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How to measure pigments powder color BY ys3010

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We will teach you how to use our 3nh model YS3010 spectrophotometer to meausre powder sample color difference like calcium carbonate.

How to measure pigments color difference with YS3010 spectrophotometer

As we learnd last post for how to measure liquid by using YS3060 grating spectrophotometer, now we will talk about pigments powder color measurement with model YS3010 spectrophotometer.

But please pay attention to this kind of measurement for powder, it is to check the color difference for them not the absolute CIE lab value. you can compare the actual L, a, b value with other brands, but our color difference delta E is very good for customers to use.  

Here are the steps to measure calcium carbonate powder color difference by YS3010 portable spectrophotometer. 

First, prepare the instrument YS3010 spectrophotometer ready for measurement. Do white and black calibration before using YS3010. 

Secondly, pour the calcium carbonate powder into the glass cell that is a optiona accessory called Universal test components ( UTC) for YS3060 & ys3020 & ys3010 grating spectrophotometer.This UTC accessory is optional one to buy if customers need it.  

Thirdly, put the glass cell into UTC. 

Then measure sample A, and take out of sample A, and compare with sample B. Finally we will get a test result for CIE lab delta E. 

If you don't want to use the press button in the instrument, you can connect to PC with our software SQCX by USB cable or Bluetooth functiion, which is very conveninent for measurement. 

About YS3010 specification, please check our detail in the product list. 

Parameters Spectrophotometer YS3010
Optical Geometry d/8°
Repeatibility ΔE*≤0.06
Inter-instrument Agreement ΔE*≤0.4
Measuring Aperture Φ8mm
UV Light Source Yes
Integrating Sphere Size 48mm
Wavelength Range 400nm - 700nm
Wavelength Pitch 10nm
Halfband Width 10nm
Reflectance Range 0 - 200%
Illuminant D65, A, C, D50
Observer Angle 2° & 10°
Color Space CIE Lab, XYZ, Yxy, LCh, CIE LUV, Hunter LAB
Color Difference Formula ΔE*ab, ΔE*uv, ΔE*94, ΔE*cmc(2:1), ΔE*cmc(1:1), ΔE*00v, ΔE(Hunter)
Displayed Data Spectrogram/Values, Chromaticity Values, Color Difference Values/Graph, PASS/FAIL Result, Color Offset
Other Colorimetric Index

WI (ASTM E313, CIE/ISO, AATCC, Hunter),

YI (ASTM D1925, ASTM 313),


MI (Metamerism Index),

Staining Fastness, Color Fastness, Color Strength, Opacity

Light Source Device Combined LED Lamp
Light Source Lifespan 5 years, More than 1.6 million measurements
Sensor 256 Image Element Double Array CMOS Image Sensor
Spectral Device Concave Grating
Aiming Method Camera Locating
Measurement Mode Single Measurement & Average Measurement
Storage Capacity Standard: 1000 Pcs
Sample: 28000 Pcs (One piece can include SCE&SCI)
Data Port USB
Screen 3.5" LCD Touch Screen
Battery Built-in Li-ion Battery, 5000 Measurements within 8 hours
Size 184*77*105mm
Weight 600g
Language English & Chinese
Working Environment Temperature: 0~40℃, Humidity: 0~85% (No Condensation)
Storage Environment Temperature: -20~50℃, Humidity: 0~85% (No Condensation)
Standard Accessory Power Adapter, USB Cable, Built-in Li-ion Battery, User Guide, PC Software, White and Black Calibration Cavity, Dust Cap
Optional Accessory Micro Printer, Powder Test Box, Universal Test Component


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