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Technidyne TEST/Plus® Gloss

The TEST/Plus® Gloss is designed for accurate gloss testing of paper, cardboard, corrugated, inks and coatings, paper, paperboard and tissue in seconds.  

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Description

Brought to you by Technidyne, our specialist optical, surface, and physical property testing brand, our Test Plus gloss testing machine was developed to accurately measure the gloss of paper to international standards. 

The Technidyne TEST/Plus® Gloss is an industry-leading gloss testing device. It’s both user friendly and adaptable, offering precise results you can rely upon.  

In today’s world of high demands and strict standards, the data needed to assess whether a paper based product meets customer specifications is essential. We designed our industry-leading gloss testing machines because we know that the finish and brightness of paper is important. Our Test Plus devices have been shining a light within the field of gloss testing for many years now.  

Complete gloss testing control  

The Test Plus gloss testing device was built to optimize your testing process within the most challenging manufacturing environments. It features powerful software and integrated touchscreen technology to hone the capability and accuracy of your gloss testing approach. 

The Test Plus gives you a complete measurement range of 0 – 100% on the TAPPI gloss testing scale. Once you have precise measurements then consistent and reliable control parameters can be set. Our test plus gloss testing machines support you in optimizing your process, so you can enjoy accurate, consistent testing you can rely on.  

A rapid, industry-focused gloss testing machine   

Technidyne TEST/Plus® Gloss is an industry leading brightness of paper tester. It features industry standardized measurement technology and it’s really fast! You get valuable data returned in just seconds.  

Bespoke gloss testing capability  

The Test Plus brightness of paper inspection machine has an innovative control system. It enables you to build a unique package of testing components to get the most out of your gloss testing process.  

An app for all of your gloss testing needs 

A set of the following specially developed apps make the Test Plus Gloss testing device unique and powerful. Our gloss testing instruments give you total control over your data: 

  • Averaging and statistics app: for statistical analysis 
  • Export app: for getting the data to the DCS 
  • Database app: for managing data on the instrument 
  • Correlation factor app: for correlating measurement results to legacy instruments or tests 
  • Print app: for hard copy of the data. 

Quality gloss testing technology

The TEST/Plus® Gloss was developed with brightness of paper testing to international standards in mind. So it’s compliant with the requirements of: 

Gloss testing product portfolio  

Industrial Physics makes a wide range of gloss testing and brightness of paper machines and accessories. Have a look at the ColorTouch®X 45 which offers a powerful set of tools to meet the needs of the brightness, color, color difference and fluorescence markets. We also make the PROFILE/Plus® ColorTouch which offers unparalleled appearance evaluation accuracy. 

Bright advice from our gloss testing team!  

We’ve been designing and building gloss testing and brightness of paper testing devices for many years. We like to share the knowledge we’ve amassed with you. Why not read up on this blog which explains the main uses of a spectrophotometer, and this one that shows some different methods of testing the physical properties of paper 

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Specifications

SKU:

Applications: Appearance Testing, Coating Testing, Corrugated Testing, Materials Testing, Optical Testing, Paper Testing, Paperboard Testing

Materials: Cardboard, Corrugated Paper, Paper, Paperboard

Geometry (must select desired angle): 75º illumination / 75º view or 20º illumination / 20º view 

Sample aperture diameter:   34.9mm x 25.4mm

Sample area of view diameter: 19.3mm x 10mm

Effective wavelength: 572 nm

Calibration: traceable to Technidyne/ NRC Stds

Measurement units: % gloss

Measurement range: 0 – 100% on TAPPI gloss testing scale

Measurement accuracy: ± 0.3%

Repeatability: ± 0.1%

Reproducibility: ± 0.5%

Spectral match bandwidth: ± 0.5nm

Light source: quartz tungsten halogen

Operational Apps: Averaging and statistics, Data Export, Database, Correlation, Print

Bluetooth printer: shareable with up to 5 TEST/Plus® Instruments (requires print APP)

Footswitch: provides hands-free measurement initialization

Measurement time: < 2 seconds

Data Communications/Ports: Wifi, Ethernet, USB port

Recommended operating: 10-32° Celsius (50-90° F temperature

Power consumption: 170 watt max / 80 watts passive

Voltage / frequency: 100 – 230VAC / 48-61.

Depth: 35.6cm (14in.)

Width: 27.9cm (11in.)

Height: 43.2cm (17in.)

Weight: 11.3kg (25lbs)

Country of origin: USA

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Success Stories

The problem

Some paint manufacturers have to undertake so many different types of tests that it’s hard to stay on top of the demands of their industry and the changing technologies that can best support them.

The solution

This was the case for our valued customer. They needed the equipment, skills, experience, and collaboration of a genuine partner. One offering personalized support and guidance identifying the correct inspection solution for each situation. We are always delighted to help.

The outcome

Daniel Marschall, President of Marschall Labs, said:

 

“The professionals at Industrial Physics took the time to understand the specific testing equipment needs of our lab. I can’t say enough about the excellent customer service and support they provide.”

Spares and Accessories

APP that provides statistics capability to any TEST/Plus instrument

APP that provides printing capability to any TEST/Plus instrument (includes printer)

APP that provides printing capability to any TEST/Plus instrument

APP that provides data export capability to any TEST/Plus instrument

APP that provides database capability to any TEST/Plus instrument. Measurment data can be stored and recalled.

APP that provides capability to create and apply single correlation factors to measurement data of any TEST/Plus instrument

Calibration and Verification Kit - Single Set - Designed for use with TEST/Plus 75 degree Gloss. Includes Traceability Certificate.

Calibration and Verification Kit - Subscription Quarterly - Designed for use with TEST/Plus 75 degree Gloss. Includes Traceability Certificate.

Calibration and Verification Kit - Subscription Monthly - Designed for use with TEST/Plus 75 degree Gloss. Includes Traceability Certificate.

Black Glass Standard for 20 degree Gloss. Designed for use with TEST/Plus and other Gloss measuring instruments conforming to TAPPI T653. Includes Traceability Certificate.

Black Glass Standard for 75 degree Gloss. Designed for use with TEST/Plus and other Gloss measuring instruments conforming to TAPPI T480 and ISO 8254-1. Includes Traceability Certificate.

Black Glass Standard for 75 and 20 degree Gloss. Designed for use with TEST/Plus and other Gloss measuring instruments conforming to TAPPI T480, T653 and ISO 8254-1. Includes Traceability Certificate.

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