Qualitest offers extensive range of advanced plastics and Color testing equipment such as Portable Spectrophotometer - Spectro-Guide & Color-Guide which is used for total Appearance Control - color and gloss in one unit.

Mobile Color Measurement. Store up to 200 standards with tolerances and 999 samples in the color-guide's memory and control color whenever and wherever it is needed.

Available Models

Portable Spectrophotometer for Solid Colors
Portable Spectrophotometer for Solid Colors

Portable Spectrophotometer for Solid Colors

Total Appearance Control – color and gloss in one unit

The overall appearance of a product is influenced by color and gloss. A sample of the same color but higher gloss level is visually perceived darker and more saturated than a low gloss sample. In order to get a uniform appearance, both attributes need to be controlled. The spectro-guide spectrophotometer is unique as it measures both attributes simultaneously. Thus, the cause of a mismatch can be clearly defined in any situation.

  • Color (45/0 or sphere) and 60° gloss are displayed at the same time
  • In compliance with international specifications
  • Tolerances for color and gloss allow quick pass/fail decisions in production

Easy to use and handle

The spectro-guide spectrophotometer makes quality control simple and secure – even for color beginners. Thanks to the intuitive pulldown menu and the four-cursor button operation, quality control has never been easier.

  • Light weight and small size – weighs only 500 g
  • Ergonomic design – can easily measure difficult to access areas
  • Designated buttons for standard and sample readings
  • Customization of the display to your needs
Portable Spectrophotometer - Spectro-Guide Sphere Gloss
Portable Spectrophotometer - Spectro-Guide Sphere Gloss

Portable Spectrophotometer - Spectro-Guide Sphere Gloss

Control the color hue

Features

  • d/8 measuring geometry spin (specular included)
  • Total appearance control – color and gloss in one unit
  • Highly repeatable on textured surfaces due to the diffused illumination of the sphere
  • Stable, long-term calibration – needed only every three months
  • Temperature independent color and gloss data – even in extreme conditions
  • 10 year warranty on LED light source – no lamp changes needed
  • Long lasting standard AA batteries – up-to 8,000 readings per set
  • Light weight and small size – weighs only 500 g
  • Designated buttons for standard and sample readings
Portable Spectrophotometer - Spectro-Guide Gloss S
Portable Spectrophotometer - Spectro-Guide Gloss S

Portable Spectrophotometer - Spectro-Guide Gloss S

Color and Gloss Control of automotive interior parts

Most people consider color and gloss harmony of the car interior to be a key item when judging the perceived quality of a vehicle. Consequently, the quality requirements for the interior design of a car have increased over the last years. A variety of materials are used and need to be harmonized. To achieve a uniform look among the interior trim parts, very tight tolerances are specified. Only instruments with excellent precision are able to objectively control the production.

The new spectro-guide S family offers improved technical performance for 60° gloss in the low gloss range 0 - 10 GU. The excellent repeatability of ± 0.1 can be guaranteed due to a patented calibration procedure. In addition, the spectro-guide S spectrophotometer offers unique benefits to always guarantee precise results:

  • Highly repeatable results independent of measuring direction due to a patented, true circumferential illumination
  • Long-term stable calibration – needed only every three months
  • Temperature stable color and gloss data between 10 - 40°C
  • 10 year warranty on the light source
  • 10 nm resolution for precise readings on brilliant and dark colors
  • Professional documentation with easy-link software
Portable Spectrophotometer - Color-Guide 45/0
Portable Spectrophotometer - Color-Guide 45/0

Portable Spectrophotometer - Color-Guide 45/0

Color-guide Color Measurement for Specific Applications

Color Control of Small Parts

Keyboards, pens and window handles require a color instrument with a very small aperture and a repeatable sample placement. color-guide 45/0, 4 mm aperture together with the optional sample holder guarantee repeatable results and a convenient sample placement.Minimum sample size: 5 x 5 mm (0.2 x 0.2 in)

Color Control of Powdered Material

When measuring powdery or granular material like raw material pucks or grainy food, the instrument's optics must be protected. The color-guide spectrophotometer with glass sealed aperture uses a colorless, optical glass and can directly measure such products, thus saving sample preparation time.

Color Control – Easy and Secure

Easy to use and handle – even for color beginners
Stable, long-term calibration – needed only every three months
Highly temperature stable – even in extreme conditions
Uses standard AA batteries – good for 10,000 readings
10 year warranty on light source – no lamp changes needed
Light weight and small size – only weighs 500 g