Color measuring gauge ColorTector Alpha©


  • Very precise with spectrophotometry
  • Measurment of color spaces with CIE_Lab color, CIE_Lch
  • Differentiating between color samples
  • Can be applied to various flat/smooth surfaces


  • Quality control of dyed goods in the production.
  • Color measurment and registration for control of recieved goods (DIN EN ISO 9000)
  • Comparing color programs
  • For example in industries such as; textile, furniture, metals or printing and dying
Color measuring gauge ColorTector Alpha

Standard delivery range

  • ColorTector Alpha®
  • Power supply cable with adapter
  • Battery
  • USB-cable for device - PC
  • CD with software
  • Manual
  • Service-case


All SaluTron® gauges correspond to national (DIN) and international (ISO, BS, ASTM) norms and possess the CE-sign.
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

Color difference scope Color dif. analysis
0 - 0.25 ΔE very small or none; perfect matching
0.25 - 0.5 ΔE small; acceptable matching
0.5 - 1.0 ΔE small to medium; acceptable in some areas
1.0 - 2.0 ΔE medium; acceptable in special applications
2.0 - 4.0 ΔE has distance; acceptable in special applications
4.0 ΔE very big; not acceptable in most applications
Test accuracy Within 0.2 ΔE*ab
Display ΔE*ab, CIE_Lab, ΔL, Δa, Δb, CIE_Lch
Test area L: 0-100 a: -128—127 b: -128—127
Test time About 3 seconds
Test interval 2 seconds
Test aperture Ø 8mm
Test angle Observers: CIE 10° standard observer
Light source C light source
Sensor Correct silicon photodiode carrays
Power AC battery 1.5V; external (1.5A) power supply
Size 171 * 50 * 48.8 mm
Weight 203.6 g (exclusive battery)
Operated temperature scope 0-40°C (32-104°F); lower than 85% relative humidity
Standard accessories manual/softbag/1.5V battery/5V external power supply/USB connecting cable/CD with software
Application Measures any color of smooth surface