Industries & Applications
- Automotive Interior
- Paints & Coatings
- Plastics (Curved)
Novo-Curve 4 Glossmeter
- Benchtop glossmeter, Measures at 60°
- Suitable for both curved & flat surfaces
- Precise measurement of small areas & irregular shapes
- Custom adaptor jigs available
- To ensure accurate and reliable results, the Novo-Curve 4 Glossmeter is supplied with standards calibrated and certified according to ISO 17025 UKAS
Manufactured by Rhopoint since 1997, the Novo-Curve is the industry standard
instrument for measuring the gloss of curved and small parts which cannot be measured
with standard hand held units.
The Novo-Curve 4 is a unique instrument with specially designed optics for accurately measuring the gloss at
60° of curved surfaces and small areas. Multiple options exist to increase the repeatibility of gloss measurement
of irregular sample shape. Moveable jigging posts ensure cylindrical objects can be positioned correctly and
measured in the same place each time.
Other options for gloss measurement of small and curved parts
The Novo-Gloss Flex 60 has been designed
specifically to measure low gloss surfaces. It features
an additional measuring scale with a resolution
10 times greater than standard glossmeters. This
increased resolution gives a far superior level of
control of surface finish.
Previously only available for measuring flat surfaces,
this technology is now available in a new format
specifically designed for curved surfaces, as well as
small and delicate parts.
With the ability to measure the to measure the
gloss of surfaces that cannot be accessed using
traditional glossmeters, the Novo-Gloss Flex 60
Glossmeter combines the functionality and reporting
of an advanced glossmeter with an ultra-lightweight
remote measuring head.
• 60° Gloss GU
• 60° Gloss GUh
The Rhopoint IQ Flex 20 quantifies surface quality
problems such as orange peel and haze
that are invisible to a standard glossmeter. It
profiles how light is reflected from a surface.
This handheld instrument has been specifically
designed for the measurement of high gloss curved
surfaces, as well as small and delicate parts.
Flex 20 gloss measurements are fully compatible
with existing Rhopoint IQ results.
• 20° Gloss
• Reflectance haze
• Reflected Image Quality (RIQ)
• Distinctness of Image (DOI)
• Goniophotometric curves
• RSPEC (peak specular reflectance)
How to choose the correct product for my application
|Novo-Curve 4||Novo-Gloss Flex 60||Rhopoint IQ Flex 20|
|Measures curved surfaces||✔||✔||✔|
|Measures small surfaces||✔||✔||✔|
|Measures hard-to-reach surfaces||✔||✔|
|Designed for very low gloss finishes||✔|
|Designed for very high gloss finishes||✔|
|Suitable for mirror finishes||✔||✔|
|Custom adaptor jigs available||✔||✔||✔|
|Measures DOI (orange peel) and haze||✔|
Measurement advice & custom design service
Custom Small Part Adaptor System
The New Novo-Curve 4 includes an indented
platen to accept complex parts which could not
be measured on the previous instrument.
The indented platen also accepts 3D printed jigs
to allow accurate placement of small switches,
decals or irregular shapes.
Contact our experienced applications team who can advise on the best way to measure small parts curved
surfaces or difficult to measure areas- we also design and supply 3D printed adaptors and jigs bespoke for many
Simple checking of curved surfaces
For curved surfaces, the correct gloss value is the peak value identified on the sample. Continuous read mode on the Novo-Curve 4 greatly simplifies this process.
Certainty of measurement
For improved gloss control, calibrate on a standard that matches closest to your sample. Additional standards are available from matt to mirror finish.
Repeatable sample positioning
Bespoke sample securing systems allow multiple
samples to be measured in exactly the same place*.
*Requires additional accessory
Hands free sample measurement
The optional footswitch enables the user to easily manipulate the sample for measurement
Measurement of small samples
Measure samples too small to be measured with a standard glossmeter
Custom Part Adaptors
For an exact fit for small complex shapes, a custom cutout enables the sample to measured in exactly the same spot each time
Simultaneous measurement of all parameters in GU or % reflectivity, date and time stamped.
Pass / fail parameters can be defined for instant identification of non-conformances.
Displays full statistics for the readings in the current batch.
Automatic measurements at pre-defined intervals for easy checking of large surface areas.
Graphical reporting for quick trend analysis.
Automatic Tile Detection
For faster calibration, the instrument automatically detects when the calibration standard is attached to the instrument.
Plastic partsFrom small items such as mobile phone buttons to large extruded pipes
AutomotiveSwitches and buttons, chromed exhausts, curved body and interior parts
FurnitureWood, plastic and metal
CeramicsPorcelain, tiles and glazed crockery
ElectroplatingChromed pipes, jewellery, handles, surgical instruments and prosthetics
BanknotesHolograms and watermarks
All paints & coatings
MedicalTablets, surgical instruments and prosthetics
ConfectioneryChocolates and sweets
Food productsFruit, vegetables and nuts
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.
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
Measurements can be recalled and displayed from any batch stored in the memory.
- UKAS calibration standards in protective case
- Power supply unit
- USB data cable
- Tile cleaning cloth
- USB containing instrument manuals
- 4 x jigging posts
- Replacement calibration tile
- Supplementary calibration/checking standards
- Novo-Curve cylinder measurement jig
- Custom fixture jigs
|Range||0 - 10 GU||10 - 100 GU||100 - 1000 GU|
|Repeatability||0.1 GU||0.2 GU||0.2%|
|Reproducibility||0.2 GU||0.5 GU||0.5% *|
|Measurement Spot||2mm x 2mm|
|Standards||ISO 2813 | ASTM D523|
|Power||110 –120V AC or 220 –240V AC to power external 9v DC power pack|
|Measurement Apeture||4.5mm ø|
|Operation||Full colour easy to read screen |
5 button touch sensitive interface, measurement button or optional footswitch
|Construction||Integrated calibration holders for error free calibration|
|Measurement||Fast measurement |
Results batching with user definable names
|Graphical Analysis||On board trend analysis|
|Statistical Analysis||max, min, mean, S.D.|
|Memory||8MB, 2,000 readings|
|Operating Temperature||15-40°C (60-104°F)|
|Operating Humidity||Up to 85%, non condensing|
|Dimension & Weights|
|Dimensions||70mm x 190mm x 230mm (H x W x D)|
|Packed Dimensions||110mm x 280mm x 220mm (H x W x D)|
|Commodity Code||9027 5000|
|Novo-Curve 4 Glossmeter||A1277-600|
|4x Jigging posts||B1277-602|
|Mirror gloss calibration standard||B6000-101|
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.