805A Surface Analysis System

Model 805A Surface Analysis System
  • Measures gloss regardless of surface shape, texture or color
  • Measures Distinctness of Image (DOI)
  • Measures Orange Peel
  • Determins Haze Index
  • Ensures surface quality and consistency

The Model 805A Surface Analysis System measures and analyzes the gloss level, distinctness of image (DOI), and orange peel and haze index of surfaces regardless of their shape, texture or color. It is also used to characterize surface texture. This high-resolution video imaging system readily supplies numerical values for surface finishes.

The quantitative values provided by the 805A eliminate all subjectivity in judging the surface characteristics. The system can measure up to 240,000 sample points per test. Specific areas of the test sample can also be isolated for measurement.

All gloss measurements are directly traceable to a gloss reference supplied with the system.

A distinctness of image (DOI) function provides a quantitative measurement of reflection clarity for products exhibiting very high gloss levels.

The orange peel function provides a means of precisely measuring the "orange peel" or "waviness" of product surfaces exhibiting orange-peel-like characteristics.

The 805A provides measurements used to calculate haze index.

The system's surface texture characterization function provides the capability to measure and monitor the consistency of textured surfaces.

Used to quantify surface characteristics and monitor consistency of product, the 805A in also invaluable for wear and weathering studies. It provides measurement data, image displays, histograms, data comparisons, internal calibration, and other in-depth information.

The 805A is menu-driven, and measurements can be obtained within seconds by simply pressing a button. The operator can also analyze the data, view histograms, and interact with historical data.

The 805A is comprised of a sample measurement chamber, personal computer and monitor. The system is self-monitoring and self-calibrating to ensure accuracy and ease of use.

TRICOR also offers other appearance instrumentation, including a hand-held surface analysis system, an appearance meter used to measure haze and micro pitting, and a video photometer which provides light reflectance and intensity measurements. The Model 600 Imaging Spectrophotometer offers a new way to accuratly measure color over large and complex surfaces.

Power Requirements 115/220 V ac, 50/60 Hz, 300 W
Absolute Accuracy ± 1.0 percent of full scale with calibration reference plate
Repeatability ± 1.0 percent of full scale
Test Time 20 seconds
Stabilization Time 10 minutes after power-up (typical)
Measurement Geometry Standard 60°
Measurement Area* Area approximately 6.4 cm (2½ inches) in diameter
Rotating Sample Table* 17.8-cm (7-inch) diameter table rotates sample from 0° to 360° in 1° increments
Sample Height Adjustment* From 0 to 7.6 cm (0 to 3 inches)
Adjustable Box Cursor Select near full-frame sample points (240,000) maximum to 9 sample points minimum
Highlighting 1 to 100 percent highest gloss points on product highlighted (programmable)
Data Display Printout Provides gloss, DOI and orange peel results, histograms, and equipment status
Histogram Plots gloss frequency versus gloss level
Self-Monitoring Continuously monitors light source
Self-Calibrating Calibrates against gloss reference plate and corrects for pattern falloff
Some Typical Applications
  • Ceramics -Coatings -Composites
  • Confections -Cosmetics -Fabrics
  • Flooring -Foods -Inks -Leathers
  • Packaging -Paints -Pharmaceuticals
  • Plastics -Rubbers -Vinyls -Woods -etc.
System Components
Sample Measurement Chamber*
  • 42.5H x 62.9W x 45.7D cm
  • (16¾H x 24¾W x 18D inches)
  • 38.3 kg (85 lb)
  • Door size: 14H x 29.2W cm (5 1/2H x 11 1/2W inches)
Computer PC running Windows® XP or later
Monitor Color VGA
Calibration Reference Plate 15.2 x 15.2 cm (6 x 6 inches)
Sample Trays One package included
Operation Manual Included

*Custom installations for larger products and/or on-line versions available upon request.

  • Printer
  • Computer Upgrade
  • Data Visualization Software (DAVS)
Sample Specimen
Sample Specimen
Gloss Test Results
Gloss Test Results
Orange Peel
Orange Peel
Distinctness Results
Distinctness Results

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