The BC-10 handheld baking contrast meter measures the color of baked, fried, smoked, and processed foods. It can also monitor and control the color of these products’ ingredients, ensuring consistency in the appearance of the goods. The durable BC-10 is compact, lightweight, and fits comfortably in your hand. It can be battery powered and includes a wrist strap for optimum portability. An AC adapter can also be used, if preferred. This instrument is designed for contact measurements, guaranteeing reliable and precise results. The BC-10 is not affected by lighting conditions and eliminates the inconsistencies in “human eye” subjectivity. It is so fast and simple to use, even first-time users can operate the BC-10. TO use: first, switch on; second, perform white tile calibration; third, place on product and press button; lastly, measurement results are displayed immediately on the screen. The LCD display shows the baking contrast units, which is the measure of the lightness or darkness of a product. This measurement system was developed specifically for the food industry. BCU is a derivative of the “L” value in standard tristimulus colorimetry. The range is from 0 for the darkest and 5.25 for the lightest. Each change of .1 BCU equals approximately one discernable shade to the human eye. The screen also displays an averaging function. This means that the BC-10 takes as many measurements as required and calculates the average. The device can store up to 16 readings at a time. The BC-10 also includes some convenient functions such as protective window inserts which allow direct contact without the need of a cell, petri dish, or test tube. Another function is its optional RS-232 output cable which allows it to be connected to a computer, printer, or storage device to save information or print it.
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