BYK Additives & Instruments

Spectrophotometers for Metallic Colors

Spectrophotometer for total color control of effect finishes

Effect finishes change their appearance with viewing angle and lighting conditions. The BYK-mac i spectrophotometer is unique as it measures multi-angle color as well as sparkle and graininess for total color matching in one portable device. Additionally, it detects and quantifies fluorescent light in the visible range. The BYK-mac i spectrophotometer provides superior accuracy and low maintenance for many years due to a long-term stable light source and patented illumination control.

BYK-mac i 23 mm

BYK-mac i 12 mm

BYK-mac i ROBOTIC

Total color impression of effect coatings
Total color impression of effect coatings on small parts
Total color impression of effect coatings automated at the line
  • Measuring area: 23 mm diameter
  • Total color impression:
    ­- 5-angle color measurement for
      light/dark travel evaluation
      15° / 25° / 45° / 75° / 110°
    ­- Additional color measurement behind
      the gloss for color flop analysis: -15°
    ­- Sparkle and graininess measurement
      for flake characterization
  • Detection and quantification of fluorescent light excited in the visible range; Intensity Emission Value
  • Excellent agreement between instruments allowing usage of digital standards among the supply chain
  • Stable, long-term calibration – needed only every three months
  • Temperature independent results between 10 – 40° C – without calibration
  • Stable positioning due to 4 trigger pins on bottom plate – operator influence minimized
  • 10 year warranty on LED light source – no lamp changes needed
  • Operated by a rechargeable battery pack – good for 1,000 readings
  • Menu guided operation according to your own sampling procedure
  • Pass/Fail results displayed on the instrument for instant feed back of color performance at the production line
  • Professional data documentation and analysis with smart-chart software
  • Measuring area: 12 mm diameter
  • Total color impression:
    - 5-angle color measurement for
      light/dark travel evaluation
      15° / 25° / 45° / 75° / 110°
    - Additional color measurement behind
      the gloss for color flop analysis: -15°
    - Sparkle and graininess measurement
      for flake characterization
  • Detection and quantification of fluorescent light excited in the visible range; Intensity Emission Value
  • Excellent agreement between instruments allowing usage of digital standards among the supply chain
  • Stable, long-term calibration – needed only every three months
  • Temperature independent results between 10 – 40° C – without calibration
  • Stable positioning due to 4 trigger pins on bottom plate – operator influence minimized
  • 10 year warranty on LED light source – no lamp changes needed
  • Operated by a rechargeable battery pack – good for 1,000 readings
  • Menu guided operation according to your own sampling procedure
  • Pass/Fail results displayed on the instrument for instant feed back of color performance at the production line
  • Professional data documentation and analysis with smart-chart software
  • Robotic system to be mounted on a robotic arm – ensures measurements on the same area and a high number of measured car bodies
  • Total color impression:
    - 5-angle color measurement for
      light/dark travel evaluation
      15° / 25° / 45° / 75° / 110°
    - Additional color measurement behind
      the gloss for color flop analysis: -15°
    - Sparkle and graininess measurement
      for flake characterization
  • Detection and quantification of fluorescent light excited in the visible range: Intensity Emission Value
  • Stable, long-term calibration – needed only every three months
  • Temperature independent results between 10 – 40° C – without calibration
  • Excellent correlation to BYK-mac and BYK-mac COLOR
  • Stable positioning due to 4 trigger pins on bottom plate
  • 10 year warranty on LED light source – no lamp changes needed
  • Professional data documentation and analysis with smart-chart software
  • International Standards
  • ASTM D 2244, E 308, E 1164, E 2194
    DIN 5033, 5036, 6174, 6175-2
    DIN EN ISO 11664
    SAE J 1545
  • Prices and Products
  • 7030
    BYK-mac i 23 mm
    Measuring Area: 23 mm diameter
    7031
    BYK-mac i Sensor 23 mm
    Measuring Area: 23 mm diameter
  • Comes complete with
  • Multi-angle spectrophotometer
    Black calibration standard
    White calibration standard with certificate
    Color and effect checking reference
    Protective cap 
    Cleaning set for bottom plate
    2 light protection covers
    Seal replacement kit 
    smart-chart software (7030 only)
    Docking station with USB cable for memory transfer
    Instrument interface cable for online data transfer
    2 rechargeable Li-ion battery packs
    Battery holder; 4 x AA batteries
    Short instructions; Operating manual on CD
    Carrying case; Training

    Note: smart-process is automatically included. If smart-lab is required instead, please specify at time of order.
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 7044
    Black Standard, BYK-mac i

    6336
    Protective Cap, BYK-mac 23 mm
    6360
    Docking Station, BYK-mac
    6337
    USB Interface Cable
    6413
    Online Cable, BYK-mac
    6359
    Battery Pack, BYK-mac
    6364
    Cleaning Set, BYK-mac
    6348
    Seal Set, BYK-mac
    6414
    Light Protection Cover, BYK-mac
    4831
    smart-process
  • International Standards
  • ASTM D 2244, E 308, E 1164, E 2194
    DIN 5033, 5036, 6174, 6175-2
    DIN EN ISO 11664
    SAE J 1545
  • Prices and Products
  • 7034
    BYK-mac i 12 mm
    Measuring Area: 12 mm diameter
    7035
    BYK-mac i Sensor 12 mm
    Measuring Area: 12 mm diameter
  • Comes complete with
  • Multi-angle spectrophotometer
    Black calibration standard
    White calibration standard with certificate
    Color and effect checking reference
    Protective cap 
    Cleaning set for bottom plate
    2 light protection covers
    Seal replacement kit 
    smart-chart software (7034 only)
    Docking station with USB cable for memory transfer
    Instrument interface cable for online data transfer
    2 rechargeable Li-ion battery packs
    Battery holder; 4 x AA batteries
    Short instructions; Operating manual on CD
    Carrying case; Training

    Note: smart-process is automatically included. If smart-lab is required instead, please specify at time of order.
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 7044
    Black Standard, BYK-mac i

    6399
    Protectice Cap, BYK-mac 12 mm
    6360
    Docking Station, BYK-mac
    6337
    USB Interface Cable
    6413
    Online Cable, BYK-mac
    6359
    Battery Pack, BYK-mac
    6364
    Cleaning Set, BYK-mac
    6348
    Seal Set, BYK-mac
    6414
    Light Protection Cover, BYK-mac
    4831
    smart-process
  • International Standards
  • ASTM D 2244, E 308, E 1164, E 2194
    DIN 5033, 5036, 6174, 6175-2
    DIN EN ISO 11664
    SAE J 1545
  • Prices and Products
  • 7036
    BYK-mac i ROBOTIC
  • Comes complete with
  • Multi-angle spectrophotometer
    White calibration standard with certificate
    Color and effect checking reference 
    Light protection cover
    smart-chart software
    Communication software
    Installation kit 
    Operating manual on CD
    Carrying case; Training
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 6417
    Light Protection Cover for 7036

    BYK-mac i COLOR

    smart-process Software

    smart-lab Software

    Multi-angle color measurement
    Routine process control with standardized analysis
    Color control online with instant data analysis
    • Measuring area: 23 mm diameter
    • Multi-angle color measurement:
      - 5-angle color measurement for
        light/dark travel evaluation
        15° / 25° / 45° / 75° / 110°
      - Additional color measurement behind
        the gloss for color flop analysis: -15°
    • Detection and quantification of fluorescent light excited in the visible range: Intensity Emission Value
    • Excellent agreement between instruments allowing usage of digital standards among the supply chain
    • Stable, long-term calibration – needed only every three months
    • Temperature independent results between 10 – 40° C – without calibration
    • Stable positioning due to 4 trigger pins on bottom plate – operator influence minimized
    • 10 year warranty on LED light source – no lamp changes needed
    • Operated by a rechargeable battery pack – good for 1,000 readings
    • Menu guided operation according to your own sampling procedure
    • Pass/Fail results displayed on the instrument for instant feed back of color performance at the production line
    • Professional data documentation and analysis with smart-chart software
    • Powerful Standard Management to define tolerances and limits:
      - Set-up of Color Families defining
        common settings: dE equation,
        measurement geometries, statistics
        and tolerances
      - Export and import of digital standards
        among the entire supply chain for
        seamless communication
      - Customer specific color scales are
        predefined
    • Organizers for clear sample identifi-cation and menu guided operation on the instrument:
      - Car schematics help to define
        sampling procedure
    • Data analysis was never easier:
      - Test Report to display measurement
        data for a single test series:
        differences between “panel match”
        (e.g. fender + fascia) and differences
        to master standard are calculated -
        ideal for color harmony reviews
      - Scorecard to give a quick overview
        how production is running over a
        certain time period
      - Trend Report . typical process control
        chart showing data over time or by
        individual
    • Also supports wave-scan and cloud-runner - color and appearance data in one data analysis software
    • With smart-process, you’ll know where you are, where you are going, and how to get there
    • Connect the BYK-mac i with the PC to directly measure standard vs. samples
    • Or recall standard and samples from the database and add new readings

    Powerful Standard Management to define tolerances and limits

    • Set-up of Color Families defining common settings: dE equation, measurement geometries, statistics and tolerances
    • Export and import of digital standards among the entire supply chain for seamless communication
    • Customer specific color scales are predefined

    Flexible data analysis

    • Simultaneous display of results in a data table and graphs: scatter plot, line/travel diagram and spectral curves
    • Easily toggle between measurement conditions: illuminant / observer – color equations
    • Pass/Fail tolerances based on commonly available color difference methods or customer specific color scales
    • Swap standard with sample and vice versa for ultimate flexibility
    • Calculation of mean value based on a population of samples to be used as a new standard
    • Save measurements in project files to easily share with other smart-lab users
    • With smart-lab you can start faster and finish sooner without getting lost in details
  • International Standards
  • ASTM D 2244, E 308, E 1164, E 2194
    DIN 5033, 5036, 6174, 6175-2
    DIN EN ISO 11664
    SAE J 1545
  • Prices and Products
  • 7032
    BYK-mac i COLOR
    7033
    BYK-mac i COLOR Sensor
  • Comes complete with
  • Multi-angle spectrophotometer
    Black calibration standard
    White calibration standard with certificate
    Color checking reference 
    Protective cap
    Cleaning set for bottom plate
    2 light protection covers
    Seal replacement kit 
    smart-chart software (7032 only)
    Docking station with USB cable for memory transfer
    Instrument interface cable for online data transfer
    2 rechargeable Li-ion battery packs
    Battery holder; 4 x AA batteries
    Short instructions; Operating manual on CD
    Carrying case; Training

    Note: smart-process is automatically included. If smart-lab is required instead, please specify at time of order.
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 7044
    Black Standard, BYK-mac i

    6336
    Protective Cap, BYK-mac 23 mm
    6360
    Docking Station, BYK-mac
    6337
    USB Interface Cable
    6413
    Online Cable, BYK-mac
    6359
    Battery Pack, BYK-mac
    6364
    Cleaning Set, BYK-mac
    6348
    Seal Set, BYK-mac
    6414
    Light Protection Cover, BYK-mac
    4831
    smart-process
  • Prices and Products
  • 4831
    smart-process
  • Comes complete with
  • Software on CD-ROM with license key

    Note:
    smart-process license fee for more than two installations is quantity dependent. Please contact your local BYK-Gardner representative

    System Requirements:
    Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 or 8.1
    Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
    Hardware: Core 2 Duo, 2.2 GHz; i7, 2.5 GHz recommended, or equivalent
    Memory: 4 GB RAM, 8 GB recommended
    Hard-disk space: min. 300 MB
    Monitor resolution: 1280 x 1024 Pixel or higher Disk drive: CD-ROM or DVD drive
    Interface: free USB port
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Comes complete with
  • Software on CD-ROM with license key

    Note:
    smart-lab license fee for more than two installations is quantity dependent. Please contact your local BYK-Gardner representative

    System Requirements:
    Operating system: Windows 7 SP1 or 8.1
    Microsoft® .NET Framework 4
    Hardware: Core 2 Duo, 2.2 GHz; i7, 2.5 GHz recommended, or equivalent
    Memory: 4 GB RAM, 8 GB recommended
    Hard-disk space: min. 300 MB
    Monitor resolution: 1280 x 1024 Pixel or higher Disk drive: CD-ROM or DVD drive
    Interface: free USB port
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Sample Holder
    BYK-mac 12 mm

    Sample Holder
    Round Dish - M

    Sample Holder
    Liquid Paste - M

    Total color impression of effect coatings on small parts
    Measurement of powdery or pasty products
    Measurement of low viscosity products
    • Repeatable sample placement of small parts ensures readings always at the same spot
    • Application specific presentation tools:
      - Sample table for flat panels
      - Sample pin for small parts
      - Positioning tool to center sample
    • Instrument is fixed by a tilting handle
    • Minimum sample size: ø 35 mm Maximum distance between measurement spot and back rail:
      50 mm
    • Sample holder for BYK-mac i
    • Repeatable measurements of powdery or pasty products in a sample dish (e.g. pressed powders, creamy eye shadows)
    • Non-contact measurement to protect instrument’s optics:
      - Measurement distance approx. 1 mm
    • Made of easy-to-clean hard-anodized aluminum
    • Customized adapter rings are offered to use the holder with custom specific sample dishes
    • Sample holder for BYK-mac i
    • Repeatable measurements of low viscosity products in a plastic spoon (e.g. pigment pastes, liquid foundations)
    • Non-contact measurements ensure clean and fast handling:
      - Measurement distance approx. 1 mm
    • Light barrier avoids entry of ambient light
    • Durable, easy-to-clean material
  • Prices and Products
  • 6408
    Sample Holder BYK-mac 12 mm
  • Comes complete with
  • Sample holder
    Flexible sample table
    Sample pin
    Positioning tool
    Short instructions
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Prices and Products
  • 6415
    Sample Holder Round Dish - M
    for BYK-mac i
  • Comes complete with
  • Sample holder with adapter ring and 5 sample dishes ø 35.5 mm, height 4.5 mm
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Accessories
  • 6416
    Customized Adapter Rings
    5 adapter rings of various sizes; please specify diameter
  • Prices and Products
  • 6439
    Sample Holder Liquid Paste - M
    for BYK-mac i
  • Comes complete with
  • Sample holder with 5 plastic spoons
  • Specifications (PDF)
  • Wet Drawdown Template - M

    Sample Holder Cosmetics

    Lipstick Kit

    Measurement of wet drawdowns
    Measurement of small and/or curved products

    Measurement of lipsticks

      • Template for BYK-mac i
      • Repeatable measurements of non-drying drawdowns (e.g. lipstick paste, liquid foundation)
      • Non-contact measurements ensure clean and fast handling:
        - Measurement distance approx. 1 mm
      • Made of easy-to-clean hard-anodized aluminum
      • Sample holder for BYK-mac i, spectro-guide and micro-gloss
      • Repeatable measurements of small and curved products (e.g. lipsticks, artificial fingernails)
      • Sample drawer for easy product placement
      • Secure positioning allows readings always at the same spot
      • No ambient light
      • Non-contact measurement to protect instrument's optics
      • Special, exchangeable masks for color & gloss control
      • For use with the Sample Holder Cosmetics
      • Repeatable, non-contact measurements of lipsticks
      • Prismatic clamp for inserting lipsticks with various diameters
      • Magnets on bottom plate provide a reliable locking feature, and allow for simple attachment and removal
    1. Prices and Products
    2. 6440
      Wet Drawdown Template - M
      for BYK-mac i
      Dimensions: 10.0 x 10.0 cm (3.94 x 3.94 in.)
      Min. Film Width: 35 mm (1.38 in.)
      Max. Film Width: 80 mm (3.15 in.)
    3. Specifications (PDF)
    4. Prices and Products
    5. 6459
      Sample Holder Cosmetics
      for BYK-mac i, spectro-guide and micro-gloss
      Dimensions: 24 x 10 x 10 cm (9.4 x 3.9 x 3.9 in.)
      Weight: 2.2 kg (4.9 lbs)
    6. Comes complete with
    7. Sample holder with 3 exchangeable masks for BYK-mac i, spectro-guide and micro-gloss
    8. Specifications (PDF)
    9. Accessories
    10. 6461
      Lipstick Kit
      6462
      Nail Kit
      6463
      Nail Attachment
      6464
      Cylinder Kit
    11. Prices and Products
    12. 6461
      Lipstick Kit
      for Sample Holder Cosmetics (Cat. No. 6459)
      Max. diameter of lipstick compartment: 20.8 mm (0.82 in.)
    13. Specifications (PDF)
    14. Nail Kit

      Cylinder Kit

      Measurement of artificial fingernails
      Measurement of cylindrical products
      • For use with the Sample Holder Cosmetics
      • Repeatable, non-contact measurements of artificial fingernails
      • Magnets on bottom plate provide a reliable locking feature, and allow for simple attachment and removal
      • Customizable for various nail shapes
      • For use with the Sample Holder Cosmetics
      • Repeatable, non-contact measurements of cylindrical products (e.g. hairspray cans)
      • Optimum form closure guarantees tight fit of inlays inside the holder
      • Customizable for various cylindrical shaped products
    15. Prices and Products
    16. 6462
      Nail Kit
      for Sample Holder Cosmetics (Cat. No. 6459); please provide sample nail for customization of holder
    17. Specifications (PDF)
    18. Accessories
    19. 6463
      Customized Nail Attachment
      for Nail Kit
    20. Prices and Products
    21. 6464
      Cylinder Kit
      for Sample Holder Cosmetics (Cat. No. 6459)
      Max. length of cylinder: 229 mm (9.0 in.)
      Max. diameter of cylinder: 67 mm (2.6 in.)
      Please provide sample for customization of inlays
    22. Specifications (PDF)