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Elcometer 480 Single, Dual & Triple Angle Glossmeters

The Elcometer 480 range are easy to use glossmeters which combine high accuracy, repeatability and reproducibility with functionality making them the most advanced gloss meters on the market today.

Combining easy to use, multi-lingual menu structures with exceptional repeatability, reproducibility & accuracy, the Elcometer 480 gloss meter provides users with best in class hand held gloss measurement.

Using state of the art design and manufacturing techniques, the Elcometer 480 gloss meter provides world leading features and functionality - reliably measuring & recording Gloss, % Reflectance & Haze on any material, including paint, plastic, ceramic or metal.

The Elcometer 480's rapid LED technology accurately measures up to 3 gloss angles at the same time at a rate of 10 readings per second. Gloss measurements can be instantly transferred from the glossmeter to PC, iPhone, Android™ or other mobile devices via USB or Bluetooth®

 

Using the ElcoMaster® software, professional reports for gloss and other appearance measurements can be quickly generated.

Alternatively gloss meter readings can be combined with other key measurement parameters such as coating thickness, adhesion and oven temperature profile - within the same software package.

Small, robust and ergonomic, the Elcometer 480 range of glossmeters have been designed to exceed the demands of industry today.

 

Key features of the Elcometer 480 Glossmeter include:

 

  • 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 (Radio Frequency Identification; patent applied for)
  • 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 Single, Dual & Triple Angle Glossmeters

 

The Elcometer 480 Glossmeter is available as either a simple entry level 60° glossmeter or state of the art Single, Dual or Triple angle gloss meter variants.

The Elcometer 480 Glossmeter is available with (Model T) or without (Model B) memory.

The Elcometer 480 Model B gloss meter is a 60° unit, Model T glossmeters are available as single, dual or triple angle variants with %Reflectance and Haze.

 

Accuracy & Repeatability

 

Advanced electronics and a superior optical design combines highly accurate, repeatable and reproducible measurements with industry leading inter-instrument agreement - across the Elcometer 480 Glossmeter’s entire 0-2,000GU range.

Range

0-10GU 10-100GU 100-2000GU

Repeatability 

±0.1GU

±0.2GU

±0.2%

Reproducibility

±0.2GU

±0.5GU

±0.5%

 

Calibration and Diagnostics

 

Every Elcometer 480 Gloss Tile is fitted with an RFID (radio frequency identification) tag which allows automatic identification of the tile's serial number and calibration data when the tile is attached to the base of the glossmeter.

Additional calibration tiles are available from the range of Elcometer 480 glossmeter accessories. Click on the Accessories tab to find out more.

 

Measurement Speed  

 

The Elcometer 480 Glossmeter's rapid LED technology accurately and repeatably measures up to 3 angles at the same time.  

 

Standard Mode 1+ reading per second, (70+ readings per minute)>< 0.3 seconds per angle

Auto Repeat Mode

3 readings per second, (180 readings per minute); ~ 0.1 seconds per angle

Scan Mode

10 readings per second, (600 readings per minute); ~ 0.03 seconds per angle

 

Display Modes

 

Fully customisable, scratch and solvent resistant colour LCD allows the user to display:

  • Gloss, % Reflectance or Haze measurements
  • Statistics
  • Readings and Differential with pass/fail
  • Trend Graph
  • Analogue Scan Bar

 

Triple angle gloss measurements

Triple angle readings

Gloss measurements

Gloss, Haze & %Reflectance

Gloss, Haze & %Reflectance

Readings & user selectable statistics

 
Gloss measurement chart

Readings & differential with pass/ fail

Gloss Units (GU)

Run chart & statistics

Gloss measurement scan bar

Readings & differential with analogue scan bar

 

Standard, Auto Repeat & Scan Modes 

 

No two inspections are the same. It is for this reason that the Elcometer 480 Glossmeter is equipped with three gloss measurement modes:

 

Standard Mode: Press the measure button to take an individual spot gloss 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 gloss angles at a continuous rate of 10 readings per second. When stopped, the glossmeter displays and stores the average, highest and lowest gloss values - ideal for checking a sample's overall uniformity.

 

Standard Mode

Dual Angle Gloss Meter

Auto Repeat Mode

Triple Angle Gloss Meter

Scan Mode

 

 

Memory and BatchingGlossmeters for mobile devices

 

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. 

 

 

Limit Standards and Differential Mode with Pass/Fail  Gloss Limit Standards

 

Up to 40 Limits for each customer's Master Standards can be stored within, and recalled from, the gauge's 'Limit Standard' memory.

When Limit Standards are used in combination with the glossmeter’s Differential Mode, the Elcometer 480 displays the gloss measurement value together with the difference from the nominal (target) value.

Readings outside the Limit Standard are displayed in red, providing quick Pass/Fail analysis.

 

 

Create instant reports with ElcoMaster® 

 

What you do with the collected data is just as important as taking the readings themselves.

Data transferred to ElcoMaster® includes;

  • 20° 60° & 85° Gloss Units (GU)Gloss Units to ElcoMaster®
  • Haze Unit (HU)
  • % Reflectance (%)
  • Date & time for each reading
  • Limit Standard values
  • Batch information & statistics
  • Calibration information including date/time, serial number & tile values

 

 

 

 

Elcometer 480 Model T: Made for iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad mini, iPad 2, and iPod touch (4th and 5th generation).

“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Suitable for mobile devices running Android™ software version 2.1 and upwards. Android™ and Google Play  are trademarks of Google Inc.

Elcometer 480 Single, Dual & Triple Angle Glossmeters
Elcometer 480 GlossmeterElcometer 480 Triple Angle GlossmeterElcometer 480 Gloss Measurement

Technical Specification

Product Features 
 

Model B

Model T

Measurement geometries

60°

60°, 20/60° or 20/60/85°*

Measurement units

GU

GU, HU & %

Fast, accurate reading rate

Repeatable & reproducible measurements

Easy to use menu structure; in 30+ languages

Tough, impact, waterproof & dust resistant

Scratch & solvent resistant colour display; 2.4” (6cm) TFT

Rotating display: auto, 0°, 180°

Ambient light sensor; with adjustable auto brightness

Data output

   

USB live readings

USB batch download

 

Bluetooth®: to PC, iOS or Android™ mobile devices

 

USB & battery powered

Calibration Certificate

Manual gauge calibration

Auto gauge calibration; via RFID tagging of integrated calibration tile#

 

On screen statistics - user selectable

   

Number of readings, Mean (average),  Standard deviation, 

Highest reading, Lowest reading, Range

 

Coefficient of variation,

 

Nominal value, High Limit value, Low Limit value

 

Number above high limit, Number below low limit

 

Measurement modes

   

Standard Mode

Auto Repeat Mode; programmable 10-180 readings per minute

 

Scan Mode; 10 readings per second

 

Differential Mode with Pass/ Fail mode;

 

Limit Standards; up to 40 programmable standards

 

Gauge & batch specific standard limits

 

Gauge memory 40,000 readings in up to 2,500 batches

 

Alpha-numeric batch names

 

Fixed batch size mode

 

Date and time stamp

 

Gauge auto diagnostics

 ■

Display modes; user selectable

 

 

Readings; gloss, % reflectance, haze

 ■

Selected statistics

 ■

Live trend graph; last 20 readings

 

Scan bar

 

Readings & differential (with pass/fail)

 

Delete last reading

 ■

2 year extended warranty

 ■

 

 

Model Options
Part Number Description Certificate
J480B-6 Elcometer 480 Model B 60° Glossmeter
J480T-6 Elcometer 480 Model T 60° Glossmeter
J480T-26 Elcometer 480 Model T 20/60° Glossmeter
J480T-268 Elcometer 480 Model T 20/60/85° Glossmeter
     
Technical Specification
Display information 2.4'' (6cm) QVGA colour TFT display, 320 x 240 pixels 
Power USB (via PC) or 2 x AA batteries (~50,000 readings) 
Measurement Dimensions 20°: 10 x 10mm; 60°: 8 x 16mm; 85°: 4 x 55mm 
Measurement Range 20°: 0 - 2,000GU; 60°: 0 - 1,000GU; 85°:0 - 160GU 
Repeatability ± 0.1GU (0 - 10GU); ±0.2GU (10 - 100GU); ±0.2%: 100 - 2000GU 
Reproducibility ± 0.2GU (0 - 10GU); ±0.5GU (10 - 100GU); ±0.5% 100 - 2000GU 
Resolution

Gloss: 0.1 GU (0 - 100GU); 1 GU (>100GU)

% Reflectance: 0.01% (0 - 10GU); 0.1% (10 - 100GU)

Haze: 0.1 HU (0 - 100HU); 1 HU (>100HU)

Operating Temperature -10°C to 50°C (14 to 122°F); Relative Humidity: 0 - 85%RH 
Dimensions (H x W x D) 68 x 155 x 50mm (2.68 x 6.10 x 1.97ˮ) 
Weight 534g (1lb 3oz) [including batteries] 
Packing List

Elcometer 480 Glossmeter, integrated calibration tile, calibration certificates for gauge & calibration tile, 2 x AA batteries, wrist strap,

operating instructions, plastic carry case, ElcoMaster® software (Model T) and USB cable (Model T) 

 

* Dependant on model

# Radio Frequency Identification; patent applied for

Haze on Dual and Triple models only

Certificate supplied as standard

 

STANDARDS:

AS/NZS 1580.602.2, ASTM C584, ASTM C523, ASTM D523, ASTM D1455, ASTM D2457, ASTM D4039, ASTM D4449, ASTM D5767, ASTM E430, ASTM E2387,

BS 3900 D5, DIN 67530, ECCA T2, EN 12373-11, EN 13523-2, ISO 7668, ISO 2813, ISO 13803, JIS K 5600-4-7, JIS Z 8741, TAPPI T 653 (20°)

Accessories

Part Number Description  

Certificate

T48024798-LC Low Gloss Calibration Tile Nominal Value: 22GU at 60°

T48024798-MDC Mid Gloss Calibration Tile Nominal Value: 55GU at 60°

T48024798-HC High Gloss Calibration Tile*

Nominal Value: 97GU at 60°

T48024798-MRC

Mirror Gloss Calibration Tile

Nominal Value: 1900GU at 20°

T48024798-SH

Soft Material Specimen Holder, complete with 3 sample trays

   

T48025004

Soft Material Sample Trays (x3)

   

T99923535

Gloss Tile Cleaning Cloth

   

T99925002

USB Cable

   

 

480 Tile

Low Gloss Tile (22GU at 60°)

480 Tile

Mid Gloss Tile (55GU at 60°)

480 Tile

High Gloss Tile (97GU at 60°)

480 Tile

Mirror Gloss Tile (1900GU at 20°)

Sample Tray

Soft Material Specimen Holder

 

   

 

 

Certificate supplied as standard

* Supplied with gauge

Videos

SINGLE, DUAL & TRIPLE ANGLE GLOSSMETERS

Introducing the new Elcometer 480 Single, Dual & Triple Angle Glossmeters

With all the features that you come to expect from an Elcometer designed and manufactured product, such as ease of use, menu driven colour display, robust and ergonomic design, statistics and graphing, USB & Bluetooth® to Android™ and iPhone mobile devices, the new Elcometer 480 single, dual and triple angle glossmeters set new standards in the field of hand-held gloss measurement.

 

Click here to download the video script in English.

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SINGLE, DUAL & TRIPLE ANGLE GLOSSMETERS

Introducing the new Elcometer 480 Single, Dual & Triple Angle Glossmeters

With all the features that you come to expect from an Elcometer designed and manufactured product, such as ease of use, menu driven colour display, robust and ergonomic design, statistics and graphing, USB & Bluetooth® to Android™ and iPhone mobile devices, the new Elcometer 480 single, dual and triple angle glossmeters set new standards in the field of hand-held gloss measurement.

 

Click here to download the video script in English.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/6hWv9jOjHrw?rel=0
Elcometer 480 Glossmeters Measurement Modes
SINGLE, DUAL & TRIPLE ANGLE GLOSSMETERS
Elcometer 480 Glossmeters Measurement Modes

No two inspections are the same. It is for this reason that the Elcometer 480 is equipped with three measurement modes; Standard Mode: to take an individual spot measurement, Auto Repeat Mode: which automatically measures individual gloss readings at a user-definable rate and Scan Mode: for measuring gloss on large surfaces providing the average, highest and lowest readings.

 

Click here to download the video script in English.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/97242jiWkyE?rel=0
Elcometer 480 Glossmeters Display Modes
SINGLE, DUAL & TRIPLE ANGLE GLOSSMETERS
Elcometer 480 Glossmeters Display Modes

Make the most out of the Elcometer 480’s fully customisable, scratch and solvent resistant colour LCD display. For more detailed gloss analysis, customise your statistical screen, display readings as a graph or use the differential screen for a quick pass/fail analysis.

Click here to download the video script in English.

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