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Bench-top Spectrophotometer CM-36dG

The CM-36dG Spectrophotometer is widely used in textiles, plastics, paints, ceramics, chemicals, etc. It is a high-precision and high-reliability benchtop instrument that can measure color on the principles of reflectance or transmittance, suitable for a wide variety of applications

High-precision spectrophotometer with an integrated ISO compliant gloss sensor and stability check

Elevate your quality control standards with the industry’s pioneering bench-top spectrophotometer, the Spectrophotometer CM-36dG. Boasting an integrated ISO 2813 compliant 60° gloss sensor, this high-precision instrument revolutionizes color and gloss measurement by offering simultaneous assessment. By consolidating these values into one streamlined process, you can enhance workflow efficiency, minimize operator errors, and optimize equipment and maintenance expenditures.

The Spectrophotometer CM-36dG sets a new standard for precision and reliability in bench-top color measurement, catering to diverse applications in industries such as Plastics, Paints, Ceramics, and Chemicals. With the capability to measure color in both reflectance and transmittance, it provides unparalleled versatility for various materials.

Equipped with the patented Numerical UV Control (NUVC) technology, the Spectrophotometer CM-36dG ensures accurate UV adjustments, particularly crucial for samples containing optical brighteners like pulp, paper, textiles, or chemicals.

This advanced instrument introduces several user-centric features to enhance usability. Status LEDs offer clear visual feedback, while a camera preview system aids in sample positioning and reporting. Additionally, its versatile port alignment allows for 90° rotation, facilitating the measurement of powdery materials in “Top-port” style.

Opt for the optional Wavelength Analysis & Adjustment (WAA), an innovative Konica Minolta Sensing solution, to compensate for minor shifts in measurement values caused by external factors. When combined with annual calibration and maintenance, WAA guarantees unrivaled accuracy and repeatability.

Compatible with SpectraMagic NX2 software, the Spectrophotometer CM-36dG enables measurement recording and comprehensive color analysis. It also integrates seamlessly with other software for formulating color recipes across diverse applications and sharing real-time measurement data.


Benchtop Spectrophotometers CM-36dG
Color Illumination/ viewing system Reflectance:

di: 8°, de: 8° (diffused illumination, 8° viewing), SCI (specular component included)/SCE (specular component excluded) switchable
Conforms to CIE No.15 (2004), ISO7724/1, ASTM E1164, DIN 5033 Teil7, JIS Z 8722 Condition c standard


di:0°, de:0° (diffused illumination, 0° viewing)
Conforms to CIE No.15 (2004), ASTM E1164, DIN 5033 Teil7, JIS Z 8722 Condition g standard

Integrating sphere size Ø152 mm
Detector Dual 40-element silicon photodiode array
Spectral separation device Planar diffraction grating
Wavelength range 360-740 nm
Wavelength pitch 10 nm
Half bandwidth approx. 10 nm
Measurement range 0-200%
Resolution: 0.01%
Light source 3 Pulsed Xenon lamps (NUVC)
Light source life time more than 1 Million
Illumination / Measurement area [mm]

LAV:   Ø30.0 / Ø25.4

LMAV:Ø20.0 / Ø16.0

MAV:  Ø11.0 / Ø  8.0

SAV:  Ø  7.0 / Ø  4.0

Trans:Ø24.0 / Ø17.0

Measurement time Approx. 3.5 second (SCI+SCE measurement)
Approx. 4 second (SCI+SCE+GLOSS measurement)
Minimum measurement interval Approx. 4 second (SCI+SCE measurement)
Approx. 4.5 second (SCI+SCE+GLOSS measurement)
Repeatability Std. dev. within ΔE*ab 0.02
IIA within ΔE*ab 0.12 (LAV/SCI) Average for 12 BCRA Series II color tiles compared to values measured with master body.
UV setting 100% / 0% / Adjusted
(Instantaneous numerical adjustment of UV with no mechanical filter
movement required)*1; 400 nm and 420 nm UV cutoff filters
Gloss Measurement geometry 60°
(complies to ISO 2813, ISO 7668, ASTM D523-08, ASTM D2457-13, DIN 67530, JIS-Z8741, JIS-K5600)
Light source White LED
Detector Silicon photo diode
Measurement range 0-200 GU
Resolution: 0.01 GU
Measurement area [mm] MAV: 10.0 x 8.0 mm ellipse
SAV: Ø3.0
Repeatability (MAV) 0-10 GU: within 0.1 GU
10-100 GU: within 0.2 GU
>100 GU: within 0.2% of indicated value (Standard deviation)
IIA (MAV) 0-10 GU: ±0.2 GU
10-100 GU: ±0.5 GU
Sample preview RGB Camera
Internal Performance Check*2 WAA (Wavelength Analysis & Adjustment) Technology (service contract required for activation of this feature)
Interfacing USB 2.0
Operation temperature / humidity range 13-33°C / rH 80% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
Storage temperature / humidity range 0-40°C / rH 80% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
Size [mm]  248 x 250 x498 mm
Weight [kg]  8.4 kg
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