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Colour Meters
Here y
ou will find colour meters for both color and luminance for measuring surface colors of products. Our professional colour meters include the RGB series. With these colour meters  you can read the difference in colour in L d*a*b*, L*C*H* and Delta E*ab according to your requirements. The most popular model of colour meter in our range of products is the PCE-RGB. Aside from being easy to use and economical, our colour meters  are used for determining the location of a colour on the XYZ axis of non-radioactive products. The geometry of the measurement of these colours, with luminosity including a field of measurement of 8mm allow for universal use for all types of Colour meter colour viewby PCE Instruments materials. The range of applications of colour meters  is extensive and includes industry, agriculture, crafts, commerce, as well as reasearch and development. Furthermore, these devices are used by artisans, paint manufacturers, architects, painters and designers for testing colours (for colour card, NCS, RAL, HKS) or for establishing colours after mixing various colors. are able to give you ISO 9000 calibration certificates for colour meters or factory calibration documents. These are often needed by companies, institutes and laboratories since they need to be 100 % sure that they use exact  and accurate instruments for their test series. Our partners will prepare a calibration certificate which is made for the product and you as our consumer personally. This is also the reason why the calibration certificates are not returnable. We only work together with calibration laboratories we trust and over the years they have become brilliant partners where every job get done as fast as possible and you as our customer can be sure that the job has been done more than sufficient and professional. Some of our colour meters come with software. This makes it easy to transfer the measured results to your computer to save, store and analyze them immediately or to a specific point of time in the future. The processing industries are discovering more and more the advantage of colour meters when it comes to production monitoring and quality control. In addition to that, not every person sees colours with the same sensitivity. The use of colour meters allows objective control of the colours. In some cases updates for the colour meters can be downloaded easily from the PCE server which makes colour meters more comfortable than other colour measuring  devices. If you can't find the colour meters you are looking for, please contact us and we will help you find the best solution to suit your needs by calling our offices on: UK customers +44(0) 23 809 870 30 / US customers (561) 320-9162 and our technical staff will advise you regarding our measuring instruments, scales and balances and also regarding our control systems

Here you can see clamp meters from these companies:

Color Meters by PCE-InstrumentsColour Meters by Eduard Mathai GmbH

- PCE-RGB Colour Analysers  Colour Analyzers or RGB and HSL colour spaces, RS-232 inteface and software.
  (Colour meters for RGB and HSL colour spaces, RS-232 interface and software)

Colour Analyzers or RGB and HSL colour spaces, RS-232 inteface and software.Color Meters by PCE-Instruments

- PCE-TCD 100 Colour Analysers 
  (Colour meters that comply CIE, LAB and LCH regulations)

Colour meters that comply CIE, LAB and LCH regulationsColor Meters by PCE-Instruments

- PCE-TCR 200 Colour Meters 
  (Colour meters meet the CIE standard rules, measure the distance ΔE colour, PC software)

Colour meters meet the CIE standard rules, measure the distance ?E colour, PC softwareColor Meters by PCE-Instruments

- PCE-CSM 7 
  (for quality control, autom. black and white calibration, degree of whiteness and yellowness)

Colour Meters PCE-CSM 7 for quality controlColor Meters by PCE-Instruments

- PCE-CSM 2 / PCE-CSM 4 Colour Meters
  (for measurements on food, lacquer and many surfaces, CIEL*a*b*C*h)

 Color Meters by PCE-Instruments

- colorStriker Colour Meters 
  (Contact-free colour measurement, colour meters accord to LAB standard, for all surfaces)

Colour Meters for contact-free measurement according to LAB standard.Colour Meters by Eduard Mathai GmbH

- Colour Meters X-Rite Capsure
  (on various surfaces and materials, stores < 100 measurements, < 20,000 pantone standard colours)

Colour Meters by X-rite Colour Meters X-Rite Capsure on various surfaces and materials, stores < 100 measurements

- Sprektomaster 565 series Colour Meters
  ( for measuring of colour and glance, long battery service life (8000 measurements))

Colour Meters Spektromaster 565 seriesColour Meters by Erichsen

- PCE-WSB 1 Colour Meters 
  (Colour meters for measuring the whiteness level, ISO 2470 and ISO 3688 approved, easy handling)

Colour meters for measuring the whiteness level, ISO 2470 and ISO 3688 approved, easy handlingColour Meters by PCE-Instruments
Colour Meters: CIE-Lab colour space Colour Meters: RGB color space Colour Meters: HSL color space Colour Meters: RAL / NCS Index Colorcatch.
CIE*Lab colour space
RGB colour space
HSL colour space
RAL / NCS Index

Information about the measurement of colour: Because there are certain problems defining the different colours only with human eyes, the colour meter helps to identify different shades of colours. In our days, it gets more important to have proper colours. The colour meters help to get over the debility of the human eye. From this it follows that quality assurance is improved a lot by colour meters. Different colour spaces are classified by a coordinating system in which all of the different colours are represented by coordinates on an axis. Conditioned by the structure of the human eye and taking into account that it will be a human eye observing the colour, these colours are then placed on an axis. They are used in some 30 systems of colour spaces. The images above show the most important colour spaces. A fundamental problem of adjusting colours, in developing colour meters, is the sensitivity of the human eye. The problem is that the colour spaces don't coincide with the perception of the human eye. When colours are mixed, problems exist in the perception of the area for the colour yellow. On the other hand, with a mix of colour dominated by the colour blue, you can simulate a lighter shade of colour to the human eye. To eliminate such problems they are used in conjunction with a colour analysis frequency in such a way as to fabricate different shades. The manufacturer of a product sends a product out to be painted or treated having agreed on using an established colour standard (such as RGB colour space), both possess the same colour meter. The factory, follows the agreement, verifies the test output of the colour of the product and ships it as it meets the standard. They then continue with treating the product then check it against the frequency of its colour when it arrived. In cases where the result is contrary to the agreement, the two departments can communicate exactly about the difference in colours and use the same colour space in corresponding tests.

Compared to a densitometer a colour meter / spectral photometer does not only measure the reflection of a colour by using a specific filter which allows to form a conclusion about the thickness of the coating of the object that has been coloured. Actually a colour meter measures the values of remission by illuminating the whole area of measurement with the whole spectrum of visible light which ranges from infrared to ultraviolet. Such spectral photometers divide the whole spectrum of visible light in a number of different ribbons or measurement flumes and delivers for each measurement flume a digitalized value of luminosity. 

Also visit our pages for Lux meters and Coating thickness meters.

If you wish to view or print a selection of colour meters from our catalogue, click the PDF symbol.
Manual for Color Meters

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Below you will find an overview of the different product groups of measuring instruments

Absolute Humidity Meters
Alert Meters
Air velocity meters
Analyzers (Colour)
Analyzers (Combustion)

Analyzers (Gas)
Analyzers (Lan)
Analyzers (Noise)
Analyzers (Oxygen)
Analyzers (Ozono)

Cable detectors (electrical)
Cameras (Infrared Thermal Imaging)
Capacitance Meters
Coating Thickness Meters
Chlorine Meters
Clamp Meters
Climate Meters
Colour Meters

Conductivity Meters
Contact Thermometers
Current detectors

Data Loggers
Differential Pressure Meters
Digital Multimeters
Detectors (Humidity, Radiation, Voltage)
Dose Meters (Noise)

Dust particle analyzers

Electric Tester
Flow Meters Air
Flow Meters Gas
Force Gauges (digital)
Function generators
Frequency Meters
Gas Detector
Handheld Tachometers
Hardness Meters
Humidity Testers (Building material)
Indicator Sound Level
Indicator (Humidity)
Instruments (Environmental)

Impedance bridges
Infrared Thermometers
Insulation Meters
Lan Network Testers
Laser Distance Meters
Laser level
Laser meters
Laser thermometers
LCR Meters
Length Meters
Light Meters
Lux Meters
Material Thickness Meters
Measurement Devices (Force)
Measuring Meters (Distance)
Measuring Wheels
Meters (Combustion, Distance, Earth,
Energy, Environmental, Gas, Gloss, Ground pH, PowerPressure, Radiation, Salt, Temperature)
Modular signal Converters
Moisture Indicator

Multi-Parameter Photometers
Noise Meters
Ohm Meters
Oxygen Meters
Ozone Meters
Paper Moisture Meters

Phase rotation meters
Photovoltanic meters
Pitot tube air flow meters
Pocket pH-meters
Power Analyzers
Pressure Gauges
Quality Meters (Air)
Radiation Counters
Radioactivity meters
Reader (Temperature)
Recorders Data
Redox Meters
Relative Humidity Meters
Resistance Testers
Rotation meters
Roughness tester
Rotation meters
Roughness tester
Sensor (Temperature)
Signal converters
Signal Level Analyzers
Single-parameter Photometers
Sound Level Meters
Systems for Environmental
Stethoscopes (electronic)
Surface Thickness Meters

Telescope Meters
Temperature Probes
Testers Air
Testers Conductivity
Testers Earth
Testers Insulation
Testers Noise
Testers pH
Testers paper
Testers Sound
Testers Temperature
Thermal stress
Thermal Imaging Cameras
Thickness Meters
Torque meters

Ultrasonic Flow Meters

VDE tester
Vibration Meters
Video endoscopes
Voltage meters
Weather Stations
Wood (humidity)

Below you will find an overview of the different product groups of scales and balances

 Accurate scales
 Analytical scales
 Animal scales

 Baby scales
 Basic scales

 Bench scales

 Cask scales
 Crane scales
 Compact scales
 Counting scales

 Density scales
 Dosing scales

 Electronic scales

 Floor scales
 Force meter

 Hanging scales

 Hook scales
 Hopper scales
 Household scales
 Humidity scales

 Industrial scales
 Inventory scales

 Jewellery scales

 Kitchen scales

 Laboratory scales
 Lifting scales
 Load cranes
 Load scales

 Mechanical scales
 Micro scales
 Moisture scales
 Multifunction scales

 Package scales
 Pallet truck scales
 Pallet scales
 Paper scales
 Pharmacy scales
 Piece counting scales
 Platform scales
 Pocket scales
 Postal scales

 Precision scales
 Probe cutter

 Retail scales

 Scales for analysis
 Scales for carat
 Scales for colleges
 Scales for dentistry
 Scales for gold
Scales for people
 Scales for school
 Scales for transit

 Scales for weighing pallets
 Scales with a support
 Scales with counter
 Scales with software
 Shipping scales
 Spring scales
 Surface scales

 Systems (Hanging)

 Tabletop scales
 Thermo scales
 Trade scales

 Vehicle scales
 Verifiable scales
 Veterinary scales

 Water resistant scales
 Weighing hooks
 Weighing platforms
Weighing scales
 Weight indicator