FAQs on White Tile Replacement for HunterLab sensors

FAQ: “One of our manufacturing departments has a ColorQuest XE that they use to monitor a process at-line. After we saw that their white tile appeared a bit dingy and scuffed, we recommended they get a new one. The new white tile came in, but it comes with a software CD.  My questions? Continue reading

Use of the Retroviewer to align small samples

User of retroviewer to directly view sample at port.

The retroviewer allows you to directly view the sample at the port. You see what the instrument sees.

The retroviewer feature on the UltraScan PRO and UltraScan VIS allows direct viewing of the sample at the port through the same lens used to make color measurements. This feature is also on some LabScan XE and ColorQuest XE models. This feature is particularly useful for aligning the sample if it barely covers the viewing port of the instrument. Continue reading

What are the Flow Cell Options for Transparent Liquids?

Flow Cell Diagram combo

HunterLab D04-1015-423 flow cell with 7 mm ID/9 mm OD inlet ports, centered in D02-1009-960 Flow Through Cell Holder

A flow through cell can be a handy solution for continuous sampling and ease of measurement with a transparent, liquid product. Continue reading

Do you need to replace a damaged Instrument White Tile?

12-03-29 03 damaged USPRO Japanese Opal white instrument standard

FAQ: “I’m attaching a couple of pictures that I took from one of our UltraScan PROs. You see there is a crack on the white tile which does not look good to me. Do we need to replace this instrument white tile standard?

 Unfortunately, this instrument white tile will need to be replaced. Continue reading

How do I measure a very dark chromatic sample in Transmittance?

FAQ: “How do I measure a very chromatic and dark sample in transmittance?

Is there a smaller path length cell that I can use for my dark chromatic sample? It currently does not transmit much signal through my 10mm cell.”

Yes, HunterLab does offer a smaller 2mm path length top loading cell for very dark chromatic samples that can not be properly measured at larger path lengths.

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