Feb. 8, 2017—PPG announced it has developed several key advances in its array of color software and hardware tools.
The first of the three initiatives, the TouchMix XI computer, was released this month in the U.S. and Canada. Exclusive to PPG, this system operates on a Windows OS computer.
Second is the PaintManager XI program software. It will be rolled out across the U.S. and Canada this spring and introduced to additional markets soon thereafter. This software hopes to introduce numerous process improvements and a more intuitive workflow to help managers oversee the productivity and profitability of their paint mixing operations more effectively.
PPG is also introducing the RapidMatch XI spectrophotometer. The spectrophotometer combines eleven color angles and five texture angles for a total of sixteen geometries powered with six blue-enhanced LEDs. Technicians will be able to utilize five texture digital color images that provide real-time paint surface viewing. In addition, the touchscreen user interface captures vital job details with Wi-Fi connectivity directly to the PaintManager XI software.
The developments will be part of a new Color Solutions product line branded XI.