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Rhopoint IQ

All in One - Glossmeter - DOI Meter - Haze Meter - Goniophotometer - Concrete Clarity Meter

Standards: ISO 2813, ISO 7668; ASTM D 523, D 2457; DIN 67530, JIS 8741

Specifications & Guidelines: Polished Concrete Definition - D100.0, Bonded Abrasive Polished Concrete Definition - D101.0, Burnished Polished Concrete Definition - D102.0, Hybrid Polished Concrete Definition - D104.0, Surface Coated Concrete Definition - D103.0

Rhopoint IQ

Dualgloss 20 / 60° or Trigloss 20 / 60 / 85° Version Glossmeter

The Rhopoint IQ measures reflected image quality; it is the only hand held instrument that profiles how light is reflected from a surface. Glossmeters are usually used to measure the "shininess" of a surface but are not sensitive to common effects which reduce appearance quality.

Click here to read article on Enhanced Surface Quality Measurement.




FEATURES TECHNICAL DATA MORE INFO VIDEO PRICE LIST
 

 

Features

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Goniophotometric Curves
Different types of surface textures produce identifiably shaped reflectance profile. This goniophotometric data can be downloaded to PC for further analysis and comparison via the USB cable or Bluetooth Data Widget.

Easy Batching
User definable batch names and batch sizes for quicker and more efficient reporting.

Rapid Data Transfer
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. PC & MAC compatible, no software install required.

Direct Data Input Via Bluetooth
Instantly transmit measured readings directly to programs such as MS Excel on your PC / tablet smartphone to greatly simplify the reporting process.

Power
20,000+ readings per charge. The instrument is rechargeable via USB/PC or mains and can be used
whilst charging. Rechargeable Lithium Ion and >17 Hours operation. Recharge time mains charger 2.5 Hrs.

Sample Applications
Paints and Coatings, Concrete Clarity, Yacht Manufacturers, Metal Polishers, Polished Stone, Smart Phone, Tablet PC and Laptop Covers, Wood Coatings, Automotive, Printing Ink, Automotive re-finish, Powder Coating, Automotive Coatings, Furniture, Plastics Industry

Construction
All aluminum construction - enclosure, optics, standard holder and integrated calibration holder w/in position detector

Color Touch Screen
Adjustable brightness 6 Button touch sensitive interface.

Graphical Analysis
On board trend analysis and gloss and IQ values

Statistical Analysis
Max, Min, Mean, S.D. All measured Parameters

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

Display

Rhopoint IQ
IQ 20/60/85° IQ 20/60°
GL-213721 is also used as the Concrete Clarity Meter

 

Technical Data

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Technical Data
Gloss Measurement Specifications (20/60° or 20/60/85° Versions Available)
20° Improved accuracy and resolution on high-gloss & metallic samples (>70GU when measured at 60°)
Resolution 0.1 GU • Repeatability ±0.2 GU • Reproducibility ±0.5 GU • Measurement Range: 0-2000GU
60° Universal angle - all gloss levels
Resolution 0.1 GU • Repeatability ±0.2 GU • Reproducibility ±0.5 GU • Measurement Range: 0-1000GU
85° Improved Resolution for Matt Finishes (<10GU when measured at 60°)
Resolution 0.1 GU • Repeatability ±0.2 GU • Reproducibility ±0.5 GU • Measurement Range: 0-199GU
• Conforms at 60° & 85°
• Verified Performance 20°
RSPEC
Peak Specular Reflectance - 20° ± 0.09905°
Measurement Range: 0-2000GU
Haze
Near Specular Reflectance measured at 17-19°, 21-23°
Switchable between Haze Units (HU) and Log Haze Units (LogHU)
Resolution 0.1 HU • Repeatability ±0.2 HU • Reproducibility ±1.5 HU • Standards: ASTM E 430; ISO 13803
RIQ - CLICK HERE to learn more
Resolution 0.1 • Repeatability ±0.2 • Reproducibility ±0.5 • Measurement Range: 0-100
DOI
Resolution 0.1 • Repeatability ±0.2 • Reproducibility ±0.5 • Measurement Range: 0-100 • Standard: ASTM D 5767
Concrete Clarity
CPC Standards: D100.0, D101.0, D102.0, D103.0, D104.0
Gloss Calibration Standard
Traceability: ISO 17025 Certified Laboratory UKAS Laboratory Number 0693, BAM Traceable
Uncertainty: 0.4 GU
Instrument Data
Memory: 8 MB - >999 Readings and User definable batching
Operating Temperature: 60-104°F(15-40°C)
Measurement Area: 20° 6mm x 6.4mm
60° 6mm x 12mm
85° 4mm x 45.9mm
Dimensions & Weight: 65H x 140W x 50D mm, 790g
Operate from: Internal Battery/USB/Mains Charger
Humidity: Up to 85% non-condensing
Languages

 

More Info

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Orange peel dramatically reduces appearance quality without affecting gloss readings. These two test panels measure identically with a standard glossmeter. The Rhopoint IQ with RIQ/DOI measurement can quantify the differences.

Haze is a common problem associated with coatings and polished materials. Surfaces with haze have a "milky" finish with a "shallow" reflected image. This important characteristic is directly measured with the Rhopoint IQ.

Gloss is a measurement proportional to the amount of light reflected from a surface. Geometry: The correct measurement geometry should be used according to the sample finish - Matt: 85°, Mid Gloss: 60°, High Gloss: 20°.

RSPEC is the peak gloss measured over a very narrow angle. Usage - is very sensitive to surface texture and can be used to identify subtle differences in smooth surfaces.

Reflectance haze is an optical effect caused by microscopic texture or residue on a surface. Variable Symptoms: A milky finish is apparent on the surface with a loss of reflected contrast. Halos and patterns can be seen around reflections of high intensity light sources. Causes: Poor dispersion, raw material incompatibility, additive migration, vehicle quality, stoving/ drying/curing conditions, polishing marks, fine scratches, ageing, oxidization, poor cleanliness/surface residue.

Reflectance Haze Compensation - The instrument compensates for reflection from within the coating for highly reflective pigments, metallic coatings and speciality pigments, allowing the haze of any painted surface to be measured.

Reflected Image Quality (RIQ) is used to quantify effects such as orange peel and surface waviness. This new parameter gives higher resolution results compared to Distinctness of Image (DOI) measurement and better mimics human perception of surface texture, especially on high quality finishes such as automotive. Symptoms of Poor RIQ: Orange peel, brush marks, waviness or other structures visible on the surface. Reflected images are distorted. Causes: Application problems, incorrect coating flow, coating viscosity too high/low, sag or flow of coating before curing, incorrect particle size/distribution, overspray, improper flash/recoat time, inter coat compatibility, incorrect cure times and cure temperature. CLICK HERE to learn more.

DOI is a measure of how clearly a reflected image will appear in a reflective surface.

Concrete Clarity is the visual appearance in which a reflection is seen in polished concrete. Using the Rhopoint IQ Concrete Clarity Meter (GL-213721) the user can define Reflective Clarity (Reference ASTM D5767) , Reflective Sheen/Gloss (Reference ASTM D523) and Haze (ASTM E430). Please reference the Concrete Polishing Council technical documents which can be found HERE, these are established specifications and guidelines that the CPC has worked closely with industry to establish.


Gloss

Haze
Orange Peel Haze

 

Data Transfer Example

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Data Transfer Example
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Date:
Time:
05/10/2012
11:52:20
05/10/2012
11:52:25
05/10/2012
11:52:30
05/10/2012
11:52:36
05/10/2012
11:52:41
05/10/2012
11:52:47
20°:
60°:
85°:
87.2
92.6
98.1
87.3
92.6
98.1
87.1
92.6
98
87.1
92.6
98.1
87.2
92.6
98
87.2
92.5
98
HAZE:
LogHaze:
DOI/RIQ*:
RSPEC:
0
0
99.8
87.2
0
0.6
99.8
87.3
0
0
99.8
87.1
0
0
99.8
87.1
0
0.6
99.8
87.2
0
0.1
99.8
87.2
CDiode 250 250 250 250 250 250
Calibrated:
Serviced:
S/N:
05/10/12
12/09/2012
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12/09/2012
1002322
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12/09/2012
1002322
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12/09/2012
1002322
05/10/12
12/09/2012
1002322
05/10/12
12/09/2012
1002322

 

Finished Gloss Chart Using the Concrete Clarity Meter (GL-213721)

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Finished Gloss Chart
Level Name Reflective Clarity Reflective Sheen
1 Flat (Ground) Flat appearance with no to very slight diffused reflection 10



to



100
None to very low 15



to



80
2 Satin (Honed) Matte appearance with or without slight diffused reflection Low to medium
3 Semi-Polished Objects being reflected are not quite sharp and crisp but can be easily identified Medium to high
4 Highly-Polished Objects being reflected are sharp and crisp as would be seen in a mirror-like reflection High to highest

 

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Competitive Pricing

Prices

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Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Item Prices

The instrument is supplied as a standard package complete with all accessories required to calibrate and recharge the unit including: Rhopoint IQ 20/60 or 20/60/85 Glossmeter / Goniophotometer, BAM traceable high gloss calibration tile including certificate, Cleaning cloth for calibration tile, BAM traceable instrument certificate, USB Mains Charger with four selectable mains input connectors (UK / Europe / US / Australia), USB PC cable, Quick Start Operating Instructions, Protective instrument carry case, and 2 Year Warranty
GL-213721 Rhopoint IQ 20/60° Haze/RSPEC/DOI (Also known as the Concrete Clarity Meter) $3,626.00
GL-213731 Rhopoint IQ 20/60/85° Haze/RSPEC/DOI 4,460.00
We are an established North American Distributor for Rhopoint Instruments, and have been providing, servicing, calibrating and certifying their high quality instruments for over 33 years.



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