optical system technology as its predecessor, it offers the same excellent performance and measurement data compatibility while adding a new USB communication interface, a larger sample area designed to accommodate larger sheet samples and a newly engineered "soft close" sample holder.

CM-3700A Main Features

1. Reflectance and Transmittance

The CM-3700A can measure both the reflectance of opaque objects and the transmittance of transparent or translucent solid materials such as plastics. With accessories, the CM-3700A can even measure the transmittance of liquids.

2. UV Adjustment for Fluorescent Materials

Accurate measurement of materials containing fluorescent whitening agents such as paper, cloth, and plastics, requires the precise control of the UV component of the illumination in the measuring instrument. The CM-3700A enables the degree of UV in the illumination to be controlled with a UV cutoff filter. This is accomplished using a 400nm UV Cutoff filter which is inserted into the instruments illumination light path. Determining and setting the filters position manually can be tedious and time consuming. The CM-3700A used with SpectraMagic NX color data software enables the positioning to be performed automatically.

3. New USB Interface

The interface has been changed from RS-232C serial to USB providing faster communication and easier connection to newer computers.

4. Larger Sample Area

The sample holder design has been changed to give it a longer arm to enable measuring the center of an A4-sized sample, and a damper has been added to provide a "slow-close" effect that prevents the sample holder from slamming shut and possibly damaging the measurement sample or pinching fingers.

5. Improved Sample Holder

A "soft close" sample arm holder now protects samples from being damaged and eliminates unwanted spring back.

6. Protected Power Switch

A protective frame has been added around the power switch to make it less likely that the switch will be operated by accident.

7. RoHS Conformance

The CM-3700A is in full conformance with the RoHS (Restrictions on Hazardous Substances) directive.

In addition to the launch of the CM-3700A, version 2.2 of SpectraMagic NX color data software is now available. This powerful software enables you to perform comprehensive color inspection and analysis critical to your business. Both the CM-3700A and SpectraMagic NX are available for sale.

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About Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Holdings USA, Inc., is recognized as the international leader of industrial color, light and shape measurement. The company is responsible for product lines that continuously revolutionize how visual perception is measured by the world.

An industry pioneer, as well as innovator, Konica Minolta Sensing developed and introduced the first portable color measurement units to the world. Presently, their catalog contains instruments such as portable colorimeters as well as portable and benchtop spectrophotometers for color measurement, spectroradiometers and lux meters for light/display measurement and 3D non-contact scanners for shape measurement.

Thousands of companies across the globe choose to depend on Konica Minolta Sensing equipment when color, light or 3D measurement is vital to the manufacturing process. Konica Minolta Sensing's products can be found in a wide array of industries including food, plastics, paints, coatings, automotive, aerospace and cosmetics.

Konica Minolta Sensing's Ramsey, New Jersey corporate headquarters is fully equipped with a state of the art service center, 3D scanning laboratory, tech support center, and a focused sales force dedicated to both the North American and South American regions.

When it comes to color, light and shape measurement - the world looks to Konica Minolta.

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