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Glossmeters Material Testing


Product Code:Elcometer 480

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Visual appearance can determine a person’s perception of a product. Perception is subjective. A key measurement parameter used to define and quantify a product’s overall visual quality is gloss. Gloss is measured by directing a constant intensity light beam, at a fixed angle, on to the test surface and then monitoring the amount of reflected light from the same angle. This specular reflectance is measured using a glossmeter. Different surfaces require different reflective angles.

High Gloss
Surfaces with a brilliant or highly polished finish reflect images clearly. This distinct reflection is caused by the incident light reflecting on the surface in a specular direction.

Semi & Matt Gloss
Semi and matt surfaces reflect images less distinctly and with reduced intensity. On semi or matt surfaces light not only reflects in a specular direction but also is scattered causing the reflected image to appear diffused.

The Elcometer 480 range are easy to use glossmeters which combine high accuracy, repeatability and reproducibility with functionality making them the most advanced glossmeters on the market today.
  • Small, robust & ergonomic
  • 3 - 10 readings per second
  • Repeatable, reproducible & accurate
  • Multiple angles; 20°, 60°, 85°
  • 40,000 reading memory in up to 2,500 batches
  • Date and time stamped readings
  • USB & Bluetooth® data output
  • PC, iPhone or Android™ compatible
  • Automatic gauge & tile diagnostics
  • Auto calibration tile recognition via RFID*
  • 40 user definable limit standards
  • Standard, auto repeat and scan modes
  • Differential mode with pass/fail
  • Display readings, statistics, graphs & batch review


The Model Range

The Elcometer 480 is available as either a simple entry level 60° glossmeter or state of the art Single, Dual or Triple angle variants.
  • Single: 60°
  • Dual: 20° & 60°
  • Triple: 20°, 60° & 85°
Memory and Batching

Store 40,000 date and timed stamped readings in up to 2,500 user definable
alpha-numeric batches.

Readings can be transferred to PC, iPhone, Android™ or other mobile devices
via USB or Bluetooth® for instant reporting using ElcoMaster™ software.
Display Modes

Fully customisable, scratch and solvent resistant colour LCD allows the user to
  • Gloss, % Reflectance or Haze readings
  • Statistics
  • Readings and Differential with pass/fail
  • Trend Graph
  • Analogue Scan Bar
Standard, Auto Repeat & Scan Modes

No two inspections are the same. It is for this reason that the Elcometer 480
is equipped with three measurement modes:
  • Standard Mode: Press the measure button to take an individual spot measurement.
  • Auto Repeat Mode: When the glossmeter is slid over the surface a measurement of all three angles is automatically taken at a user definable rate between 10 - 180 readings per minute. When enabled all the individual readings are stored into memory.
  • Scan Mode: As the glossmeter slides over the entire surface area the gauge measures all three angles at a continuous rate of 10 readings per second. When stopped, the gauge displays and stores the average, highest and lowest values - ideal for checking a sample’s overall uniformity.


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