Precisely Measure The Effects Of Optical Brighteners
In An Affordable Benchtop System
The Color-Eye 2180UV
spectrophotometer sets new standards
for price/performance in an entry level
color measurement system. This spherebased,
compact instrument combines
affordability with true measurement
accuracy and integrity. It’s ruggedly constructed
to stand up to the production
floor environment and provide years of
The Color-Eye 2180UV is the only instrument
in its class with adjustable UV
control, making it a good value in applications
where optical brighteners are used.
Adjustable to the UV content found in
natural D65 daylight, you can maintain
accurate measurements between
optically brightened samples.
The Color-Eye 2180UV provides excellent
agreement with other Color-Eye 2180
systems, as well as with the ColorEye
XTH hand-held spectrophotometer and
the Color-Eye 7000A, the premier reference
instrument in the industry. This compat-
ibility throughout the line makes the
Color-Eye 2180UV the perfect choice for
a color management network. You can
build a network system in which color
formulation labs, QC departments,
separate production facilities, as well
as suppliers all get the same values
and speak the same color language.
Pulsed Xenon Light
The Ultimate In Reliability
The high-intensity pulsed xenon light
source provides the finest illumination
available, requires minimal maintenance,
and ensures superior consistency when
measuring dark or saturated colors.
Additionally, the pulsed xenon source will
not change the properties of some samples,
whereas the heat and light intensity of
tungsten halogen systems may.
With Motorized SCE/SCI
Effortlessly measure pure color with SCI
(specular component included), or simulate
how the human eye responds to surface
effects such as gloss or texture with SCE
(specular component excluded).
Reading accuracy is ensured time after
time with the unit’s built-in reference
against which all samples are measured.
The instrument automatically adjusts
to fluctuations in voltage and changes in
temperature to further ensure measurement
consistency and long-term reliability.
From A Little Space
The exceptional performance of the
Color-Eye 2180UV is a result of
GretagMacbeth’s unmatched experience
with sphere instrument technology.
Numerous features make the unit easy to
a convenient drop-down preview window
that simplifies the reading of difficult-to-position
samples. The Color-Eye 2180UV
requires just a little bit of space, but its
measurement accuracy and repeatability
can mean a big boost in productivity.
|Repeatability (white tile)||(typical)||0.04 RMS Δ.E CIEL*a*b*|
0.15 RMS .E CIEL*a*b*
0.12 Avg. .E CIEL*a*b*†
0.25 Avg. .E CIEL*a*b*†
360 nm to 750 nm
0% to . 180%
0.55" (14 mm) circular diameter
0.55" (14 mm) circular diameter
0.39" (10 mm) circular diameter
Small Area of View (SAV)
5 mm circular diameter
60°F to 90°F (15°C to 32°C)
9.38" high, 7.13" wide, 14.75" deep
(23.8 cm, 18.1 cm, 37.5 cm)
(High x Width x Deep)
|Weight||6.8 kg (15 lbs)|
|Power||117 VAC / 50 ~ 60 Hz or 230 VAC / 50 ~ 60Hz|
10% to 80%, non-condensing
† Average.E of BCRA ceramic standards relative to GretagMacbeth standardized values under lab conditions.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
Last Update: 14-06-2010