New Series of Colorimeters for Laboratory and Industrial Use

PCE Instruments PCE-CSM Series Colorimeters

PCE recently launched their new PCE-CSM series of colorimeters for private and professional use, consisting of the PCE-CSM1, the PCE-CSM 2, PCE-CSM3, PCE-CSM 4, PCE-CSM5, PCE-CSM 6, PCE-CSM7, PCE-CSM 8 and the PCE-CSM10.

PCE-CSM Series Colorimeters

The PCE-CSM series was developed for quality control in several sectors where consistent colour characteristics are an important quality factor. Especially the PCE-CSM 2 and PCE-CSM 4 are perfectly suitable for application in the production of paint and plastic bags and in dental technology. They can also be used to test the colours of moist materials and food, such as tomatoes, bananas or meat. All PCE-CSM colorimeters are of major help for professionals who depend on a constant quality of the goods they produce.

All of the user-friendly PCE-CSM colorimeters have in common that they are highly accurate and measure various colours, within different colour spaces. They are capable of white calibration and suitable for different surfaces. All of them are powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery and come with a PC software for further evaluation of the measured data. Every PCE-CSM colorimeter has its very special features to suit your individual needs.

In the following, you can find an overview of the PCE-CSM series of colour meters and their most important specifications:

PCE-CSM1

Measuring geometry 8°/d PCE-CSM1 Colorimeter 
Measuring aperture Ø 4 mm
Sensor Silicon photoelectric diode
Colour spaces CIE L*a*b*C*h, CIE L*a*b, CIE XYZ
Colour difference formula ΔE*ab, ΔL*ab, ΔE*C*H
Light source D65
Light source device LED blue light
Errors between each equipment ≤0.50ΔE*ab
Storage 100 reference values, 20,000 samples
Repeatability Standard deviation within ΔE*ab 0.08
Measurement conditions: average of 30 measurements of standard white plate
Power supply Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
3.7 V @ 3,200 mAh
Charging time 8 hours
Battery life approx. 5,000 measurements
Lamp life 5 years, more than 1.6 million measurements
Storage conditions Air temperature: 0 ... +40 °C
Air humidity: 0 ... 85 % RH, non-condensing
Dimensions 205 x 67 x 80 mm
Weight 500 g

PCE-CSM 2

Measuring apertures Ø8 mm (PCE-CSM 2), Ø20 mm (PCE-CSM 4) PCE-CSM2 Colorimeter 
Sensor  Silicium-photodiode
Colour spaces CIEL*a*b*C*h
CIEL a* b*
CIEXYZ
Formula for indifference in colour ΔE*ab
ΔL*ab
ΔE*C*H
Light source D65
Type of light source LED
Data memory 100 standards, 20000 samples
Aberrance in-between the utilities ≤0,50ΔE*ab
Repeatability 30 measurements on average, with standard- white plate
Standard deviation within ΔE*ab 0.08
Weight 500 g
Dimensions 205 x 67 x 80 mm
Power Supply rechargeable lithium-ion-batteries
3.7 V at 3200 mAh
Charging time 8 hours
Battery operation time approx. 5000 measurements
Lifetime of lamp 5 years, more than 1.6 million measurements
Temperature range 0 ... +40 °C
Relative humidity 0 ... 85 %, non-condensing

PCE-CSM 3

Measuring geometry 8°/d  PCE-CSM3 Colorimeter
Measuring aperture Ø 8 mm
Sensor Silicon photoelectric diode
Colour spaces CIE L*a*b*C*h, CIE L*a*b*
Colour difference formula ΔE*ab, ΔL*a*b, ΔE*C*h
Errors between each equipment ≤0.50 ΔE*ab
Standard deviation within ΔE*ab 0.08
Repeatability average of 30 measurements of standard white plate
Light source D65
Storage 100 reference values, 20,000 samples
Interface USB
Power supply Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
3.7 V @ 3,200 mAh
Charging time 2 h (8 h at first use)
Battery life > 3,000 measurements
Lamp life 3 years, more than 1 million measurements
Operating conditions 0 ... +40 °C
0 ... 85 % RH
Dimensions 200 x 70 x 100 mm
Weight 500 g


PCE-CSM 4

Measuring apertures Ø8 mm (PCE-CSM 2), Ø20 mm (PCE-CSM 4)  PCE-CSM4 Colorimeter
Sensor Silicium-photodiode
Colour spaces CIEL*a*b*C*h
CIEL a* b*
CIEXYZ
Formula for indifference in colour ΔE*ab
ΔL*ab
ΔE*C*H
Light source D65
Type of light source LED
Data memory 100 standards, 20000 samples
Aberrance in-between the utilities ≤0,50ΔE*ab
Repeatability 30 measurements on average, with standard- white plate
Standard deviation within ΔE*ab 0.08
Weight 500 g
Dimensions 205 x 67 x 80 mm
Power Supply rechargeable lithium-ion-batteries
3.7 V at 3200 mAh
Charging time 8 hours
Battery operation time approx. 5000 measurements
Lifetime of lamp 5 years, more than 1.6 million measurements
Temperature range 0 ... +40 °C
Relative humidity 0 ... 85 %, non-condensing

PCE-CSM 5

Measuring geometry 8°/d PCE-CSM5 Colorimeter 
Measuring aperture Ø 4 mm, Ø 8 mm (exchangeable)
Sensor Silicon photoelectric diode
Colour spaces CIE LAB, XYZ, LCh, RGB, LUV
Colour difference formula ΔE* ab, ΔE( h) , ΔE* uv,ΔE* 94, ΔE*cmc ( 2: 1) , ΔE*cmc ( 1: 1) , ΔE* 00
Other colour parameters
WI ( E313,CIE, AATCC,Hunter ),YI ( D1925,313),Color Fastness, Staining Fastness, J PC79,BFD( 1. 5: 1),FMCII
Observation angle CIE 10°
Light source D65, A, C, D50, F2, F6, F7, F8, F10, F11, F12
Light source device colorimetric value
colour difference (value/graph)
PASS/FAIL result
colour offset
Measurement time 0.4 s
Repeatability ΔE* ab 0. 03
Storage 100 reference values, 20,000 samples
Interface USB / RS-232
Display TFT 2.8" (16:9)
Power supply Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
3.7 V @ 3,200 mAh
Battery life approx. 5,000 measurements
Lamp life 5 years, more than 1.6 million measurements
Operating temperature 0 ... +40 °C

Storing temperature
-20 ... +50 °C
Dimensions 205 x 67 x 80 mm
Weight 500 g

PCE-CSM 6

Measuring geometry 8°/d PCE-CSM6 Colorimeter 
Measuring aperture Ø 8 mm
Sensor Silicon photoelectric diode
Colour spaces CIE L*a*b*C*h, CIE L*a*b*
Colour difference formula ΔE*ab, ΔL*a*b, ΔE*C*h
Errors between each equipment ≤0.40 ΔE*ab
Standard deviation within ΔE*ab 0.07
Repeatability average of 30 measurements of standard white plate
Light source D65
Light source device LED blue light
Storage 100 reference values, 20,000 samples
Interface USB
Power supply Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
3.7 V @ 3,200 mAh
Charging time 8 h
Battery life > 3,000 measurements
Lamp life 5 years, more than 1.6 million measurements
Operating conditions 0 ... +40 °C
0 ... 85 % RH
Dimensions 200 x 70 x 100 mm
Weight  500 g

PCE-CSM 7

Illuminating / viewing geometry 8°/d PCE-CSM7 Colorimeter 
Measuring aperture Ø8 mm / Ø4 mm
Detector Silicon photoelectric diode
Colour spaces CIEL*a*b*C*h
CIEL a* b*
CIEXYZ
CIERGB
CIEL u* v*
CIEL*C*h°
Yellowness & Whiteness Color Fastness
Colour difference formula ΔE*ab; ΔL*ab; ΔE*C*H; ΔECIE94; ΔEHunter
Light source D65, D50, A
Light source device LED blue light excitation
Errors between each equipment ≤0.40 ΔE*ab
Storage 100 pcs. standards, 20000 pcs. samples
Repeatability Standard deviation within ΔE*ab 0.07
Average of 30 measurements of standard white plate
Weight 500 g
Dimensions 205 x 70 x 100 mm
Power supply Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery 3.7 V
Charging time 8 hours
Battery life more than 3000 times
Lamp life 5 years, more than 1.6 million measurements
Storage conditions -10 ... +40 °C; 0 ... 85% relative humidity, non condensation
Data Interface USB

PCE-CSM 8

Measuring geometry 45/0 according to CIE No. 15, GB/T3987  PCE-CSM8 Colorimeter
Integrating sphere Ø 58 mm
Sensor Silicon photoelectric diode
Wavelength range 400 ... 700 nm
Measuring aperture Ø 8 mm
Colour spaces CIE LAB, XYZ, Yxy, LCh, LUV, HunterLAB
Colour index ΔE*ab, ΔE*uv, ΔE*94, ΔE*cmc(2:1), ΔE*cmc(1:1), ΔE*00, ΔE(h)
Chromacity data WI (ASTM E31 CIE/ISO, AATCC, Hunter)
YI (ASTM D1925, ASTM E313)
TI (ASTM E313, CIE/ISO)
Metamesism Index Mt
colour stain, colour fastness
Observation angle 2° / 10°
Light source D65, A, C, D50, D55, D75, F2, F6, F7, F8, F10, F11, F12
Light source device combined LED

Life of light source
5 years, > 1.6 million measurements
Data on display Spectral value/graph
colorimetric value
colour difference (value/graph)
PASS/FAIL result
colour offset
colour simulation
Min. time between 2 measurements 1.5 seconds
Repeatability Standard deviation ~ 0.1 % (400...700 nm: ~0.2 %)
colorimetric value: standard deviation: ΔE*ab 0.04
Error between 2 measurements ΔE*ab 0.02
Display 3.5" TFT touch screen
Interface USB
Storage 1,000 reference values, 10,000 samples
Power supply Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Charging time 0 ... +40 °C
0 ... 85 % RH
Storage conditions -20 ... +50 °C
Dimensions 90 x 77 x 230 mm
Weight 600 g

PCE-CSM 10

Measuring geometry 8°/d PCE-CSM10 Colorimeter 
Measuring aperture Ø 8 mm
Integrating sphere Ø 58 mm
Sensor Silicon photoelectric diode
Wavelength range 400 ... 700 nm
Reflection factor range 0 ... 200 %
Colour spaces CIE LAB, XYZ, Yxy, LCh, LUV, LAB&WI&YI
Colour index ΔE*ab, ΔE*uv, ΔE*94, ΔE*cmc(2:1), ΔE*cmc(1:1), ΔE*cmc(l:c), CIE2000, ΔE*00, ΔE(h)
Chromacity data WI (ASTM E31 CIE/ISO, AATCC, Hunter)
YI (ASTM D1925, ASTM E313)
TI (ASTM E313, CIE/ISO)
Metamesism Index Mt
colour stain, colour fastness
Observation angle 2° / 10°
Measuring time 1.2 seconds
Light source D65, A, C, D50, D55, D75, F1, F2(CWF), F3, F4, F5, F6, F7 (DLF), F8, F9, F10 (TPL5), F11 (TL84), F12(TL83/U30)
Light source device combined LED
Repeatability SPectral reflection: standard deviation ~ 0.1 % (400...700 nm: within ~0.2 %)
colorimetric value: standard deviation: within ΔE*ab 0.04
Error between each equipment within ΔE*ab 0.02
Display functions Spectral value/graph, colorimetric value, colour difference (value/graph), PASS/FAIL result, colour offset, colour simulation, colour index settings (ΔE*94, ΔE*cmc, ΔE*2000), error limit settings, time settings, language settings, restore factory setting
Display 3.5" TFT touch screen
Interface USB / RS-232
Storage 1,000 reference values, 25,000 samples
Power supply Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
3.7 V at 3,200 mAh
Life of light source 5 years, > 1.6 million measurements
Operating conditions 0 ... +40 °C
Storage conditions -20 ... +50 °C
Dimensions 90 x 77 x 230 mm
Weight 600 g

For further information on PCE’s colorimeters, please see the website here or get in touch.

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