Linshang as a gloss meter supplier produces 60 degree glossmeter with data statistics function and software which can judge the gloss uniformity of paint and marble, it can be used for gloss testing of paint, coating, ink, plastic, paper, tile, stone, metal, plating layer, etc.

More information about Linshang Gloss meter price, parameters, please refer to the following website "Gloss Meter Selection and FAQ".

LS191 Surface Gloss Meter

1.Measurement range: 0-200GU
2.Measuring Angle: 60°
3.Automatically calculate the maximum, minimum, average and mean standard deviation values of test data
4.Automatic measurement without pressing buttons

$165Browse:1499

LS192 Digital Gloss Meter

1.Measurement range: 0-1000GU
2.Measurement geometry: 60°
3.With temperature compensation function,stable measured data
4. Data can be compared with BYK gloss meter

$265Browse:1374

I. Linshang gloss meter application

Linshang gloss meter use 60 degree measurement angle, which is suitable for the glossiness measurement of architectural materials, plastic materials, ceramic, stone, bamboo,leather,etc.

II. What is gloss meter?

A gloss meter (glossmeter) is an glossiness measurement euipment which is used to measure the specular reflection (gloss) of a surface. 

Gloss is related to the cleanliness, material, lighting environment and appearance of the product. High-reflectivity materials are usually smooth or shiny, while low-reflectivity surfaces are usually rough or matte. Gloss meters provide quantifiable glossiness measurements, expressed in gloss units (GU). 

III. 60 degree gloss meter analysis

gloss meter measurement angle

As shown in the figure above, the specular reflection ability of low-gloss materials is weak. If a 20-degree angle gloss meter is used for measurement, the light flux received by the detector is very weak after being reflected by the material surface. The data is small comparing with the light reflected by black glass. When measuring low-gloss materials with different gloss levels, the measured value changes a little. The resolution is not accurate enough to distinguish the subtle glossiness differences. Similarly, if the 85 degree gloss meter is used to measure high gloss materials, the resolution is not accurate enough to distinguish the glossiness differenc too. Therefore, it is recommended to choose 85 degree gloss meter for low gloss materials and 20 degree gloss meter for high gloss materials. If you need to measure the materials with medium gloss, you can choose 60 ° gloss meter and 60 degree angle gloss meter performs better when measuring the surface of high gloss and low gloss materials.

It can be seen from the curves of the three different angle gloss meters measuring different gloss materials: 60-degree angle glossmeters are better than 85-degree glossmeters when measuring high-gloss materials; 20-degree gloss when measuring low-gloss materials. Most 60 degree gloss meters have a test range of 200GU, so 60 degree gloss meters are suitable for testing the surface gloss of most materials. Take the Linshang gloss meter as an example, with a universal angle of 60 °, a gloss measurement range of 200GU and 1000GU and a resolution of 0.1GU. In this way, no matter the high gloss or low gloss material can be tested, there is enough resolution to distinguish the difference in gloss of different materials. There is also a large enough range to meet the test requirements of high gloss materials.

IV. Tips about choosing gloss meter

1. Gloss meter measurement accuracy

There are three grades of standard gloss meter, first-grade working gloss meter and second-grade working gloss meter. The high-precision gloss meter can meet the standards of first-class working gloss meter. And the reproducibility of the instrument (for multiple tests under the same test conditions of one instrument, the data is stable) and the repeatability (for multiple tests of the same batch instrument under the same test conditions, the data is consistent) are very good. Linshang gloss meter meets the Chinese national first-class working gloss meter standard.

2. How to use gloss meter?

The method of using different gloss meters will be different. A convenient gloss meter will be very simple to use. If the instrument has too many buttons and requires cumbersome settings, it is relatively complicated for non-professionals to use. Linshang gloss meter do not need complicated calibration and the operation method is very easy.

3. Gloss meter function

The gloss meter functions of different gloss meter brands are also different. The function can be selected according to your actual needs, such as whether you need to evaluate the uniformity of the material gloss, whether you need to connect to a computer to test, whether you need a test report, etc.

gloss meter software

Linshang gloss meter is very popular in the market because of its ultra-high precision and good repeatability and reproducibility. If you want to know more about how to choose a suitable gloss meter, please refer to: "How to Measure Gloss with A Gloss Meter? ".