Elcometer introduce the new hand-held glossmeter

Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials

ISSN: 0003-5599

Article publication date: 5 January 2015



(2015), "Elcometer introduce the new hand-held glossmeter", Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Vol. 62 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ACMM.12862aaa.005



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Elcometer introduce the new hand-held glossmeter

Article Type: New materials and equipment From: Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, Volume 62, Issue 1

The Elcometer 480 range are easy to use glossmeters which combine high accuracy, repeatability and reproducibility with functionality. Key features:

  • small, robust and ergonomic;

  • 3-10 readings per second;

  • repeatable, reproducible and accurate;

  • multiple angles; 20°, 60°, 85°;

  • 40,000 reading memory in up to 2,500 batches;

  • date and time stamped readings;

  • USB and Bluetooth® data output;

  • PC, iPhone or Android™ compatible;

  • automatic gauge and tile diagnostics;

  • auto-calibration tile recognition via Radio Frequency Identification (RFID); patent applied for;

  • 40 user-definable limit standards;

  • standard, auto-repeat and scan modes;

  • differential mode with pass/fail; and

  • display readings, statistics, graphs and batch review.

Small, robust and ergonomic, the Elcometer 480 range of glossmeters has been designed to exceed the demands of industry today.

Combining easy-to-use, multi-lingual menu structures with exceptional repeatability, reproducibility and accuracy, the Elcometer 480 provides users with best in class hand-held gloss measurement.

Using state-of-the-art design and manufacturing techniques provides world-leading features and functionality – reliably measuring and recording Gloss, per cent Reflectance and Haze on any material, including paint, plastic, ceramic or metal.

The Elcometer 480’s rapid LED technology accurately measures up to three angles at the same time at a rate of ten readings per second.

Measurements can be instantly transferred to PC, iPhone, Android™ or other mobile devices via USB or Bluetooth®.

Using the ElcoMaster™ software, professional reports for gloss and other appearance measurements can be quickly generated. Alternatively, gloss readings can be combined with other key measurement parameters such as coating thickness, adhesion and oven temperature profile – within the same software package.

More information is available from: http://www.elcometer.com

Tomasz Liskiewicz

University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

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