Planetary Mill


premium line


Simultaneous color and gloss measurement

0º/45ºc circumferential geometry replicating human vision

Multiple port plates to accommodate a range of sample sizes

Built in USB, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Email data communications

Industrial touchscreen with modern user interface

Embedded EasyMatch Essentials QC Software


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Comminution according to the Planetary Principle

The comminution takes place primarily through the high-energy impact of grinding balls and partially through friction between grinding balls and the grinding bowl wall. To achieve this, the grinding bowl, containing the material to be ground and grinding balls, rotates around its own axis on a main disk rotating in the opposite direction. At a certain speed, the centrifugal force causes the ground sample material and grinding balls to bounce off the inner wall of the grinding bowl, cross the bowl diagonally at an extremely high speed and impact the material to be ground on the opposite wall of the bowl. The grinding bowls reach twice the speed of the main disk during this process.

Due to the extra strong 2.2 kW drive power and centrifugal acceleration up to 64 g and up to 800 rpm (rotational speed of the bowl 1,600 rpm) are high-performance grindings down into the nano range possible.

  • Grinding has never been safer: With the completely brand new ServoLOCK clamping of the grinding bowls and the automatic check of the fastening of the bowls inside the mill, man and machine are optimally protected. In the event of impermissible operating states, the machine blocks the start of a grinding – and if an imbalance occurs it automatically shuts off.

    The revolutionary ServoLOCK is activated with a single hand motion by pressing down the clamp. The actual clamping is motor-driven by the mill. Your advantage: each grinding with always same conditions without screwing or other manual fastening.

  • Automatic control and monitoring – Measurement of gas pressure and temperature
    The Software MillControl enables the automatic control and monitoring of the Planetary Mill PULVERISETTE 5 premium line. The actual rotational speed and power consumption are checked and documented. By using two EASY GTM-bowls with special lid and transmitter you transform your PULVERISETTE 5 premium line into an analytical measuring system for monitoring pressure and temperature during the grinding process.

  • Configure your Planetary Mill PULVERISETTE 5 premium line exactly to your specific application

    The grinding bowls of the Planetary Mill PULVERISETTE 5 premium line are available in the sizes 125 ml, 150 ml, 250 ml, 420 ml and 500 ml. This gives you total flexibility for optimal adjustment to your specific sample volume. If you would like to grind four samples simultaneously, simply order four grinding bowls, each with 125 ml or 150 ml volume and 2 stacking rings.

    To achieve the best grinding results and for direct prevention of contamination of the samples due to undesired abrasion, all grinding bowls and balls are available in different materials. For grinding in inert gas and for mechanical activation and alloying premium line gassing lids are recommended – quickly and safely.

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Flexible. Full spectrum. All-in-one. Agera Spectrophotometer is the ultimate solution for appearance quality control.

With its 0º/45ºc circumferential geometry, 60-degree gloss meter, UV-controllable LED illumination and 5-megapixel camera, Agera makes positioning samples and measuring color as simple as a snapshot. A single measurement captures and stores the image while it analyzes color, fluorescence, and gloss. Even large samples are no problem with the largest fixed-point contact area of measurement in the industry.

Agera Spectrophotometer completes the picture with an industrial touchscreen, robust quality control software, and state-of-the-art data management—plus sharing options so you can make the most of your investment.

Explore all the additional features and benefits below.

Product Specifications

    • Sphere geometry with large or small area view
    • Light weight with rubberized handle for operator comfort
    • Light weight with rubberized handle for operator comfort
    • Large, easy to read LCD graphical display
    • Displays color data, color difference data, color plot, spectral data, spectral data difference, spectral plot, spectral difference plot
    • Displays color data, color difference data, color plot, spectral data, spectral data difference, spectral plot, spectral difference plot
    • Averages up to 20 sample readings
    • Stores 100 standards and 800 sample measurements

    • Inter-Instrument Agreement:

      • ∆E*< 0.15 CIE L*a*b* (Avg) on BCRA II Tile Set
      • ∆E*< 0.25 CIE L*a*b* (Max) on BCRA II Tile Set

      Colorimetric Repeatability (20 Readings): ∆E*< 0.05 CIE L*a*b* on white tile


Data Views: Color Data, Color Difference Data, Tristimulus Color Plot, Spectral Data, Spectral Difference Data, Spectral Plot, Spectral Difference Plot

USB Flash Drive Features: Backup of Setups and Data, Setup Transfer to Multiple Units, Data Export to Excel

Other Features: Pass/Fail, Average Multiple Readings, Search for Closest Standard

Illuminants: A, C, D50, D55, D65, D75, F2, F7, F11

Observers: 2° and 10°

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

Color Difference Scales: ∆L*a*b*, ∆Lab, ∆L*C*H, ∆Yxy, ∆XYZ Color Difference Indices: ∆E*, ∆E, ∆C*, ∆C and ∆Ecmc

Indices and Metrics: E313 Whiteness and Tint(C/2° and D65/10°), E313 Yellowness (C/2° and D65/10°), D1925 Yellowness (C/2°), Y Brightness, Z%, 457 nm Brightness, Opacity, Color Strength Average and Single Wavelength), Gray Change, Gray Stain, Metamerism Index, Shade Number

Data Storage: As Standard – 100 spectral or tristimulus with Pass/Fail tolerances as Working, Physical, Numeric and Hitch As Sample – 750 spectral

Languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish



  • Height: 13.9 cm (5.5 in.)
  • Width: 10.9 cm (4.3 in.)
  • Depth: 26.7 cm (10.5 in.)
  • Weight: 1 kg (2.2 lbs) with batteries

Display: 5.8 cm x 5.8 cm (2.3 in. x 2.3 in.) backlit LCD, blue monochrome

Interface: USB 2.0

Power: Six AA-size alkaline batteries or nickel-metal-hydride rechargeable batteries

Battery Performance:

  • With alkaline batteries approximately 4,000 measurements
  • With nickel-metal-hydride batteries approximately 4,000 measurements when fully charged (varies with battery condition)

Operating Environment: 10° to 40°C (50° to 104° F), 10 % to 90 % RH, noncondensing

Storage Environment: -20° to 65°C (-5° to 150° F), 10 % to 90 % RH, noncondensing

Standard Accessories:

  • NiMH batteries
  • Battery charger
  • Calibrated instrument white tile
  • Certificate of traceability
  • Light trap (diffuse/8° models)
  • Green diagnostic tile (all instrument standards are contained in a single ergonomic holder)
  • Dust cover
  • Carrying case
  • USB flash drive
  • MiniScan EZ Users guide
  • Building Products

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