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Ultraportable digital glossmeter - Zehntner ZG8000

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Assuring the appearance, function, and quality of all kinds of surfaces with digital gloss testing
 

The appearance of your product's surface—no matter the material—determines its attractiveness, influences its functionality and conveys its premium value by showcasing the quality of your operations to customers. As a result, surface gloss and haze are product attributes that are precisely specified and tightly controlled along a supply chain—from the initial coating application, to showroom, to after-market refurbishment.

Zehntner ZG8000 by Proceq enables coating suppliers, product manufacturers and quality inspectors to do exactly that— inspect the quality - easily and effortlessly. The rugged, lightweight, ergonomic probe packs Swiss Made optics and electronics, paired with sophisticated Stray Light Compensation algorithms and a rich set of features. Connect the probe wirelessly to your mobile device and enjoy our user-friendly app with insightful statistics, sharing, collaboration and reporting - anywhere, anytime.

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Feature-rich and user-friendly

Zehntner ZG8000 is the only glossmeter in the market that offers such a wide range of features and measuring modes in a lightweight, ultraportable probe. The small measurement footprint together with the thin side-profile of the probe make even the tightest spots and the smallest curved surfaces easily accessible.

With four different measurement modes, all applications can be tackled—from the smallest curved parts requiring spot checks, to the largest surfaces requiring hundreds of measurement points. On the probe itself, this rich feature set and settings can be accessed with only two buttons that control the intuitive menus with a clear structure.
 

A versatile probe, focused on you

The Zehntner ZG8000 probe has been designed from the ground up to bring comfort to gloss testing processes, no matter the surface being tested or the environment it is tested in.

The brushed-aluminum casing features an ergonomically-placed measurement button so that you can use the probe confidently and without any unsteadiness, on all kinds of surfaces and in different orientations. The crystal-clear OLED screen with wide viewing angles delivers visibility under all conditions and also features a sharp resolution and contrast for readability of results. The probe is powered by an off-the-shelf, flight-safe AAA battery that can be recharged rapidly over USB. For measuring sensitive surfaces or curved parts with stability and without risk of surface damage, different rubber attachments are also available. The built-in targeting laser can be used together with the side-view of the measuring spot to make positioning accurate.

Optical technology with intelligent algorithms

At the heart of Zehntner ZG8000 is a high-quality optical assembly, built upon 50+ years of Swiss Made expertise in optical instrumentation, combined with a long history of successful glossmeters from the Zehntner brand.

Despite its pocket size, the Zehntner ZG8000 probe features a standards-compliant two-angle geometry for measuring high-gloss and mid-gloss surfaces at 20° and 60° of light incidence with high accuracy and repeatability. This also makes it possible to measure unwanted haze, i.e. the degree of reflection from inside a highly-reflective coating.

Traditional glossmeters have long suffered from measurement inaccuracies that are caused by stray light from natural or artificial light sources – such as from the sun or the subtle strobe effect of overhead halogen lights. However, the Zehntner ZG8000 features Stray Light Compensation - intelligent algorithms monitor the environment for stray light and utilize this information to exclude deviations, so that you can measure with high accuracy and peace of mind - anywhere, anytime.

 

Do more, with just a couple of taps

The Zehntner Gloss app for Apple iOS connects to the Zehntner ZG8000 probe—together, the app and the probe turn into a cloud-connected gloss testing lab in your pocket. The app expands Zehntner ZG8000's usefulness with data evaluation, synchronization, verification and reporting.

It also helps to reduce unnecessary process waste in quality assurance operations. For example, the app automatically calculates measurement statistics and displays the series with bar graphs, thus reducing manual transcription errors. The synchronization and sharing of your measurements through the Proceq Live cloud platform also eliminates the use of easy-to-lose USB drives (or paper scraps) with measurements. A simple digital workflow makes standards-compliant reporting a breeze, with just a couple of taps.

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Quality assurance workflows from the future

The ever-increasing speed and complexity of supply chain operations, combined with the demand for exemplary quality, means that the need for traceability of manufacturing and quality assurance has become paramount for all kinds of products and services. Like the groundbreaking Equotip Live, Proceq GPR Live and Pundit Live Array product families before it, the Zehntner Glossmeter app also features our unique Logbook feature.

Geolocation, voice, image and text annotations enrich the Logbook of each measurement. Instantaneous synchronization with the cloud means that the lead time from measurement to sign-off is mere seconds. Together with the Proceq Live web interface, this makes it possible to centrally monitor incoming measurements and intervene quickly, thus saving time and money by preventing rework.

Übersicht

Ihre Vorteile
Ihre Vorteile
Superior accuracy thanks to Swiss Made optics, electronics and algorithms

Superior accuracy thanks to Swiss Made optics, electronics and algorithms

Easy to learn and to operate with our user-friendly, feature-rich, intelligent software

Easy to learn and to operate with our user-friendly, feature-rich, intelligent software

Unmatched productivity thanks to on-the-go reporting and collaboration

Unmatched productivity thanks to on-the-go reporting and collaboration

Messprinzip
Messprinzip

Optical

Anwendungen

  • Coatings, plastics and related materials. High gloss (20°), Medium gloss (60°)
  • Automatische Berechnung von "reflection haze H" gemäß ASTM D4039 bei Zwei- und Dreiwinkelausführungen
  • In-line production use
  • Stand-alone use

Merkmale

PC-Software
PC-Software

Zehntner Live App & website interface

Display
Display

Standalone device: OLED Monochrome, 256 x 64 px,
active size 50.7 x 12.4 mm / 2.0 x 0.5 in
Live use: Any compatible Apple® iOS device

Speicher
Speicher

Device if offline: approx. 20’000 measurements
App: Up to 1 TB (depending on the Apple iOS device)

Anschlüsse
Anschlüsse

Bluetooth® Low Energy to Apple iOS device
Wi-Fi or 4G to Proceq Live cloud

Messungen
Messungen

Contact measurements: with mounted nose
Contactless measurements: without nose having measuring distance of 5 mm / 0.2 in

Berichterstellung
Berichterstellung

Data export to XLS, CSV
Reporting export to PDF
Logbook

Messmodi
Messmodi

Single
Continuous
Scan

Measuring Area
Measuring Area

20°: 3.5 mm / 0.14 in
60°: 3.8 x 6.5 mm / 0.15 x 0.26 in

Measuring Geometries
Measuring Geometries

20° (high-gloss), 60° (mid-gloss) and Haze

Messbereich
Messbereich

20°: 0 – 2’000 GU
60°: 0 – 1’000 GU
H : 0 – 1’000 HU

Gewicht
Gewicht

ca. 150 g / 5.3 oz

Akku
Akku

Removable, 1x AAA, flight-safe

Betriebstemperatur
Betriebstemperatur

0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F), <95% RH, non-condensing

Special Features
Special Features

Stray Light Compensation
High-contrast OLED screen
Target positioning laser

Standardisierung

Normen
Normen
  • ASTM D523
  • ASTM D2457
  • BS 3900-D6
  • ISO 2813
  • GB/T 9754-2007
  • JIS Z 8741

Zubehör

2nd Calibration standard