TESTING: Versatile Spectrophotometer Measures Variety of Samples

Konica Minolta's CM-5 can measure samples with different material characteristics.

The newest benchtop spectrophotometer from Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Ramsey, N.J., is an advanced all-in-one system capable of evaluating the color and appearance of opaque, transparent, and translucent samples.

            Said to be ideal for R&D and laboratory environments, the CM-5 boasts high precision and advanced capabilities that allow users to effectively analyze, formulate, and control the color and appearance of solids, liquids, pastes, powders, pills, and granules in a more comprehensive, streamlined process.

            Used as a standalone instrument, the CM-5 is also compatible with SpectraMagic NX software to record measurements and provide a more comprehensive color analysis, as well as Colibri software to formulate the color recipes for various applications.

            Among its notable features are: aperture sizes 3mm, 8mm, and 30mm to evaluate the color and appearance of samples very small-to-large in size; large color LCD screen that displays data and graphs clearly; and, a top-port area for measuring opaque samples, as well as a transmittance chamber for measuring transparent and translucent samples. Also, pass/fail assessments immediately determine if the samples meet the defined standard or target color.