Konica Minolta



Bench-top Colorimeter CR-5

A Benchtop colorimeter based on the CM-5, the CR-5 offers a fantastic price to performance ratio, particularly for QC measurements of liquids. Like the CM-5 the CR-5 can operate independently of a PC and features a color screen for enhanced usability.


Principal Specifications CR-5

Model Spectrophotometer CR-5
Illumination/viewing system Reflectancede:8° SCE (diffuse illumination: 8° viewing, specular component excluded)
Conforms to CIE No. 15, ISO 7724/1, ASTM E 1164, DIN 5033 Teil 7, and JIS Z 8722 (Condition c)
Transmittancedi:180° (diffuse illumination:180° viewing)
Integrating sphere size Ø 152mm
Detector Dual 40-element silicon photodiode arrays
Spectral separation device Planar diffraction grating
Light source Pulsed xenon lamp (with UV cut filter)
Measurement time Approx. 1 s (to data display/output); Minimum measurement interval: Approx. 3 s
Measurement/ illumination area ReflectanceChangeable by changing mask and settings.
LAV: Ø30 mm/Ø36 mm; MAV (optional): Ø8 mm/Ø11 mm; SAV (optional): Ø3 mm/Ø6 mm
TransmittanceØ20 mm
Repeatability Chromaticity value: Standard deviation within ΔE*ab 0.04
* When a white calibration plate is measured 30 times at 10-second intervals after white calibration
Inter-instrument agreement Within ΔE*ab 0.15 (Typical)
(Based on 12 BCRA Series II colour tiles compared to values measured with a master body at 23°C)
Transmittance chamber No sides (unlimited sample length); Depth (maximum sample thickness): 60 mm Sample holder (optional) for holding sheet samples or containers of liquid samples can be installed/removed
Display 5.7-inch TFT colour LCD
Display languages English, Japanese, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Simplified Chinese
White calibration Automatic white calibration (reflectance)/100% calibration (transmittance) using internal white calibration plate
(Not available when using petri dish or transmittance cell)
Interfaces USB 1.1 (Connection to PC; USB memory stick); RS-232C standard (Connection to serial printer)
Observer 2° Standard Observer or 10° Standard Observer
Illuminant C, D65
Displayed data Colorimetric values, colour-difference values, colour-difference graph, pass/fail judgment, pseudo colour, colour assessment
Colour space L*a*b*, L*C*h, Hunter Lab, Yxy, XYZ, Munsell, and colour differences in these spaces (except for Munsell)
Index Reflectance

WI (ASTM E 313-73, ASTM E 313-96); YI (ASTM E 313-73, ASTM E 313-96, ASTM D 1925)

TransmittanceGardner, Iodine, Hazen (APHA), European Pharmacopoeia, US Pharmacopeia
Color-difference equation

ΔE*ab (CIE 1976), ΔE*94 (CIE 1994), ΔE00 (CIE 2000), ΔE (Hunter), CMC (l:c)

Pass/fail judgment Tolerances can be set to colorimetric values (except Munsell), colour-difference values
Storable data Sample data: 4,000 measurements; Target colour data: 1,000 measurements
USB memory stick storage Storage of measurement data and target colour data. Storage/reading of measurement condition settings
(Security-enabled USB memory sticks cannot be used.)
Power AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz (using exclusive AC adapter)
Size Slide cover closed: 385 (W) × 192 (H) × 261 (D) mm
Slide cover open: 475 (W) × 192 (H) × 261 (D) mm
Weight Approx. 5.8 kg
Operating temperature/
humidity range
13 to 33°C, relative humidity 80 % or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
Storage temperature/
humidity range
0 to 40°C, relative humidity 80 % or less (at 35°C) with no condensation

Specifications and appearance subject to change without notice.

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