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Novo-Gloss Trio 20/60/85° Glossmeter


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  • 20/60/85° low cost glossmeter for all gloss applications
  • Rapid data transfer
  • Results batching with user definable names
  • Pass / Fail for easy identification of non conformances

The Novo-Gloss 20/60/85 gloss meter meets the measurement criteria for a number of gloss measuring applications.  Lightweight, durable and compact, the glossmeter can be used in laboratory and production environments. The Graphical and statistical analysis high specifications and software-free PC down load facility makes this product the ideal gloss meter for mirror to matt surface finishes Measured parameters: Gloss measurement for all surface finishes:

  • 20° – High gloss
  • 60° – Medium gloss
  • 85° – Low gloss

Haze measurement to ASTM E430

  • Provide consistent readings of speciality pigments and metallics with a Reflectance haze measurement with compensation mode.

Glossmeter features

  • Fast measurement, single button push measures all parameters
  • On-board statistics come with graphical trend analysis and reporting.
  • Automatic calibration with tile validation
  • Date and time results are stamped
  • Easy Batching – User definable batch size and names for efficient reporting
  • Software-free data transfer
  • Direct data input via Bluetooth – transmit measured readings straight away, directly to programs such as Microsoft Excel
  • Auto-ranging, measures mirror to matt finishes
  • Pass / fail for easy identification of non-conformances
  • Compatible with all major international standards
  • Extended 2 yr warranty
  • Lifetime light source guarantee

Novo Gloss trigloss gloss meter for all surfaces

Which gloss meter angle is right for my application?

ISO 2813 and ASTM D523  most commonly used standards) describe 3 measurement angles of gloss using a gloss meter.

Gloss is measured in gloss units (GU) this is traceable to reference standards held at NPL (UK) NIST (Germany) or NRC (Canada). 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. 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.

Why measure Haze?

?Haze can be described as near specular reflection. Microscopic surface structure slightly changes the direction of a reflected light and causes a bloom adjacent to the specular (gloss) angle. The surface has less reflective contrast and a shallow milky effect. In the coatings industry, this microscopic surface texture is often due to poorly dispersed raw materials, incompatible raw materials or oxidisation and weathering.

For polished metal surfaces haze is often associated with polishing marks or chemical residue. quantify haze to ASTM E430 with the Novo Gloss glossmeter

Reflection Haze

Reflection haze is an optical phenomenon associated with high gloss surfaces. A common surface issue that can reduce the quality of the appearance. A hazy surface has a visibly shallower reflection and halos appear around reflections of strong light source as the there reflection is shallower.

No Haze, deep reflection

No Haze, deep reflection

High Haze, ?shallow? finish

High Haze, ?shallow? finish

A high gloss finish with haze exhibits a milky finish with low reflective contrast- reflected highlights and lowlights are less pronounced.

Low Haze

Low Haze

Higher Haze

Higher Haze

Halos are visible around the reflections of strong light sources on surfaces with haze.

Causes of Haze

?Coating & Raw Materials

? Dispersion

? Pigment properties

? Particle size

? Binder compatibility

? Influence and migration of additives

? Resin types and quality Curing

? Drying conditions

? Cure temperature Post Coating

? Polishing marks

? Cleanliness

? Ageing and oxidisation Haze- Often visible as milky finish on high gloss surfaces.

measuring polishing marks with the Novo-Gloss gloss meter

The Ultimate Glossmeter – Features

Measurement Fast measurement of all parameters. Full on-board statistics with graphical trend analysis and reporting.

20/60/85 tri gloss gloss meter measuring screen
Simultaneous measurement of all parameters, results are date and time stamped.
Gloss meter graph
Graphical reporting for quick trend analysis.
Novo-Gloss gloss meter stats
Displays full statistics for the number of readings in the current batch.
gloss meter pass fail
Pass / fail parameters can be defined for instant identification of non-conformances. Easy Batching User definable batch names and batch sizes for quicker and more efficient reporting. gloss meter batching
Rapid data transfer Software-free data transfer USB connection to PC instantly recognises the device as a drive location which facilitates the quick transfer of files using Windows Explorer or similar. To measure the orange peel (DOI) of a the surface in addition to the above parameters, please see the Rhopoint IQ



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