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Multi-angle color measurement

Article No. 7032

Multi-angle spectro including software

  • Measuring area: 23 mm diameter
  • Menu guided operation according to your own sampling procedure
  • Pass/Fail results displayed on the instrument for instant feed back at the line
  • Professional data documentation and analysis with smart-chart software

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$32,100.00 €26,600.00 excl. taxes & shipping cost


The BYK-mac i COLOR controls the lightness and color flop of an effect finish by measuring under different viewing angles. Additionally, it detects and quantifies fluorescent light in the visible range.

  • Total color impression:
    • ­5-angle color measurement for light/dark travel evaluation:
      15° / 25° / 45° / 75° / 110°
    • Additional color measurement behind the gloss for color flop analysis: -15°
  • Detection and quantification of fluorescent light excited in the visible range; Intensity Emission Value
  • Excellent agreement between instruments allowing usage of digital standards among the supply chain
  • Stable, long-term calibration – needed only every three months
  • Temperature independent results between 10 – 40° C – without calibration
  • Stable positioning due to 4 trigger pins on bottom plate – operator influence minimized
  • 10 year warranty on LED light source – no lamp changes needed

Technical Attributes

    Color Measurement

  • Color Geometry
    45° illumination; -15°, 15°, 25°, 45°, 75°, 110° aspecular viewing
  • Measuring Area
    23 mm diameter
  • Spectral Range Colorimetric
    400 - 700 nm, 10 nm resolution
  • Measurement Range
    0 to 600 % reflectance
  • Repeatability Color
    0.01 ΔE* (10 consecutive measurements on white)
  • Reproducibility Color
    Grey BCRA II tiles: avg. ΔE* < 0.10 Chromatic BCRA II tiles: avg. ΔE* < 0.25
  • Color Scales
    ΔE*; ΔE CMC; ΔE 94; ΔE 2000; ΔE 99; ΔE DIN6175-2019 and customer specific scales
  • Color Indices
    Flop, Int-Em
  • Illuminants
    A; C; D50; D65; F2; F7; F11; F12; CIE 015:2018 LED illuminants
  • Observer
    2°; 10°
  • General

  • Measuring time
    < 4 seconds
  • Software
    with software
  • Memory
    1000 standards / samples
  • Display
    2.7 in. TFT color LCD display
  • Languages
    English French German Italian Japanese Spanish Chinese Russian
  • Power supply
    Rechargeable battery pack or 4 mignon AA batteries (alkaline or rechargeable)
  • Weight
    1.3 kg
  • Weight
    2.9 lb
  • Operating temperature
    10 - 42 °C
  • Operating temperature
    50 - 110 °F
  • Relative humidity
    up to 85%, 35° C (95° F); non-condensing
  • Dimensions: L x W x H
    21.8 x 8.1 x 14.7 cm
  • Dimensions: L x W x H
    8.6 x 3.2 x 5.8 in





D2244 E308 E1164 E2194




5033 5036 6174 6175-2

Delivery Content

Multi-angle spectrophotometer
Black calibration standard (7044)
White calibration standard with certificate
Color checking tile
Docking station with USB cable for data transfer (6360)
Instrument interface cable for online data transfer (6413)
Protective cap (6336)
2 light protection covers (6414)
Seal replacement kit (6348)
Cleaning set (6364)
2 rechargeable Li-ion battery packs (6359)
Battery holder
4x AA batteries
Software with 2 licenses for download:
smart-lab Color (4862) or smart- process (4831)
Carrying case
1-day training


Multi-angle Color Measurement

Today effect finishes play a dominant role in many applications as they make an object distinctively appealing. In contrast to conventional solid colors, effect finishes change their appearance with viewing angle and lighting conditions. Interference finishes show not only a lightness change with different viewing angle, but also a change in chroma and hue. The latest developments are special effect pigments, which create sparkling effects when lighting conditions change from sunlight to cloudy sky.In order to describe these effects objectively instrumental measurement is performed with multi-angle spectrophotometers. The following article reviews visual evaluation of effect coatings, measurement principle of a multi-angle and effect spectrophotometer and illustrates data interpretation of sparkle and graininess values.

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