Spectrophotometer – Portable-MA98

MA98 Portable Multi-Angle Spectrophotometer

Spectrophotometer - Portable-MA98

 

 

Color can make or break a product. Metallics, pearlescents, and other complex special effect finishes deliver limitless possibilities for enhancing product appeal. And limitless challenges as well. Duplicating complex colors from part to part is no easy task. X-Rite has answers. Our MA98 spectrophotometer is an intelligent, hand-held tool with the power to provide reliable, consistent data on special effect coatings that were formerly impossible to measure.

By using dual illuminators and sensors that measure more in-plane and out-of-plane angles than any instrument in its class, the MA98 is the only device that meets the ASTM standard (E2539) for measuring interference pigments. We developed a proprietary mathematical model for just this purpose. It identifies surface data points and create a unique color signature that takes into account the coating formula and how the coating was applied.

Operation is enhanced by exclusive advantages, such as X-ColorQC® software that enhances process recording, reporting, and control and a JOBs software mode that allows text or visual measurement direction to ensure consistency.

So now, the only limit to working with special effect finishes is your imagination. 

Product Features:

  • Accurate, repeatable sample positioning is obtainable with pressure feedback control and LED indicators
  • Portable, lightweight, and rugged design featuring a soft touch overmold case with two-hand configuration
  • xDNA driven, and bundled with X-Color QC measurement and analysis software
  • Quick Reads, measurements are achieved within 2 seconds
  • Ten angles of measurement and two illumination angles allow for complete analysis
  • Strategic design ensures proper aperture location and measurements that are unaffected by ambient light
  • Communication available through USB or wireless (Bluetooth)
  • Program measurement position and sequence

Product Benefits:

  • Increased lamp life featuring replaceable lamp modules, reduced battery consumption, with a lithium ion 7.4 v. commercially available battery
  • Enhanced color resolution with a 31-point Dynamic Rotation Sampling color engine
  • Compatibility with existing data measured by other X-Rite instruments
  • Measurement unaffected by ambient light
  • Intuitive four-button navigation and icon driven color LCD, allows for universal functionality in all work conditions
  • Meets DIN and ASTM standards:
  • ASTM D 2244, E 308, E 1164, E 2194, E 2539, DIN 5033, 6174, 6175-2, ISO 7724; SAE J1545