The new Sikkens Automatchic 3 handheld color measurement tool from Sikkens is designed to make the task of color matching faster and easier. The tool first “reads” the color and then automatically searches for the closest formula, even if a color code is not available. Errors are detected automatically and, if necessary, formulas are optimized.

The new Sikkens Automatchic 3 handheld color measurement tool from Sikkens is designed to make the task of color matching faster and easier. The tool first “reads” the color and then automatically searches for the closest formula, even if a color code is not available. Errors are detected automatically and, if necessary, formulas are optimized. For very difficult colors, the instrument offers a tinting step that automatically tints the chosen formula.

The tool reportedly allows bodyshops to find the best color formula for virtually any car on the road. Calibration takes seconds, and a low calibration interval ensures that the tool is always ready for use. Color readings can be downloaded rapidly to the Sikkens Mixit software via the USB connection. Power consumption is low, and the unit runs from regular or rechargeable batteries.

The tool uses the latest, long-life LED optical technology. The light intensity is exceptionally stable to ensure accurate color readings, and three pressure sensors optimize the positioning of the tool on both flat and curved surfaces. These features, together with the stray light barrier, prevent interference from external light sources, which results in a better color reading.

The new tool is compatible with the new Sikkens Automatchic 6i, which measures color, coarseness and sparkle of special effect coatings. For more information, visit www.sikkenscr.com.