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Inline digital glossmeter - Zehntner ZG8150

Zehntner ZG8150

Optical quality assurance of surfaces using gloss measuring technology in your production line
 

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 in production.

Zehntner ZG8150 by Proceq enables product manufacturers to monitor quality - automatically and continuously. The rugged, compact and ultra-fast probe packs Swiss Made optics and electronics, paired with sophisticated Stray Light Compensation algorithms and a rich set of features. Integrate the probe into your production line a get immediate quality data.
 

A versatile probe for easy integration

The Zehntner ZG8150 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 convenient mounting holes for easy attachment to your production equipment (e.g. robot arm). The built-in targeting laser can be used together with the side-view of the measuring spot to make positioning accurate.
 

An easy to use serial protocol allows a fast integration into your production system. The ASCII string-based protocol gives you full control over the instrument. Configuration, calibration, and measurements can be fully controlled by command strings.
 

Optical technology with intelligent algorithms

As its portable twin the ZG8000, the Zehntner ZG8150 benefits from 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 compact size, the Zehntner ZG8150 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 ZG8150 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.

 

 

Reduce your testing time - not the number of tests

With up to 20 measurements per second the ZG8150 is the fastest glossmeter in the industry. In an automatic setup this allows you to reduce your testing cost by shorter testing times - while not reducing the number of tests.

 

Vue d'ensemble

Vos avantages
Vos avantages
Superior accuracy thanks to Swiss Made optics, electronics and algorithms

Superior accuracy thanks to Swiss Made optics, electronics and algorithms

Easy to integrate due to a well documented interface

Easy to integrate due to a well documented interface

Unmatched productivity thanks to fast measurement time

Unmatched productivity thanks to fast measurement time

Résolution de mesure
Résolution de mesure

0.1 GU

Applications

  • Coatings, plastics and related materials. High gloss (20°), Medium gloss (60°)
  • Calcul du voile de réflexion H selon la norme ASTM D4039
  • In-line production use

Caractéristiques

PC Software
PC Software

Application Programming Interface (API) for easy integration

Connexions
Connexions

USB and RS232

Mesures
Mesures
  • Contact measurements: with mounted nose
  • Contactless measurements: without nose having measuring distance of 5 mm / 0.2 in
Modes de mesure
Modes de mesure
  • 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

Plage de mesures
Plage de mesures
  • 20°: 0 – 2’000 GU
  • 60°: 0 – 1’000 GU
  • H : 0 – 1’000 HU
Précision de mesure
Précision de mesure

0 - 199.9 GU: ± 0.1GU 200 - 2‘000 GU: ± 0.1 %

Poids
Poids

ca. 150 g / 5.3 oz

Température de fonctionnement
Température de fonctionnement

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

Special Features
Special Features
  • Protocol: Synchronous ASCII protocol
  • Protocol features: Single and continuous measurement mode
  • Scan mode
  • Configuration, calibration and control
  • Stray Light Compensation
  • Temperature Compensation
  • Positioning laser
  • Viewing window

Standardisation

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

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