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Lovibond™ FAC Scale Comparator 3000

Visual grading of FAC color scales

Manufacturer:  Lovibond™ 345020

Catalog No. 09-053-410

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Single scale, three-field instrument for visual color grading by direct comparison between the sample and Lovibond glass color standards housed in a pair of discs. The advantage of a three-section field of view is that the sample and two consecutive glasses on the color scale are viewed simultaneously, making it easier to achieve the optimum color match. For rapid color grading within predetermined color limits, the glass standards can be set to the two limiting colors so that it is easy to check that the sample is within tolerance.

  • For visually determining the FAC color of samples by direct comparison between sample and colored glass standards
  • Versions of Comparator 3000 are also available for Gardner, EBC, and U.S. Naval Stores Rosin Color scales
  • Supplied with the appropriate range of colored glass filters
  • Tungsten halogen light source is color corrected to CIE standard illuminant C, which guarantees constant lighting conditions for color grading
  • Samples are measured in clear glass tubes
  • The FAC color standards that make up the scale are arranged in two pairs of AF 229 discs
  • Range: 1-45 (odd numbers)
  • Path length: 10mm
Disc position color standards:
  • 4/32A left hand 1, 5, 9, 11A, 11B, 11C, 13, 17, 21
  • 4/32B right hand 3, 7, 11, 11A, 11B, 11C, 15, 19, 23
  • 4/32C left hand 25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 45
  • 4/32D right hand 27, 31, 35, 39, 43



Tungsten Halogen
3.54 in.
4 Discs containing colored Glass filters and 2 test tubes, AF 228/T
24.5 cm
10 mm
10.8 lb.
9.25 in.
9.64 x 9.25 x 3.54 in. (24.5 x 23.5 x 9 cm)
Edible oils and fats, petroleum oils and waxes
9 cm
9.64 in.
Fabricated Mild Steel
1 to 15
4.9 kg
23.5 cm
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