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Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Announces The CM-5 Spectrophotometer

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Announces The CM-5 Spectrophotometer

Product News Friday, February 5, 2010: Konica Minolta Sensing Americas

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), the worldwide leader in the industrial measurement of color, light and shape, announces the US launch of its next generation color measurement instrument, the CM-5 Spectrophotometer.

“The CM-5 is an excellent blend of both form and function for this revolutionary bench top,” said Lou Carulli, Advertising & Public Relations for Konica Minolta Sensing Americas. The CM-5 is a full featured, highly accurate and a totally standalone instrument that does not require a PC. The CM-5 can display everything from numeric data, spectral graphs, and colorimetric plots, making a PC for basic color control a thing of the past. The versatility of the top port design can support the measurement of solid objects, pills, granules, liquids and pastes. It also integrates a sliding body panel to expose its large transmittance chamber capable of measuring films or plates up to 60mm thick. The sliding body panel design, with no sides, allows for the measurement of an object with no length limitation.

“What sets the CM-5 apart is that it’s quite simply the easiest and virtually mistake free color measurement instrument ever developed,” said Randy Klimek, New Product Project Manager for Konica Minolta Sensing. The CM-5 features yet another industry first for Konica Minolta, who developed a cutting edge on-screen wizard that instructs the user step by step on how to take a measurement, making it the ideal instrument for even non-experts. The CM-5 comes with 5 new indices preloaded on the unit including the Gardner, Iodine, Hazen (APHA), European Pharmacopoeia, and US Pharmacopeia values of liquids.

“The CM-5 is the direct replacement for our popular CT-300 series. We are offering an exclusive trade-in for customers wishing to upgrade to the cutting edge of color measurement technology,” said Randy Klimek.

Pre-orders for the CM-5 have already been placed and are still being accepted. Shipping will begin in February 2010 to customers. View more information on the CM-5 by visiting

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Holdings USA, Inc., is the global leader in the industrial measurement of color, light and shape. The company developed and introduced the first portable spectrophotometers and colorimeters, adding new dimensions of convenience and functionality. Its innovative products dramatically changed the way color, light and shape dimension is measured. Products include colorimeters and spectrophotometers for color measurement, spectroradiometers and lux meters for light measurement, and 3D non-contact digitizers for shape measurement. Thousands of companies from food, plastics, paints and coatings, automotive and aerospace to cosmetics companies, entrust their products quality to Konica Minolta instruments.