The newest member of the spectro2guide family – spectro2go for mobile colour control

BYK-Gardner – worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of colour, appearance and physical properties – is introducing a new member of the spectro2guide family: the spectro2go.

The overall appearance of a product is influenced by colour and gloss. To ensure colour harmony spectro2go measures colour and 60° gloss simultaneously in compliance with international standards. In addition, the spectro2go uses the same high performance LED technology as light sources for which BYK Gardner's measurement instruments are highly appreciated by customers.

Due to the outstanding performance of these innovative LEDs, the short-term, long-term and temperature stability as well as a homogeneous illumination spot are unsurpassed in the industry. As a result, a superior accuracy and excellent inter-instrument agreement allow the use of digital standards. Being part of the family, digital standards can also be exchanged with the spectro2guide which additionally predicts colour stability by means of a built-in miniature fluorimeter.

This high technology is complimented by the easy-to-use operation and handling of the spectro2go. As for mobile phones, there is a trend towards ever-larger displays. The spectro2go is completely in line with this trend offering a 3.5” colour touchscreen – the largest on the market. A perfect premise for the icon-based menu, which allows an intuitive smart phone like operation and the integrated camera, that shows a live preview of the measurement area to ensure precise positioning and to prevent false readings on imperfections or scratches.

The long-term calibration of the instrument can be monitored on an external colour and gloss test standard. If the values are out of specification, the instrument will automatically ask you to calibrate on the instrument white standard. A docking station to perform an automatic auto diagnosis can be purchased as an optional accessory.

The spectro2guide offers three possibilities to transfer data: Via docking station – USB cable – wireless with WiFi. Dependent on your needs, data analysis can be done with either the software smart-lab for online measurement and flexible data analysis or smart-process for a standardized sampling process with digital standards defined in Organizers.

More information is available from BYK-Gardner GmbH, P.O. Box 970, 82534 Geretsried, Germany: By fax: +49-8171-3493-140, the free service no. 0-800-gardner (0-800-4273637) or on the Internet at www.byk-instruments.com.