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Elcometer 20° 60° and 85° Triple Angle Gloss Meter

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Elcometer 480 T
Triple Angle
20° 60° and 85°
$ 3399 USD
* Prices are for shipments to
USA and Canada ONLY.
Others please email for shipping cost.
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Highlight of Features for Elcometer Triple Angle Standards Properties
white checkmark Small, robust & ergonomic
white checkmark Repeatable, reproducible & accurate
white checkmark Triple angle: 20° 60° and 85°
white checkmark 40,000 measurements memory
white checkmark Date and time stamped readings
white checkmark USB data output
white checkmark Auto gauge calibration through RFID tagged tile
white checkmark Bluetooth connectivity
white checkmark Full statistical analisys
white checkmark Autoscan mode
white checkmark Live trend graph

ASTM C584,
ASTM C523,
ASTM D523,
ASTM D1455,
ASTM D2457,
ASTM D4039,
ASTM D4449,
ASTM D5767,
ASTM E430,
ASTM E2387,
DIN 67530,
ISO 7668,
ISO 2813,
ISO 13803,
ISO 17025,

155 (w) x 68 (h) x 50 (d) mm
534g (1lb 3oz)
Comes with:
Elcometer 480T, integrated calibration tile, calibration certificate, 2xAA batteries, user manual, carrying case, ElcoMaster software and USB cable


The Imbotec Elcometer CD-14700  is an easy to use glossmeter that combines high accuracy, repeatability, and reproducibility with functionality making it the most advanced glossmeters on the market today.

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Full Feature List:
20, 60, 85 Measurement geometries
GU, HU, % Measurement units
white checkmark Fast, accurate reading rate
white checkmark Repeatable & reproducible measurements
white checkmark Easy to use menu structure; in 30+ languages
white checkmark Tough, impact, waterproof & dust resistant
white checkmark Scratch & solvent resistant colour display; 2.4” (6cm) TFT
white checkmark Rotating display: auto, 0°, 180°
white checkmark Ambient light sensor; with adjustable auto brightnessys
white checkmark USB live readings, USB batch download, Bluetooth®: to PC, iOS or Android™ devices
white checkmark USB & battery powered
white checkmark Calibration Certificate
white checkmark Manual gauge calibration
white checkmark USB & battery powered
white checkmark Auto gauge calibration; via RFID tagging of integrated calibration tile
white checkmark On screen user selectable: Number of readings, Mean (average), Standard deviation.
white checkmark Highest reading, Lowest reading, Range
white checkmark Coefficient of variation, Nominal value, High Limit value, Low Limit value
white checkmark Number above high limit, Number below low limit
white checkmark Auto Repeat Mode; programmable 10-180 readings per minute
white checkmark Scan Mode; 10 readings per second
white checkmark Differential Mode with Pass/ Fail mode
white checkmark Up to 40 programmable standards
white checkmark Gauge & batch specific standard limits
white checkmark Gauge memory 40,000 readings in up to 2,500 batches
white checkmark Alpha-numeric batch names
white checkmark Fixed batch size mode
white checkmark Gauge auto diagnostics
white checkmark Readings; gloss, % reflectance†, haze
white checkmark Live trend graph; last 20 readings
white checkmark Scan bar
white checkmark Readings & differential (with pass/fail)
white checkmark Delete last reading
white checkmark 2 year extended warranty
Technical Specifications:
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 

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 
(H x W x D)
68 x 155 x 50mm (2.68 x 6.10 x 1.97")
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 and USB cable.

Elcometer 480 Single, Dual & Triple Angle Glossmeters Data Sheet:

Elcometer 20°/60°/85°

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Elcometer 480 T
Triple Angle
20° 60° and 85°
$ 3399 USD
* Prices are for shipments to the
US and Canada ONLY.
Others please email for shipping cost.
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Visual appearance can determine a person’s perception of a product. Perception is subjective. A key measurement parameter used to define and quantify a product’s overall visual quality is gloss.

Surfaces with a brilliant or highly polished finish reflect images clearly. This distinct reflection is caused by the incident light reflecting on the surface in a specular direction. Semi and matt surfaces reflect images less distinctly and with reduced intensity. On semi or matt surfaces light not only reflects in a specular direction but also is scattered causing the reflected image to appear diffused.

Choosing the correct angle for gloss measurement:

Gloss measurement is based on the amount of light reflected on the surface relative to a polished glass reference standard, measured in Gloss Units (GU). The amount of light that is reflected on the surface is dependent on the angle of incidence and the properties of the surface.

Gloss is categorized as either matt, semi or high gloss. In order to determine the most appropriate measurement angle start with a glossmeter set at a 60° angle of incidence.

If the result is between 10 - 70GU, the coating is termed ‘semi-gloss’ and should be measured using the 60° angle. If the result is less than 10GU, the product is ‘low gloss’ and should be measured using the 85° angle and if it is greater than 70GU, the product is known as ‘high gloss’ and should be measured using the 20° angle.

All three angles should be recorded (20, 60 & 85°) when measuring gloss on anodized metals to ensure a complete understanding of the specular reflectance between the coating and the metal substrate.


% Reflectance (%)

% Reflectance compares the amount of light energy transmitted and received by a glossmeter and expresses the value as a percentage. The shinier a surface is, the closer the value will be to 100%.

Whilst the Gloss Unit (GU) scale is linear, each angle of incidence has a measurement range; 0 – 2000GU (20°),
0 – 1000GU (60°), 0 – 160GU (85°).

% Reflectance displays the measurement value as a percentage relative to the selected angle of incidence. For example, a value of 1000GU at 20° would be expressed as 50%20 and 500GU would be expressed as 25%20, but at 60° this would be expressed as 50%60.

Haze (HU)

Haze causes a drop in reflected contrast and causes ‘halos’ to appear around the reflected light sources, dramatically reducing the visual quality.

In accordance with ASTM D4039 haze is defined as the numeric difference between the specular Reflectance at 60° and 20°.

This is expressed in Haze Units (HU). 

Elcometer 480 Glossmeters 

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


  • Small, robust & ergonomic
  • 3 - 10 readings per second

  • Repeatable, reproducible & accurate

  • Multiple angles; 20°, 60°, 85°

  • 40K reading memory

  • Up to 2,500 batches

  • Date and time stamped readings

  • USB & Bluetooth® data output

  • PC, iPhone or AndroidTM compatible

  • Automatic gauge & tile diagnostics

  • Auto calibration tile recognition via RFID

  • 40 user definable limit standards

  • Standard, auto repeat, and scan modes

  • Differential mode with pass/fail

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

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

    Using state of the art design and manufacturing techniques 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 angles at the same time at a rate of 10 readings per second.

    Measurements can be instantly transferred to PC, iPhone, AndroidTM 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 readings can be combined with other key measurement parameters such as coating thickness, adhesion and oven temperature pro le - within the same software package. 

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    Model Lineup

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

    • Single: 60°

    • Dual: 20° & 60°

    • Triple: 20°, 60° & 85° 

    Memory and Batching

    Store 40,000 date and time stamped readings in up to 2,500 user definable alpha-numeric batches.

    Readings can be transferred to PC, iPhone, AndroidTM or other mobile devices via USB or Bluetooth® for instant reporting using ElcoMaster® software.


    Display Modes

    Fully customizable, scratch and solvent resistant color LCD allow the user to display:

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

     Standard, Auto Repeat & Scan Modes

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

    • Standard Mode: Press the measure button to take an individual spot 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 in memory.

    • Scan Mode: As the glossmeter slides over the entire surface area the gauge measures all three angles at a continuous rate of 10 readings per second. When stopped, the gauge displays and stores the average, highest and lowest values - ideal for checking a sample’s overall uniformity. 


    Elcometer 480 Glossmeter Manual

    Elcometer 480 Datasheet 

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