AUTOMOTIVE: INTERIOR APPEARANCE

The interior of a motor vehicle is made up of an extensive range of parts, each with their own colour and feel. Each component needs to be assembled in a way that portrays style, quality and harmony. Whether it’s the plastic buttons, leather seats, dashboard, display console or wooden finishes, every part needs to be carefully manufactured so that when they are assembled they appear the same.

Colour and appearance indicate quality. Consumers often make a judgement about a vehicle as soon as they step into the vehicle. This jusdgement is made almost immediately as consumers get a sense of style and quality. The interior appearance and the sense of quality you get from the interior often defines whether a consumer will purchase a vehicle. It it therefore important to manage and control colour of each part of a vehicle from the black buttons on the dashboard to the black leather seats. Colour measurement in the automotive industry can be used to measure upholstery, textiles, plastics, metal, leather, wood and almost every of visible part of a cars interior.

In most cases, all of these components are manufactured by a wide range of manufacturers which causes challenges when assembling a car that needs to look the same. Car part manufacturers need to comply with strict guidelines with regards to the colour and appearance of the parts they produce. They use colour measurement to ensure that they adhere to manufacturer guidelines.

Colour measurement can be used to measure every part of a vehicles exterior and a majority of our instruments are designed specifically for the automotive industry.

Colour measurement assists car and parts manufacturers with the following:

  • Measure the colour of plastics, metals, woods and textiles
  • Measure the interior harmony and quality
  • Ensure consistency of interior parts from different suppliers
  • Measure surface effects like Gloss and Haze
  • Avoid customer complaints due to colour
  • Comply with strict stipulations set by the automotive industry

The following instruments have been designed for use in the interiors of automotives:

CM-25cG SPECTROPHOTOMETER & GLOSS METER

  • Measure colour and gloss of all surfaces
  • Control the colour of plastics, metals, woods and textiles
  • Measure the effects of gloss on appearance
  • Designed to measure small areas like the dash
  • Ensure colour conformity of parts before assembly
CM-700d

CM-600d/CM-700d SPECTROPHOTOMETER

  • Measure the colour of interior parts and finishes
  • Measure the colour of plastics, rubbers, woods, metals and textiles
  • Control the colour of each interior part
  • Ensure colour conformity of parts before assembly

CM-2500d/CM-2600d SPECTROPHOTOMETER

  • Measure the colour of interior parts and finishes
  • Measure the colour of plastics, rubbers, woods, metals and textiles
  • Ensure colour conformity of parts before assembly
  • Especially suited for textiles and plastics

RHOPOINT TAMS™

  • Measure the overall quality and appearance of a surface
  • Measure effects like quality, harmony, contrast, sharpness, waviness
  • Ensure total quality during all stages of assembly
  • Ensure conformity of all parts

Our instruments cover a wide number of applications and we are always looking to learn about new applications. If you would like to alter an application for the better or do not see the details of your application listed clearly here then please Contact us.