Novo-Gloss 60° Glossmeter
- 60° Glossmeter for all gloss applications
- Full color easy to read screen
- Easy reporting
- Pass / Fail for easy identification of non conformances
Novo-Gloss 60 degree glossmeter
The Novo-Gloss 60° gloss meter is ideal for measuring gloss in most matt to high gloss finished applications. This handheld, high specification glossmeter is perfect for use in many environments including both production areas and laboratories. It is also the ideal choice for a variety of substrates and industry sectors general gloss measurements.
- Ultra-fast measurement time
- Time and date stamped results
- Automatic tile detection for faster calibration
- Full onboard 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)
The Ultimate Glossmeter
Why Measure Gloss?
Gloss is just one feature of visual perception that has the same importance as color when it comes to the psychosocial impact of products on the end consumer. Gloss has been defined as ‘The attribute of surfaces that causes them to have shiny or lustrous, metallic appearance.’ A gloss surface can be significantly influenced by a wide range of factors including the amount and type of coating, the smoothness of the result of polishing or the quality of the substrate.v
Many manufacturers will design their products so that they achieve maximum appeal, i.e. cars are designed with high reflectivity body panels. This stresses the importance of consistent gloss levels throughout products and across different batches.
Gloss is also a common measure of a surface’s quality, for example, a drop in the gloss od a coated surface may be due to issues with its cure, which could then lead to further problems such as lack of protection for the surface coating.
This highlights the importance of monitoring the gloss of products whilst manufacturing. Many manufacturers from all sectors have already taken this one board including furniture, food, pharmaceuticals, electronics and cars industries.
How is Gloss Measured?
Gloss can be measured by shining a chosen amount of light into a surface and calculating the reflectance. The angle the light is set at and the method in which the reflectance is measured is dependent upon the surface and the aspect of surface appearance being measured.
Which Angle Should I Use For My Application?
ISO 2813 and ASTM D523 are the most commonly used standards used to describe the three measurement angles that measure gloss across all surfaces.
Gloss is measured in gloss units (GU) and is traceable to reference standards held at NRC (Canada) , NIST (Germany) or NPL (UK).
Universal Measurement Angle: 60°
All gloss levels are measured using the standard gloss meter measurement angle of 60°. This angle is used as a reference alongside the complimentary angles 85° and 20°which are usually used for low and high gloss levels respectively.
Low Gloss: 85°
For a better resolution of low gloss, a grazing angle of 85° should be utilised to measure the surface. This angle should be sued for surfaces that have a 10GU when measuring with a 60° angle.
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 a better resolution on high gloss surfaces. Surfaces that measure 70GU or above at the average angle of 60° are usually measured with this glossmeter geometry.
The 20° angle is more sensitive to haze effects that affect the appearance of a surface.
Contemporaneous measurement of every parameter. Results are stamped with date and time.
Presents full statistics for the no of reading the current batch.
Graphical reporting for speedy tend analysis.
Pass/fail parameters are defined for immediate recognition of non-conformances.
Software-free data transfer with USB connection to PC which in turn recognises the device as a drive location which eases the quick transfer of files using Windows Explorer or similar.
Direct data input via Bluetooth
Immediate transmission of measured readings directly to programs such as MS Excel on your PC / tablet / smartphone to simplify the reporting process.
10,000 readings per charge
The glossmeter is rechargeable via USB/PC or mains.