The Novo-Shade Duo Reflectometer measures Opacity (hiding power of a coating or plastic film), Shade on grayscale, and Cleanliness of substrate or oxidization of a surface. It has fast measurement, single button push initiates measures of defined parameters and uses 0/45° geometry.
Shade measurement displayed instantly on screen
Automatic calculation of opacity and cleanliness
On-board statistical analysis with graphical trend analysis (graphs available in shade mode only)
Direct data input via Bluetooth - instantly transmit measured readings directly to programs such as Microsoft Excel
Date and time stamped results
Automatic calibration with tile validation
Compatible with all major international standards
Applications: Shade of paints, inks and coatings, Efficiency of detergents and bleaching agents, Cleanliness and oxidation on metal surfaces, Chalking of paint, Whiteness of recycled paper
Easy identification and reporting of nonconformances.
Software-free data transfer. USB connection to PC instantly recognizes the device as a drive location which facilitates the quick transfer of files using Windows Explorer or similar. Instantly transmit measured readings directly to programs such as MS excel on your PC / tablet / smartphone to greatly simplify the reporting process.
All aluminium construction - enclosure, optics, standard holder. Intergrated calibration holder with inpositiondetector for error free calibration
20,000+ readings per charge. The instrument is rechargeable via USB/PC or mains.
Easy Batching (shade mode only) - User definable batch names and batch sizes for quicker and more efficient reporting.
Full color easy to read screen, adjustable brightness and 6 button touch sensitive interface
The Novo-Shade Duo Reflectometer can be used to assess either the shade of a surface (a simple indication of color based on lightness/darkness) or calculate the opacity of a coating, plastic film or paper sample. Measuring using 0/45° the Novo-Shade Duo measures the color of a surface and not the specular reflectance (gloss).
In Shade Mode the Novo-Shade Duo can help maintain the production quality of the following:
Shade of paints, inks and coatings
Fading of textiles and plastics
Chalking of paint
Efficiency of detergents and bleaching agents
Whiteness of recycled paper
Cleanliness and oxidisation on metal surfaces
In Opacity Mode the Novo-Shade Duo can help maintain the production quality of the following:
Hiding power of paints, inks and coatings
Transparency of plastic film
Opacity of paper
|Statistical Analysis:||Max, min, mean, SD|
|Graphical Analysis:||On board trend analysis|
|Power:||Rechargeable lithium ion, 17+ hours operation, 20,000+ readings per charge|
|Recharge Time:||Mains charger: 4hrs|
|Standards:||ISO 2814, 6504, BS 3900-D4, D7, ASTM E97, E1347, D4214, ASTM D2805, D589|
|Memory:||8 MB = 999 readings, User definable alphanumeric batching|
|Data Transfer:||Bluetooth, PC compatible, USB connection, no software installation required|
Operating temperature 15 - 40° C (60 - 104° F)
Humidity up to 85%, non condensing
|Dimensions & Weights:||65mm x 140mm x 50mm (H x W x D), 790g|
Packed dimensions: 180mm x 330mm x 280mm (H x W x D)
Packed weight: 1.75kg
|Measurement Units:||Opacity mode|
• 0 = completely transparent
• 100 = fully opaque
• 0 = black - no reflectance
• 100 = brilliant white - full reflectance
• 0 = No change
• 100 = Maximum change