CR-14 Color Reader (Discontinued)

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The handheld CR-14 color reader measures the whiteness of foods or raw materials in paste, solid, or powder form. It boasts an impressive LCD screen that displays the CIE Whiteness Index, an international method for expressing whiteness or Hunter Whiteness Index. Being as that color variations of white are particularly obvious and can influence consumer purchases, this is an especially useful in the food industry.

This instrument can be utilized in order to control color from raw materials through the process of manufacturing. It can also quantify the effect that storage has inflicted on the whiteness of a product during transportation. The CR-14 fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. It is both battery-operated and light-weight so it is extremely portable. This unit can also be connected to an AC adapter for external power.

This device is affordable and easy-to-use. It is particularly ideal for industries that are just beginning to measure whiteness or need multiple devices that are reliable yet affordable. The functionality of this instrument is user-friendly and does not perform any unneeded processes. This makes things simple. There are five steps to operate the CR-14- switch on the power, select the display mode, perform white calibration, place on sample and press button, and then measurement results are shown on the display.

The CR-14 has a protective cap. This allows direct measurement of pastes or powders without needing to fill a cell. This device is printer-ready in case you need a hard copy of your results. An optional vinyl protection case is available.


  • Simple operation, only necessary functions, five easy steps
  • Instrument fits in the palm of your hand and is battery operated providing maximum portability
  • Competitively priced, great for companies that need multiple instruments
  • Protective cap allows direct measurement of pastes or powders without the need for filling a cell
  • Large LCD displays Hunter Whiteness Index and CIE Whiteness Index
  • Printer connectivity provides for hard copies of data
  • Optional AC adaptor provides external power eliminating the use of batteries
  • Optional vinyl cover provides protection of the device


Model CR-14
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)

Included Accessories

AC A308 AC Adapter (220V)
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AC-A308 AC Adapter (120v)
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CR-A37 Wrist Strap
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CR-A79 Protective Glass Cap
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FD-A05 Soft Case
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