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Novo-Gloss 60 Glossmeter
Novo-Gloss 60 Glossmeter
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Novo-Gloss Trio 20/60/85 Glossmeter
Novo-Gloss Trio 20/60/85 Glossmeter
Novo-Gloss Trio 20/60/85 Glossmeter
Novo-Gloss Trio 20/60/85 Glossmeter
Novo-Gloss Trio 20/60/85 Glossmeter
Novo-Gloss Trio 20/60/85 Glossmeter
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Novo-Gloss 60 Glossmeter

  • 60° glossmeter for all gloss applications
  • Full colour easy to read screen
  • Easy reporting
  • Pass / Fail for easy identification of non-conformances

£1,330

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Description

Novo-Gloss 60 Glossmeter

The Novo-Gloss 60° gloss meter is suitable for measuring gloss in most applications from matt to high gloss finishes.
This high specification handheld glossmeter is suitable for use in many environments including laboratory and production areas and is the ideal choice for general gloss measurements of a variety of substrates and industry sectors including paints and coatings.

Glossmeter features:

  • Ultra-fast measurement time
  • Time and date stamped results
  • 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 D523, ISO 2813, ASTM D2457
  • 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.

Which angle should I use for my application?

ISO 2813 and ASTM D523 (the most commonly used standards) describe three measurement angles to measure gloss across all surfaces.

Gloss is measured in gloss units (GU) and is traceable to reference standards held at NIST (USA).

Universal Measurement Angle: 60°

All gloss levels can be measured using the standard measurement angle of 60°. This is used as the reference angle with the complimentary angles of 85° and 20° often used for low and high gloss levels respectively.

Low Gloss: 85°

For improved resolution of low gloss a grazing angle of 85° is used to measure the surface. This angle is recommended for surfaces which measure less than 10GU when measured at 60°.

This angle also has a larger measurement spot which will average out differences in the gloss of textured or slightly uneven surfaces.

High Gloss: 20°

The acute measurement angle of 20° gives improved resolution for high gloss surfaces. Surfaces that measure 70GU and above at the standard angle of 60° are often measured with this geometry.

The 20° angle is more sensitive to haze effects that affect the appearance of a surface.

Speciality measuring angle: 45°

This measuring angle is in accordance with the ISO 2457 standard for the gloss measurement of plastic films and solid plastic parts as well as according to the standard ASTM C346 for the gloss measurement of ceramics

Universal Measurement Angle: 60°

All gloss levels can be measured using the standard measurement angle of 60°. This is used as the reference angle with the complimentary angles of 85° and 20° often used for low and high gloss levels respectively.

Low Gloss: 85°

For improved resolution of low gloss a grazing angle of 85° is used to measure the surface. This angle is recommended for surfaces which measure less than 10GU when measured at 60°.

This angle also has a larger measurement spot which will average out differences in the gloss of textured or slightly uneven surfaces.

High Gloss: 20°

The acute measurement angle of 20° gives improved resolution for high gloss surfaces. Surfaces that measure 70GU and above at the standard angle of 60° are often measured with this geometry.

The 20° angle is more sensitive to haze effects that affect the appearance of a surface.

To quantify haze, distinctness of image, reflected image quality and other surface texturing please consider the Rhopoint IQ.

Rhopoint Novo-Gloss range of glossmeters

Single 60°, Single 45°, Trio 20/60/85° and Trigloss 20/60/85° with haze versions for maximum accuracy and resolution in all gloss applications.
Model20° Gloss
HIGH GLOSS
45° Gloss
SPECIALTY ANGLE
60° Gloss
ALL GLOSS FINISHES
85° Gloss
LOW GLOSS FINISHES
Haze
ASTM E430
Haze
ASTM D4039
Novo-Gloss 60-----
Novo-Gloss 45-----
Novo-Gloss Trio---
Novo-Gloss 20/60/85 with Haze-

Features

Measurement

Simultaneous measurement of all parameters in GU or % reflectivity, date and time stamped.

Statistics

Displays full statistics for the readings in the current batch.

Graphical

Graphical reporting for quick trend analysis.

Parameters

Pass / fail parameters can be defined for instant identification of non-conformances.

Automatic Measurement

Automatic measurements at pre-defined intervals for easy checking of large surface areas.

Batch Names

User definable batch names and batch sizes for quicker and more efficient reporting.

Data analysis and transfer

Software-free data transfer

USB connection to PC instantly recognises the device as a drive location which facilitates the quick transfer of .CSV files using Windows Explorer or similar.

Direct data input via BT wireless

Instantly transmit measured readings directly to programs such as MS Excel on your PC / tablet to greatly simplify the reporting process.

Statistical analysis via Novo-Gloss Multi Gauge software

The included software provides an easy means to measure, import and compare data and export the measurements into several other file formats, e.g. PDF, Excel® or CSV.

View and inspect data saved on the instrument

Specifications

Instrument Information
Battery TypeRechargeable lithium ion
Operation Time17+ hours
Readings per Charge20,000+
Memory8MB, 2,000 readings
Operating Temperature15°C - 40°C (60°F - 104°F)
Operating HumidtyUp to 85% (non condensing)
Commodity Code9027 5000
Dimension & Weights
Dimensions65mm (H) x 140mm (W) x 50mm (D)
Instrument Weight390g
Packed Weight1.6kg
Packed Dimensions110mm (H) x 280mm (W) x 220mm (D)
Order Codes
Novo-Gloss 60A4000-008
Novo-Gloss Trio 20/60/85A4000-006
Novo-Gloss 20/60/85 with HazeA4000-009
Novo-Gloss 45A4000-011
Mirror Gloss Calibration StandardB6000-101
60° Gloss
Range0 - 10 GU10 - 100 GU100 - 1000 GU
Repeatability0.1 GU0.2 GU0.2%
Reproducibility0.2 GU0.5 GU0.5% *
Resolution0.1 GU
Measurement Area6mm x 12mm
StandardsISO 2813  |  ASTM D523  |  ISO 7668  |  ASTM D2457  |  DIN 67530  |  JIS Z 8741
* A mirror gloss calibration standard is required to achieve this reproducibility
Free extended warranty

Free extended 2 year warranty: Requires registration at www.rhopointinstruments.com/help-services/forms-feedback/instrument-registration/ within 28 days of purchase. Without registration, 1 year standard warranty applies.

Free light source warranty

Guaranteed for the life of the instrument.

Calibration and service

Fast and economic service via our global network of accredited calibration and service centres. Please visit www.rhopointinstruments.com/help-services/calibration-servicing/ for detailed information.

What’s in the box

Included accessories

  • Certified calibration tile with certificate
  • USB data cable
  • Wrist strap
  • Novo-Gloss Multi Gauge software
  • Instructional videos
  • USB data stick
  • Instruction manual
  • BT wireless data app
  • Example Excel spreadsheets

Answers to common questions about our instruments and measurements

Why measure gloss?

Gloss is an aspect of the visual perception of objects that is as important as colour when considering the psychological impact of products on a

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What is RSpec?

RSpec is the peak reflectance measured over a very narrow angular band in the specular direction (+/-) 0.0991º. RSpec is very sensitive to any texture

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Novo-Gloss 60 Glossmeter

£1,330