TRA 500 Handheld & Benchtop Reflectance Spectrophotometer

  • Compact, Lightweight and Easy to use Sphere Spectrophotometer
  • Designed for Fast, Accurate and Precise Color Measurement
  • On Screen Target Display Allows Positioning to be Perfect Every Time
  • OnShade Software Included for FREE – Perfect for Detailed Data Analysis
The TRA 500 is a cost effective quality control solution, which can be used as either a handheld or a benchtop spectrophotometer. The lightweight and ergonomic design along with the portable benchtop stand makes it ideal for quality control in the lab, field or in the manufacturing plant.I6


Part Number 403220


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Product information

  • Handheld and Benchtop
    With the ability of being both a handheld and a benchtop unit, the TRA 500 offers the best of both worlds. The compact, ergonomic and lightweight design of the handheld unit along with the precision-engineered benchtop stand makes the TRA 500 ideal for users on the go or in the laboratory.
  • Applications
    The TRA 500 allows the user to measure most applications including powders, liquids, gels, pastes, granules and solid materials. To ensure consistent measurement optical glass cells of 10mm, 20mm and 30mm are included with the unit. The optical cells make it possible for the user to measure a wide range of problematic samples and still maintain a constant measurement.
  • Accuracy
    Giving accurate and repeatable results is what the TRA 500 does best. The on board camera based locator, enables the user to position the instrument accurately on the chosen sample with minimal contact. This feature dramatically minimize the chances of geometric metamerism.
  • Calibration
    The calibration board supplied with every TRA 500 incorporates a white tile and black calibration plate. This allows minimum and maximum readings to be checked every 24 hours.
  • FREE Software
    As standard, the TRA 500 comes with a FREE PC software package. The OnShade software allows for a detailed data analysis which can then be shared or printed via the optional micro printer accessory.
  • Suitable for Multiple Applications
    The versatility of the TRA 500 means its suitable for multiple applications and has the ability to report CIE Lab, XYZ, Yxy, LCh, CIE LUV, Hunter Lab color spaces, ∆E*L*a*b*, ∆E*C*h°, ∆E*uv, ∆E*94, ∆E*cmc(2:1), ∆E*cmc(1:1), ∆E*00, ∆E Hunter Color Difference Formulars; and can be set to D65, A, C, D50, D55, D75, F2, F7 & F11 illuminants. In addition, the TRA 500 can report a wide selection of other Colorimetric Indexes: WI (ASTM E313, CIE/ISO, AATCC, Hunter),YI (ASTM D1925, ASTM 313), TI (ASTM, E313, CIE/ISO), Metamerism Index (MI), Color stain, Color Fastness, Color Strength and Opacity. This data can be seen as either Spectral Value/Graph, Colorimetric Value, Color Difference Value/ Graph, PASS/FAIL Result, Color Offset or Samples Chromaticity values.N6
Applicable Standard ASTM 313
ASTM D1925
Color Type Opaque
Optical Geometry Reflect: di: 8°, de: 8° (diffused illumination, 8 degree viewing angle)
Integrating Sphere Size 48 mm
Spectrophotometric Mode Concave Grating
Sensor 256 image Element Double Array CMOS Image Sensor
Display 3.5 inch TFT colour LCD, Capacitive Touch Screen
Interfaces USB
Spectral Interval 10 nm
Measurement Mode Single Measurement, Average Measurement
External Storage 2000 Standards : 20000 Samples
Location Method Camera View Finder Locating
Measured Reflectance Range 0 - 200 %
Measurement Time 2.6 s
Measuring Aperture Dual Aperture: 10mm/8mm & 5mm/4mm
Specular Component SCI & SCE
Power Supply Li-ion Battery
Color Difference Formular ΔE*ab, ΔE*uv, ΔE*94, ΔE*cmc (2:1), ΔE*cmc (1:1), ΔE*00v, ΔE (Hunter)
Battery Life Time 5000 measurements with 8 hours
Other Colorimetric Index WI (ASTM E313, CIE/ISO, AATCC, Hunter)
YI (ASTM D1925, ASTM 313, TI (ASTM E313, CIE/ISO)
Metamerism Index MI, Staining Fastness, Colour Fastness, Colour Strength, Opacity
Displayed Data Spectrogram/Values, Samples Chromaticity Values,
Colour Difference Values/Graph, PASS/FAIL Result, Colour Offset
Inter Instrument Agreement MAV/SCI: ΔE* ≤0.15
Spectral Range 400 - 700 nm
Bandwidth 10 nm
Illuminants CIE Illuminant D65
CIE Illuminant A
CIE Illuminant C
CIE Illuminant D50
CIE Illuminant D55
CIE Illuminant D75
CIE Illuminant F1
CIE Illuminant F2
CIE Illuminant F3
CIE Illuminant F4
CIE Illuminant F5
CIE Illuminant F6
CIE Illuminant F7
CIE Illuminant F8
CIE Illuminant F9
CIE Illuminant F10
CIE Illuminant F11
CIE Illuminant F12
Portability Portable
Illuminant Life Span 5 years, more than 3 million measurements
Observer 2° / 10°
Languages User Interface English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese
Dimensions 184 x 105 x 77 mm
Title Scale Path Length Scale Range Scale Resolution Applicable Standard Add to quotation cart
ASTM E 313
CIE 94
CIE L* a* b n/a dependant on spectral locus 0.01 ASTM E308
CIE L* u* v* Colour Space
CIELAB (L*C*h) n/a L*, C*, dependant on spectral locus, 0 - 360° 0.01 ASTM E308
CMC Tolerancing n/a dependant on spectral locus 0.01
Delta E* colour difference n/a dependant on spectral locus 0.01
Delta L*u*v* colour difference dependant on spectral locus
Hunter Lab dependant on spectral locus 0.01
Metamerism Index n/a > 0
Spectral data
Whiteness Index n/a 0 - 100 ASTM 313
xyY chromaticity co-ordinates 0 - 1 (x,y), 0 - 100 (Y) 0.0001 (x,y), 0.01 (Y) ASTM E308
XYZ Tristimulus 0 - 100 0.01 ASTM E308
Yellowness Index n/a dependant on spectral locus 0.1 ASTM 313, ASTM D1925
Accessory Type Title Part Number Add to quotation cart
Optical Glass W586/OG/10 Optical Glass 605890
Optical Glass W586/OG/10 Optical Glass (pack of 5) 605895
Optical Glass W586/OG/20 Optical Glass 605900
Optical Glass W586/OG/20 Optical Glass (pack of 5) 605905
Optical Glass W586/OG/30 Optical Glass 605910
Optical Glass W586/OG/30 Optical Glass (pack of 5) 605915
Title Online Download Type Format Language Direct Download
Datasheet 403220 - TRA 500 Handheld & Benchtop Reflectance Spectrophotometer Datasheet PDF (0.20 MB)
TRA 520 / TRA 500 Leaflets PDF (1.18 MB)
Instruction Manual Instruction Manual PDF (1.49 MB)
  • TR 500 Sphere Spectrophotometer
  • TRA Portable benchtop Stand
  • OnShade PC Software
  • White and Black Calibration Board
  • White background plate
  • Dust Cover
  • USB Cable External DC Power Supply USB Stick with User Manuals in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese
  • Sturdy Carrying Case
  • 10 mm, 20 mm and 30 mm Optical Glass cells
  • Cell Cover
Title Glass Standard Values Filters Part Number Add to quotation cart
CIE L*a*b*

Approximate values

  • L* 92a - 3.4 b*26
1 130501