Konica Minolta CM-M6Konica Minolta has introduced two new handheld instruments for the automotive industry: A two-in-one spectrophotometer that measures colour and gloss for interior measurements, and a multi-angle spectrophotometer for measuring metallic and pearlescent paints.

The CM-25cG model offers 45°c:0° geometry and a 60° gloss sensor for simultaneous colour and gloss measurements, says the company. It features changeable apertures for both 8mm (MAV) or spot size 3mm (SAV) and a claimed measuring time of less than 1 second.

The CM-M6 is especially designed for measurement of all exterior car parts on the production line. It offers colour measurement of metallic and effect paints and plastics, and uses a patented double-path illumination system with directed 45° illumination and 6-angle observation from two sides. This results in accurate and stable results even on curved surfaces with a R=300 radius, claims the company.