Automotive Industry Color Quality Control

The worldwide automotive market depends increasingly on a delicate balance of global supply networks for both OEM and aftermarket components. To meet consumer demands products must exhibit consistent color harmony. This requires accurate measuring technology between locations and at assembly sites. X-Rite supplies instrumentation for color management verification and quality assurance as well as software that allows manufacturers to produce real-time readouts that expedite processing.

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> Appearance

Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) Ecosystem

The Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) Ecosystem enables the creation of virtual materials that have the exact same optical characteristics as real materials.


PANTORA™ Material Hub

The X-Rite PANTORA™ Material Hub is a controlling hub for X-Rite Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) Ecosystem components, connecting digital material input sources with output destinations.


TAC7 Scanner

TAC7 is the physical material scanner for X-Rite’s Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) Ecosystem, scanning physical material samples to produce highly accurate digital material definitions.


Appearance Exchange Format (AxF™)

X-Rite’s new AxF™ digital file format is the first file format exclusively designed for system-independent storage of measured digital appearance in a single, editable file.


TAC Services

Use Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) Services for scanning physical material samples to produce highly accurate digital material definitions for use in 3D rendering solutions.


Virtual Light Booth

Virtual Light Booth is an immersive 3D visualization environment that presents virtual materials with a high degree of realism for comparison of virtual and physical materials.


> Benchtops

Ci7x00 Series of Benchtop Spectrophotometers

Reach the highest level of accuracy in the market and reduce your margin of error with the X‑Rite Ci7800 or Ci7600 Benchtop Spectrophotometer.


Ci4200 Compact Benchtop Spectrophotometer

A reliable and accurate benchtop spectrophotometer that serves as the foundation for operations seeking to establish a color control program or one looking to improve an existing program that currently relies on non-spectral devices or visual inspection pass/fail methods.


ERX31

A compact, highly accurate spectrophotometer for the laboratory environment in the automotive industry.


> Inline Solutions

CarFlash

This non-contact, multi-angle unit collects colorimetric data on special effects coating. It works in concert with an industrial robot to ensure fully automated collection of quality control information.


VeriColor System

Designed to meet the exacting color process control requirements of automotive parts suppliers, the VeriColor system merges the non-contact advantages of industrial grade color sensors with the precision of laboratory spectrophotometers.


VeriColor Spectro

VeriColor Spectro is an industry-first, non-contact spectrophotometer that delivers 100% in-line, non-contact, absolute (L*a*b*) color measurement and identification.


VeriColor Solo

A hub free standalone industrial grade color sensor for non-contact sorting operations.


> Lighting Products

Harmony Room
Sometimes referred to as fit and finish areas, these custom-designed viewing rooms simulate the consumer experience and allow for the evaluation of final product for color harmony between parts and components coming from multiple vendors.


SpectraLight QC Light Booth

A holistic visual color assessment system with state-of-the-art light sources capable of meeting practically any brand owner specification.


X-Rite Judge QC

In manufacturing and quality control across all industries, accurate color is important. When color does not meet specifications, the result is increased cost and time to market.


Pantone 3 Light Booth

In manufacturing and quality control across all industries, accurate color is important. When color does not meet specifications, the result is increased cost and time to market.


> Non-Contact

VS450

VS450, the non-contact spectrophotometer with gloss sensor is the latest benchtop solution for the industrial markets.


> Portables / Handhelds

MA9X Multi-Angle Instrument Family

Introducing our newest members to the MA9X Series of multi-angle spectrophotometers, the MA94 and MA96 - both designed for production and assembly environments.


Ci6x Series Portable Spectrophotometers

Improved consistency in QC and QA workflows, and process control in your industry.


MA98 Portable Multi-Angle Spectrophotometer

MA98 Portable Multi-Angle Spectrophotometer


MA96 Portable Multi-Angle Spectrophotometer

Our MA96 spectrophotometer is an intelligent, hand-held tool with the power to provide precise, reliable data on special effect coatings.


MA94 Portable Multi-Angle Spectrophotometer

Our MA94 spectrophotometer is an intelligent, hand-held tool with the power to provide reliable data on coatings for a wide range of industries.


MA68II Portable Multi-Angle Spectrophotometer

The ultimate portable, multi-angle instrument for accurate measurement of metallic, pearlescent, and special effect finishes. It’s the accepted standard of the global automotive industry.


964 0°/45° Portable Spectrophotometer

Includes all attributes of the 962, plus a "JOB" function that takes user through the color measurement process step by step.


962 0°/45° Portable Spectrophotometer

A series of 0/45 spectrophotometers at different price levels and with different functionalities and different levels of inter-instrument agreement for in-plant, laboratory, or field measurement of color.


MA-T Family
Pseudo product for resource room.

> Software

X-RiteColor® Master Software

Reduce downtime and eliminate needless color mistakes with this versatile software package that provides immediate access to color control data in any type of manufacturing facility.


NetProfiler 3

Maintain the accuracy and consistency of measurement devices


X-Color QC

The new generation of color management technology that organizes and controls color data for all types of surfaces, coatings, and paints in a single, flexible platform.


Color iQC Family

Whether approving lab proofs, production samples, or finished products, Color iQC adapts to your workflow making color fast and easy. Color iQC is a document-oriented software solution that removes the guesswork from evaluating colors. It’s easy configurability and powerful feature set allow you to simplify processes and increase efficiency while ensuring accurate color control. Color iQC is available in a variety of configurations for specific industry and color communication requirements.


Color iMatch

An intelligent solution for formulating paint, plastics, or textiles, this package enables quick, accurate color analysis and the capability to optimize every formula for cost and color accuracy. Available in four levels for specific formulation requirements; Basic, Satellite, Contractor, and Professional.


ESWin CLCC

With the ERX50 inline spectrophotometer, ESWin Closed-Loop Color Control software automatically controls up to 3 dyes plus optical brightening agents for automated colorant adjustments.


ESWin QC

Used with the ERX30 inline spectrophotometer for the laboratory, ESWin Quality Control software controls the instrument and provides trend reporting.


Color iMatch Family
An intelligent solution for formulating paint, plastics, or textiles. This package enables quick, accurate color analysis and the capability to optimize every formula for cost and color accuracy. Available in four levels for specific formulation requirements.

> Technology

Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) Ecosystem

The Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) Ecosystem enables the creation of virtual materials that have the exact same optical characteristics as real materials.


PANTORA™ Material Hub

The X-Rite PANTORA™ Material Hub is a controlling hub for X-Rite Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) Ecosystem components, connecting digital material input sources with output destinations.


TAC7 Scanner

TAC7 is the physical material scanner for X-Rite’s Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) Ecosystem, scanning physical material samples to produce highly accurate digital material definitions.


Appearance Exchange Format (AxF™)

X-Rite’s new AxF™ digital file format is the first file format exclusively designed for system-independent storage of measured digital appearance in a single, editable file.


TAC Services

Use Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) Services for scanning physical material samples to produce highly accurate digital material definitions for use in 3D rendering solutions.


Virtual Light Booth

Virtual Light Booth is an immersive 3D visualization environment that presents virtual materials with a high degree of realism for comparison of virtual and physical materials.


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