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Novo-Gloss 45 Glossmeter

  • 45° glossmeter for all gloss applications
  • Specialist angle for the measurement of films and ceramics
  • Full colour easy to read screen
  • Easy reporting

£1,955

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Description

Novo-Gloss 45 Glossmeter

The Novo-Gloss 45° gloss meter is suitable for measuring gloss of ceramics, metal manufacturing and plastic films.

Glossmeter features:

  • Ultra-fast measurement time
  • Time and date stamped results
  • Measurement results in GU or in % reflectivity
  • Automatic tile detection for faster calibration
  • Full on-board statistics
  • Graphical trend analysis of results for simple reporting.
  • Easy Batching – User definable batch size and names for more efficient measurement of multiple samples
  • Software-free data transfer of measurements and batches
  • Direct data input via Bluetooth – transmit each measured reading directly into Microsoft Excel or other programs
  • Pass / Fail for easy identification of non-conformances
  • Auto-ranging, suitable for measuring matt to mirror finishes
  • Compliant to major international standards such as ASTM C346
  • Calibrate to any standard (from low gloss to mirror finish)

Why measure gloss?

The gloss level of an object is one of the visual attributes used by a consumer to determine whether or not that object is fit for purpose.

Gloss has been defined as ‘The attribute of surfaces that causes them to have shiny or lustrous, metallic appearance.’

Manufacturers design their products to have maximum appeal: from highly reflective car body panels to glossy household appliances or matt finish automotive interior trim.

This is especially noticeable where parts may be produced by different manufacturers or factories but will be placed adjacent to one another to create the finished product.

Gloss can also be a measure of the quality of the surface, for instance a drop in the gloss of a coated surface may indicate problems with its cure, leading to other failures such as poor adhesion or lack of protection for the coated surface.

The gloss of a surface can be greatly influenced by a number of factors, for example the smoothness achieved during polishing, the amount and type of coating applied or the quality of the substrate.

It is for these reasons that many manufacturing industries monitor the gloss of their products, from cars, printing and furniture to food, pharmaceuticals and consumer electronics.

It is important therefore that gloss levels are achieved consistently on every product or across different batches of products.

How is gloss measured?

Gloss is measured by shining a known amount of light at a surface and quantifying the reflectance.