Colorimeters measure color in a substance, for example in water. It defines the measurement of the color to enable its identification, using the lightwave spectrum. Colorimeters are a form of spectrophotometer.
The use of mirrors in the system, redirect the light beam from the light source to the sample and back to the sensor to enable a reading. Knight Optical provides high quality coated front surface mirrors of varying reflection averages from stock and to custom specifications.
Knight Optical provide several metallic coatings:
- UV Enhanced Aluminium
- Enhanced Aluminium
- Protected Silver
- Protected Gold
- Visible Dielectric
- NIR Dielectric
These are all available as custom coatings depending customer requirements for colorimeters.
All of the company’s mirrors are fully inspected on quality in the ISO 9001:2015 certified, metrology laboratory, using a Varian Cary 5000 with UMA attachment for measuring coating reflectivity and a Starrett AV300 video imaging device for dimensions.