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DeFelsko PosiTector GLS Gloss Meter

PosiTector GLS Gloss Meter

Portable gloss measurement for all surface finishes

  • Larger 2.8 inch impact resistant color touchscreen with redesigned keypad for quick menu navigation
  • Weatherproof, dustproof, and water-resistant gage body - IP65-rated enclosure
  • Automatic Diagnosis and Auto Calibration performed upon power-on using the protective base plate with integrated calibration standard (tile)
  • Fast measurement speeds of 60+ readings per minute
  • 2 Powerful Scan Modes for quantifying large surfaces (Advanced models only)
  • USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity to PosiSoft PC, Mac, and Smartphone software
  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NRC for both the probe and gloss standard included
Conforms to ASTM C584/D523/D4039, ISO 2813/7668, JIS Z 8741, AS/NZS 1580.602.2
 
Simple
  • Fast measurement speed - 60 + readings per minute
  • Larger 2.8 inch impact resistant color touchscreen with redesigned keypad for quick menu navigation
  • On-gage help explains menu items at the touch of a button
  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings

Durable

  • All-metal probe construction for long term stability
  • Weatherproof, dustproof, and water-resistant gage body - IP65-rated enclosure
  • Ergonomic design with durable rubberized grip
  • Rugged, indoor/outdoor instrument - ideal for field or shop use
  • Shock-absorbing protective rubber holster for added impact resistance
  • Two year warranty on gage body AND probe

Powerful

  • Statistics mode continually displays/updates average, standard deviation, min/max, and number of readings while measuring
  • Screen Capture - save 100 screen images for record keeping and review
  • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits - can be used as Pass/Fail for quick inspection
  • Instant-on feature quickly powers up the gage if recently powered down
  • Up to 30 percent longer battery life
  • USB port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power. USB cable included
  • View pre-formatted reports and .csv data with PosiSoft USB Drive - no software installation required
  • Every stored measurement is date and time stamped
  • Includes PosiSoft Software for viewing and reporting data
  • Software Updates via web keep your gage current

Accurate

  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NRC for both the probe and gloss standard included
  • Automatic Diagnosis and Auto Calibration upon power-on using the protective base plate with integrated calibration standard (tile)
  • Store multiple calibration standards (tiles) for quick calibration adjustment
  • Conforms to national and international standards including ISO and ASTM

Versatile

  • PosiTector body accepts all PosiTector probes easily converting to a coating thickness gage, dew point meter, soluble surface profile gage, soluble salt tester, hardness tester, or ultrasonic wall thickness gage
  • Selectable units for each geometry - Gloss and percent Reflectance
  • Auto rotating display with Flip Lock
  • Selectable display languages

Standard Models

Includes ALL features as shown on above plus...
  • Storage of 1,000 readings per probe

Advanced Models

Includes ALL features as shown on above plus...
  • Storage of 250,000 readings in up to 1,000 batches and sub-batches
  • Differential Mode automatically calculates the difference between the current reading and a stored reference value
  • 2 Powerful Scan Modes for quantifying large surfaces
    • Normal  - take continuous readings
    • Statistics - take continuous readings and record average, standard deviation, min/max, and number of readings while scanning
  • Live graphing of measurement data
  • Touchscreen keyboard for quickly renaming batches, adding notes, and more
  • WiFi technology wirelessly synchronizes with PosiSoft.net and downloads software updates
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Technology for data transfer to a mobile device running the PosiTector App or optional portable printer. BLE API available for integration into third-party software.
  • Integrate with third-party software, drones, ROVs, PLCs, and robotic devices using several industry-standard communication protocols
Specifications
             20 deg 60 deg 85 deg
Measurement Area 10 x 10 mm 10 x 20 mm 4 x 45 mm
Measurement Range 0 - 2,000 GU 0 - 1,000 GU 0 - 160 GU
Repeatability + / - 0.2 GU (≤100 GU), + / - 0.2 percent (>100 GU)
Reproducibility + / - 0.5 GU (≤100 GU), + / - 0.5 percent (>100 GU)
Gloss Resolution + / - 0.1 GU (≤100 GU), + / - 1 GU (>100 GU)
Percent Reflectance Resolution 0.1 percent
Haze Resolution + / - 0.1 (≤100), + / - 1 (>100)
Operating Conditions 0 deg to 45 deg C (32 deg to 113 deg F) - non-condensing
Probe Size 165 x 73 x 32 mm (6.5" x 2.875" x 1.25")
Probe Weight 555 g (19.6 oz.)

ALL GAGES COME COMPLETE with protective base plate with integrated calibration standard (tile), 10 cleaning wipes, protective rubber holster, wrist strap, 3 AAA batteries, instructions, hard shell case, protective lens shield, Long Form Certificate of Calibration, USB cable, PosiSoft Software, two year warranty.

What is gloss and why is it important to measure?

  • Gloss is an optical property that indicates how well a surface reflects light in a specular (mirror-like) direction. It refers to how lustrous or shiny an object appears, generally affecting its aesthetic and perceived value.
  • Gloss measurement is useful for identifying process issues and defective parts - maximizing consistency, reducing waste, and improving quality.

What is Reflectance?

  • When light hits a surface, some of it is absorbed, and some is reflected. The reflected light is responsible for how the object is perceived. Reflectance as it relates to gloss measurement is the proportion of light sent and the amount of light detected.

What is a Gloss Unit (G.U.)?

  • Gloss Units are the unit of measurement typically measured and reported when measuring gloss. Gloss Units are defined by standards such as ISO 2813. Gloss meters such as the PosiTector GLS can display in both GU and percent reflectance directly on the gage.

What is Haze?

  • Haze in relation to gloss measurement is the appearance of a milky halo or bloom perceived in reflective surfaces.

Does the PosiTector GLS need to be 'calibrated' or 'adjusted' prior to use?

  • The innovative technology and factory calibration in the PosiTector GLS means that it arrives ready-to-measure - usually there is no need to perform a calibration adjustment. If the probe is resting in the included protective base plate and the Power-On Cal feature is enabled, the probe will automatically perform a check and calibration using the certified gloss standard (tile) incorporated in the base plate.

Does the PosiTector GLS require any formal training for use? Do you offer 'demo' models?

  • No. The PosiTector GLS is designed for simple operation, featuring easy-to-use menus, instruction manuals, and helpful videos. In lieu of demonstration models, we provide unlimited technical support via telephone and/or email, and a limited 30-day money back guarantee.

How often should the PosiTector GLS be recalibrated?

  • PosiTector GLS Gloss Meters include a Certificate of Calibration with no expiry or end date. Many organizations with a quality program and recertification programs require annual recalibrations, and this is a good starting point for most users. DeFelsko recommends that customers establish calibration intervals based upon their own experience and work environment. Based on our product knowledge, data and customer feedback, a one-year calibration interval from the date the instrument was placed in service is a good starting point.

What is the measurement range of the PosiTector GLS Gloss Meter?

PosiTector GLS Gloss Meters are available in three different models:

  • PosiTector GLS 60 deg - Suitable for most gloss applications (0 -1000 GU) - preferred angle for semi-gloss.
  • PosiTector GLS 20 deg / 60 deg - Ideal for high- to semi-gloss surfaces (0 - 2000 GU) - also capable of calculating Haze Index.
  • PosiTector GLS 20 deg / 60 deg / 85 deg - Suitable for all gloss applications including high-, semi-, and matte-gloss - also capable of calculating Haze Index.

How many readings can the PosiTector GLS Gloss Meter store into memory?

  • The PosiTector GLS Standard is capable of storing up to 1,000 readings into memory. The PosiTector GLS Advanced can store up to 250,000 readings in 1,000 batches. Both Standard and Advanced models feature a USB port and include a USB cable to download, view, and print stored readings quickly and easily with PosiSoft Desktop.

How fast can the PosiTector GLS Gloss Meter measure?

  • By default, PosiTector GLS Gloss Meter Standard models can take 60+ readings per minute. With an Advanced PosiTector gage body, 2 powerful scan modes (Normal and Statistics) allow for even faster and more efficient measurements.

What is the HiLo Alarm Mode for the PosiTector GLS?

  • Available on both PosiTector GLS Standard and Advanced models, HiLo Alarm Mode audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits, and can be used as Pass/Fail for quick inspection. View the following video for an example of how HiLo Alarm Mode works.

What is the Normal Scan Mode for the PosiTector GLS?

  • The PosiTector GLS Advanced features a Normal Scan Mode for making short work of measuring gloss over large surfaces. View the video for an example of how Normal Scan Mode works.

What is the Statistics Scan Mode for the PosiTector GLS?

  • The PosiTector GLS Advanced features a Statistics Scan Mode for measuring gloss levels. Take continuous readings and record average, standard deviation, min/max, and number of readings while scanning. View the video for an example of how Statistics Scan Mode works:

What Standards does the PosiTector GLS Gloss Meter conform to?

  • ASTM C584 - Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss of Glazed Ceramic Whitewares and Related Products
  • ASTM D523 - Standard Test Method for Specular Gloss
  • ASTM D4039 - Standard Test Method for Reflection Haze of High-Gloss Surfaces
  • ISO 2813 - Paints and varnishes - Determination of gloss value at 20 deg , 60 deg and 85 deg
  • ISO 7668 - Anodizing of aluminium and its alloys - Measurement of specular reflectance and specular gloss of anodic oxidation coatings at angles of 20 deg , 45 deg , 60 deg or 85 deg
  • JIS Z 8741 - Specular Glossiness - Methods of Measurement
  • AS/NZS 1580.602.2 - Paints and related materials - Methods of test - Measurement of specular gloss of non-metallic paint films at 20 degrees, 60 degrees and 85 degrees

 

 

PosiTector GLS
Standard Model Geometries 60 deg Suitable for most gloss applications, preferred angle for semi-gloss
Standard Model Geometries 20 deg , 60 deg Suitable for high- to semi- gloss applications - Calculates Haze (Haze Index)
Standard Model Geometries 20 deg , 60 deg , 85 deg   Suitable for high-, semi-, and matte- gloss applications - Calculates Haze (Haze Index)
Advanced Model Geometries 60 deg Suitable for most gloss applications, preferred angle for semi-gloss
Advanced Model Geometries 20 deg , 60 deg Suitable for high- to semi- gloss applications - Calculates Haze (Haze Index)
Advanced Model Geometries 20 deg , 60 deg , 85 deg   Suitable for high-, semi-, and matte- gloss applications - Calculates Haze (Haze Index)
PRBGLS60 Suitable for most gloss applications, preferred angle for semi-gloss Geometries 60 deg
PRBGLS2060 Suitable for high- to semi- gloss applications - Calculates Haze (Haze Index) Geometries 20 deg , 60 deg
PRBGLS206085 Suitable for high-, semi-, and matte- gloss applications - Calculates Haze (Haze Index) Geometries 20 deg , 60 deg , 85 deg

 

Replacement Patches

  PosiPatch (5 pack)

SSTPATCHP5

  PosiPatch (24 pack)

SSTPATCHP24

  Magnetic Ring for PosiPatch

SSTRING

  DeFelsko Adhesive Patch + needle (25 pack)

SSTPATCHD25

  Latex Adhesive Patch + needle (25 pack)

SSTPATCHL25
 
  Consumables

  Plastic Dispensing Tips (10 pack) — for use with the PosiPatch

SSTDISPTIP

  Needles (10 pack) — for use with adhesive patches

SSTNEEDLE

  3 ml syringes (10 pack) — for use with dispensing tips and/or needles

SSTSYRINGE3

  30 ml Cups (10 pack) — sterile, single-use cups ensure measurement accuracy

SSTCUP

  Certified Conductivity Standard (60 ml, 2 oz.) — to verify probe accuracy

SSTSLTN84

  Foam Swabs (5 pack) — for cleaning the probe’s test cell

SSTSWAB
PosiTector SHD Universal Adapter

PosiPatch Starter Kit

Order Code: SSTKITPATCHP

For use with existing conductivity meters. Try the revolutionary, reusable PosiPatch with a low cost trial pack.

Includes: PosiPatch(5) syringes(2) dispensing tips(2) and magnetic ring

ir printer

Bluetooth Printer receives data from Advanced models

  • Receives data via Bluetooth wireless technology.
  • Prints readings and statistical summary
  • Battery-operated
  • Light weight
  • One year Warranty
AC Power Cable AC Power Cable for continuous operation or battery charging

This kit supplies several alternate power solutions for your battery-operated PosiTector. They allow the gage to operate continuously without the need for batteries.

Use the cable alone to connect a PosiTector to your PCs built-in USB port that acts as a continuous power source. Or connect the cable to the included power adaptor which plugs into any AC wall electrical outlet, 110 or 220V.

A selection of electrical plugs is included which are capable of dealing with most countrys outlets.

PosiTector Case

PosiTector Case

Convenient hard shell case for carrying a PosiTector gage body and multiple probes - including any of the PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness probes, DPM Dew Point Meter probes, SPG Surface Profile probes, or UTG Ultrasonic Wall Thickness probes.

Case has compartments for Certificates of Calibration, instruction manuals and other accessories.

Protective Lens Shield

Protective Lens Shield

  • Pack of five thin plastic lens shields
  • Ideal for protecting the PosiTector display from paint overspray.

One lens shield is included with every PosiTector instrument

 

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