HItching Aeros to existing Standards and Color Measuring Instruments

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Adjustments can be made to Aeros so that the measured color more closely matches existing instrumentation. This process is called "Hitching".  Follow the instructions below and use the downloadable Excel spreadsheet to help guide you through the process. 

 

Step 1) Measure a known good sample or tile with Aeros and then with the instrument that you are hitching to and then enter the values in the Excel Spreadsheet. Please note: Make sure that both the Aeros and the instrument you want to hitch to are both using the same color scale and illuminant/observer. This is typically either L a b or L* a* b*, and either D65/10 or C/2. It is important that they are set the same in both instruments and that they agree with the Standard or Target. 

Step 2) Select the GEAR icon in the menu and then select "Standards and Tolerance"

Step 3) Select NUMERIC standard Type and Enter a Standard Name

Step 4) Enter your existing Standard value into the Excel spreadsheet and into the sensor, (If you only use 1 or 2 of the color channels, you can leave the others blank),  along with the optional tolerances will be used to determine the color differences for Pass/Fail of the product

Step 5) Press the HITCH button

Step 6) Enter the Spreadsheet values that are calculated from Step 1 into the Target boxes on the sensor

Step 7) Be sure to check the Apply Hitch button then click OK and then click Apply.

To make sure it is working correctly, re-measure the sample on Aeros. The values should match the Existing Instrument now, and the Standard shown in the Color Data Table should be your Existing Standard

 

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