Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Unveils CM-5 Benchtop Spectrophotometer at IFT 2010 Show

RAMSEY, N.J., July 14 - Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), the worldwide leader in the industrial measurement of color, light and shape, announces the unveiling of its state of the art CM-5 Benchtop Spectrophotometer at this year's IFT 2010 show at the McCormick Convention Center in Chicago, IL.

Officially launched in January 2010, KMSA will be showcasing its new CM-5 for the first time at a major US food show. This next generation color measurement instrument has quickly become one of the most talked about and fastest selling instruments worldwide. With over 50 years of industry experience, Konica Minolta designed the CM-5 to meet the highest standards for the food industry and for the actual unit operator.

The CM-5 is a full featured, highly accurate and a totally standalone instrument that does not require a PC. The CM-5 can display everything from numeric data, spectral graphs, and colorimetric plots, making a PC for basic color control a thing of the past. The versatility of the top port design can monitor the measurement of fresh fruits & vegetables to prepared and frozen foods. It also integrates a sliding body panel to expose its large transmittance chamber capable of measuring films and liquids.

"What sets the CM-5 apart is that it's quite simply the easiest and virtually mistake free color measurement instrument ever developed," said Randy Klimek, New Product Project Manager for Konica Minolta Sensing. The CM-5 features yet another industry first for Konica Minolta, who developed a cutting edge on-screen wizard that instructs the user step by step on how to take a measurement, making it the ideal instrument for even non-experts.

In addition to the CM-5, Konica Minolta Sensing's Food Color Indexing Technology (FCIT) will also be on display this year at IFT 2010. FCIT is designed to save time and cut costs by providing the user with only information pertinent to their application. An index simplifies color readings by presenting the user with one number to base a decision on instead of a multitude of data to sort through. Currently being offered are indices for tomato, French fry, peanut butter and coffee.

New this year, KMSA will be hosting in booth workshops at booth #6481. Application specialists will be on hand to present and answer questions related to food color measurement utilizing the CM-5 and also about our Food Color Indexing Technology used in conjunction with a CR-400/410 Colorimeter.

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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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