Model #: cf57u

CF57 / CF57U

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The CF57 is a rugged, affordable 45/0 spectrophotometer designed to help retail paint operations quickly formulate paint colors with measurements from smooth or textured samples.


Short Term Repeatability - White 0.10 max DEab
Measurement Geometry 45/0
Inter-Instrument Agreement 0.30 DEab avg on BCRA tiles
Image Contact During Measurements Contact
Light Source Gas-filled tungsten
Measurement Spot 8 mm
Measurement Time 4 seconds
Measurement Working Distance Zero
Patch Size 8 mm
Photometric Range 0  to 200% reflectance
Photometric Resolution 20 nm intervals
Spectral Analyzer DRS filter wheel
Spectral Interval 20 nm intervals
Spectral Range 400-700 nm @ 20 nm
Spectral Reporting 400-700 nm @ 20 nm
Aperture 8 mm
Reflectance Aperture(s) 8 mm
Humidity 0 to 85% RH, non-condensing
Operating Temperature Range 10° to 40° C
Storage Temperature Range '-20° to 50° C
Minimum Order Quantity 1
Unit Color Gray
Dimensions (length, width, height) 9.0" L x 5.75" W x 5.0" H
Weight 8.0 pounds
Package Dimensions (length, width, height) 14" L x 14" W x 11" H
Shipped Weight 13 pounds
Communication Interface USB
Software Development Kit Yes
Status Panel No status panel
Voltage AC power supply, 115/230 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Calibration White and Open Port calibration
Measurement Background Gray
Warranty 12 months



  • FTDI USB Instrument Drivers - Old Chipset Download
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User Guides and Manuals

User Guides

  • CF57CA Spectrophotometer Operation Manual Download

Tech Papers and Application Notes

Tech Papers

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