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X-Rite Inline Measurement

X-Rite’s inline solutions increase efficiency, reduce waste, and make life easier for production operators and quality controllers. It’s a continuous monitoring system that can catch even small deviations immediately, so changes can be made before production moves out of tolerance. X-Rite offers inline solutions for all stages of paper manufacturing, as well as for the coil coating, plastics, coated glass, textile, and automotive industries. Inline systems are turn-key and have a very quick ROI.

ERX50

Inline spectrophotometer for the measurement and evaluation of color in industrial applications for early identification and correction of disturbances.

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ERX50 Inline Color Measurement Delivers Early Warning of Color Shifts

The ability to accurately and consistently measure color across a wide range of materials is critical.

During manufacturing, color shifts can be costly, resulting in waste, rework and delayed time to market. Using high quality inline color measurement instruments provides operators with the real-time color information required to avoid costly production line errors.

Designed to meet the needs of a variety of industrial applications, the ERX50 measures a wide range of materials, including textured, finely patterned, gloss and for products such as plastics and paper.

When used with ESWin CLCC software, the ERX50 enables accurate, often automatic, color adjustments that improve manufacturing output and reduce waste due to color drift.

  • Measurement and evaluation of color deviation to enable corrections without stopping production.
  • Standardized 45°/0° measurement geometry provides good correlation to laboratory instruments.
  • Enables objective evaluation of color according to accepted international standards for integrity of inline measurement programs.
  • Complete documentation of color quality measurements is recorded and stored for later evaluation in accordance with ISO 9001.
  • External calibration is only necessary every 4 weeks for maximum instrument uptime.

The ERX50 delivers excellent short-term stability due to its use of real dual beam measurement, and its automatic wavelength calibration ensures exceptional measurement accuracy and long-term stability. The ERX50 is the must-have inline color measurement instrument that enables objective color assessment across a variety of industrial applications.

ERX130

Non-contact spectrophotometer for reflectance measurement and evaluation of color in industrial applications for early identification and correction of disturbances.

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ERX130 Automated Inline Color Measurement Delivers Early Warning of Color Shifts

During manufacturing, color shifts can be costly, resulting in waste, rework and delayed time to market. Using high quality inline color measurement instruments provides operators with the real-time color information required to avoid costly production line errors.

Designed to meet the needs of a variety of industrial applications, the ERX130 measures a wide range of materials and is able to operate in even the harshest environments. This automated inline quality control system provides non-contact measurement and continuous reporting. It is easy to operate and offers comparisons to specific standards or absolute measurements.

When used with ESWin QC software, the ERX130 enables accurate color adjustments that improve manufacturing output and reduce waste due to color drift.

  • Measurement and evaluation of color deviation to enable corrections without stopping production.
  • A large measurement distance of 300 mm (11.8”) away from the product being measured.
  • A large measurement spot of 90 mm (3.5”) delivers a good average of the measured surface.
  • Measures a full range of materials, including textured, finely patterned, gloss and for products such as vinyl, textiles, food, pigments, paints, plasters, films and bulk goods like powders or sands.
  • External calibration is only necessary every 4 weeks for maximum instrument uptime.

The ERX130 delivers excellent short-term stability due to its use of real dual beam measurement, and its automatic wavelength calibration ensures exceptional measurement accuracy and long-term stability. The ERX130 is the must-have inline color measurement instrument that enables objective color assessment across a variety of industrial applications.

ERX56

An inline non-contact multi-angle spectrophotometer, the ERX56 measures the production of non-scattering samples directly on production machines. A spectral curve provides detailed reflectance information

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ERX56 Inline Spectrophotometer

Multiple silver layers on glass panes add functionality to architectural fronts and are state of the art in architectural design. Low-E™ glass or solar protection is used all over the world to reduce costs for heating or cooling houses or other structures. However, glass is a non-scattering product which makes it a challenge to measure.

The ERX56 measures non-scattering products such as glass using three geometries simultaneously at +15°: -15°, +45°: -45° and +60°: -60°. The ±15° measurement gives the same readings as in the laboratory with a sphere geometry measurement. The ±45° and the ±60° measurements show color change from different observer angles. The ERX56 measures from 330 nm to 1,000 nm with 1 nm optical resolution.

When used with ESWin QC software, the ERX56 enables accurate color adjustments that improve manufacturing output and reduce waste due to color drift.

  • Functional layers such as Low-E™ or solar protection can be accurately measured and quantified for consistency and optimum functionality.
  • A spectral range from 330 nm to 1000 nm with 1 nm optical resolution delivers best-in-class measurement results.
  • Simultaneously measures non-scattering products such as glass using three geometries at +15°: -15°, +45°: -45° and +60°: -60° to measure color changes from different observer angles.
  • External calibration is only necessary every 4 weeks for maximum instrument uptime.

The ERX56 delivers excellent short-term stability due to its use of real dual beam measurement, and its automatic wavelength calibration ensures exceptional measurement accuracy and long-term stability. The ERX56 is the must-have color measurement instrument for measuring and controlling color in the manufacture of non-scattering products where color control for different viewing angles is critical.

TeleFlash 445

The TeleFlash 445 is an in-line, non-contact, non-destructive 45/0 color measurement device ideal for use in coil coating and other industrial applications.

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Color Accuracy in Variable Coil Coating Environments

The TeleFlash 445 System eliminates costly production line color errors, especially in coil coating environments with frequent color changes. This automated in-line quality control system provides non-contact measurement and continuous reporting, with a 45°/0° standardized measurement geometry. Easy to operate, the system works on virtually any material and in the harshest production environments to offer comparisons to specific standards or absolute measurements.

The TeleFlash 445 measures a full range of materials, including textured, finely patterned, gloss and for products such as vinyl, textiles, food pigments, films, glass, and powders. It allows operators to monitor and correct color performance in-line without the need for sample taking and laboratory measurements.

  • Enables in-line color measurement and evaluation of color deviation for complete coverage of product run without stopping production.
  • Measures within a range of up to five feet without significant variation from system to sample for non-contact, non-destructive measurement and the utmost in configuration flexibility.
  • Operates safely in dusty environments and in operations that require explosion-proof protection.
  • For the ultimate in ease of use and to ensure fast response times, visual graphics and acoustic alerts indicate when color tolerance is exceeded.
  • Objective evaluation according to accepted international standards ensures integrity of in-line measurement programs.

The TeleFlash 445’s large 30mm measurement area makes it ideal for measuring large surfaces such as those produced in the coil coating industry. When measuring hot material, data is recalculated to room temperature to avoid thermochromatic effects.

VeriColor Spectro

Ensure accurate color and fast change-overs with the affordable VeriColor Spectro, a compact, durable inline spectrophotometer ideal for harsh industrial manufacturing applications.

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Do you change production color frequently and/or face challenges with ensuring fast change-over times and minimal waste of expensive materials? By implementing the X-Rite VeriColor inline spectrophotometer, you can quickly and accurately determine colorant requirements, seamlessly communicating among formulation, production and quality control systems.

Accurate and affordable, the VeriColor Spectro is compact and durable, ideal for harsh industrial manufacturing applications. No special lighting or shrouding is required with this all-inclusive solution, which excludes ambient light. You will improve quality control and reduce operating expense with this cost-efficient, in-line non-contact color measurement solution that provides absolute spectral and colorimetric data for process control. It is easy to set up and manage and enables color control in real time to contain and eliminate color problems without disrupting production.

  • NEMA-4 IP67 rated, the VeriColor Spectro delivers lab-grade performance in a robust, industrially hardened design.
  • Its patented technology allows accurate in-line capture of color data in the presence of depth variation and dramatic changes in ambient light.
  • Operators can detect, analyze and contain color problems, making corrections without stopping production.
  • This true 31-band spectrophotometer provides absolute color data across the visible spectrum at 10 nm intervals for the ultimate in accuracy and control.

The VeriColor Spectro offers inline non-contact measurement at an affordable price. It features a high degree of inter-instrument repeatability and color accuracy and is ideal for use in a wide variety of applications and industries. It guarantees faster production time by improving color control, and reducing waste of expensive raw materials and dyes.

CarFlash

CarFlash is a non-contact multi-angle spectrophotometer designed to be integrated inline in robotics systems to ensure integrity of color quality throughout the production process.

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Adding value to robotics in automotive manufacturing

This non-contact multi-angle spectrophotometer works in concert with an industrial robot to collect colorimetric data on special effects coatings to ensure fully automated collection of quality control information during the automotive manufacturing process. By integrating CarFlash inline, color quality can be controlled and managed earlier in the production process and with greater repeatability, eliminating expensive color problems that can result in rejection of the vehicle or component.

Non-contact inline measurement mitigates the risk of damaging paint during the measurement process. In addition, there is excellent inter-instrument agreement between CarFlash and X-Rite multi-angle spectrophotometers used in the laboratory. This ensures color consistency from design through manufacturing for even the most complex special effect paints and coatings.

  • CarFlash enables 100% sampling to improve quality and overall process integrity, catching potentially expensive errors early in the manufacturing process.
  • Non-contact operation eliminates the risk of damage to paint and other materials along with minimizing the potential resulting waste.
  • This fully-automated system integrates inline with an industrial robot.
  • Multiple angles of measurement from 15⁰ to 75⁰ are performed simultaneously to ensure full part coverage.
  • Combined with compatible multi-angle spectrophotometers from X-Rite in other parts of the automotive design and manufacturing workflow, CarFlash ensures the utmost in manufacturing line quality and consistency.

In addition to colorimetric data, CarFlash collects surface temperature data with each measurement. It is also useful in detecting the Orange Peel effect, a defect in paint layering that occurs when paint dries too quickly or has surface bond problems that result in abnormalities in the surface layer.