Model Fx

Laboratory spectrophotometer optimized for analysis of edible oils

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Part Number 169200


  • Improve site-to-site comparability of results with controlled sample temperature 
  • Avoid sample solidification with the integrated heater
  • Ensure measurement accuracy with easy to clean, removalble sample chamber
  • Save benchtop space in your QC laboratory with smaller instrument footprint
The Lovibond® Model Fx solves the temperature problems associated with consistently measuring the color of edible oils and addresses the need for quickly delivering accurate results. Misreading from crystallization can be eliminated with its ability to keep the oil at a constant temperature and report the temperature of the sample.


  • Edible Oils and Fats
  • Guaranteed Temperature Consistency
    The Lovibond® Model Fx solves the temperature problems associated with consistently measuring the color of edible oils and addresses the need for quickly delivering accurate results. If samples are not properly prepared prior to measurement, turbidity caused by the crystallization of the samples will lead to inconsistent readings. The integrated sample cell heater ensures consistent and uniform temperature throughout the sample resulting in accurate measurements.
  • Optimized for Production Environment
    Reliable and repeatable test results are key to ensuring final product quality and minimize production costs. Speed of analysis is vital for efficient process control. Simplicity of operation helps reduce errors and increase productivity.  The instruments aluminum housing is chemical resistant and intended to withstand the hazards of the production environment.
  • Save Costs, Misinterpretation and Potential Disputes
    Suppliers and buyers need a common language to communicate and determine product quality.  The Lovibond® Model Fx automatically reports key measurements to ensure that data is collected in a consistent manner and is reproducible by different users or across multiple sites.  Should disagreement occur between supplier and customer, this additional information can help resolve any dispute, saving time and costs.
  • Ensures Compliance to Standards
    The Lovibond® Model Fx measures color according to the Lovibond® RYBN, Lovibond® RY10:1, AOCS Tintometer® RY, Chlorophyll & Beta-Carotene scales which are commonly used in the Edible Oil Industry. The accuracy, repeatability and reproducibility of data provided by the instrument allows for tighter color specifications and greater color consistency, giving companies the confidence needed to make important decisions regarding high value commodities and refining operations.
Applicable Standard AOCS Cc 8d-55
AOCS Cc 13b-45
AOCS Cc 13d-55
AOCS Cc 13e-92
AOCS Cc 13j-97
BS684 Section 2.20
Chinese GB/T 22460-2008
ISO 15305
ISO 27608
Color Type Transparent
Wavelength Range 380 - 780 nm
Wavelength Accuracy 0.2 nm
Spectral Scope < 15 nm
Photometric Range 0 - 100 % T
Photometric Linearity ± 0.01 % T
Stray Light < 0.01 % T
Interfaces USB
RS 232
Detector Spectrometer
Portability Benchtop
Touchscreen No
Input Voltage 110 VAC, 250 VAC, 60 W (24 V)
Compliance CE
Languages User Interface English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Chinese
Dimensions 301 x 152 x 331 mm
Weight 5.16 kg
Title Scale Path Length Scale Range Scale Resolution Applicable Standard Add to quotation cart
Lovibond® 10:1 10 mm, 1/2'', 1'', 2'' 5 1/4'' 0.1 - 7.0 R, 1.0 - 70 Y 0.1 unit R, 1 unit Y Chinese GB/T 22460-2008
Chlorophyll 10 mm unlimited 1 ppm AOCS Cc 13d-55
Beta Carotene 10 mm 0 - 1000 ppm 1 ppm BS684 Section 2.20
Lovibond® RYBN Colour 1/16" - 6" 0 - 70 R, 0 - 70 Y, 0 - 30 B, 0 - 3 N 0.1 units AOCS Cc 13j-97, ISO 27608
AOCS-Tintometer Colour 1/4", 1", 5 1/4" 0 - 20 R, 0 - 70 R 0.1 unit R, 1 unit Y AOCS Cc 13j-97
Accessory Type Title Part Number Add to quotation cart
Borosilicate Glass W600/B/10 Borosilicate Glass 655960
Borosilicate Glass W600/B/25 Borosilicate Glass 655990
Borosilicate Glass W600/B/33 Borosilicate Glass 656010
Borosilicate Glass W600/B/40 Borosilicate Glass 656020
Borosilicate Glass W600/B/50 Borosilicate Glass 656200
Borosilicate Glass W600/B/100 Borosilicate Glass 656030
Borosilicate Glass W600/B/1/16'' Borosilicate Glass 656044
Borosilicate Glass W600/B/1/8'' Borosilicate Glass 656054
Borosilicate Glass W600/B/1/4'' Borosilicate Glass 656064
Borosilicate Glass W600/B/1/2'' Borosilicate Glass 656074
Borosilicate Glass W600/B/1'' Borosilicate Glass 656080
Borosilicate Glass W600/B/2'' Borosilicate Glass 656090
Borosilicate Glass W600/B/3'' Borosilicate Glass 656104
Borosilicate Glass W600/B/4'' Borosilicate Glass 656114
Borosilicate Glass W600/B/5'' Borosilicate Glass 656124
Borosilicate Glass W600/B/5 1/4'' Borosilicate Glass 656130
Title Online Download Type Format Language Direct Download
Datasheet 169200 - Model Fx Datasheet PDF (0.20 MB)
Lovibond® Model Fx Leaflets PDF (0.46 MB)
Do oil color scales make you see red . . . or yellow? Whitepaper PDF (0.61 MB)
Instruction Manual Model Fx Instruction Manual PDF (1.81 MB)
Quick Start Guide Model Fx Instruction Manual PDF (0.76 MB)
  • Model Fx instrument
  • External power supply
  • Set of 3 power leads (US, UK, EU)
  • Quick start guide
  • Manual (USB stick) 
  • Certificate of Conformity
  • Conformance filter
  • W600/B/1” cell (Borosilicate, 1" path length)
  • W600/B/5¼” cell (Borosilicate, 5¼” path length)
Title Glass Standard Values Filters Part Number Add to quotation cart
AOCS-Tintometer Filter Set (Fx)

Approximate Values

  • 0.5R 1.0Y,
  • 3.7R 13.0Y,
  • 6.6R 50Y
3 166900
Beta carotene
  • 45 ppm at 10 mm path length
1 139520
Chlorophyll A
  • 0.19 ppm at 10 mm path length
1 139530
Lovibond Red, Yellow, Neutral Filter Set (PFXi 995/950/880)

Approximate Values

  • 0.1R 0.5Y - 7.1R 51Y 0.5N
10 139590
Lovibond Red, Yellow, Neutral

Approximate Value

  • 0.5R
  • 1.3Y
  • 0.1N
1 139592
Lovibond Red, Yellow, Neutral Filter Set (PFXi 995/950/880)

Approximate Values

  • 0.1R
  • 0.5Y
  • - 5.0R
  • 34Y
  • 0.1N
5 139610
Lovibond Red, Yellow, Blue Filter Set (PFXi 995/950/880)

Approximate Values

  • 1.0R 0.5B
  • 1.3R 0.8B
  • 1.2R 4.3Y 1.2B
  • 2.6R 11.5Y 2.1B
  • 3.4R 15.9Y 2.9B
5 139620
Lovibond Red, Yellow, Neutral (PFXi 995/950/880)

Approximate Values

  • 0.5R 1.3Y 0.1N
  • 1.3R 3.3Y 0.5N
  • 2.5R 8.6Y 0.1N
  • 4.0R 22Y 0.1N
  • 7.1R 51Y 0.5N
5 139630