Konica Minolta CR-14 Color Reader

Konica Minolta Updated: 2008-12-24 RSS
Konica Minolta CR-14 Color Reader

Small color variations of white are especially obvious but difficult to quantify objectively. The Color Reader CR-14 allows you to control the shade of white, near white and yellowish products such as foods and raw materials easy and with precision. To do so, the CR-14 uses the internationally standardised and well known Whiteness and Yellowness Indices from CIE, ASTM and Hunter.

Alternatively, you can also display measured values in Y x y (CIE31) color coordinates.The CR-14 can handle any products in solid, pasty or even powder form and thus is very flexible. In order to prevent it from dusty environment, the measuring aperture is covered by an optical glass - alternatively you can also use the optional vinyl protection cover. Like all Color Readers, the CR-14 is very simple to use, compact, light-weight and battery-operated.

Indication of the whiteness of foodstuffs and raw materials using a whiteness index (CIE or Hunter). Measurement diameter of 8mm. Integrated measurement, data processing, and display sections. Portable, lightweight, compact design. Capable of measuring powders and pastes.


Illuminating/viewing geometry: 8/d (8° illumination angle/diffuse viewing: specular component excluded)
Measuring area: Approx. Φ8mm
Display modes: Whiteness Index: CIE, Hunter, ASTM E313
Yellowness Index: ASTM E313, ASTM Dl925
Yxy (Displayable in CIE display mode)
Repeatability: Standard deviation of Whiteness Index: CIE: 0.5, Hunter: 0.1
(Measurement conditions: When measuring white calibration plate)
Minimum interval between measurements: Approx. 1 sec.
Power source: Four AA-size batteries or optional AC Adapter AC-A12
Battery life: Alkaline-manganese batteries: Approx.2000 measurements at10-sec. Intervals
Ni-Cd batteries: Approx. 600 measurements at 10-sec intervals
Operating temperature/humidity range: Temperature: 0 to 40°C;relative humidity 85% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
Storage temperature/humidity range: -20 to 55°C; relative humidity 85% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
Standard accessories: White Calibration Plate CR-A74, Soft Case CR-A68; Protective Cap CR-A79;
Wrist Strap CR-A73; AA-size batteries (4)
Optional accessories: AC Adapter AC-A12; Printer Cable CR-A75: Vinyl Cover CR-A80)