A terminology and metrology view on gloss (pdf)
Measuring visual perception of surfaces (pdf)
TQC SoloGloss 60°
TQC PolyGloss 20° / 60° / 85°
Which Glossmeter suits which application?
The TQC Sheen Glossmeter comes in two models. The Sologloss glossmeter measures 60° and the Polygloss glossmeter 20°/60°/85°. The 60º measuring angle can be used for any surface, from matte to glossy. For better gloss measurements on high gloss surfaces the 20° angle is available, while for low gloss surfaces the 85° angle suits best.
Ideal Finish Analysis Software is included to analyze the gloss measurement results. This software provides the user the power to do all analysis of interest. Trend, Gaus and many other statistical evaluations are possible.
In order to get the best stability the TQC Gloss meter’s unique double hybrid frame system has been engineered with the highest precision. Carefully controlling the interior of the light patch helps to give the TQC Gloss meter robust and stable structure. The TQC Sheen Gloss meter is a solid well-engineered Dutch product.
To assess the quality of the Glossmeter TQC Sheen took thousands of readings on certified substrates to test stability, reliability and durability. With or without shock testing the Glossmeter proved to have the ultimate level of performance.
- Memory for 2000 gloss readings (max 8 batches)
- Adjustable gloss limits with visual and acoustic alarm
- LCD colourdisplay with wide viewing angle
- Menu-driven interface
- Stable LED-light source
- USB-C port for quick data transfer to PC
- Calibration gloss standard integrated in protective holder
Glossmeter development started with an understanding of the basic principles of Gloss. Surface textures, translucency and color all influence the visual perception of a surface, but also influence the fine optics of the gloss meter. Micro scale surface deformations cause scattering of light and divide it into specular and non-specular, this is the fine threshold where the Gloss meter is able to determine the gloss at the highest accuracy level.
In order to get the best stability the 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 Gloss meter robust and stabile structure.
To assess the quality of the Glossmeter we took ten thousands of readings on certified substrates to test stability, reliability and durability. With or without shock testing the Gloss meter proved to have the ultimate level of performance.
The Ideal Finish Analysis Software is the most advanced coating climate, coating cure and coating thickness monitoring software package available today. With two user levels Ideal Finish Analysis offers user friendly reporting functions for standard production work as well as advanced calculations for in depth analysis of the climate parameters prior to coating, the curing process and oven performance during coating and the thickness after coating.