Lovibond releases new EComparator liquid colorimeters

UK liquid analysis equipment manufacturer Lovibond has launched the new EComparator range of liquid colorimeters.

The EComparator series enable users to perform colour measurement with objective electronic results in addition to subjective visuals.

Lovibond says the new series will make it easier for colour graders used to traditional comparators to upgrade to an electronic system as they will not lose the assurance of relying on physical colour difference.

The current series comprises of four models:

  • The EC 2000 Pt Co (range 0-500 at a resolution of 1 Pt-CO unit - ASTM D1209 Standard)
  • The EC 2000 Gardner (range 0-18 at a resolution of 0.1 Gardner units – ASTM D1544, D6166 Standard)
  • The EC 3000 ASTM Colour (range 0-8 at a resolution of 0.1 units – ASTM D1500, D6045 Standard)
  • The EC 3000 Saybolt (range -16 - +30 at a resolution of 1 Saybolt unit – ASTM D156, D6045 Standard)

The EC 2000 range provides users with a two field view visual representation in alignment with the Lovibond Comparator 2000+ system.

The EC 3000 series replicates the visualisation of the Lovibond 3000 / AF Comparators with a 3-section field of view, where the sample and two consecutive readings of the colour scale are viewed simultaneously, making it easier to achieve the optimum colour match.

With the EComparator series, viewers can view the colour difference with on-screen colour and on-screen numerical display.

The devices feature touch screen technology, making the EComparator easily programmable with instinctive menus on screen, and users can set language, date and time, view preferences, and create projects with individual tolerance settings.

An on-screen warning system of “within tolerance” (green), “outside tolerance” (red), and “on border of tolerance” (amber) provides immediate information on the sample.

Large data storage (>20,000) readings and USB connectivity enable readings to be stored and shared more efficiently, and the EComparator series enables immediate reporting from the laboratory or on-site.

EComparators are supplied with certified glass and liquid reference standards for quick and simple validation.

The instruments are equipped with an integrated light shield to protect the sample from ambient light and a flexible path length and cell choice (glass or plastic) for flexibility of application.

The EComparator devices support Platinum-Cobalt/Hazen/APHA Colour (ASTM D 1209), Gardner Colour, Saybolt Colour (ASTM D 156, ASTM D6045), and ASTM Colour (ASTM D 1500, ASTM D 6045, ISO 2049, IP196) colour ranges.

Suitable applications for the meters include petroleum oils and waxes, pharmaceuticals, water and wastewater, chemicals and petrochemicals, coatings, and edible oils and fats industries.

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