Product Description

Rhopoint Novo-Curve Gloss Meters

The Rhopoint Novo-Curve Gloss Meters are unique instruments with specially designed optics for accurately measuring curved surfaces and small areas. It can also be used to measure flat surfaces and areas which are too small to measure with standard glossmeters. With built in statistical analysis and the ability to download results to a PC the instrument has all the features you will ever need for fast accurate curved surface gloss measurement.

Unique Features

  • Measures curved AND flat surfaces
  • Measures using the 60º geometry
  • Measure small, curved or irregular surfaces
  • Simple jigging system
  • Bench top instrument

  • Hands free operation, easy sample manipulation
  • Full statistical analysis
  • Constant read feature
  • Measures matt to mirror finish
  • Download, analyse and store readings in Novo-Soft
  • Extended two year warranty
  • Accurate and reliable

Simple checking of curved surfaces

  • For curved surfaces, the correct gloss value is the peak value identified on the sample. Continuous read mode on the Novo-Curve™ greatly simplifies this process

Hands free sample measurement

  • The included footswitch enables the user to easily manipulate the sample for measurement

Repeatable sample positioning

  • Bespoke sample securing systems allow multiple samples to be measured in exactly the same place.

Statistical analysis of results

  • On-board statistical analysis of batch readings (max,min, mean, SD and CV)

Detailed analysis of results

  • USB data transfer of results to Novo-Soft™ for further analysis and export to CSV

Certainty of measurement

  • For improved gloss control, calibrate on a standard that matches closest to your sample Additional standards are available from matt to mirror finish with UKAS / ISO 17025 certification

Applications to measure the gloss of:

  • Curved and flat surfaces
  • Small areas
  • Highly polished metals
  • Matt finishes

The Novo-Curve is a unique instrument with specially designed optics for accurately measuring curved surfaces and small areas. It can also be used to measure flat surfaces and areas which are too small to measure with standard glossmeters. With built in statistical analysis and the ability to download results to a PC the instrument has all the features you will ever need for fast accurate curved surface gloss measurement.

  • Paints – domestic appliances, pens, pencils, toys, etc
  • Wood – natural, varnished, laminated
  • Automobile parts – steering wheel, dashboard, trim, etc.
  • Plastics – extruded and moulded parts such as window frames, bottles, mobile phones, etc.
  • Furniture – wood, plastic or metal
  • Glazed ceramics – mugs, bathroom furniture, tiles
  • Tubes & cylinders – pipes, bottles, soft drinks cans
  • Electroplating – jewellery, door knobs, handles, taps, buttons
  • Camouflage – ultra low gloss finish on military equipment; binoculars, firearms, etc.
  • Coin banks
  • Frosted glass bottles – perfumes, whisky, etc.

Other applications

  • Plastic parts – From small items such as mobile phone buttons to large extruded pipes
  • Automotive – Switches and buttons, chromed exhausts, curved body and interior parts
  • Furniture – Wood, plastic and metal
  • Ceramics – Porcelain, tiles and glazed crockery
  • Electroplating – Chromed pipes, jewellery, handles, surgical instruments and prosthetics
  • Coins – Polished metals, Banknotes, Holograms and watermarks
  • Dental Research -Tooth samples and prosthetics
  • All Paints and Coatings

Principle of Operation

Gloss is measured by directing a constant light beam at an angle to the test surface and monitoring the reflected light. The Novocurve™, designed in conjunction with the British National Physics Laboratory (NPL), is perhaps the only glossmeter available with the capability to measure gloss on curved surfaces. The Novocurve™ measures over an area approximately 3% of the size of that utilised by a standard gloss-meter, and so may measure local effects rather than having the “averaging” effect of a larger beam area. This instrument is designed to store and average up to 199 readings, so it is possible to “average” a larger and selectable area and using a suitable sample population, it is possible to obtain representative results by statistical analysis.

The Rhopoint Novo-Curve™ Gloss Meters can be used in accordance with the following Standards:

  • ISO 2813  Paints and varnishes – Determination of specular gloss of non-metallic paint films at 20º, 60º and 85º
  • ASTM D523  Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss

 

Specifications

Rhopoint Novo-Curve Gloss Meters – Specifications

Description Specification
Measurement Angle 60°
Range 0 – 1000 GU
Repeatability 0.2GU ( <200GU )
Reproducibility 0.5GU ( <200GU )
Measurement Area 4.5mm
Sample Size 2mm x 2mm
Weight 2.5kg
Dimensions 160 x 220 x 100mm
Mains 110 – 120V AC or 220 – 240V AC

 

Rhopoint Novo-Curve Gloss Meters Packing List:

  • BAM traceable calibration tile and certificate
  • Footswitch
  • 220V A.C. Mains power pack
  • USB data cable + Novo-Soft Installation CD
  • Tile cleaning cloth
  • 4 x Large sample jigging posts
  • Instruction manual

Data Sheet

Rhopoint Novo-Curve Gloss Meters – Data Sheet

Rhopoint Novo-Curve Gloss Meters Data Sheet

Standards

Rhopoint Novo-Curve Gloss Meters – Standards

The Rhopoint Novo-Curve™ Gloss Meters can be used in accordance with the following Standards:

  • ISO 2813  Paints and varnishes – Determination of specular gloss of non-metallic paint films at 20 degrees, 60 degrees and 85 degrees
  • ASTM D523  Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss

Accessories

Rhopoint Novo-Curve Gloss Meters – Accessories

Optional Extras

Free Extended Warranty

  • Register for a two year comprehensive guarantee

Free Light Source Warranty

  • Guaranteed for the life of the instrument

Optional Accessories

  • Sample securing system

Instruction Manual

Rhopoint Novo-Curve Gloss Meters – Instruction Manual

Rhopoint Novo-Curve Gloss Meters Instruction Manual