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Model #: TP5A-QCCADS


For Quality Control of Effect Finishes

The compact and lightweight spectrophotometer is designed for consistent quality control and color measurement of effect finishes on the production floor, in the lab, and in the field. 

Actionable Color Measurement Tool for Effect Finishes

The MA-5 QC is a compact and easy-to-use multi-angle spectrophotometer with five standard measurement angles to accurately evaluate and control metallic colors and special effect finishes. Featuring strategically placed optics at the tip, it is 60% faster, 50% lighter, and 40% more compact than any other five-angle device on the market. It allows operators to easily position MA-5 QC with one hand and capture more measurements per hour.

The cost-effective MA-5 QC provides actionable data to drive process improvement and ensures color harmony across the supply chain. Since it is compatible with existing X-Rite multi-angle solutions, it fits seamlessly into your color quality control process with little or no downtime. MA-5 QC also optimizes legacy data for measurement compatibility with the MA68II and MA94. 

Why Choose MA-5 QC:

  • Minimizes operator fatigue as it is 50% lighter and more compact than any other five-angle device on the market and enables easy one-handed operation.
  • Illuminates LED indicator lights to ensure proper alignment on samples that are odd-shaped and flexible.
  • Captures fast measurements in approximately 2.5 seconds and collects multiple data points when programmed for automated jobs.
  • Provides green and red pass / fail tolerance lights for fail proof-analysis, which are supported by all major indices including DIN6175-2.
  • Includes a docking station to conveniently connect with a PC and automatically charge the device.
The MA-5 QC is the first device in the market to include an on-screen temperature preview that helps users identify if they have a problem with thermochromaticity affecting their color data. It also provides intuitive data input and analysis with a touch screen interface and simple navigation, and supports advanced features like job-based searchable databases with X-Rite EFX QC software. 
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3rd Party Software Supported MA 94 emulation mode 
Battery Lithium Ion Battery
Battery Life >=2,000 5-angle measurements (continuous measurements at 10s intervals) 
Calibration Internal calibration
Calibration Interval 21 days
Color Differences dE*, dE2000; dE cmc, dE DIN 6175, dE Audi 2000
Communication Interface TFT color display 
Connectivity USB 2.0
Dimensions (length, width, height) L: 180 mm, W: 70 mm, H: 95 mm
Humidity 80% relative humidity
Illuminants D65, A, C,  D50, F2, F7, F11, F12, D65
Illumination Colors white
Illumination Spot Size Pick-up field size: diam. ≈12 mm
Instrument Display TFT color display with resistive touch, 2.8-inch diagonal, QVGA (240 x 320)
Inter-Instrument Agreement Avg. 0.18 ΔE* on BCRA Tile Set
Lamp Life 10 years
Languages Supported E,F, I, Esp, D, P, Ch, J, Kor
Light Source LED
Measurement Geometry r45as15, r45as25, r45as45, r45as75, r45as110
Measurement Time 2.5 seconds
Measurement Working Distance contact on surface
Observers d2°, d10°
Operating Temperature Range 10°C-35°C
Photometric Range 400 nm -700 nm
Photometric Resolution 10 nm
Sample/Measurement 1000
Short Term Repeatability - White 0.02 de*
Standards 200
Storage Temperature Range -20°C - 50°C
Unit Color black
Warranty 12 months
Weight 0.6 kg
What's Included? • Calibration reference, white tile for spectral
• USB cable
• Stylus
• USB charger with EU, US, UK and China exchangeable plugs
• Documentation: Quickstart Guide in ring bound booklet format (as MA-T6/12)
• Easy-access, charging docking station
• USB Stick with Nucleos EXF QC, using alternative licensing system dongle less and with dongle.
• Spare light seal
• Screen protector: one mounted, two spare
• Wrist strap fitting into docking station
• Cleaning cloth
Windows Windows 7 and higher

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