Gloss Meter, Model : PICOGLOSS 560 MC, Elektrophysik – Germany
DesignThe PICOGLOSS 560 MC is one of the smallest portable gloss measuring devices ever designed. It is smaller than a PC mouse and therefore ideal for on-site use. The universal 60° measuring geometry and the automatic change-over of mirror-gloss make this instrument suitable for a wide range of applications. Because of the compact dimensions of the measuring instrument and the measuring aperture gloss measurements can be carried out without difficulty even on small or narrow specimens as well as in places which are not easily accessible.
Handling Single key operations make gloss measurements extremely easy and comfortable. The reading remains stored in the display for about 30 s and is then switched off automatically to save the battery. However, the last measured value is preserved and is shown in the display when the instrument is switched on again.
Display In addition to the measuring and calibrating values the high contrast LC display also shows messages and information.
The PICOGLOSS 560 MC requires only one calibrating standard for normal two-point calibration. After key pressure the calibration routine runs automatically. The calibration value is stored on the standard (EPROM).
60° Gloss measurement Specifically for gloss measurements on lacquers and plastics in the range of 0 - 150 gloss units.
Mirror gloss measurement Mirror-gloss measurements can be conducted on metallic surfaces in the range of up to 1000 gloss units. There is an automatic change-over of the measuring range at 150 gloss units.
Detection of external light The effect of external light can be determined by conducting measurements with the lamp switched off.
The measured data can be transferred to a PC by means of the USB cable supplied and evaluated using the software PICOSOFT II *).
Power supply The PICOGLOSS 560 MC is operated by a round cell, the capacity of which is adequate for at least 10,000 measurements. When using a PC, the power supply is taken over by the USB interface of the PC. Reference Class: The PICOGLOSS 560 MC is supplied with a Manufacturer’s Certificate M in accordance with DIN 55 350-18 that includes among others the following information: Actual and setting values of the gloss standards, product identification, test equipment used with calibration status, date, name of inspector. In the range up to 100 gloss units the linearity is checked by means of 4 gloss standards (the maximum deviation permissible is 1 gloss unit)