Meter combines color and gloss measurement.

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Spectro-guide measures color and 60° gloss simultaneously in compliance with ISO, ASTM, and DIN specifications, and displays both values together, enabling user to determine cause of mismatch. True circumferential illumination eliminates influence of measurement direction. Up to 200 standards and 999 samples can be saved in memory. Easy-link software contains pre-defined QC reports, and allows direct transfer of measurement results to MS Excel(TM).



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New spectro-guide - Color and Gloss Measurement Combined in One Instrument



BYK-Gardner - manufacturer of innovative measuring instruments for the quality control of paints and plastics - introduces the new spectro-guide, its new instrument that combines color and gloss measurement in one unit.

Both color and gloss influence the overall appearance of a product. A higher gloss surface appears darker to the human eye than a flatter surface, even if they are the exact same color. Until now this phenomena had to be measured with two separate instruments, which is not very efficient or cost-effective. Now you can measure it with only one instrument - the spectro-guide!

The spectro-guide is the only instrument to measure color (45/0 and sphere) and 60° gloss simultaneously in compliance with ISO, ASTM and DIN specifications. Color and gloss values are displayed together, making it easy to clearly determine the cause of a mismatch.

Now, even highly textured surfaces can be measured with excellent repeatability, thanks to the spectro-guide's new, patented measurement principle that guarantees true circumferential illumination, which eliminates the influence of measurement direction and thus ensures excellent repeatability.

You can save up to 200 standards and 999 samples in the instrument's memory, both for color and gloss. BYK-Gardner's easy-link software, supplied with each spectro-guide, contains pre-defined QC reports, and allows the direct transfer of measurement results to MS Excel(TM). The spectro-guide is always ready to use: batteries last for up to 8,000 readings, calibration is needed only every 3 months, and its patented temperature control allows you to measure color and gloss wherever needed, without worrying about variations in readings due to temperature fluctuations.

For more information, please contact BYK-Gardner USA by calling us at 800-343-7721, or you can visit our website at www.bykgardner.com.

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