Ci7X00 User Manual
Ci7600/Ci7800
Benchtop Spectrophotometer
User Guide
Ci7600/Ci7800
BENCHTOP
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Laser emission specifications: continuous wave 532 nm, ≤ 0.39 mw
No user serviceable parts in this product. All warranty and non warranty repairs should
be referred to an authorized X-Rite service center.
CAUTION– Class 3B Laser Radiation from internal laser module is present when
instrument cover is removed. Avoid exposure to the beam.
Instructions for disposal: Please dispose of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) at
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Table of Contents
Overview
Packaging Information
Instrument Setup
Powering the Instrument
Sample Preview Method
Front Panel
Sample Shelf
Sample Holder
Sample Door
Specular Control
UV Control
Aperture Control
Calibrating
Calibration Notes
Reflectance Calibration Procedure
Green Tile Color Check (optional)
Transmission Calibration Procedure
Transmission Calibration Setup
Total Calibration
Direct Calibration
R/T Calibration
UV Calibration Procedure
Measuring
Reflectance Measurements
Transmission Measurements
Total Transmission Measurement
Direct Transmission Measurement
R/T (Reflection/Total Transmission) Measurement
Liquid Measurements
Haze Measurements
Appendices
Service Information
Cleaning the Instrument
Cleaning Quick Reference Table
General Exterior Cleaning
Cleaning the Transmission Compartment
Cleaning the Calibration Tiles
Cleaning the Black Plastic Blocking Panel
Cleaning the Sphere
Cleaning the Aperture Plates
Cleaning the Transmission White Plaque
Cleaning the Black Trap
Cleaning the UV Calibration Plaque
Replacing the Fuse
Adjusting the Sample Holder Dampening
Troubleshooting
Specifications
Spare Parts and Accessories
System Repacking Instructions
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OVERVIEW
The Ci7600/Ci7800 is a reflectance / transmittance sphere benchtop spectrophotometer offering
agreement with these X-Rite/GretagMacbeth instruments: 7000A, Color i7, and Color i5. The
Ci7600/Ci7800 Spectrophotometer includes these features:
•
Multiple areas of sample view in both reflectance and transmittance.
•
Self-adjusting, dual zoom lens to manage the measurement area and eliminate
configuration errors between aperture plates and lens position.
•
External video monitor viewing, preview video in the software application, and hinged
sample door preview for measurement accuracy and targeting purposes.
•
Haze measurement mode.
•
Automated ultra violet (UV) adjustment for measuring fluorescent or optically brightened
samples.
•
USB interface to PC and software applications.
•
Indicator panel display with dual buttons for standard and sample measurements, and
warning indicators for calibration interval.
•
Dampened sample arm holder that prevents sample damage.
•
Embedded white sample holder ceramic. Ideal for reflectance measurements that require a
white backing, such as textiles, plastics or other less than opaque samples (Standard on
Ci7800 instrument and optional on the other models).
•
Supports embedded NetProfiler.
Locking pin
Button and indicator
membrane label (refer to
Front Panel for a
description)
Front lifting grip
Sample holder
Transmission
access cover
Rear lifting grip
Communication,
line cord and
power switch
Accessory drawer (white tile,
green tile, black trap, aperture
plates, UV cal plaque)
Sample door
Ci7600/Ci7800 instrument
can also operate in the
upright position with
optional kit.
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Packaging Information
If you are reading this documentation, you have already followed the instructions detailed in the
Ci7600/Ci7800 installation sheet that was included in the shipping carton. Please keep the
installation sheet for reference. Keep your shipping carton in case you need to return your
instrument to the factory for service.
Your instrument packaging should contain all the items listed below. If any of these items are
missing or damaged, contact X-Rite or your Authorized Representative.
Software box containing the Ci7600/Ci7800 Driver and Documentation CD along with any
other optional software you may have ordered such as Color iControl and NetProfiler.
• Ci7600 or Ci7800 Spectrophotometer
• Cleaner & tissues
• Certificate of performance
• Installation instructions sheet
• USB cable
• AC power cord
• Sample shelf with thumb screws
• Transmission kit (optional)
The following accessories are stored in the instrument accessory drawer.
• Round white calibration tile
• Round green performance tile
• Black trap for calibration
• Ci7800 aperture plates: 25 mm, 17 mm, 10 mm, 6 mm, (3.5 mm optional)
Ci7600 aperture plates: 25 mm, 10 mm, 6 mm, (3.5 mm optional)
• White UV plaque
•
Instrument Setup
Please follow the instructions detailed in the Ci7600/Ci7800 Installation Instructions sheet found
as the first item in your shipping box when you opened it. A PDF file of the Installation
Instructions also can be found on the Ci7600/Ci7800 Driver and Documentation CD.
Powering the Instrument
The power on-off AC switch is located on the back of the instrument. Press the top of the rocker
switch to turn on the instrument and wait 50 seconds for the instrument to boot up. If the
instrument does not power up after approximately 50 seconds, check the power connections to
the unit and main power availability (breakers, fuses). If these connections are fine, check the
instrument’s fuse. Refer to “Fuse Replacement” in the Appendix.
A power “standby” button is located on the front panel of the instrument. This button is used to
power down the instrument into a low power state, or wake the instrument after it goes into a
power down state. A power on condition is designated by a solid green light indicator. Simply
press the power “standby” button to wake or low power down the instrument.
Discontinue use if AC cord is damaged.
Ensure AC cord ratings meet or exceed the instrument ratings (see Specifications section in
the Appendices).
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Sample Preview Method
The instrument has three sample preview methods:
Sample Door
This method enables you to open the sample door and look at the sample position in the viewport.
You can make manual adjustments if necessary to obtain optimum sample alignment. Refer to the
instructions on using the Sample Door Preview Method.
External Video Monitor Feature
This method requires an external preview video monitor. The monitor is plugged into the video
connector located on the back of the instrument. After the monitor is connected, the Preview
button on the spectrophotometer can be pushed to turn live preview video on and off. Video
on/off is the default functionality of the Preview button when using a reflectance measurement
mode. However, your software application may assign a different behavior to the button for
various reasons.
Live Preview Video in PC Software Application
This method requires a software application, such as Color iQC to provide a means to view video
within the application. Follow the instructions in your application to preview video for sample
alignment.
Front Panel
The front panel is used to initiate measurements and also indicate a variety of instrument
conditions, such as calibration status, measurement status, etc. Below is description for each
indicator and button.
Trial button and indicator
Calibration
Preview button and indicator
Transform
Standard button and indicator
NetProfiler
Lens
Aperture plate
400, 420, 460 nm
cut filters
Specular Included
Specular Excluded
D65 Illuminate
Total Transmission
UV Excluded
Direct Transmission
Haze
Custom UV (user defined)
Power “standby” button and indicator
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Lens and Aperture Plate Indicators (*, 3.5, 6, 10, 17, 25)
• The top row of LEDs illuminates to indicate the current lens position. The “*” illuminates
when the lens is in a custom position. The LED will light red if the unit is configured with a
lens position larger than the installed aperture plate size.
•
The bottom row of LEDs illuminates to indicate the currently installed aperture plate. The
“*” illuminates for custom plates and transmission aperture plates (with white reflective
ring), and blinks if the instrument could not detect the installed plate. If auto is enabled
for the lens, then the installation of an aperture plate automatically sets the lens to match
the aperture plate.
Standard Button and Indicator
• The standard button is used to initiate a standard measurement. Note: The button must
be supported by your application software and function as programmed.
•
The indicator illuminates green when programmed to perform a measurement. It may
also be programmed to flash green to support features in your application.
Preview Button and Indicator
• The preview button is used in conjunction with the external video monitor preview
feature.
•
The indicator illuminates green when it is activated.
•
The video preview is toggled when a reflectance measurement mode is selected. When a
transmission measurement mode is selected, the button will toggle the green
transmission targeting laser on and off.
•
The behavior of the button may also be programmed in your software application.
Trial Button and Indicator
• The trial button is used to initiate a trial measurement. Note: The button must be
supported by your software application and function as programmed.
•
The indicator illuminates green when programmed to perform a measurement. It may
also be programmed to flash green to support features in your application.
NetProfiler
• Indicator Off: NetProfiler feature is not enabled.
•
Solid Green: NetProfiler subscription is currently activated.
•
Solid Amber: The profile has expired and updating is recommended.
Calibration
• Solid Red: Calibration is required
•
Solid Green: White, black, and UV calibration are not required at this time
•
Solid Amber: White and black calibration are not needed, but UV calibration has expired.
Measurements can still be taken in this condition. It is up to the user to decide if the UV
calibration should be updated at this time.
Transform
• Indicator Off: Transform feature in not enabled
•
Solid Green: Transform feature is activated
Specular Included (SCI)
• Illuminates when a specular included measurement is selected.
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Specular Excluded (SCE)
• Illuminates when a specular excluded measurement is selected.
Total (T)
• Illuminates when a total transmission measurement is selected.
Direct (D)
• Illuminates when a direct transmission measurement is selected.
Haze (H)
• Illuminates when a haze measurement is selected.
D65 Illuminate
• Illuminates when it is UV calibrated to a D65 UV illumination condition.
UV Excluded ( )
• Illuminated when one of the UV filters fully blocks the UV component in the lamp to fully
exclude UV illumination.
Custom (*)
•
400
•
420
•
460
•
Illuminated when a user-defined D65 or other UV condition is selected.
The 400 nm UV cutoff filter is in use. This filter is adjustable and can be used to calibrate
UV conditions.
The 420 nm UV cutoff filter is in use. This optional filter is adjustable and can be used to
calibrate UV conditions.
The 460 nm UV cutoff filter is in use. This optional filter is not adjustable and can only be
set to fully exclude UV illumination.
Power “standby” button and indicator
• Refer to Powering the Instrument earlier in this section.
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Sample Shelf
A sample shelf is provided to help align a sample with the measurement port. It is also useful for
providing consistent sample placement when multiple samples require a measurement at the
same location.
To install the sample shelf, position the shelf’s elongated slots over the two holes in the sample
door and attach it with the thumb screws provided.
Adjust the shelf by loosening the thumbscrews and sliding the shelf up or down.
Thumbscrew
Sample shelf
Screw holes
Thumbscrew
Sample Holder
The sample holder can be locked in a down position. This is convenient when large samples are
measured, or when the aperture plate is changed or the sample holder is removed.
Simply open the sample holder to its maximum position to lock into position.
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Sample Door
The sample door can be opened for a completely unobstructed view of the sample presented at
the view port. When completely open, the sample door allows you to adjust the sample at the
view port for optimal placement.
To use the sample door:
1. Open the sample holder by pulling it towards you. Place your sample at the view port and
close the sample holder.
2. Open the door from the top by using your fingers, and gently lower the door to the complete
open position. See the figure below.
Pull from top
Sample door
Sample holder
3. With the sample door completely open, view the sample at the view port and make sure the
sample is in an optimal position for measuring.
Observe sample
here through
viewport opening
4. Close the sample door and prepare for the measurement.
Specular Control
You can change the specular component setting on the spectrophotometer for reflectance
measurements using your software application. Select the desired specular component
measurement mode; Included (SCI), Excluded (SCE), or Dual Mode (SCE/SCI). The indicator for
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either setting (or both if you have dual mode) on the front panel becomes illuminated based on
your selection. The instrument simultaneously measures specular included and specular excluded
for all reflectance measurements. Your software application should decide which measurement
data to request from the spectrophotometer according to the user requirements.
UV Control
Your spectrophotometer is equipped with an automated 400nm UV filter. This can be set to fully
exclude the UV portion of the light source in the spectrophotometer or can be used to calibrate and
adjust the UV level, for instance to match the UV component of D65 daylight. The instrument
supports built-in UV calibration positions for UV included, UV excluded, and D65. The instrument
also supports an unlimited number of user-defined UV positions which are set up, calibrated, and
managed using the PC software application. A UV calibration plaque is provided in the accessory
drawer that has been calibrated in the factory with a CIE whiteness value for true D65. Your system
includes a 400 nm UV filter, and may optionally include a 420 and/or 460 nm UV filter as well.
Aperture Control
By default, the spectrophotometer is configured to auto-recognize an aperture plate when
installed at the measurement port, and to auto-drive the lens to the matching size. The lens
position is also dependant on the measurement mode. If for example the instrument is configured
with the 10 mm aperture plate in a reflectance measurement mode and the user switches to a
transmission measurement mode, the instrument auto-drives the lens to create the measurement
size at the transmission measurement location.
Note: The automatic lens behavior can be overridden by the user in software if desired. If you prefer to
not have matching aperture and lens settings (to have an over illumination setup), you can use your
software application to configure the instrument. Keep in mind that a valid measurement size is less than
or equal to the aperture plate size. If the lens position and the installed aperture plate do not match, the
lens LED will illuminate red to indicate this discrepancy. Auto recognition is applicable to Reflectance
mode only.
To install an aperture plate on the instrument:
1. Open the sample holder to the fully open position.
2. Using your fingers, remove the aperture by lifting outward from the notch below the existing
aperture plate.
Aperture plate
Notch below plate
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3. Locate the plate to be installed in the accessory drawer and fit the aperture over the rim on
the sample door. The plate is held in place by magnets.
4. Gently close the sample holder.
5. The aperture plate will be automatically recognized when the door is closed, and activate the
auto-zoom lens if set to the auto mode. Auto recognition is only valid for Reflectance mode
aperture plates. For transmission aperture plates, the asterisk LED lights up green.
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CALIBRATING
The spectrophotometer should be calibrated every eight hours of operation.
Each spectrophotometer configuration that is used should be calibrated. A configuration consists
of the following components:
•
Measurement mode: Transmission, Reflectance, R/T, or Haze
•
Aperture size (3.5 mm, 6 mm, 10 mm, 17 mm, or 25 mm)
•
Lens position
•
Specular included or excluded condition (SCI or SCE)
•
UV included, D65 calibration or excluded condition
Calibration Notes
•
Dirt or dust in the optics area will cause an inaccurate calibration reading. Refer to
the Appendices for optics cleaning procedure.
•
The white calibration tile is dramatically affected by smudge marks, dust, and
finger prints. Refer to Appendices for calibration tile cleaning procedures.
•
The black trap should be cleaned periodically to remove any dust or
contamination. Refer to Appendices for black trap cleaning procedures.
Reflectance Calibration Procedure
To calibrate your spectrophotometer in reflectance measurement mode you need to use your
software application. Follow these steps:
1. Verify the 25 mm aperture plate is installed.
2. Launch the calibration procedure from the software application.
3. Remove the white calibration tile from the accessory drawer. Pull down on the sample holder
and position the tile on the sample holder clamp. Make sure the white ceramic side is facing
the aperture plate.
4. While holding the tile in place, close the sample holder to the aperture plate.
White
calibration tile
5. Initiate the calibration tile measurement from the software. After the measurement, remove
the calibration tile and return it to the accessory drawer.
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6. Remove the black trap from the accessory drawer and position it on the aperture plate. Make
sure to align the tab at the top edge of the trap with the notch at the top of the aperture
plate.
Align
7. Initiate the black trap measurement from the software.
8. Remove the black trap and return it to the accessory drawer.
9. Once the calibration process is complete, the calibration indicator becomes lit. Any change to
the spectrophotometer configuration may result in the calibration indicator changing from
green (calibrated) to red (not calibrated).
10.Continue with additional configuration calibrations as required.
Green Tile Color Check (optional)
1. Perform a calibration procedure if you have not already done so. Refer to the Calibrating section.
2. Remove the green tile from the accessory drawer. Pull down on the sample holder and
position the tile on the sample holder clamp. Make sure the green ceramic side is facing the
aperture plate.
3. While holding the tile in place, close the sample holder to the aperture plate.
Green
calibration tile
4. Initiate the green tile check procedure from the software application. After the measurement,
remove the green tile and return it to the accessory drawer.
Note: Tile values are generated at a temperature of 22°C. Refer to the software application for
additional information.
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Transmission Calibration Procedure
To calibrate your spectrophotometer in transmission measurement mode, you need to first locate
the following items in your optional transmission kit:
Aperture plates 6 mm, 10 mm, 17
mm, or 25 mm (with white
reflective ring). The plate can be
used for both transmission and
reflection measurements in the R/T
and haze modes.
Transmission sample holder
Transmission white plaque
Black plastic blocking panel
Note: NEVER use the black trap for black calibration when performing Transmission calibration.
Transmission Calibration Setup
Note: For R/T (Reflection/ Total Transmission), perform a Reflectance Calibration before
continuing.
1. Using your software application, launch the calibration process from the software interface.
2. Mount the 25 mm aperture plate (with white reflective ring) to the measurement port at the
front of the instrument.
3. Position the transmission white plaque on the sample holder.
Aperture plate
Transmission
plaque
4. Follow any prompts from the software regarding the white calibration.
5. Open the transmission cover by lifting up on the locking pin while sliding the cover to the back.
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6. Refer to the remaining Total, Direct, or R/T Calibration procedures that follow.
Total Calibration
1. Place the sample transmission holder base inside the transmission compartment.
Carriage base
Total transmission
calibration shown
2. Attach the appropriate clamp and stop to the base with the thumb screws.
3. Center the black plastic blocking panel in the transmission sample holder and place between
the stop and clamp toward the sphere.
Black plastic
blocking panel
4. Close the cover and continue with calibration.
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5. Once the calibration process is complete, the calibration LED becomes lit. Any change to the
spectrophotometer configuration may result in the calibration LED turning from green
(calibrated) to red (not calibrated). Remember that each configuration needs to be calibrated.
Direct Calibration
1. Place the sample transmission holder base inside the transmission compartment.
Carriage base
Direct transmission
calibration shown
2. Attach the appropriate clamp and stop to the carriage base with the thumb screws.
3. Center the black plastic blocking panel in the transmission sample holder and position toward
the lens side.
Black plastic
blocking panel
4. Close the cover and continue with calibration.
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5. Once the calibration process is complete, the calibration LED becomes lit. Any change to the
spectrophotometer configuration may result in the calibration LED turning from green
(calibrated) to red (not calibrated). Remember that each configuration needs to be calibrated.
R/T Calibration
1. Place the sample transmission holder base inside the transmission compartment.
Carriage base
R/T calibration shown
2. Attach the appropriate clamp and stop to the carriage base with the thumb screws.
3. Center the black plastic blocking panel in the transmission sample holder and position toward
the sphere.
Black plastic
blocking panel
4. Close the cover and continue with calibration.
5. Once the calibration process is complete, the calibration LED becomes lit. Any change to the
spectrophotometer configuration may result in the calibration LED turning from green
(calibrated) to red (not calibrated). Remember that each configuration needs to be calibrated.
Note: The green LED will never appear for any Calibration Mode configured to include a UV Cal
option. UV cannot be calibrated in this mode.
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UV Calibration Procedure
Note: UV Calibration requires the configured reflectance aperture plate to be installed.
1. Perform a white and black calibration as previously explained.
2. Initiate the UV calibration procedure from the software application.
3. Enter the calibration whiteness value in the appropriate field.
4. Remove the UV calibration plaque from the protective bag in the accessory drawer.
5. Pull down on the sample holder and position the UV calibration plaque against the 25 mm
aperture plate. Make sure the white surface is facing the aperture plate.
6. Close the sample holder clamp to the UV calibration plaque.
UV calibration
plaque
7. Initiate the UV calibration measurement from the software.
8. Follow the procedure in the application.
9. Remove the UV calibration plaque, place in protective bag and return it to the accessory
drawer.
10.If required, repeat the normal white and black calibration procedure as before.
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MEASURING
You should refer to the documentation or online help for the software application that you are
using with your instrument. All applications that use the instrument must be running during
measurements.
Reflectance Measurements
To take a measurement using your spectrophotometer, follow these steps to ensure an accurate
reading.
1. Ensure the desired aperture plate is installed.
2. Edit the current configuration or load appropriate configuration from the application.
3. Calibrate for the current configuration if needed.
4. Prepare your sample for measurement.
5. Open the sample holder on the spectrophotometer to the fully open position. Position the
sample at the view port and slowly close the sample holder. The sample holder is dampened
to prevent the holder from closing with too much force and possibly damaging the sample.
Hole plug
Hole plug
Sample
Hole plug
Hole plug
6. Use the computer screen or the drop down door to view the sample and adjust the sample
measurement targeting area.
Caution: Do not look directly into the measurement optics when the instrument is on.
7. Trigger the measurement using one of the following methods:
a. Select "Measure Standard" or "Measure Trial" from your software. Follow the software
instructions for loading the sample at the view port.
OR
b. Press the Standard or Trial button on the instrument front panel.
8. The measurement is taken. The data is displayed in your application. Follow the instructions
for saving the data in the software.
Note:
When measuring large or oddly-shaped samples you can open the sample holder completely or
remove the sample holder if necessary. The sample is then held securely against the view port.
It is also recommended that you remove the four outer hole plugs from the front of the
instrument to ensure that large samples remain flat during measurements.
When holding a sample for measurement yourself, remember to keep the sample perfectly
still. Also, the sample surface should be able to rest completely flat against the aperture plate,
preventing any light from entering the view port.
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Transmission Measurements
A transmission indicator illuminates on the front panel based on your selection in the software.
The transmission sample holder is designed to mount inside the transmission compartment. It is
used to measure thin films at both the sphere (total transmission) and at the lens (direct
transmission). Direct transmission is 25 mm measurements only. Each transmission kit contains:
four sample stops and clamps, four aperture plates with white reflective ring, one transmission
white plaque, one black plastic blocking panel, and one cuvette sample holder. Choose the sample
stop and clamp appropriate for your application.
Before taking a transmission measurement, make sure the instrument is calibrated for the
measurement mode and set the instrument to transmission mode using your application.
Measurement Notes:
•
Liquids are measured using the cuvette sample holder
•
Always make certain that the sample is flush and parallel to the opening in the sphere or
the lens
•
If transmission white plaque gets soiled, it must be replaced
•
Close the cover when measuring
•
Use aperture plates with white reflective ring
•
Use the transmission white plaque, not smooth glossy calibration tile
Transmission Sample Holder Description
Sample clamp
Sample stop for 6 mm, 10
mm, 17 mm and 25 mm.
Clamp thumb screws (2)
Carriage base
Stop thumb screw (2)
Base plate
Carriage base thumb screw
Total Transmission Measurement
Total measurements are taken with the sample positioned between the stop and clamp toward the
sphere. Total Transmission is appropriate for measuring translucent samples which exhibit some
scattering of the light. A total transmission measurement will make certain that all transmitted
light is measured for an accurate reading.
1. Mount the appropriate aperture plate (with white reflective ring) to the measurement port at
the front of the instrument.
2. Position the transmission white plaque on the sample holder as previously explained in the
calibration section.
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3. Open the transmission cover by lifting up on the locking pin while sliding the cover to the
back.
4. Align the sample holder base plate pins to the base plate mounting channel holes inside the
transmission area.
Position the base plate with the clamp mounting holes on the sphere side. Be careful to get
the angle correct. Care should be taken to properly align the base plate so that the sample is
positioned between the stop and clamp toward the sphere.
Sphere Side
Lens Side
Clamp mounting holes
Base plate in total
transmission position
5. Attach the appropriate sample stop to the base plate and clamp to the carriage base with the
thumb screws. We recommend using a stop plate with all sizes including 25 mm.
The sample is held in position using a sample stop on the sphere side of the sample, and a
spring loaded clamp on the side of the sample away from the sphere.
Care should be taken to properly align this holder so that the stop plate is positioned flush
and tight against the opening in the sphere. Do not tighten the thumb screws until the
sample has been positioned tight against this opening.
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6. Pull the clamp back and position the sample between the clamp and stop. You may want to
temporarily tighten the carriage base thumb screw to hold the clamp in place while
positioning the sample. Slowly release the sample clamp/carriage base to secure the sample.
Transmission holder with sample at the sphere (total measurement) for 25
mm, 17 mm, 10 mm, and 6 mm, measurements
7. Once properly position, tighten the thumb screws and close the transmission cover.
8. Initiate the measurement by selecting “Measure Standard" or "Measure Trial" from your
software application, or press the Standard or Trial button on the front panel.
9. The measurement is taken. The data is displayed in your application.
10.Follow the instructions for saving the data in the application.
Direct Transmission Measurement
Direct measurements are taken with the sample positioned towards the lens in the back of the
instrument. Direct Transmission is appropriate for measuring transparent samples which exhibit
no scattering of the light. This would generally be samples colored with dyes rather than
pigments. When measuring with this method the diffuse light is collimated, this means that the
light rays are travelling in a parallel fashion as they pass through the sample.
Note: When performing Direct Transmission measurements, only the 25mm clamp, stop, and
aperture plate (with white reflective ring) should be used.
1. Mount the 25 mm aperture plate (with white reflective ring) to the measurement port at the
front of the instrument.
2. Position the transmission white plaque on the sample holder as previously explained in the
calibration section.
3. Open the transmission cover by lifting up on the locking pin while sliding the cover to the
back.
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4. Align the sample holder base plate pins to the base plate mounting channel holes inside the
transmission area.
Position the base plate with the clamp mounting holes on the lens side. Be careful to get the
angle correct. Care should be taken to properly align this base plate so that the sample is
positioned towards the lens. It does not sit flush against the lens. Verify the angle is correct
by looking through the front aperture plate.
Sphere Side
Lens Side
Clamp mounting holes
Base plate in direct
transmission position
5. Attach the 25 mm sample stop to the base plate and 25 mm clamp to the carriage base with
the thumb screws.
The sample is held in position using a sample stop on the lens side of the sample, and a
spring loaded clamp on the side of the sample away from the lens.
Do not tighten the thumb screws until the sample has been positioned tight against this
opening.
6. Pull the clamp back and position the sample between the clamp and stop. You may want to
temporarily tighten the carriage base thumb screw to hold the clamp in place while
positioning the sample. Slowly release the sample clamp/carriage base to secure the sample.
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Transmission holder
with sample at the lens
(direct measurement)
for 25 mm
measurements
7. Once properly position, tighten the thumb screws and close the transmission cover.
8. Initiate the measurement by selecting “Measure Standard" or "Measure Trial" from your
software application, or press the Standard or Trial button on the front panel.
9. The measurement is taken. The data is displayed in your application.
10.Follow the instructions for saving the data in the application.
R/T (Reflection/Total Transmission) Measurement
R/T measurements provide the ability to compensate for light lost through the sample (as opposed
to light absorbed). When using R/T mode for plastic formulation the formulation software will
attempt to match opacity of the standard as well as color.
Two measurements are taken to create this value. One measurement is taken with the sample
positioned at the reflection port (reflection measurement). The second measurement is taken with
the sample positioned flush against the stop at the back of the sphere (total transmission
measurement). When measuring with this method the diffuse light travels through the object from
all angles. Again the sample is illuminated from all possible angles with a diffuse light source.
1. Mount the aperture plate (with white reflective ring) to the measurement port at the front of
the instrument.
2. Position the transmission white plaque on the sample holder as previously explained in the
calibration section.
3. Position the sample at the reflection port as previously explained in the Reflectance
Measurement section.
4. Initiate the measurement by selecting “Measure Standard" or "Measure Trial" from your
software application, or press the Standard or Trial button on the front panel. The
measurement is taken.
5. Open the transmission cover by lifting up on the locking pin while sliding the cover to the back.
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6. When taking the transmission measurement the sample is held in position using the
transmission holder with a stop plate on the sphere side of the sample, and a spring loaded
clamping plate on the side of the sample away from the sphere.
7. Attach the appropriate sample stop to the base plate and clamp to the carriage base with the
thumb screws. We recommend using a stop plate with all sizes including 25 mm.
8. Remove the sample from the sample holder. Care should be taken to properly align the base
plate so that the sample is positioned between the stop and clamp toward the sphere. When
setting up for measurements, do not tighten the thumb screws until the sample has been
positioned properly.
9. Once properly position, tighten the thumb screws and close the transmission cover.
10.Initiate the measurement by selecting “Measure Standard" or "Measure Trial" from your
software application, or press the Standard or Trial button on the front panel. The
measurement is taken.
11.Follow the instructions for saving the data in the application.
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R/T correlation - Ci7X00 to Ci7000A
Testing has shown that to achieve the best correlation between a Ci7600 or Ci7800 to a
Ci7000A the following combinations of transmission port, stops, and aperture plates should
be used:
• 25mm transmission port, with 25 mm stop and 25 mm aperture plate with white reflective
ring
or
• 17mm transmission port, with 17 mm stop and 17 mm aperture plate with white reflective
ring
Liquid Measurements
Measurement and Calibration Notes
•
•
•
•
•
•
Liquids should be measured using the total transmission technique, never use direct
transmission for liquids
Be very careful with placement of the cuvette, make certain it is positioned square and
flush to the sphere opening
Make sure the cuvette’s position is centered over the opening in the sphere
Perform white calibration with cuvette and clear liquid in the sample holder
The clear liquid should be the base of whatever material you are working with
When performing black calibration the blocker should be positioned between the cuvette
and the opening in the sphere
Cuvette Cleaning and Handling
•
Care should be taken to ensure the cuvette and holder is kept clean. Carefully wash the
holder and cuvette in warm, soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
•
Never touch the cuvette windows with your fingers as the oils in your skin will etch the
windows. Handle the cuvette by the edges.
•
Always leave an air gap between the bottom of the lid and the top of the liquid sample.
The force of pressing the lid against the liquid sample can cause the windows to be
weakened and crack.
•
Extreme care should be taken to prevent the sample liquid from being spilled into the
transmittance chamber. NEVER FILL THE CELL WHILE IT IS IN THE TRANSMISSION
COMPARTMENT.
Procedure:
1. Loosely attached the cell stand assembly to the carriage base with two thumb screws. A
clamp is not required for this measurement.
2. Slide the cell stand forward and tighten the thumb screws.
3. Make sure the cuvette is clean (see Cleaning and Handling). Carefully fill the cuvette with
the sample liquid until the liquid is approximately 8 mm from the top. If any liquid spills
on the sides of the cuvette, wipe it off with a clean cloth.
4. Insert the cuvette into the cell stand.
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Cuvette in the cell stand (total
measurement)
5. Initiate the measurement by selecting “Measure Standard" or "Measure Trial" from your
software application, or press the Standard or Trial button on the front panel.
6. The measurement is taken. The data is displayed in your software application.
7. Follow the instructions for saving the data in the software.
Haze Measurements
Measurement and Calibration Notes
•
•
•
•
To obtain a true haze measurement requires a haze meter (ASTM D1003). It is possible,
however, to use a sphere geometry spectrophotometer capable of transmission
measurements to obtain an index, known as correlated haze, with good correlation to a
haze meter.
The sample to be measured is placed against the sphere.
To calibrate use the 25 mm aperture plate (with white reflective ring), transmission white
plaque and black trap positioned at the reflectance port.
Before you can take a Haze measurement you need to calibrate for the haze
measurement first, unless you are already in Haze Measurement mode using a current
haze calibration.
Procedure:
1. Mount the 25 mm aperture plate with the white ring at the measurement port as previously
explained.
2. Select “Haze” as the measurement type within your software.
3. A haze calibration is automatically launched. Follow the prompts from the software regarding
calibration.
4. Once the haze calibration is complete you can begin to take haze measurements.
5. Load your sample in the transmission sample holder at the sphere within the transmission
compartment.
6. Select “Measure Standard”, “Measure Trial”, or press the appropriate measure button on the
instrument.
7. If you later change the measurement mode to another measurement type than Haze you
may be prompted to calibrate the instrument.
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APPENDICES
Service Information
X-Rite provides repair service to their customers. Because of the complexity of the circuitry, all
warranty and non warranty repairs should be referred to an authorized service center. For non
warranty repairs, the customer shall pay shipping and repair cost to the authorized service
center, and the instrument shall be submitted in the original carton, as a complete unaltered unit,
along with all the supplied accessories.
X-Rite, Incorporated has offices around the world. You can contact us using one of the following
methods:
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•
To identify the X-Rite service center nearest you, please visit our web site at:
www.xrite.com and click the Contact Us link.
•
For online help, visit our web site (www.xrite.com) and click the Support link. Here you
can search for software or firmware updates, white papers, or frequently asked questions
which can quickly resolve many common user problems.
•
Send an e-mail to Technical Support detailing your problem and listing your contact
information. For the Americas email CASupport@xrite.com, for Europe email
EMEAtechsupport@xrite.com, for Asia email TechSupportAsiaDist@xrite.com.
•
For sales questions or to order cables and accessories, visit our web site (www.xrite.com)
or contact your nearest X-Rite dealer or service center.
•
Problems and questions can also be faxed or emailed to your local X-Rite office listed on
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Cleaning the Instrument
Your instrument requires very little maintenance to achieve years of reliable operation. However,
to protect your investment and maintain reading accuracy, a few simple-cleaning procedures
should be performed from time to time.
IMPORTANT:
Remove AC power from the instrument before performing any of these
cleaning procedures.
CAUTION: DO NOT use any solvents to the clean the instrument.
CAUTION: Use proper personal protective equipment (e.g., safety glasses)
when using compressed air.
If can air is used for any of the cleaning procedures that recommend air, do not
invert or tilt the can during use. This could cause damage.
CAUTION: When using chemicals, always follow the manufacturer’s personal
protection equipment recommendations in the chemical SDS.
Cleaning Quick Reference Table
Below is a quick reference to help you determine the proper cleaning methods. Refer to the
following pages for a more detailed description of the individual cleaning procedures.
Cleaning Requirement
Clean,
Compressed
Air
Lens
Cleaning
Tissue
Camel’s
Hair
Brush
Isopropyl
Alcohol
Mild
Cleaner
with
Water
Lintfree
Cloth
Personal
Protection
Equipment
(per SDS)
Exterior
Transmission
Compartment
Calibration
Tiles
Black Plastic
Blocking
Panel
Sphere
Aperture
Plates
Transmission
White Plaque
Black Trap
UV
Calibration
Plaque
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General Exterior Cleaning
The case, front panel, sample holder and surface of your instrument should be kept clean and
free of dust. This can be accomplished by dusting these components with a lint-free cloth.
General cleaning should be performed on a weekly basis or more often if the unit is used in a
dusty operating environment.
Cleaning the Transmission Compartment
Use clean, dry compressed air to blow any dust, dirt or other contamination out of the
transmission compartment.
Cleaning the Calibration Tiles
Ceramic standards (calibration tiles) are widely used in color science as standards of reflectance
factor. Their principal virtue is the stability of their reflection properties. If they are to serve their
intended purpose, it is necessary that the surfaces of these tiles be maintained in a stable
condition. The cleaning of any precision optic risks degrading the surface. Therefore, the need for
cleaning should be minimized by returning the tile to its storage case or covering it with a
protective bag when it is not in use. If cleaning is required, the following procedure is
recommended.
Materials Required
•
Camel’s-hair brush
•
Lens cleaning tissue
To remove dust, lint, and invisible gritty particles, proceed as follows:
1. Lint and other small particles are usually best observed by illuminating the tile with a diffuse
light source at an angle so that the light does not produce surface glare. Inspect the tile at an
angle rather than looking directly at the tile’s front surface.
2. Brush the tile’s surface with a camel’s-hair brush.
3. If needed, dampen a lint-free cloth with isopropyl alcohol and lightly wipe tile surface.
4. Immediately wipe the tile’s surface lightly with lens tissue. Avoid transferring natural greases
and perspiration from the hands by wiping with the untouched center part of the lens tissue.
Cleaning the Black Plastic Blocking Panel
Dust on the black plastic blocking panel can be very tightly bound by static electricity. To remove
the dust, blow canned air across the surface.
Cleaning the Sphere
NOTE: Do not touch the inside surface of the sphere or stick anything into the sphere.
The sphere should be inspected for any debris that may be present. Follow the procedure to clean
the sphere.
1. Open the sample door to the fully open position.
2. Use clean, dry compressed air and blow short bursts into the sphere. This should remove any
dust, dirt or other contamination off the inside surface of the sphere.
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3. Close the sample door.
Cleaning the Aperture Plates
The surface of the aperture plate may be wiped clean with a cloth dampened in water or a mild
cleaner.
Cleaning the Transmission White Plaque
Care should be taken not to touch the front surface when handling the plaque.
Blow short burst of clean, dry air, across the surface to remove any dust or contamination.
Cleaning the Black Trap
The black trap should be cleaned from time to time to remove and dust or contamination that
may collect inside.
1. Remove the base (1) from the trap (2) by turning to the left and lifting upwards.
(1)
(2)
2. Look inside of the black trap to reference how the trap glass is positioned. This is important
to remember when it comes time to reinstall it after cleaning.
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3. Using your fingers, carefully remove the trap glass from the trap by the edges. Avoid
touching the surface of the glass with your fingers.
(3)
4. Blow short bursts of clean, dry air (4) across the both surface of the trap glass and inside of
the trap.
(4)
(4)
5. Reinstall the black glass in the trap. The bottom edge of the black glass should be resting
against the felt pad (5) in the bottom of the trap when positioned properly.
(5)
6. Align the base notches over the tabs in the trap and turn to the right until it snaps into
position. NOTE: The base tabs are keyed to only allow installation in one position. Make sure
you do not force it on the trap.
Cleaning the UV Calibration Plaque
Do not use solvents or cleaners of any kind.
Blow short burst of clean, dry air onto the UV calibration plaque.
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Replacing the Fuse
In the event the instrument does not turn ON when power is applied, make certain that power is
available at the plug. If power is available, replace the instrument fuse as follows.
Replacement fuse (5mm x 20mm 2.5A, 250V time-delay fuse type).
1. Turn the power off and unplug the detachable line cord.
2. Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into the right edge of the fuse carrier and pry out.
3. Remove the blown fuse from the carrier clip and discard.
Fuse
Carrier clip
Flat-blade
screwdriver
4. Place the new fuse in the clip and reinsert fuse carrier into the fuse cavity. Make sure the
carrier is firmly seated.
5. Reinstall the detachable line cord.
Adjusting the Sample Holder Dampening
If required, the sample holder dampening effect can be changed when closing the sample holder.
Simply adjust the pin in the sample holder to increase or decrease dampening.
1. Remove the sample holder from the front of the instrument by loosening the two screws.
Refer to the Ci7600/Ci7800 Installation Instructions for details.
2. Loosen the locking nut on the front side of the dampening pin.
3. Adjust the dampening pin located on the back of the holder using a flat-blade screwdriver to
change the dampening effect.
4. Tighten the dampening pin locking nut after the adjustment is completed and reinstall the
sample holder.
Dampening pin locking
nut location
Dampening
adjustment pin
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Troubleshooting
Prior to contacting the support department for instrument problems, try the applicable solution(s)
described below. If the condition persists, contact us using one of the methods listed in the Service
Information section.
Problem
Cause/Solution
Instrument not
responding (no
indicator lights).
AC not connected.
Plug in AC adapter.
Fuse is blown.
Replace fuse (see Replacing the Fuse).
Calibration procedure
fails.
Calibration tile is dirty or damaged.
Instrument and
software not
communicating.
Interface cable not connected.
Clean the white tile per procedure in Appendix, or replace if damaged. If
damaged, arrange for replacement by contacting X-Rite Support.
Connect the interface cable between the computer and the instrument.
Close and restart the software application. If this does not work, reboot
the computer.
Turn the instrument off, wait 30 seconds, then turn the instrument on and
see if the condition is corrected.
Check for proper configuration setting from the software provider.
Repeated sample
measurement
failures.
Ensure that the sample is being measured in accordance with your
software’s documentation.
Close and restart the software application.
Perform a calibration on the instrument (see Calibration section).
Clean instrument sphere (see Cleaning).
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Specifications
Performance Specifications
Model Ci7800
Model Ci7600
Repeatability
0.01 RMS ∆E CIELAB
Spectralon Tile
0.03 RMS ∆E CIELAB
Spectralon Tile
Inter-Instrument
Agreement
0.08 Avg. 13 BCRA Series
II tiles SCI (25 mm only)
0.15 Avg. 13 BCRA Series
II tiles SCI (25 mm only)
Geometry
D\8 Tri-beam simultaneous
SCE\SCI
D\8 Tri-beam simultaneous
SCE\SCI
Illumination
Pulsed Xenon, D65
Calibrated
Pulsed Xenon, D65
Calibrated
Measurement time
2.7 – 4.0 seconds (flash &
data acquisition)
2.7 – 4.0 seconds (flash &
data acquisition)
Duty cycle
480 measurements per
hour max
480 measurements per
hour max
Spectral Range
360 to 750 nm standard
reporting with 360 to 780
nm extended range
360 to 750 nm standard
reporting
Wavelength
Interval
5 nm, 10 nm, and 20 nm
10 nm and 20 nm
Photometric range
0.0% to 200%
0.0% to 200%
Photometric
resolution
0.001% reflectance
0.01% reflectance
Environmental Specifications
Electrical Requirements
100-240 VAC/50-60 Hz
AC line input is 1.1 Amps max
Class 1, protective earth
Overvoltage Category
Category II
EMC Compliance
IEC (EN) 61326-1
Operating Temperature
Storage Temperature
5º C to 40º C
-40º C to 70º C
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Environmental Specifications
Altitude, operating
2000 m
Pollution Degree
2
Operating Humidity
Storage Humidity
5% to 85% relative, non-condensing
5% to 85% relative, non-condensing
Dimensions
23 cm W x 25 cm H x 47 cm D
Weight
20.5 kg
Interface
USB
Design and specifications subject to change without notice.
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Spare Parts and Accessories
The Ci7600/Ci7800 Spectrophotometer has optional accessories that you may order by calling the
Customer Service Department in the US at 1-800-248-9748. The following accessories are
available:
Ci7600
Transmission kit: this kit includes a calibration
standard, a transmission cuvette with holder, a
transmission sample holder, and a storage case.
CIA-800-02
Ci7800
Transmission kit: this kit includes a calibration
standard, a transmission cuvette with holder, a
transmission sample holder, and a storage case.
CIA-800-01
25 mm Glass Aperture
A-AP/GLAV57
NetProfiler 3 Industrial Benchtops – 1 Year License
NP3/IB1
NetProfiler 3 Industrial Benchtops – 1 Year License
without Tile Set
NP3/IB1NT
NetProfiler 3 Industrial Benchtop Calibration Tiles
NP3/IBT
Flow Through Cell Holder kit
Ci7-801
Transmission Preform Holder kit
Ci7-802
Reflectance Cuvette Holder kit
CIA-803
Reflectance Preform Holder kit
CIA-802
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System Repacking Instructions
Refer to the following instructions to repack your system in the event shipment is required. If the
original carton and packing materials are not available, contact X-Rite to have a replacement
shipped to your location.
Items to
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repackage with original shipped instrument:
Original box and foam packaging (including large instrument bag)
Aperture plates
Black trap
Sample holder
Sample shelf (w/ thumb screws)
Power line cord
USB cable
White calibration standard
Green calibration standard
UV calibration standard
Black rubber shim
Repackaging Instructions:
1. Repackage contents of Transmission Kit (if installed)
a. Remove any transmission components from the inside of the instrument.
b. Place all transmission kit components into the original transmission case.
2. Prepare instrument for repackaging
a. Lock instrument optics for shipment.
i. Power on your instrument and connect to PC via USB.
ii. Insert the “Ci7600/Ci7800 Benchtop Spectrophotometer” CD into your optical
drive. If the main startup menu does not automatically launch, run the
“start.exe” program from the Setup Tool folder of the CD.
iii. Select “Setup Tool” from under the “Utilities” section of the software CD main
menu. Run the Setup program.
iv. Select “Lock Optics” from the main menu of the Setup program. (You can hear
the instrument position the optics into the safe transport position.)
v. Close the Setup program after the instrument optics has completed movement
into a position that is safe for transport.
vi. Power off the instrument using the rear power switch.
vii. Remove the CD from the optical drive and place into the envelope.
b. Disconnect and package the power line cord and USB cable.
i. Fold the power cord and place into the bubble bag (if available from original
packaging).
ii. Fold the USB cable and place into the plastic bag (if available from original
packaging).
c. Package the instrument sample holder arm.
i. Loosen each screw using a flat blade screwdriver or T25 Torx wrench.
ii. Place sample holder arm into the bubble bag and seal (if available from original
packaging).
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d. Package sample shelf (if installed on your instrument).
i. Loosen thumb screws and remove sample shelf from front of instrument.
ii. Place in plastic bag and tape shut (if available from original packaging).
e. Bag all aperture plates.
i. Remove and package all apertures from instrument drawer and front of instrument.
ii. Place each aperture into its own bag (if available from original packaging).
iii. Insert all of the bagged apertures into a single bag (combined).
f.
Install
i.
ii.
iii.
protective bag over instrument’s front plate.
Open front sample door from top (not through sphere opening).
Slide protective bag over front plate (if available from original packaging).
Close sample door.
g. Insert rubber shim on door latch (if available from original packaging).
i. Lift top door latch and rotate to lock in the “up” position.
ii. Install shim. If shim is not available, simply leave the door latch in the locked
“up” position.
iii. Slide door completely shut.
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h. Package black trap.
i. Remove black trap from instrument drawer.
ii. Place black trap into plastic bag (if available from original packaging).
i.
Prepare accessory drawer.
i. Open accessory drawer.
ii. Ensure all apertures and black trap are removed (see steps above).
iii. Return white calibration standard into drawer.
iv. Return green calibration standard into drawer.
v. Place UV calibration standard into its small bag (if available from original
packaging) and insert UV calibration standard into front of drawer (near handle).
vi. Close the accessory drawer.
UV tile
Green tile
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3. Prepare box for instrument
a. Install bottom foam piece into shipping box.
Carton seam
Back of foam insert
b. Place bag in box.
i. Insert large bag (for instrument) into box (if available from original packaging).
ii. Open bag over top of box.
4. Insert Instrument into box
a. Lower instrument into box.
i. Hold instrument by front and rear grips.
ii. Lift and lower instrument into box oriented in foam as shown.
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Front of
instrument
Shown without
bag for clarity
Door forward
Front of
instrument
Lock button “UP”
b. Wrap bag around instrument.
c. Place the top instrument foam piece on top of instrument and position the foam to the
instrument as shown.
Small foam
block
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5. Install contents into foam tray compartments as shown and place tray into the box.
Aperture kit
Cleaning kit
Place these items in
this compartment
Sample shelf
Line cord
Sample holder
Place these items in
this compartment
USB cable
Black trap
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6. Place top cardboard protective sheet on top of foam tray (if available from original
packaging).
7. Close and tape the box.
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X-Rite, Incorporated
4300 44th Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
Phone 1 800 248 9748 or 1 616 803 2100
Fax 1 800 292 4437 or 1 616 803 2705
European Headquarters
X-Rite Europe GmbH
Althardstrasse 70
8105 Regensdorf
Switzerland
Phone (+41) 44 842 24 00
Fax (+41) 44 842 22 22
Asia Pacific Headquarters
X-Rite Asia Pacific Limited
Suite 2801, 28th Floor, AXA Tower
Landmark East, 100 How Ming Street
Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Phone (852) 2568 6283
Fax (852) 2885 8610
Please visit www.xrite.com for a local office near you.
P/N Ci7X00 EN Rev. C
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