June 2, 2023

CC Sphere Portable Spectrophotometer

CC Sphere fully implemented in CC Capture.

The CC Sphere is a high-end spherical measuring instrument that exceeds the technologies and patents in most competing products. Designed for vertical operation, it has a measuring foot equipped with interchangeable measuring apertures and a touch display in the upper part of the device.

Basic areas of usage: Plastic, Painting, Coating, Textile Industry, Print, and more 

Instrument in the docking station.
Magnets are used for stabilizing positions and keeping the instrument safe. An additional self-adhesive plate improves mechanical stability.

The docking Station charges the internal battery. The white calibration tile is located on the bottom. Two USB sockets are in the docking station and instrument.

3.5" Touch-screen with an intuitive menu makes all operations easy for the  Operator. Wireless Bluetooth connections and battery capacity meet the user's expectations.


Key Instrument Features


The instrument can measure SCI Specular Component Included or/and SCE Specular Component Excluded. These two measurement methods allow you to measure surfaces with any surface structure - including metallic surfaces. Read more about the measurement geometry of spherical instruments here.


2. Level I metrology

The instrument meets Level 1 metrology requirements.


3. Three exchangeable apertures 11mm/6mm/1x3mm.

Instrument "shoe" 11 mm          6 mm        1x3 mm


Three apertures as standard accessories; no tools are needed and apertures can be replaced at any time to meet different sample measurement requirements. CC Sphere Spectrophotometer has three apertures 11mm/6mm/1x3mm.
Note that using a larger aperture gives more accurate measurements, but sometimes object limitations prevent the use of larger ones. It is also worth reviewing that aperture size is dependent on the print line screen, there are significant dependencies on line screen rulings.


4. 360-700nm Full Wavelength Balanced LED+UV

The instrument adopts a full wavelength balanced LED and UV as the illuminant, ensuring sufficient spectral distribution in the visible and ultraviolet bands, and materials with fluorescent can also be measured. UV component is on/off switchable.


5. Built-in Viewing Camera

Proper positioning Wrong positioning

The internal camera helps to target objects. The operator can be sure that they are measuring the sample correctly.

6. Dual optical path array sensor

The dual optical path design monitors the energy fluctuation of the light source while measuring the sample signal, reduces interference during the measurement, and obtains better measurement repeatability. The usage of large-area dual-array sensors provides higher spectral response sensitivity and ensures fast measurement speed, accuracy, stability, and consistency between multiple devices.


7. Intelligent auto-calibration

White tile is made by ZrO2 with a reflectance of more than 90%, with no need for frequent white calibration.

The instrument is placed on the intelligent calibration base, and the instrument can be automatically calibrated without manual intervention through the white tile on the base. It has improved the current situation that the instrument must be manually calibrated with white tile. The white tile is made by ZrO2 with a reflectance of more than 90%, which ensures excellent mechanical strength and weather resistance and can not be scratched or discolored after long-term use.

8.  Wired USB or wireless communication


9.  Self-adhesive positioning plate

 The positioning plate is equipped with magnets enabling a safe placement for the docking station.


10. Carrying case

Carrying case Standard package content  



Model CC Sphere Spetrophotometer


d/8°, SCI+SCE (diffused illumination, 8° viewing, Specular Component Included, Specular Component Excluded)

Chromaticity value:

  • Standard deviation within ΔE*ab ≤ 0.025
  • Average :dE*ab< 0.025
  • Max. :dE*ab≤ 0.04 (when a white tile is measured 30 times at 5-seconds intervals)
  • Reflectance: Standard deviation < 0.08%
Inter-instrument agreement

ΔE*ab<0.25 (BCRA Series Ⅱ, average measurement of 12 tiles)

Display Resolution 0.01
Illumination Area/Aperture




Color Spaces and Indices Reflectance, CIE-Lab, CIE-LCh, HunterLab, CIE Luv, XYZ, Yxy, RGB, Color difference(ΔE*ab, ΔE*cmc, ΔE*94,ΔE*00), WI (ASTM E313-00, ASTM E313-73, CIE/ISO, AATCC, Hunter, Taube Berger Stensby), YI(ASTM D1925, ASTM E313-00, ASTM E313-73), Blackness(My, dM), Color Fastness, Tint, (ASTM E313-00), Color Density CMYK(A, T, E, M), Milm, Munsell, Opacity, Color Strength

A, B, C, D50, D55, D65, D75, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F9, F10, F11, F12, CWF, U30, U35, DLF, NBF, TL83, TL84, ID50, ID65, LED-B1, LED-B2


Light Source LED(Full wavelength balanced LED) + UV
Wavelength Range 400-700nm
Camera preview  Yes
Calibration Intelligent auto-calibration
Software Android, IOS, Windows
Observer Angles 2°,10°
Sphere Size 40mm
Standards Conform to CIE No.15, GB/T 3978, GB 2893, GB/T 18833, ISO7724-1, ASTM E1164, DIN5033 Teil7
Spectroscopic method Grating spectroscopy
Sensor Dual array sensor
Wavelength Interval 10nm
Wavelength Range 0-200%
Reflectance Resolution 0.01%
Measurement Time < 2s
Interface USB, Bluetooth
Screen IPS Full Color Screen,3.5 inches
Battery Rechargeable, 8000 times continuous tests, 3.7V/3000mAh
Lamp Lifetime 10 years, 1 million tests
Language Chinese and English
Instrument Size 95 x 129 x 231mm (L x W x H)
Instrument Weight about 750g
Storage Memory

APP Mass Storage — 100 pcs of targets from the instrument


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