The Elcometer 6085 is an affordable sphere spectrophotometer, designed to give fast, precise and accurate color measurement information on materials ranging from paper and paint to plastics and textiles.
- Lightweight, compact, portable instrument
- Diffuse/8° sphere optical geometry
- Fixed 8mm aperture
- Large, easy-to-read high res graphical colour LCD display
- Opacity and color strength measurement
- Simultaneous measurement of both specular component included and specular component excluded
- Rugged construction
- Reliable detent lock
- Rechargeable battery for remote use
Measuring Functions and Indices
The Elcometer 6085 provides absolute and difference measurements for the following colormetric systems. These values can be obtained from any of the nine illuminants with 2° or 10° observer angle: L*a*b*, DL*Da*Db*, L *C*h°, DL*DC*DH*, DE*ab, DECMC, DE CIE94 and XYZ. Whiteness and Yellowness per ASTM E 313-98.
The instrument stores up to 1000 standards with tolerances for easy pass/fail measurement. A simplified green tick shown on screen shows a straight forward pass indication or a red cross to indicate a failure. Results are shown at a glance showing detailed color comparison data for analysis.
Quick Color Compare
A quick measurement can be taken to compare two colors. This allows the operator to take quality control readings in a time efficient manner without having to create tolerances or store data.
The Elcometer 6085’s diffusing sphere is made of Spectalon®, a durable, highly reflective material designed to perform in a rigorous production environment. The diffusing material prevents degradation due to the flaking and chipping of the sphere wall material.
Opacity, Color Strength and Shade Sorting
The instrument can measure opacity as well as three color-strength options: chromatic, apparent and tri-stimulus calculations. The Elcometer 6085 also performs 555 shade sorting. This is an important consideration in the color quality control of manufactured products involving plastics, painted or textile materials.
Texture and Gloss Influence
To determine the influence of the specular component, the 6085 allows simultaneous measurement of both specular - included (colour) and specular-excluded (appearance).
User Friendly Ergonomics
In addition to on-board programs to assist the operator in the measurement process, the instrument itself is highly user-friendly. It is compact and lightweight with an ergonomic overmold design that provides a smooth and comfortable grip. The flip-back shoe is designed to withstand heavy use, and has a reliable detent lock. Read-outs are large and easy to see with a high res color LCD screen. A rechargeable battery pack allows extended operation of the instrument.