Automatchic 3 is easy to operate and handle. Calibration takes seconds and a low calibration interval ensures that the tool is always ready for use. Colour readings can be rapidly downloaded to the Sikkens Mixit software via the USB connection. Power consumption is low, and it runs from regular or rechargeable batteries.
Finding colours with Automatchic 3 is straightforward. First it ‘reads’ the colour and then it automatically searches for the closest formula, even if a colour code is not available. Errors are detected automatically and, if necessary, formulae are optimized. For very difficult colours Automatchic 3 offers a tinting step which automatically tints the chosen formula. Automatchic 3 allows bodyshops to find the best colour formula for virtually any car on the road.
Sikkens Automatchic 3 uses the latest, long-life LED optical technology. The light intensity is exceptionally stable to ensure accurate colour readings and three pressure pins 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 colour reading.
Recently Akzo Nobel announced the introduction of the new and revolutionary Automatchic 6i – an advanced tool that measures color, coarseness and sparkle of special effect coatings. This advanced tool is now used for formula development in Akzo Nobel colour laboratories, hugely improving the colour accuracy of the Sikkens database.