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A gloss meter measures gloss units of paints, coatings and surfaces typically from 20-degree, 60-degree and 80-degree angles. A gloss meter Gloss meterhelps determine the surface characteristics of materials and components. A gloss meter provides manufacturing and quality control professionals with a quick and easy way to evaluate the quality and standards of their products.

A gloss tester is especially handy for manufacturers who produce products with a big lot size. When large lot sizes are produced, it is essential to verify that the colors and gloss are the same on every single product. This is a common expectation from customers. A number of factors can affect the gloss of a surface, such as coating amount and type, polishing smoothness, and substrate quality. By using a gloss meter and employing good quality control practices, you can ensure these variables don’t negatively impact your customers’ perception of your product.

At PCE Instruments, you will find highly accurate digital gloss meter products. Each gloss meter offered by PCE Instruments is easy to use, compact, solidly built and specially designed to take measurements on the spot. This makes our gloss tester products incredibly useful for measuring surfaces offsite or in the field.

Gloss meter for accurate measurements up to 200 gloss pointsGloss meter for determining gloss and specular gloss with measurement points of 20º, 60º and 85º Gloss meter with software



A gloss meter can be used on smooth, treated or untreated surfaces such as stone, wood, laminates, floors and more. Thus, our gloss tester products are very versatile and useful in a variety of applications.

To choose the right gloss meter for your application, you will need to evaluate whether the surface you’re looking to test is high gloss, medium (semi) gloss or low gloss. You will also want to take into consideration the type of material. After determining these characteristics, you may use the following guidelines to identify the angle needed to obtain the most accurate measurement:

20 ° = high gloss coatings, plastics, brightened metal and similar materials

45 ° = medium (semi) gloss coatings, ceramics and similar materials

60 ° = medium (semi) gloss coatings, plastics, brightened metal and similar materials

75 ° = low gloss coatings, paper and similar materials

85 ° = low gloss coatings, plastics, brightened metal and similar materials


What is a gloss meter? - Video

Gloss meter video



If you have any questions, please contact us at info@industrial-needs.com or Phone: +44 (0) 2380 987 035 for PCE Instruments UK or info@pce-americas.com or Phone: +1 (561) 320-9162 for PCE Americas Inc.



A gloss meter uses a method of measurement to determine the intensity of a light reflected by a surfaceGloss meter angle grafic to be tested. The measurement values determined by this method with a gloss tester under a fixed angle of incidence act as reference values which are relative to the gloss of the surface. The measuring head which is adapted to the angle of incidence (20 °, 60 °, 85 °) is placed on the material surface and the gloss value can be read out at the scale of the gloss meter. The measuring head must be calibrated and a statistically sufficient quantity of data must be determined. The angle of measurement is predetermined by the gloss of the sample to be measured.



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Gloss Meter PCE-GM 60Plus
Order no.: PCE-GM 60Plus

The gloss tester PCE-GM 60Plus is a meter to determine the gloss level on different materials. During the measurement, the gloss meter records the reflection of emitted light. The light is emitted directly from the gloss tester.


- Measuring geometry: 60°
- Measuring range: 0 ... 200 GU
- Standards: ISO 2813 / GB/T 9754 / ASTM D 523 / ASTM D 2457

 

Manufacturer: PCE Instruments
£ 224.00
Price excl. VAT &. delivery

Gloss Meter PCE-PGM 60
Order no.: PCE-PGM 60
The PCE-PGM 60 gloss meter has a measuring geometry of 60 °. The gloss meter is used to analyse surfaces of different materials. Gloss measurements are particularly carried out in the production industry where products must have exactly the same characteristics.

- Measurement geometry: 60 °
- Standards: ISO 2813 / GB/T 9754 / ASTM D 523 / ASTM D 2457
- Measuring range: 0 ... 300 GU

Manufacturer: PCE Instruments
£ 323.00
Price excl. VAT &. delivery

Gloss Meter PCE-GM 50
Order no.: PCE-GM 50

The PCE-GM 50 is a digital gloss meter with high accuracy (±1.2 gloss points). The PCE-GM 50 gloss meter determines surface color and luster. Areas of application include: building inspection, flooring, production quality control and painted, polished or varnished surface evaluation. This gloss tester comes manufacturer calibrated (ISO certification is optional).


- Optical measurement angle: 60°
- Measurement range: 0 to 200 gloss units or gloss points
- Calibration standard included in delivery 

 

Manufacturer: PCE Instruments
£ 383.00
Price excl. VAT &. delivery

Gloss Meter PCE-GM 100
Order no.: PCE-GM 100

The gloss meter is used for measuring on flat surfaces and operates on the principle of a reflectometer. The compact design and the handy size of the gloss meter makes it useful for on-site measurements or during operation of production plant. All test instruments are delivered manufacturer calibrated and can be certified to ISO or NIST as an option.


- Measurement angles 20º, 60º and 85º
- Measurement range: 0.0 to 200 gloss units
- Standards: ISO 2813, GB 9754-88, GB 9966.5

 

Manufacturer: PCE Instruments
£ 659.00
Price excl. VAT &. delivery

Gloss Meter PCE-SGM 60
Order no.: PCE-SGM 60

The PCE-SGM 60 gloss meter with small measuring area is used on many types of surfaces to quantify their gloss units. This gloss-measuring device operates on the reflection principle by sending light from a calibrated light source onto the surface to be tested and then calculates the gloss level of the surface according to the reflection of light particles. This gloss meter allows you to measure very high gloss surfaces above 70 gloss units (GU)


- Measurement geometry: 60 °
- Measurement up to 1000 gloss units
- Internal reading memory up to 5000 readings
- 3.5" TFT display

 

Manufacturer: PCE Instruments
£ 679.00
Price excl. VAT &. delivery

Gloss Meter PCE-IGM 60
Order no.: PCE-IGM 60

The gloss meter PCE-IGM 60 is an optical measuring instrument with a measuring geometry of 60 °. The surface is analyzed by the gloss meter and then the result is shown. Every surface has the characteristic to reflect light.


- Measurement geometry: 60 °
- Measuring range: 0 ... 300 GU
- Standards: ISO 2813 / GB/T 9754 / ASTM D 523 / ASTM D 2457

 

Manufacturer: PCE Instruments
£ 684.00
Price excl. VAT &. delivery

Gloss Meter PCE-PGM 100
Order no.: PCE-PGM 100
The PCE-PGM 100 gloss meter works with measuring geometries of 20 °, 60 ° and 85 °, using the reflection principle. This means that the gloss meter emits light which hits the surface to be tested. A part of the light will be absorbed by the surface and another part will be reflected.

- Measurement geometry: 20 ° / 60 ° / 85 °
- Standards: ISO 2813 / GB/T 9754 / ASTM D 523 / ASTM D 2457
- Range: 20 °: 0 ... 1000 GU / 60 °: 0 ... 1000 GU / 85 °: 0 ... 160 GU

Manufacturer: PCE Instruments
£ 714.00
Price excl. VAT &. delivery

Gloss Meter PCE-GM 60
Order no.: PCE-GM 60

A Gloss Meter with compact design and robust housing for long a testing life in various industries. These test instruments are made for a reliable and high accuracy (±0,2) gloss measurement. The data can online be transferred directly from the gloss meter to a PC via its usb interface. All gloss test instruments are sent out manufacturer calibrated and can be certified to ISO or NIST as an option. A glossiness meter for industrial professionals.


- Gloss measurement range: 0 ... 1999 GU (gloss units)
- Measurement angle of 60 °
- High reproducibility
- Quartz crystal calibration plates
- Software to do reports

 

Manufacturer: PCE Instruments
£ 848.00
Price excl. VAT &. delivery

Gloss Meter PCE-IGM 100
Order no.: PCE-IGM 100

A gloss meter is a tester for determining surface gloss. Thereby, with the glossmeter, spectral reflections of a light beam that hits the surface, are measured. The touch screen allows for easy navigation.


- Measuring geometries: 20 ° / 60 ° / 85 °/ 20 ° 60 ° 85 °
- Measuring range: 20 ° : 0 ... 1000 GU / 60 ° : 0 ... 1000 GU / 85 ° : 0 ... 160 GU
- Standards: ISO 2813 / GB/T 9754 / ASTM D 523 / ASTM D 2457

 

Manufacturer: PCE Instruments
£ 1,157.00
Price excl. VAT &. delivery

Gloss Meter ZGM 1023
Order no.: ZGM 1023

The gloss meter ZGM 1023 is a portable, battery-powered instrument for measurements of all gloss ranges from matte to high gloss surfaces. The test equipment calibration is traceable to BAM (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany). All test instruments come manufacturer calibrated, but can be certified to ISO and NIST as an option.


- Gloss measurement angles (geometry) of 20, 60, 75°
- Measuring range: 0-1999 GU
- Accuracy: ±1 %
- According to ASTM, DIN, ISO, TAPPI, BE standards

 

Manufacturer: Zehntner GmbH
£ 1,217.00
Price excl. VAT &. delivery

Gloss Meter ZGM 1020
Order no.: ZGM 1020

The gloss meter ZGM 1020 is a portable, battery-powered instrument for measurements of all gloss ranges from matte to high gloss surfaces. The high quality of the gloss meter is used in many industries. The glossiness meter, as all test instruments is delivered to the customer in manufacturer calibrated condition. An ISO calibration is available as an option at any time.


- Measuring degree: 20°,  85°
- Measuring range: 0 to 199.9 GU
- Accuracy: ±1 %

 

Manufacturer: Zehntner GmbH
£ 1,316.00
Price excl. VAT &. delivery

Gloss Meter ZGM 1022
Order no.: ZGM 1022

The gloss meter ZGM 1022 is a portable, battery-operated meter with two measuring geometries for measurements of all gloss ranges from matte to high gloss surfaces. The high quality of the gloss meter is useful in many industries. As all test instruments also this glossiness meter is sent out calibrated by the manufacturer. An ISO calibration can be done in our laboratory as an option.


- Measuring range: 0 - 199.9 GU
- Accuracy: ± 1%
- Display: LCD, 3 ½ digits

 

Manufacturer: Zehntner GmbH
£ 1,876.00
Price excl. VAT &. delivery

Gloss Meter ZGM 1120
Order no.: ZGM 1120

The gloss meter ZGM 1120 has a modern, sturdy aluminium design. The gloss meter / glossiness meter impresses with its high quality, small size and light weight. As all test instruments, it is delivered out manufacturer calibrated, but can additionally be certified to ISO standards in our laboratory. The instruments of this series also follow the DIN and TAPPI normatives and standards.


- Geometry: 20°, 45°, 60°, 85° (depending on the model)
- Measuring range: 0 to 2,000 GU
- Measuring Sensor Matching: V (λ)
- Power supply: via USB

 

Manufacturer: Zehntner GmbH
£ 1,941.00
Price excl. VAT &. delivery

Gloss Meter ZGM 1110
Order no.: ZGM 1110

The Gloss Meter ZGM 1110 exploits the optical characteristics of surfaces to reflect light. When a light beam hits the surface, e.g. a lacquer coat, at a defined angle, the larger part of it will penetrate the lacquer coat while the rest will be reflected. Due to the difference between absorbed and reflected light the Gloss Meter calculates the gloss level of the surface. The Gloss Meter / glossiness meter is equipped with an OLED display in order to depict all measuring data directly and legibly.


- Measuring range: 0 ... 2000 GU (gloss units)
- Angles: 20°, 60°, 85°
- Repeatability: 0 ... 199.9 GE: 0.1 GU; 200 ... 2000 GE: 0.2 %
- Reproducibility: 0 ... 199.9 GU: 0.5 GU; 200 ... 2000 GU: 0.2 %

 

Manufacturer: Zehntner GmbH
£ 3,265.94
Price excl. VAT &. delivery

Gloss Meter Spektromaster 565-45
Order no.: 0287.01.31
The Gloss Meter Spektromaster 565-45 is especially suitable for quality checks of many devices. The Gloss Meter has the main advantage of being able to measure colour and gloss simultaneously. This gloss meter also provides full color measurements. As all the test instruments of PCEs sales range, the meter comes manufacturer calibrated and can additionally be certified to ISO standards.


- Measuring range: 400 ... 700 nm
- Resolution: 10 nm
- Colour: geometry 45°/0°, measuring aperture 11 mm
- Gloss: geometry 60 °, measuring aperture 5 x 10 mm

£ 6,543.00
Price excl. VAT &. delivery

Gloss Meter Spektromaster 565-D
Order no.: 0288.01.31
The Gloss Meter Spektromaster 565-D is especially suitable for quality checks of many devices. The Gloss Meter has the main advantage of being able to measure colour and gloss simultaneously. This glossiness meter also provides full color measurements. As all the test instruments of PCEs sales range, the gloss meter comes manufacturer calibrated and can additionally be certified to ISO standards. A professional laboratory test instrument.


- Measuring range: 400 ... 700 nm
- Resolution: 10 nm
- Colour: geometry 8/d, measuring aperture 11 mm
- Gloss: geometry 60 °, measuring aperture 5 x 10 mm

£ 6,833.00
Price excl. VAT &. delivery

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