Konica Minolta to Launch the CM-17d, a Vertical, Portable Spectrophotometer for High-accuracy Colour Measurement in Any Situation

Nieuwegein, the Netherlands | 6 June 2024

Improving the efficiency, accuracy and reliability of digital colour data with innovative features and modern UI

Konica Minolta to Launch the CM-17d, the ideal portable solution for colour measurement of small, curved or patterned samples.

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced that the Company will launch the CM-17d and CM-16d vertical, lightweight, portable spectrophotometers, in the summer of 2024.

The CM-17d is Konica Minolta’s first portable instrument that includes an electronic viewfinder, facilitating precise positioning on samples that would typically be considered difficult; the CM-16d has a reduced feature set and a compelling price/performance ratio.
These devices excel at measuring small samples and those with curved or patterned surfaces, an ideal solution for the colour measurement requirements in many environments. The CM-17d and CM-16d are the successor models of the CM-700d and CM-600d that are widely used in development and production sites around the world.
CM-17d sample viewer function and the CM-17d in charging cradle
These instruments are developed to help our customers to maximise the benefits of digital colour data in quality control, production, or R&D in various fields, including automobiles, tech, cosmetics, paints, plastics, construction materials, and textiles.

CM-17d Spectrophotometer

1. User centred design

The CM-17d is designed to provide a simple, user experience. Its ergonomically designed grip is easy to hold, developed for one-handed operation. A camera viewfinder,*1 facilitates positioning for accurate measurements and operator efficiency. The modern user interface and display ensure that the instrument is easy to use for everyday tasks or training new operators. Wireless connection*2 by wireless LAN and Bluetooth enables the operator to work efficiently whatever the environment or sample.

2. Improved accuracy while maintaining data compatibility

The CM-17d offers improved Inter-Instrument Agreement and Repeatability, while maintaining data compatibility with the CM-700d. The measurement time has been reduced by about 30%*3 from the previous model.

3. Daily efficiency and reliability

(1) Charging Cradle

The charging cradle*4 has a built in zero-calibration box and white calibration cap storage, ensuring that the device is always ready to use and stored both neatly & safely.


(2) Wavelength compensation function

The CM-17d is equipped with Konica Minolta’s Wavelength Analysis & Adjustment (WAA) function, which compensates for wavelength deviations, that could be caused by impact during use, changes in ambient temperature etc. This provides added confidence and certainty for measured data all year round.

(3) Colour data management using SpectraMagic™ NX2

Connection to SpectraMagic™ NX2*5 colour management software enables digital colour data storage, analysis and communication using a choice of industry standard colour indices. The new QC template function helps project owners to control the parameters for measurement and communication with colleagues & supply chain partners.
*1: Only the CM-17d is equipped with a camera viewfinder.
*2: A WLAN/Bluetooth module, an optional accessory, is required for wireless connection.
Bluetooth is a registered trademark of The Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and is used based on the license.
*3: During measurement in SCI or SCE
*4: The cradle is a standard accessory for the CM-17d and is an optional accessory for the CM-16d.
*5: SpectraMagic™ NX2 is optional software.

About Konica Minolta Sensing Europe

Konica Minolta Sensing Europe, part of the Industrial Business division of Konica Minolta, Inc. Japan, is a leading provider of measurement solutions for applications in the fields of Colour & Appearance and Light Measurement. Many of Konica Minolta's Measuring Instruments products are used as de facto standards for colour measurement. Throughout the EMEA region, Konica Minolta Sensing Europe serves the industry in more than 30 countries with Branch offices and qualified Distributors.
Derived from our state-of-the-art optical and image processing technologies, measuring solutions from Konica Minolta Sensing help improve quality control and support R&D in a diverse range of industries. We aim to grow Measuring Instruments Business by providing a diverse range of high value-added products solutions that enable high-precision measurement of colour.
With a commitment to innovation and excellence, we aim to consistently deliver groundbreaking solutions that redefine industry standards. The Portable Spectrophotometer CM-17d is the latest innovation in a generation of devices with modernised UI empowering operators to achieve unprecedented levels of accuracy and efficiency.
Konica Minolta Sensing Europe B.V.
Marconibaan 57
NL-3439 MR Nieuwegein, The Netherlands
Tel: +31(0)30 248-1191
Fax: +31(0)30 248-1280
Konica Minolta Sensing Europe



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