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Lovibond™ RT500 Series Portable Spectrophotometers

Designed to give fast, precise and accurate color measurement information on various colorimetric systems

Manufacturer: lovibond™  ORB400510

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Catalog No. 09-053-655

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Description & Specifications


Aperture Size (Metric) 14mm
Beam Geometry d/8°, DRS spectral engine
Dimensions (L x W x H) 7.7 x 3.3 x 4.2 in. (19.6 x 8.4 x 10.9cm)
Display LCD
Electrical Requirements 90 to 130 or 100 to 240V 50/60Hz
For Use With (Application) Coatings, food and beverages, household products, Plastics, textiles, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
Height (English) 4.2 in.
Height (Metric) 10.9cm
Hertz 50/60Hz
Lamp Tungsten
Length (English) 7.7 in.
Length (Metric) 19.6cm
Measurement Time 2 sec.
Repeatability 0.05 DE™ab on white ceramic
Spectral Bandwidth 10nm
Spectral Response 400 to 700nm
Voltage 90 to 130 or 100 to 240V
Wattage 15w
Weight (English) 2 lb.
Weight (Metric) 1.1kg
Width (English) 3.3 in.
Width (Metric) 8.4cm

These instruments can be combined with OnColor™ software package allowing measurement data to be downloaded, analyzed in detail and stored indefinitely on a PC.

  • Optical geometry: diffuse/8°, DRS spectral engine
  • Illuminants: C, D50, D65, D75, A, F2, F7, F11, F12
  • Standard observers: 2°, 10°
  • Repeatability: 0.05 DE™ab on white ceramic
  • Storage: 1024 standards; 2000 samples
  • Display: in-built graphic LCD
  • Color scales: CIE 94, CIE L™a™b, CMC Tolerancing, Hunter Lab, CIELAB (L™C™h), Whiteness Index (ASTM E 313), xyY chromaticity co-ordinates, XYZ tristimulus values, Yellowness Index (ASTM E 313), Metamerism index

Additional features for RT520 and RT530

  • “Project” function: allows different group of standards for each project
  • “Jobs” function: step by step instructions allows programmed sequence of specific steps to assist operator in color measurement process

RT500: Coatings, Food & Beverages, Household Products, Plastics, Textiles, Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics
RT505: Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics
RT520: Medical and Clinical