Rhopoint IQ ( Goniophotometer ) 20°/60°
DescriptionThe Rhopoint IQ is an incredibly advanced instrument that measures reflected image quality; it is the only handheld instrument that profiles how light is reflected from a surface.
What does it measure?:
- Gloss levels at 20° and 60°
- Distinctness Of Image (DOI)
- Reflected Image Quality (RIQ)
- Peak Gloss Level (RSPEC)
- Why buy an IQ, not a glossmeter?
Gloss: A measurement proportional to the amount of light reflected from a surface measured at 20° (high gloss) and 60° (mid gloss)
Haze: An optical effect caused by microscopic textures or residue on a surface.
RIQ : Used to quantify effects such as orange peel and surface waviness. This new parameter gives higher resolution results compared to Distinctness of Image (DOI) measurement and better mimics human perception of surface texture, especially on high quality finishes such as automotive paint finish.
DOI: A measure of how clearly a reflected image will appear in a reflective surface. RSPEC: The peak gloss value over a very narrow angle.
- Full colour easy to read screen, adjustable brightness 6 button touch sensitive interface
- Single button push to measure all parameters
- Pocket sized instrument with integrated tile holder
- Fully automatic calibration with tile detection and verification for error-free calibration
- Onboard Statistics (max, min, mean, S.D.) and graphs
- Results batching with user definable names
- Rhopoint Data Widget – A windows app that allows results to be instantly transmitted to any PC package such as Excel, Word, SPC programs etc.
- Bluetooth Compatibility – transmit data to any smartphone, tablet or PC
- USB results download to PC without the need to install software
Haze is a common problem associated with coatings and polished materials. Surfaces with haze have a “milky” finish with a “shallow” reflected image. This important characteristic is directly measured with the Rhopoint IQ. THE RHOPOINT IQ MEASURES 20/60/85° GLOSS • RSPEC • REFLECTANCE HAZE REFLECTED IMAGE QUALITY • DISTINCTNESS OF IMAGE GONIOPHOTOMETRIC CURVES
An optical effect caused by microscopic texture or residue on a surface. Visible Symptoms: A milky finish is apparent on the surface with a loss of reflected contrast. Halos and patterns can be seen around reflections of high intensity light sources. Causes: Poor dispersion, raw material incompatibility, additive migration, vehicle quality, stoving/drying/curing conditions, polishing marks, fine scratches, ageing, oxidisation, poor cleanliness/surface residue.
Reflective Haze Compensation
The instrument compensates for reflection from within the coating for highly reflective pigments, metallic coatings and speciality pigments, allowing the haze of any painted surface to be measured
Reflected Image Quality (RIQ)
RIQ is used to quantify effects such as orange peel and surface waviness. This new parameter gives higher resolution results compared to Distinctness of Image (DOI) measurement and better mimics human perception of surface texture, especially on high quality finishes such as automotive. Symptoms of Poor RIQ: Orange peel, brush marks, waviness or other structures visible on the surface. Reflected images are distorted. Causes: Application problems, incorrect coating flow, coating viscosity too high/low, sag or flow of coating before curing, incorrect particle size/distribution, overspray, improper flash/recoat time, inter coat compatibility, incorrect cure times and cure temperature.
Distictness Of Image (DOI)
A measure of how clearly a reflected image will appear in a reflective surface.