The colorCONTROL ACS 7000 from MICRO-EPSILON Eltrotec is described as the very first online colour measuring system, and is now available from Bestech Australia .
These colour measuring systems operate on a measuring principle that is based on the most accurate method of colour measurement - spectral imaging.
They are suitable for:
- automotive paint inspections
- interior colour measurements
- plagiarism detection
- in the processing of plastics, wood, veneers, textiles; and
- in printing and medical technology.
colorCONTROL ACS 7000 colour measuring instruments support three operating modes. The colour value resolution exceeds ΔE 0.01 for a spectral resolution of 5 nm.
The first mode measures the colour difference ΔE to the reference value. A maximum of 15 learned reference colours can be stored. The second mode measures the sample's reflectivity spectrum. The third mode measures colours and displays them in the relevant colour space (XYZ, L*a*b*, L*u*v*). The results are used to calculate CIE-xy colour coordinates for wavelengths of 390-780 nm.
Observation characteristics such as illumination source (A, C, D65, D50, D75, E, F4, F7, F11 or customised) and 2°/10° standard observers can be adjusted. In addition, users can display and track a trend analysis of ΔE / ΔL*, Δa*, Δb* for the individual colours over any period of time. All modes support measurement speeds of up to 2kHz. The systems work contact-free for a distance of up to 55mm with a measuring geometry of 30°/0°.
Online and offline measuring are both supported by colorCONTROL ACS 700 colour measuring systems. They are operated via a web browser which also displays relevant measuring parameters, including a black/white balance feature. Process interfaces such as Ethernet / EtherCAT, RS422, USB and Digital I/O are included.