Vista Initial Set Up of LOVIBOND® RY and AOCS RY

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We have LOVIBOND® RY and AOCS RY implemented in Essentials 1.01.0021 and above. Please check our latest Vista Essentials at https://support.hunterlab.com/hc/en-us/articles/213682966-Vista-Software-download-Update-Vista-Essentials-software-Revision-21

Following is an example using 20 mm flat sample cell and reporting LOVIBOND®RY at 133.35 mm (5.25'').

1. From the Workspace Menu, select color scales.

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       a. Set Color Scale to CIE L*a*b* and Illuminant/Observer to C/2.  

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         b. From the Indices Tab, select the LOVIBOND® Lov-Y[C/2] and Lov-R[C/2]. (If you want to use AOCS RY, please select AOCS-R[C/2] and AOCS-Y[C/2] instead of LOVIBOND®.)

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      c. Click the "Lovibond" button. (Click "AOCS" button if AOCS RY is applied)

             Select the Cell Path Length (mm) that will be used

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          Select the Report Path Length for the output desired. As a suggestion, use 1 inch for very dark samples and 5.25 inch for light samples.

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   d. If you want to save the above setup for future use, click "Save Workspace" from Workspace menu

       When prompted to Save, select NO to create a new Workspace Name

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        Enter the name of the Workspace. As a suggestion, "Lovibond" & cell pathlength

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2. Standardize using the sample cell filled with Distilled Water

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   a. After standardization, read the water to ensure it is close to 0 for LOVIBOND® values

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 Note: Standardization with distilled water is required when changing cell path lengths or if the standardization interval has expired.

3. Empty cell, dry, and fill with desired sample to measure

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4. Read sample and fill in the desired sample name. You may wish to include the cell path length that was used as part of the name. As a suggestion, name sample with cell pathlength, like "20mm sample1". Since you can always change the Lovibond cell/report pathlength value through LOVIBOND® configuration, it is necessary to know what true cell pathlength was used to measure this sample.

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Note: If you want to use a different pathlength cell to measure samples. Please open a new job, and repeat the above steps. If you do not open a new job, directly apply the new LOVIBOND® cell pathlength, all the existing samples LOVIBOND® RY will be recalculated to this new configuration.

“LOVIBOND”  is a registered trademark of The Tintometer Ltd, UK.                                      

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