Grand Rapids, Mich.-based X-Rite Inc. has introduced the Ci6x line of handheld spectrophotometers
for color measurement of materials including textiles, automotive, packaging, plastics and paints.
The Ci6x spectrophotometers supply benchmark measurements that may be used at each step of a
production or assembly process. According to X-Rite, the tools provide improved color control for
materials, in-process parts and finished goods, along with an audit trail for facilities that
operate multiple sites.
The spectrophotometers are NetProfiler 3.0-enabled, ensuring that the instruments are
calibrated to a single centerline standard and that color measurements taken across the supply
chain are accurate and reliable. NetProfiler also allows users to share, validate and audit data
across multiple devices.
X-Rite reports other features of the Ci6x line include: a Spectralon sphere to provide
reliable color measurement over the long term; simultaneous specular included/excluded
measurements; USB and Bluetooth capability; Ci64 Graphical Jobs™, which provides visuals on a large
color screen; 4-, 8- and 14-millimeter-diameter aperture sizes for customized measurement;
compatibility with X-Rite SP6x handheld historical data for simple data transfer and sharing; and
the ability to be integrated with other X-Rite industrial software including Color iQC.
In addition, the Ci64UV model offers ultraviolet (UV) illumination and is suitable for
measuring textiles and other materials containing optical brightening agents.
October 15, 2013