• Portable automated colorimeter

Portable automated colorimeter

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High performance, microprocessor controlled photometer combines easy operation with highly accurate results

  • Measures the 5 most important color scales used for liquid chemicals, resins, oils, fuels, and fats for liquid color measurement
  • Touch Screen TFT-Display
  • Compact housing suitable for both field and laboratory use
  • Modern user interface with sample and user ID entry in 16 languages
  • Automatic cuvette recognition
  • Data memory for up to 200 measurements
  • Automatic Zero Calibration Program
  • Reference Beam Technology•
  • Password Protection, GLP documentation
  • USB-A port for printer, keyboard or memory stick
  • USB-B port for PC connection

High performance, microprocessor controlled photometer combines easy operation with highly accurate results. Featuring a complete set of quality control action items that includes a menu-driven handling procedure for the automatic pass/fail specification check based on a certified test filter, a reminder function for re-calibration and an inspection time interval reminder. Capable of performing exact colorimetric evaluations in conformity with several ISO, DIN and ASTM standards with just a single measurement. Automatic calibration memory, special cuvette recognition logic and the spectral measurement method yield precise and reliable color measurements necessary for high intra and inter instrument reproducibility. An optional Battery power pack allows for use in the field for days without a mains connection.

K13260 features
Color measurement methods
  • Hazen Color, APHA Color, Pt/Co Color (ASTM D1209, ISO 6271)
  • Gardner Color (ASTM D1544, ISO 4630)
  • Iodine Color (DIN 6162)
  • Saybolt Color (ASTM D156, NF M 07-003)
  • Mineral Oil Color (ASTM D1500, ISO 2049, NF T 60-104)
Conforms to the specifications of:
ASTM D156, D1209, D1500, D1544, D6166; ISO 2049, 4630, 6271; DIN 6162; NF M 07-003; NF T 60-104
Wavelength Range: 400 to 700nm / 20nm
Photometric accuracy: 5 mAbs at 0.0 to 0.5 Abs 1% at 0.50 to 2.0 Abs
Photometric linearity: <0.5% to 2 Abs
≤ 1% at > 2 Abs with neutral glass at 546 nm
Stray light: > 3.0 Abs. at 500nm with OG570/3
Light Source: Gas-filled Tungsten bulb (visible spec)
Included Accessories
  • Univeral power supply 100-240V, 50-60Hz, with exchangeable plug adapters for EU, GB, US, China
  • Dust Cover
  • User Manual
Dimensions L x W x H, in. (cm)
12.9 x 8.6 x 5.3 (33 x 22 x 13.5)
Net Weight: 8.95 lbs (4.06 kg)
Shipping Information
  • Shipping Weight: 13 lbs (5.9 kg)
  • Dimensions: 18 x 15 x 11in. (45.7 x 38.1 x 27.9 cm)
Electrical Requirements
100-240V 50-60Hz


Cat. No.Description
K13551Starter Kit
Consists of Addista Color Standards; 50 x 10 Rectangular Cuvettes, Pk/10; Cuvette Set, 10 x 11mm round glass cuvettes
K13555Test filter set for stray light, absorbance and wavelength check
K13253Certified Testing solution set “Addista-Color”
K13351Round Cuvettes 11mm, glass, disposable, pk/500
K13353Rectangular Cuvette 50 x 10 mm, plastic, disposable, pk/50
K13349Rectangular Cuvette 50 x 10 mm with caps, plastic, disposable, pk/10
K13250-1Rectangular cuvette 50 x 10 mm, glass, pk/1
K13500-3Rectangular cuvette 10 x 10 mm, glass, pk/3
K13554USB-Keyboard (keyboard layout:US)
K13552USB-Barcode Scanner (hand-held scanner)
K13556USB-Memory Stick
K13557Lithium-Ion Battery, 11V, 4400mAh, 300g
K13558Replacement Tungsten bulb 6V, 10W
K13559PC-Software Datatrans, incl. USB cable
Please use the K13250-1 Rectangular cuvette 50 x 10, glass, pk/1 or K13500-3 Rectangular cuvette 10 x 10, glass, pk/3 when testing hydrocarbons for color measurements. The disposable polycarbonate cuvettes are made for aqueous samples