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Datacolor - Lab Dyeing - Ahiba IR

Unsurpassed lab dye machines

Datacolor Ahiba maximizes the efficiency of discerning dyeing laboratories. Units employ the latest heating technology for precise heating and temperature control. Manual dosing options for auxiliaries enhance correlation between laboratory and production processes. Programmable parameters accommodate many types of substrates for dyeing and testing procedures.

Ahiba IR – state-of-the-art, air-cooled infrared dyeing unit. Supports a wide range of dyeing and testing requirements at an affordable price.

World class repeatibility

  • State-of-the-art microprocessor control and sophisticated algorithms ensure unrivalled temperature regulation.
  • Every step of your process is monitored and managed at the highest level of accuracy.
  • Strict attention to detail and design guarantees the safety of operators, delivering a low environmental impact machine.

Best-in-class productivity

  • Operator error is essentially impossible – intuitive multi-language user interface easily recalls up to 99 locally stored programs. Programming flexibility allows quick programming to match production processes.
  • Up to 20 dyeing positions in the dyeing unit ensure that a large number of samples can be dyed accurately. Dosing options are available for swift addition of liquid or powder auxiliaries during the dyeing process.

Beaker and substrate flexibility

  • Easily match laboratory and production workflow processes with specially designed workflow flexibility.
  • Multiple beaker sizes and dual agitation methods expand the unit’s flexibility, ensuring Datacolor AHIBA can meet the widest range of textile dyeing applications.

Improved energy efficiency
High efficiency infrared lamps, circulation fans, and a sealed dyeing compartment guarantee that the radiant temperature transfer from chamber to beaker is optimized. Smart industrial design and modern materials reduce heat loss from the dyeing chamber, making the Datacolor AHIBA one of the lowest powered units on the market. Achieve heating and cooling gradients comparable to much higher powered units.

What you get

  • One full set of dyeing beakers and beaker wheel as ordered.
  • If dosing beakers are ordered then all associated dosing parts will be included in the assembly.
  • Beaker lid closing tool
  • One spare bayonet PT-100 sensor
  • One preparation basket equal to the beaker size ordered. (IR Pro – Only)
  • One spare set of lid o-rings
  • Set of spare fuses (included inside rear cover of the unit)
  • USB flash drive (includes):

         - PC application utility installation program (IR Pro – Only)
         - User manual
         - Other documentation

  • Quick start/installation guide
  • Conformance documentation
  • QC testing documentation


Processor Pentium 4 2.5 GHz
Memory 2 GB
Free hard drive capacity 120 GB
Video resolution 1024 x 768 true color
Video memory 128 MB
Diskette drive 1.44 MB

Technical specifications

Fibers types All
Substrate types All
Multiple beaker size configuration
Wash-fastness simulation
Minimum liquor ratio 1:5 Natural – 1:4 Synthetic
Display temperature in C° or F
Temperature range 20° – 140°C
Infrared lamp 3KW
Heating gradient +5.0ºC/min
Beaker-to-beaker accuracy ±0.5ºC
Heating accuracy: isotherm ±2.0ºC
Cooling system Air
Speed 5-50 selectable
Reverse rotation Yes-automatic
Manual dosing (injection or membrane)°
Controller type Microprocessor control
Calibrated temperature accuracy <1ºC
Dyeing temperature control accuracy <±2ºC
Display color Monochrome
Program storage 99 programs

Installation requirements

The systems should be installed on a sturdy table or benchtop in a laboratory environment with temperature and humidity conditions:

  • 5°-31°C with <80% rH
  • 31°- 40°C with <50% rH
  • Electrical supply: 230 V, 50/60 Hz Single phase, 3 wire (line, neutral, and earth ground) tolerance of <+/-10%.
  • Heating power: 3000 W
  • Total power: 3850 W
  • If the mains supply is prone to interruptions and failures a UPS is recommended.
  • The unit is air cooled, ensure at least 12” clearance behind unit for air exhaust

AHIBA IR Introduction

DatacolorFor more than 45 years, Datacolor mission is to empower our customers to make objective, cost-effective and smart color decisions that perfectly suit individual workflows. Over a million customers working in textile and apparel, paint and coatings, plastics, photography, design and many other industries trust Datacolor solutions. Over 80 of the top 100 textile and apparel brands selected Datacolor solutions, more than 10,000 business customers rely on Datacolor instruments and software daily and over one million photographers and creative specialists use Datacolor Spyder products.