BYK-Gardner’s smart-lab software is designed to analyze color and effect data from its BYK-mac spectrometer in the laboratory, including six-angle color, sparkle and graininess. Measurements are taken in an on-line mode and instantly displayed after measurement, or they can be retrieved from a linked database.
Users set up the color difference method and tolerances in the software’s “standard management” module, connect the spectrometer with the PC, measure the master panel, apply the respective tolerances, and then compare the actual samples against the standard. Results are automatically shown in a data table and graph, and also can be displayed in a scatter plot, line or color travel graph. Spectral values are grouped by sample or angle.
The smart-lab software also offers users the flexibility to evaluate different color equations and to compare samples to other standards.