CHICAGO (July 1, 9:20 a.m. EDT) — A Denver company is out to make a color-comparison system even the smallest processors can afford.
PocketSpec Technologies Inc. at NPE 2003 exhibited a basic scanner that weighs in at 6 ounces and sells for $349.
Most small shops do not have large laboratories, technicians or the cash to invest thousands of dollars into a unit to track the color of finished products. But they do have customer standards to meet, engineering director Gregg Wagner said in a June 25 interview at NPE 2003 in Chicago.
The Color QA launched in 2002. At NPE, the company debuted a unit available with a USB port to download data to a computer for long-term tracking. It provides a simple go/no-go signal, based on how closely the molded component matches a customer's specifications.
The Color RT, set to hit the market within the next few months, can measure transparent, translucent and opaque materials.
“Our main goal was to make color coordination affordable and easy to do,” Wagner said.