Color Meter CM-13P
  • Color Meter CM-13P

Color Meter CM-13P


  • Product description
  • Specifications
  • Color Meter CM-13P for quality control / digital software included / Li-ion battery / 

    black-and-white contrast calibratable / measuring modes for various parameters / 

    color analysis of black, white, red, green, yellow and blue

    The Colorimeter proves to be a multitasking device. It is designed to measure the color spectrum of various objects. Light

    consists of a broad spectrum of colors which are not always purely white, black or blue. A light-source illuminates an object,

    which then absorbs part of that light and reflects another one. That reflected light can be then detected by a sensor in order

    to determine the reflected wavelengths and thus calculate its color. Colorimeters are often applied in areas of quality control

    in industrial sectors. Colorimeter of the PCE-CSM series are applied especially in industries where the characteristics of colors

    play a big role.


    Whether it is dental technology, painting industries or for the production of plastic bags, the colorimeter CM-13P is an ideal

    product for quality management and thus assures highest reliability, whenever it is important to assure a certain standard in

    optic quality. The colorimeter supports an ergonomic design and features a user-friendly menu navigation. The colorimeter

    CM-13P has a large measuring aperture of 20 mm. Due to this alternation the devices are ideal for individualised applications

    in various divisions. The supported color spaces of the colorimeter CM-13P are CIEL*a*b*C*h, CIEL a*b* and CIEXYZ.

    Thus the colorimeter is designed for application in professional industries. Another advantage of the colorimeter of the PCE-CSM

    series is that it supports a vertical justification.


    This means that the whole device does not need to be placed on the object to analyse, but only the part with the sensor in it.

    The industrial perspective of it is that this method allows the measuring of damp objects, textiles and even food. The colorimeter

    CM-13P is therefore ideally applied for measurements of e.g. meat, bananas or tomatoes. Due to the software "CQCS3" that is

    included in the delivery, the measured data can be read out on a computer or laptop for a digital overview.



    - Rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery
    - Autom. calibration of black-and-white contrast
    - Continuous performance
    - Designed for food industry

    - Measures various colors
    - Application on different surfaces
    - Simplified user-interface
    - Software included in delivery

    Key words:
    • Color Meter
  • 1.Specifications


    Measuring Geometry

    Measuring apertures 


    Ø20 mm (CM-13P)



    Color spaces

    CIEL a* b*

    Formula for indifference in color


    Light source


    Type of light source


    Data memory

    100 standards, 20000 samples

    Aberrance in-between the utilities

    ≤0.50 ΔE*ab


    30 measurements on average, with standard- white plate

    Standard deviation

    within ΔE*ab 0.08


    500 g / 17.6 oz


    205 x 67 x 80 mm / 8.07 x 2.6 x 3.14 in

    Power Supply

    rechargeable lithium-ion-batteries
    3.7 V at 3200 mAh

    Charging time

    8 hours

    Battery operation time

    approx. 5000 measurements

    Lifetime of lamp

    5 years, more than 1.6 million measurements

    Temperature range

    0 ... +40 °C / 32 ... +104 °F

    Relative humidity

    0 ... 85 %, non-condensing

    The L*a*b color space

    Here you can see the color space L*a*b. This color space covers all colors that are visible with the naked eye. L=100 stands for white and L=0 for black. "a+" and "a-" or "b+" and "b-" stands for the color contrasts red, green, yellow and blue.




    2.Main Functions of the Colorimeter CM-13P

    The menu of the Colorimeter CM-13P contains all characteristics and settings that can be performed at the Colorimeter CM-13P. Such are the basic settings like time, language, date, but also settings about the recording and the color spaces that shall be displayed by the Colorimeter CM-13P.


    3.Standard accessory

    1 x Colorimeter CM-13P
    1 x USB cable
    1 x battery
    1 x Mains adapter
    1 x Wrist band
    1 x Standard calibration plate white
    1 x Computer software
    1 x Instruction manual

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