Agera Spectrophotometer

Agera spectrophotometer:
Colorimeter with circular 0°/45° geometry.

The Agera® colorimeter simulates human color perception according to the CIE standard valence system in a matter of seconds with absolute reliability and safety for plastics, granulates, powders, adhesives, cosmetics, textiles, pharmaceutical and bio-science products, foods and liquids. The Agera is the successor to the best-selling LabScan XE.

Your advantages at a glance

The perfect solution for laboratory & production

  • 0°/45° geometry

    This geometry according to DIN corresponds very precisely to the color impression that the human eye has of the sample.
  • Integrated camera

    The integrated camera helps to place the sample precisely and to save a photo with the measurement data.
  • Integrated QC software

    The EasyMatch QC Essentials quality control software is integrated into the device and provides all the required color indices and metrics.
  • Full spectrum + UV

    With an illumination range of 360-700 nm, the Agera is also suitable for measuring optically brightened samples.
  • Smart user interface

    Your measurement results can be easily transferred to existing LIMS or SPC systems.

  • Uncomplicated & precise

    Simple "one touch" measurement reduces training time, optimizes the workflow and increases your productivity.

Professional for laboratory & production

Depending on the sample and application, the device can be positioned with the measuring opening facing upwards or forwards. Different sized orifice plates adapt to every requirement and sample.
HunterLab also offers optimum customer support long after the sale. Remote Access Support (RAS for short) provides you with uncomplicated, fast and competent remote compliance support.

Color. Shine. Imaging. UV.

With the simultaneous measurement of color in reflection, 60 degree gloss measurement, UV option and image capture, Agera® offers unique functionality and ease of use. The stand-alone device with a small footprint and touchscreen is easy to operate and provides safety thanks to long-lasting LED technology. The highly developed integrated EasyMatch® QC Essentials software enables uncomplicated and effective work.

Compliant with standards. Expandable. Robust.

The design and function of the Agera spectrophotometer complies with internationally recognized ASTM, CIE, DIN and ISO standards for color measurement. Test functions and reference standards (white tile, black glass and green tile) for calibration and test equipment monitoring are included as standard. Agera is a robust laboratory device with a small footprint and precise performance. Solid construction and high-quality components guarantee a long service life even under heavy use.

Technical data of the Agera

The perfect solution for laboratory & production

Measuring method



Software features

Indices & measurement data


Key data

Measuring principle: Non-contact dual-beam spectrophotometer

Geometry: 0° illumination, 45° all-round observation (ASTM E1164)

Orientation: Measuring opening either upwards or to the front

Measuring time: < 3 seconds

Gloss: 60°

Camera/image capture: High resolution, D65 lighting, 45°/0° image capture and storage

Measuring apertures:

XLAV illuminated / measured: 54 mm (2.215 in) / 51 mm (2 in) measured
LAV illuminated / measured: 28.6 mm (1.125 in) / 25.4 mm (1 in)
MAV illuminated / measured: 17.5 mm (0.688 in) / 15.9 mm (5/8 in)

Gloss: ∅ 8mm

Illumination range: 360 nm to 700 nm

Spectral range: 400 nm – 700 nm

Gloss content: Excluded

Wavelength resolution: < 3 nm

Effective bandwidth: 10 nm equivalent triangular

Reporting interval: 10 nm

Photometric bandwidth: 0 to 150 %

Automatic UV control: Can be switched on – manufacturer or user calibration, automated comparative data output

Light source: LED combination module, full spectrum

Lamp life: 5 years

Spectrometer: Polychromator with 256-element diode array; concave, holographic grating

Device match: Color: ΔE 2000 < 0.15 CIE L*a*b* (Avg) on CCS II tile set Gloss: 0 – 100 GU: ±0.1 GU

Colorimetric repeatability: Color: ΔE 2000 < 0.03 CIE L*a*b* (Max) on white tile Gloss: 0 – 100 GU: ≤0.1 GU

Data views: Spectral Data, Spectral Plot, Trend Plot, EZ View, Color Plot, Color Data Plot

Other features: pass/fail color alarm, time/date stamp, auto-naming/saving, data backup/restore

Color scales: CIE L*a*b*, Hunter Lab, CIE L*C*h, CIE Yxy, CIE XYZ

Color difference scales: ΔL*a*b*, ΔLab, ΔL*C*h, ΔYxy, ΔXYZ

Color difference indices: ΔE*, ΔE, ΔE CMC, and ΔE 2000

Memory: 8 GB (> 1 million measurements with images)

Standard light types: A, C, D50, D55, D65, D75, F02, F07, F11

Observer functions: 2° and 10°

Languages: English, German, Chinese, Japanese

External software: Compatible with EasyMatch QC and EasyMatch QC-ER (Electronic Records) quality control software

  • E313 Whiteness,
  • Tint
  • E313 Yellowness
  • D1925 Yellow degree
  • Y Brightness
  • Z %
  • 457 nm Brightness
  • Baking Contrast Units
  • HCCI (HunterLab Coffee Color Index),
  • SCAA Standard (Specialty Coffee Association of America)
  • ASTM E1349
  • Gloss: ASTM D523, ASTM D2457, ISO 2813, ISO 7668, JIS 28741

USB OTG: Connection to printer, keyboard and mouse

Front panel USB: 2.0 bidirectional, data import/export via hard disk

Ethernet RJ45: save, stream (LIMS/SPC systems), print or send data directly by e-mail

Remote Access Support: Integrated support tool (internet-based)


  • Height: 28 cm (11 in)
  • Width: 22 cm (8.75 in)
  • Depth: 31 cm (12.25 in)
  • Weight: 6.35 kg (14 lb)

Display: High-resolution touchscreen (resolution 1280×800)

Power supply: 100 to 240 VAC, 47 to 63 Hz, 24 VDC (3.75A 90W)

Working conditions: 4° to 38°C (40° to 100° F), 10 % – 85 % relative humidity. Air humidity
Storage conditions: -20° to 65°C (-5 to 150º F), 10 % – 90 % relative humidity. Air humidity

Scope of delivery:

  • Agera Sensor
  • Measuring apertures: XLAV: 51 mm (2 in), LAV: 25.4 mm (1 in), MAV 15.9 mm (5/8 in)
  • Standard box with calibrated white tile, black glass (color and gloss) and green test tile
  • Traceability certificate
  • Mains cable (110-240 V)
  • Agera Quick Start Guide
  • Agera User Guide on CD

Agera accessories

Standard box (included in the scope of delivery)

Calibrated white tile, black glass and green test tile.

Orifice plates

XL: 51 mm
L: 25.4 mm
M: 15.9 mm

Sample pressing arm

Holder for fixing samples.

Test tile for gloss

64 mm glass cuvette

Orifice plate with indentation

For 64 mm round glass cuvette.

UV standard

Ring & Disk Set

Stamp and spacer ring for accurate measurement of translucent samples. (Round cuvette 64 mm made of glass and matching measuring aperture available separately)

HunterLab worldwide:

  • Headquarters, North / South America

    Hunter Associates Laboratory, Inc.

  • 11491 Sunset Hills Road

    Reston, VA 20190-5280

  • +1 571 470 6028

  • Asia-Pacific

    HunterLab Asia Limited
  • Flat E, 13/F Leahander Center

    28 Wang Wo Tsai Street, Tsuen Wan New Territories, Hong Kong

  • +852 2406 1723

  • Europe / Middle East / Africa

    HunterLab Europe GmbH

  • Dr.-August-Einsele-Ring 15

    82418 Murnau

  • +49 8841 9464

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