CM-3610D Spectrophotometer (Discontinued)

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The CM-3610d vertically oriented, bench-top spectrophotometer is an exceptionally accurate color measurement instrument which can be controlled by a PC using Windows software. It has the capability of measuring at 10nm over a full range of wavelengths from 360-740nm using double-beam technology and a dual-channel sensor.

The CM-3610d includes components which reduce time switching between SCI and SCE and filter movements. It is equipped with three measurement diameters, 25.4mm, 8mm, and 4mm to easily measure various sample sizes. This instrument is highly advanced, with features for numerical gloss and UV control as well as having the ability to measure the color of transparency. This device is compact and features a viewfinder, making it lightweight and easy to measure from a seated position.

This instrument is compatible with SpectraMagic NX software which is easy-to-use and displays multiple views of data results which can be edited. Target data of the primary target can be associated to two or more secondary targets, allowing for sophisticated QC applications, such as checking for color difference.

A variety of graphs can be used to display information, preconfigured templates are available, and a status window is available to show instrument information at a glance. Data compiled with older software is compatible and can be transferred to the newest updated software. If Excel is needed to show data, the information can also be easily exported. A Navigation Function and Color Tutorial are included with the software for additional information.


  • Accurate and repeatable – highly accurate which makes it ideal for research and development
  • 3 measurement diameters – 25.4, 8, and 4mm
  • Advanced features – can measure transparent colors, numerical gloss and UV control
  • Requires less repairs – made with a minimum of moving parts, so repairs are rarely necessary
  • d/8 optical system – makes the instrument compliant with all relevant standards
  • Controlled by PC – can be controlled by a PC using Windows software
  • Compact – light-weight design
  • Viewfinder – makes measurements easy from a seated position
  • 10nm interval measurements – can measure at 10nm intervals over a full range of wavelengths from 360 to 740nm


Illuminating/viewing systemReflectance: d/8 (diffuse illumination/8deg viewing angle), capable of simultaneous SCI (specular component included)/SCE (specular component excluded) measurement. Conforms to CIE No. 15, ISO 7724/1, ASTM E-1164, DIN 5033 Teil 7, and JIS Z8722 Condition C standards. Transmittance: d/0 (diffuse illumination/0deg viewing angle). Conforms to CIE No. 15, ASTM E-1164, DIN 5033 Teil 7 standards
DetectorDual 40-element silicon photodiode arrays
Spectral separation deviceDiffraction grating
Wavelength range360 to 740nm
Wavelength pitch10nm
Half bandwitdhApprox. 10nm
Photometric range0 to 200%; Display resolution: 0.01%
Sphere sizePHI 152mm
Light sourceFour pulsed xenon lamps
Measurement timeApproximately 1.5s (until data output)
Minimum interval between measurementsApprox. 4 seconds when SCI/SCE measured
Measurement/illumination areasReflectance: Changeable between LAV, MAV, and SAV
LAV: PHI 25.4mm/PHI 30m
MAV: PHI 8mm/PHI 11m
SAV: PHI 4mm/PHI 7mm
Transmittance: Approx. 17mm
RepeatabilitySpectral reflectance: Standard deviation within 0.1%
Colorimetric values: Standard deviation within Delta E*ab 0.02
Inter instrument agreementMean Delta E*ab 0.15 (LAV/SCI) Average for 12 BCRA Series II color tiles compared to values measured with master body
Temperature dependenceSpectral reflectance: Within +- 0.10%/deg C
Color difference: Within Delta E*ab 0.05/deg C
UV adjustmentInstantaneous numerical adjustment
UV cut filters400nm cutoff and 420nm cutoff
Transmittance chamberWitdh: 133mm, Depth: Approx. 50mm;
Measurement diameter: Approx. 17mm
Transmission sample holder (optional accessory): Sample holder; for both plate-shaped and liquid samples (removable)
InterfaceRS-232C, D-sub 9-pin (female) terminal
PowerAC 120V/230V 50/60Hz (using included AC adapter)
Operating temperature/humidity range13 to 33deg C, relative humidity 80% or less (at 33deg C) with no condensation
Storage temperature/humidity range0 to 40deg C, relative humidity 80% or less (at 33deg C) with no condensation
Dimensions (W x H x D)300 x 597 x 315mm
Standard accessoriesWhite Calibration Plate, Target Mask (PHI 4mm), Target Mask (PHI 8mm), Target Mask (PHI 25.4mm), Zero Calibration Box, AC Adapter, Dust Cover, Accessory Case, Unit Driver, RS-232C Cable (9-pin, 2m)
Optional accessoriesColor Data Software SpectraMagic!” NX, Transmittance Specimen Holder, Cell (2mm)/(10mm)/(20mm), Transmittance Zero Calibration Plate, RS-232C Cable (IBM PC/AT; 5m)/(IBM PS/2; 2m)/(IBM PS/2; 5m)

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