Elcometer 480 Glossmeter 20/60



  • reliably measuring & recording Gloss, % Reflectance & Haze on any material, including paint, plastic, ceramic or metal

This is a special order in product from the UK so will be a 4 week wait on delivery.


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

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

Using state of the art design and manufacturing techniques, the Elcometer 480 glossmeter provides world leading features and functionality – reliably measuring & recording Gloss, % Reflectance & Haze on any material, including paint, plastic, ceramic or metal.

The Elcometer 480 gloss meter rapid LED technology accurately measures up to 3 gloss angles at the same time at a rate of 10 readings per second. Gloss measurements can be instantly transferred from the glossmeter to PC, iPhone, Android™ or other mobile devices via USB or Bluetooth®.

Key features of the Elcometer 480 Glossmeter include:

  • Small, robust & ergonomic
  • 3 – 10 readings per second
  • Repeatable, reproducible & accurate
  • Multiple angles; 20°, 60°
  • 40,000 reading memory in up to 2,500 batches
  • Date and time stamped readings
  • USB & Bluetooth® data output
  • PC, iPhone or Android™ 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
  • Display readings, statistics, graphs & batch review

*Radio Frequency Identification; European Patent Number: 2906904


Accuracy & Repeatability

Advanced electronics and a superior optical design combines highly accurate, repeatable and reproducible measurements with industry leading inter-instrument agreement – across the Elcometer 480 Glossmeter’s entire 0-2,000GU range.

Range 0-10GU 10-100GU 100-2000GU
Repeatability ±0.1GU ±0.2GU ±0.2%
Reproducibility ±0.2GU ±0.5GU ±0.5%


Calibration and Diagnostics

Every Elcometer 480 Gloss Meter Gloss Tile is fitted with an RFID (radio frequency identification) tag which allows automatic identification of the tile’s serial number and calibration data when the tile is attached to the base of the glossmeter.

Additional calibration tiles are available from the range of Elcometer 480 glossmeter accessories. Click on the Accessories tab to find out more.


Measurement Speed

The Elcometer 480 Glossmeter’s rapid LED technology accurately and repeatably measures up to 3 angles at the same time.


Standard Mode 1+ reading per second, (70+ readings per minute)>< 0.3 seconds per angle
Auto Repeat Mode 3 readings per second, (180 readings per minute); ~ 0.1 seconds per angle
Scan Mode 10 readings per second, (600 readings per minute); ~ 0.03 seconds per angle


Display Modes

Fully customisable, scratch and solvent resistant colour LCD allows the user to display:

  • Gloss, % Reflectance or Haze measurements
  • 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 Glossmeter is equipped with three gloss measurement modes:


Standard Mode: Press the measure button to take an individual spot gloss 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 into memory.


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


Memory and Batching

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

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



Limit Standards and Differential Mode with Pass/Fail

When visual appearance is critical Master Standards are created. These are generated and approved by the customer and then used by manufacturers as part of their quality control inspection regime. As these Master Standards have been visually approved they often do not have numerical gloss values assigned.

In order to avoid subjectivity between inspectors, the Elcometer 480 Glossmeter can automatically generate and store the nominal (target), highest & lowest acceptable gloss values (Limits) from the Master Standard.

Up to 40 Limits for each customer’s Master Standards can be stored within, and recalled from, the gauge’s ‘Limit Standards’ memory.

When Limit Standards are used in combination with the gauge’s Differential Mode, the Elcometer 480 Gloss Meter displays the measurement value together with the difference from the nominal (target) value.

Readings outside the Limit Standards are displayed in red, providing quick Pass/Fail analysis.

Due to the Elcometer 480 Glossmeters industry leading inter-instrument agreement, once a Master Standard Limit has been created, the gauge can transfer these values to other Elcometer 480 glossmeters, via the ElcoMaster® Software’s Library of Limit Standards, at any time.

Information from multiple glossmeters can be combined into a single inspection report within ElcoMaster® Software, ideal for multiple production and assembly lines.



Create instant reports with ElcoMaster®

What you do with the collected data is just as important as taking the readings themselves.

Data transferred to ElcoMaster® includes;

  • 20° 60° & 85° Gloss Units (GU)
  • Haze Unit (HU)
  • % Reflectance (%)
  • Date & time for each reading
  • Limit Standard values
  • Batch information & statistics
  • Calibration information including date/time, serial number & tile values