Product Description

This precision grindometer is used to determine particle size and the fineness of grind of particles in printing inks according to the National Printing Inks Research Institute (NPIRI) scale.As ink particles are so fine the two grooves of the gauge have a gentle gradient allowing a scale of 2.5µm for better resolution.

The groove width is 25mm and the groove length is 165mm. The NPIRI scale is displayed alongside the microns scale. The NPIRI gauge and its scraper are made of hardened stainless steel.

The Elcometer 2070 NPIRI Fineness of Grind Gauge can be used in accordance with:

• ASTM D 1316

 

Specifications

Elcometer 2070 NPIRI Fineness of Grind Gauge – Specifications

Part Number Description Certificate
K0002070M001 Elcometer 2070 ο
Accuracy ±3μm or ±5% whichever is the greater
Range µm 0 – 25 µm
Graduation 2.5µm / 1 NPIRI
Dimensions 220 x 80 x 12mm
Weight 2.2kg

ο Optional Calibration Certificate available

Packing List

  • Elcometer 2070 NPIRI Fineness of Grind Gauge
  • Scraper
  • Plastic Case
  • Operating Instructions

Data Sheet

Elcometer 2070 NPIRI Fineness of Grind Gauge – Data Sheet

Elcometer 2070 NPIRI Fineness of Grind Gauge Data Sheet

Standards

Elcometer 2070 NPIRI Fineness of Grind Gauge – Standards

The Elcometer 2070 NPIRI Fineness of Grind Gauge can be used in accordance with:

• ASTM D 1316

Accessories

Elcometer 2070 NPIRI Fineness of Grind Gauge – Accessories

Part Number Description
KT002070N001 Replacement Scraper for Elcometer 2070

Instruction Manual

Elcometer 2070 NPIRI Fineness of Grind Gauge – Instruction Manual

Elcometer 2070 NPIRI Fineness of Grind Gauge – Instruction Manual

Video

Elcometer 2070 NPIRI Fineness of Grind Gauge – Video

To measure the dispersion (or measure the particle size) of a material, a fineness of grind gauge, also known as a grindometer, is used.

Contents
0:49 Elcometer’s Fineness of Grind gauges
2:16 How to complete a test
3:41 How to read the result

Elcometer precision manufacture and supply three different types of fineness of grind gauges, or grindometers.

Dual channel gauges, such as the Elcometer 2020, which are available in various scale ranges, and are ideal for testing the dispersion of many materials including paints, coatings, cosmetics, chocolates, and other similar products.

The Elcometer 2020 gauges are available with either mil or micron scales; and include two other scales as standard – the PCU (North) scale where your material is compared with a known sample, and the NS (Hegman) scale which reports the distance from the deepest end of the channel.

Dual channel gauges also allow you to test different material formulations side-by-side, so you can instantly compare the results.

Alternatively there are high precision single channel grindometers, such as the Elcometer 2050, available in either mils or microns. The combination of the same depth, that’s precision ground across a longer channel, means the Elcometer 2050 allows you to measure to a greater accuracy, of ±1μm (±0.04mil).

And the NPIRI Fineness of Grind gauge, the Elcometer 2070, precision made for determining dispersion in printing inks according to the National Printing Inks Research Institute scale, as well as either mils or microns.

This video will guide you through how to measure dispersion using a grindometer / fineness of grind gauge / Hegman gauge.