Surface World Handbook 2017 - Page 176

BYK-GARDNER GMBH micro-gloss – The Gloss Meter with the best Performance on the Market – now smarter and brighter BYK-Gardner, a global leader in the fi eld of measuring colour and appearance and testing physical properties of plastic, coatings and cosmetics is introducing the new micro-gloss. In addition to the refi nement of the well-proven micro-gloss, a new “XS” version with an ultra-small port for small parts and new smart-chart software have also been announced. Matt, satin-finished, semi-glossy or glossy – no matter how your product looks – consistent appearance denotes high quality. The intelligent micro- gloss with its reference beam, self-diagnosis, automatic, long-term calibration and 10 year warranty on the high performance LEDs is building fundamental to ensuring efficient quality control and process optimization. The outstanding accuracy and the unsurpassed performance in both temperature stability and inter-instrument agreement lead to reliable measurement data, even with the tightest limits and in the harshest production conditions. small parts make it difficult to evaluate with a classical gloss meter. Therefore BYK-Gardner has developed the new portable micro-gloss 60° XS with a small measuring area of 2 x 4 mm – the ideal solution to measure small parts. The performance and compatibility of the XS version are as consistent as of micro-gloss itself, and assure that measurement data of small and large components are comparable. A new large brilliant colour display with easy to navigate menu and a scroll wheel make the instrument intuitive and easier to use than ever before. For efficient work management, the measurement data can be displayed in different modes and analyzed directly on the micro-gloss. Products like smart phones or home electronics, that combine small and large parts, or that connect parts such as frames, buttons or decorative trim pieces, cannot offer varying surface appearance. The size and design of 174 2017 - 2018 read online: www.surfaceworld.com