The TQC Gloss Meters allow the user to measure fast and simple accurate gloss levels on any flat surface, such as paper, paint, plastic, wood or any other material..
Applications: Flooring, yacht and boat buliders, paint and coatings, automotive, furniture, military goods, finishing, plastics, leather, reaserach and developement
|Range:||0-2000 GU||0-2000 GU||0-2000 GU|
|Repeatability r*:||0.4 GU||0.2 GU||0.2 GU|
|Reproducibility R*:||1.7 GU||1.6 GU||1.9 GU|
|Bias*:||1.2 GU||0.6 GU||1.6 GU|
|*Acc. ISO 2813 (range 0-100GU)|
(Repeatability is the variability of the measurements obtained by one person while measuring the same item repeatedly)
|Calibration Standard:||Integrated tile in dust cover|
|Display:||High Contrast OLED display|
|Light Source:||Extreme low drift LED light source|
|Power Source:||2x AA alkaline batteries|
|Readings Per Batch:||Max 500, non-dependant of number of angles|
|Total Max Readings:||2000 readings with time stamp|
|Statistics:||Min./Max. / Avg. / Std.dev / number of measurements|
|Software:||Ideal Finish Analysis|
|Size:||3.54”H x 5.55”W x 1.7”D (90H x 140W x 45mmD)|
|Weight:||13.7 oz (398g)|
|Base Dimensions:||1.7” x 5.12” (45 x 130mm)|
|Orifice Size:||0.4” x 2.0” (10 x 50mm)|
|Spot Sizes:||Approx. Spot Size 5 x 5mm @ 20° / 0.2” x 0.2” @ 20°|
Approx. Spot Size 20 x 9mm @ 60° / 0.8” x 0.35” @ 60°
Approx. Spot Size 40 x 9mm @ 85° / 1.5” x 0.35” @ 85°
|Measurement speed:||70 measurements per minute at 3 angles|
|Simultaneous measurement:||3 geometries|
|Power Saver Option:||User selectable|
|Units:||Gloss Units (GU)|
|Resolution:||0.1 GU (0-100GU)|
The science behind the Glossmeter - Glossmeter development starts with an understanding of the basic principle of gloss. Surface textures, translucency and color all influence the visual perception of a surface but also influence the fine optics of the glossmeter. Microscale surface deformations cause scattering of light and divide it into specular and non-specular. This is the fine threshold where the TQC glossmeter is able to determine the gloss at the highest accuracy level. It is common practice to use a 60° angle gloss meter for almost every application. Most specifications specify a gloss level measured at 60° which often deviates from international standards. The measuring angle should always be mentioned in combination with a gloss value.
Sending and receiving - To determine the best light source and detector setup components from suppliers all over the world have been tested. Spectral sensitivity, stability and linearity all proved to be exceptionally stable using the TQC glossmeter.
Standardization - In order to guarantee the TQC glossmeter to be one of the most stable meters availalbe and fullfills all the demands of the ASTM, DIN and ISO standards, TQC joined all of the standardization bodies and are actively involved in testing criteria relating to the standards ensuring the highest test of conformity.
Precision engineering - In order to get the best stability the TQC glossmeter’s unique double frame system has been engineered with the highest precision. Carefully controlling the interior of the light patch helps to give the TQC glossmeter robust and stable structure.
Ten thousands of readings - To assess the quality of the TQC glossmeter we took thousands of readings on certified substrates to test stability, reliability and durability. With or without shock testing the TQC glossmeter proved to have the ultimate level of performance.