SP62 Portal Sphere Spectrophotometer

Fast and accurate portable Colour Spectrophotometer. Measures in seconds and converts color into LaB, YxY, LCh, HiFi or Pantone. Available with specialist software for ink recycling and coloured paper broke recycling.

The SP62 Portable Sphere Spectrophotometer is convenient, cost-efficient and designed to provide fast, precise color measurement information on a wide range of materials, such as paper, paint, plastics, and textiles.

Absolute and difference measurements are obtained for the following colorimetric systems, including: L*a*b*, ∆L*∆a*∆b•, L*c*h˚, ∆L•∆C*∆H*, ∆E*ab, ∆ECMC, ∆E CIE94, XYZ, Whiteness and Yellowness per ASTM E313-98.


  • Versatile. Use for lab, plant or field operation
  • Easy to Read. Large, graphical LCD display Quick Color Compare. Permits quick measurement and comparison of two colors without need to create tolerances or store data
  • Special PROJECT Mode. Multiple color standards can be collected under an identified project as part of corporate color standards programs
  • Pass/Fail Mode. Up to 1,024 standards with tolerances can be stored for easy pass/fail measurement
  • Wide Range of Aperture Sizes.To accommodate various measurement areas; available in 4mm, 8mm, and 14mm apertures
  • Inter-Instrument Agreement.Superior agreement capabilities ensures integrity of multiple-instrument color control
  • Measuring Functions and Indices. Absolute and difference measurements are obtained for the following colorimetric systems, including: L*a*b*, ÄL*Äa*Äb•, L*c*h˚, ÄL•ÄC*ÄH*, ÄE*ab, ÄECMC, ÄE CIE94, XYZ, Whiteness and Yellowness per ASTM E313-98
  • Opacity, Color Strength and Shade Sorting. Device measures opacity, colour strength in chromatic, apparent, and tri-stimulus calculations, and 555 shade sorting for precise color control of products involving plastic, painted, or textile materials
  • Texture and Gloss Influence. To determine the influence of the specular component, the SP62 allows simultaneous measurement of both specular-included (colour) and specular-excluded (appearance)
  • User-Friendly Ergonomics. A wrist strap and tactile side grips facilitate holding and a flip back target shoe adds flexibility
  • Rechargeable Battery. Allows for remote use
Measuring Geometrics: d/8 °, DRS spectral engine, choice of optical aperture:

  • 4mm measurement area/6.5mm target window
  • 8mm measurement area/13mm target window
  • 14mm measurement area/20mm target window
Light Source: Gas-filled tungsten lamp Illuminant Types: C, D50, D65, D75, A, F2, F7, F11 & F12
Standard Observers: 2 ° & 10 ° Receiver: Blue-enhanced silicon photo-diodes
Spectral Range: 400 – 700nm Storage: 1,024 standards with tolerances, 2,000 samples
Spectral Interval

  • 10nm – measured
  • 10nm – output
Measurement Range: 0 to 200% reflectance Measuring Time: Approx. 2 seconds
Short-Term Repeatability: 1.05 E*ab on white ceramic (Standard deviation) Lamp Life: Approx. 500,000 measurements
CMC equivalent:

  • Avg. 0.15 Ecmc based on avg.of 12 BCRA Series II tiles (specular component included)
  • Max. 0.30 Ecmc on any tile (specular component included)
Power Supply: Removable (Ni-metal hydride) battery pack; 7.2 VDC rated @ 1650 mAh AC Adapter Requirements: 90 -130VAC or 100 – 240VAC, 50 – 60Hz, 15W max
Charge Time: Approx. 4 hours – 100% capacity Measurements Per Charge: 1,000 measurements within 8-hour period
Operating Temperature Range

  • 50 ° to 104 °F (10 ° to 40 °C)
  • 85% relative humidity maximum (non-condensing)
 Data Interface: Patented bi-directional RS-232, 300-57,600 baud Display: 128 x 256 pixel graphical LCD
Storage Temperature Range: -4 ° to 122 °F (-20 ° to 50 °C) Weight: 2.4 lbs. (1.1 kg)
Inter-Instrument Agreement: CIE L*a*b*: Avg. 0.20 E*ab based on avg. of 12 BCRA Series II tiles (specular component included). Max. 0.40 E*ab on any tile (specular component included) Dimensions: 4.3″, 3.3″, 7.7″ (10.9 cm 8.4 cm 19.6 cm) Accessories Provided Calibration standards, operation manual, AC adapter, carrying case
Options – Remote battery charger and replacement rechargeable battery packs available 1Based on 20 measurements on a white tile.

For further information, please contact our sales team on 01223 492081 or via sales@tendringpacific.com