Compact Colorimeter BC-10 Plus, for easy control of baked product

BC-10 Plus

The BC-10 Plus provides straightforward colour information in Baking Contrast Units (BCU) and L*a*b* data to achieve the most appetising colour of baked products.

  • Compact Colorimeter for bakery products
  • 6 Silicon photocells (XYZ)
  • 8°:di Geometry
  • LED illumination
  • Measurement area Æ 8 mm
Compact Colorimeter BC-10 Plus, for easy control of baked product

The Colour Reader BC-10 Plus is a unique handheld colorimeter for fast and easy measurement the backing contrast of baked goods, helping organisations to control the baking process in the production line and deliver consistent and appealing products.

Very easy to use and battery powered, the BC-10 Plus delivers a single baking contrast unit (BCU) or classic L*a*b* colour values displayed on the LCD screen.

Despite the simple operation, the BC-10 Plus is a true colorimeter in full compliance with CIE, ISO, and DIN standards.


The BC-10 Plus is a simple colorimeter ideal for checking the colour of baked goods and providing clear data in simple BCU (baking contrast units). Ideal for the control of all types of baked goods including cookies, burger buns, breads, and similar products. The instrument will assist organisations in controlling processes and delivering the most appealing baked products.
  • Built-in backlit display: measurement data and colour difference are clearly displayed to enable the operator to work quickly with the device.
  • Onboard control, setup and export software: device software executable is stored in the device memory for easy access when plugged in to the PC via USB cable.
  • Clear tolerance warning: the device provides clear audio and visual cues when a sample is outside of the user specified tolerances.
  • Small handheld device: small and light, the device is supplied with a soft case for protection and convenience.
  • Versatile power options: Power the device either via AA batteries, USB bus power or AC Adapter (optional accessory).

Specifications & Downloads

Specifications & Downloads


Colorimeter BC-10 PLUS

Illumination / Viewing geometry

8°:di (8° illumination angle/diffuse viewing, specular component included (SCI); DIN5033 Teil7, JIS Z 8722 condition d, ISO7724/1, CIE No.15、ASTM E 1164)

Light source

Pulsed Xenon lamp


6 silicon photocells (3 for measurement, 3 to control illumination)

Measuring/Illumination area

Ø 8 mm /11 mm

Display modes

Absolute Colour values (L*a*b* or L*C*h°)
0.01 - 5.25 BCU (Baking Contrast Units)


1,000 (Target data and measurement data)

Measuring range

L*: 10 to 100

Illuminant/observer condition

D65 / 10°


Standard deviation within ∆E*ab 0.1
(Measurement conditions: average of standard white plate measurements)

Minimum interval between measurements

Approx. 3 sec

Language support

English, Japanese, Chinese

Power source

Four AA-size batteries, USB bus power or Optional AC Adapter

Battery life

Alkaline-manganese batteries: Approx.2000 measurements at 10-sec. intervals
Ni-Cd batteries: Approx. 600 measurements at 10-sec intervals

Operating temperature/ humidity range

0 - 40°C; relative humidity 85% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation

Storage temperature/ humidity range

-20 - 40°C; relative humidity 85% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation

Dimensions (W x H x D)

66 x 158 x 85 mm


Approx. 420 g without batteries

Standard accessories

Target mask, Softcase, Protective cap, Wrist Strap, AA size batteries, USB cable

Optional accessories

AC adaptor, Thermo-printer, roll paper for Thermo-printer, Dust Cover, USB-AC adaptor, Hardcase


Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

BC-10 Plus Catalogue

Compact Colorimeter, for easy control of baked products




Optional accessories for BC-10 Plus



AC adaptor


USB-AC adaptor





Roll paper for Thermo-printer



Dust Cover


Hard Case

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