User Guide Elcometer 407L Dual &

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User Guide
Elcometer 407L
Dual &Triple Angle
Glossmeters
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CONTENTS
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Gauge Overview and Box Contents
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Menu Structure
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Using the Gauge
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Downloading Data
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Getting Started
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Technical Specification
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Calibrating the Gauge
10 Spares & Accessories
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Taking a Reading
11 Glossary
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Batching
12 Legal Notices & Regulatory Information
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These operating instructions are a short User Guide only. A copy of this Instruction Manual is available for download on our website www.elcometer.com. For
the avoidance of doubt, please refer to the original English version.
Gauge dimensions: 65 x 140 x 50mm (2.56 x 5.51 x 1.97"). Gauge Weight: 790g (1.7lb)
© Elcometer Limited. 2013. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored (in a retrieval system or otherwise)
or translated into any language, in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, manual or otherwise) without the prior written
permission of Elcometer Limited.
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1 GAUGE OVERVIEW AND BOX CONTENTS
Gauge Overview
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Select / Enter /
Measure
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Navigation Buttons
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Up (5)
Down (6)
Left (3)
Right (4)
On/Off Key
USB Data Output Socket
Calibration Tile (Magnetised)
Box Contents
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Elcometer 407L Glossmeter
ISO 17025 High Gloss Calibration Tile with Certificate
Gloss Tile Cleaning Cloth
Transit Case
Mains Charger (UK, EU & US)
USB Cable & ElcoMaster™ 2.0 Software
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2 USING THE GAUGE
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Battery Life Indicator
Sample Number
Gloss Geometry
Gloss Readings
Date & Time
Batch Name
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Navigation Prompts
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The image shows the Triple Angle version
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Navigation Prompts: Available navigation options are displayed as prompts on the top left of every screen. Use the
indicated button to access the required menus and options. Pressing
once or twice from any menu will return the
User to the measurement (home) screen.
3 GETTING STARTED
3.1 SWITCHING ON / OFF
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Press the On/Off key
The Elcometer logo will be displayed followed by the measurement (home) screen
To switch off, press and hold the On/Off key for 3 seconds.
The gauge will switch off automatically after 30, 60, 90 or 120 seconds of inactivity as set by the
User via Menu/Setup/Instrument Setup. This feature can also be disabled.
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3 GETTING STARTED (CONTINUED)
3.2 SELECTING THE LANGUAGE
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Select Menu/Setup/Instrument Setup
Press the or
navigation button to highlight “Language”. Press to select.
Press the navigation button to scroll through the available languages until the required
language is displayed.
3.3 SETTING THE DATE AND TIME
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Select Menu/Setup/Instrument Setup
Press the or
navigation button to highlight “Set Date & Time” followed by
to select
Press the navigation button and adjust the date and time following the on screen prompts.
3.4 SETTING THE MEASUREMENT PARAMETERS
Via Menu/Setup/Measurement Menu users can select which measurement values are displayed:
Geometry: Display gloss readings at 1*, 2* or 3† gloss angles
Range:
Select AUTO (full scale) or BLACK (standard gloss scale) or MIRROR (extended scale
for highly reflective materials, polished metals, requires calibration using Mirror
Standard).
3.5 SETTING THE PASS/FAIL MEASUREMENT PARAMETERS
Via Menu/Setup/Measurement Menu/Pass/Fail Users can enable on-screen pass/fail indication and
set measurement criteria.
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Select Menu/Setup/Measurement Menu/Pass/Fail
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Press the or navigation button to highlight “Pass/Fail”, followed by to enable
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Press the navigation button to edit the pass and fail criteria.
* Dual and Triple Angle Glossmeter - 60°, 20° & 60°
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Triple Angle Glossmeter only - 20° & 60° & 85°
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3.5 SETTING THE PASS/FAIL PARAMETERS (CONTINUED)
When enabled, any measurement which falls between the min and max values will be considered a
pass and the header text will be coloured green.
Readings outside the min and max values will be deemed a fail and the header text will be coloured
red.
4 CALIBRATING THE GAUGE
The gauge has an automatic calibration option which detects when the Elcometer 407L calibration tile
is in position. This is switched ON by default but can be disabled via Menu/Setup/Calibration Menu.
The gauge is supplied with filter paper protecting the calibration tile. This must be removed before
calibrating.
4.1 CALIBRATING WHEN AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION IS ENABLED
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Place the gauge on the calibration tile and press the
navigation button. The following
message will be displayed:
“Tile Detected - Assigned Values; 20° - xx.x; 60° - xx.x; 85° - xx.x”b.
Note: The calibration values of the tile supplied with the Elcometer 407L are pre-programmed into the gauge. If
using a different tile, follow the procedure outlined in Section 4.3.
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Press the or
Press the or
the calibration
navigation button to highlight “CALIBRATE" followed by to select
navigation button to highlight “CONFIRM" followed by to select and save
4.2 CALIBRATING WHEN AUTOMATIC CALIBRATION IS DISABLED
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Place the gauge on the calibration tile and select Menu/Calibrate Instrument
Press the or
navigation button to highlight “CONFIRM" followed by to select and save
the calibration
Note: The calibration values of the tile supplied with the Elcometer 407L are pre-programmed into the gauge. If
using a different tile, follow the procedure outlined in Section 4.3.
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4.3 CALIBRATING WHEN USING DIFFERENT CALIBRATION TILES
If using a different tile to the one identified by the Elcometer 407L, the calibration values of the tile
must be manually entered, before performing the calibration procedure.
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Select Menu/Setup/Calibration Menu
Press the or navigation button to highlight “Tile Value 20" followed by
Follow the on screen instructions to set the tile value
Repeat for “Tile Value 60" and “Tile Value 85", where appropriate.
to select
5 TAKING A READING
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Place the gauge on the substrate and press the
navigation button
The reading is taken and the measurement data updated
The gauge can be set to take automatic readings at 2, 5 or 10 second
intervals. This feature can be enabled via Menu/Setup/Measurement
Menu/Auto Measure.
Pressing the navigation button will access the gloss statistics screen,
displaying statistics for the current batch. Readings can also be taken in
this screen and the statistics will be updated accordingly.
Pressing the navigation button in the gloss statistics screen will
access the gloss graph; this gives a graphical representation of the gloss
measurements.
Note: Graphs (dependent upon the gloss angle available) will only be displayed when two
or more measurements have been taken.
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4 CALIBRATING THE GAUGE (CONTINUED)
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6 BATCHING
All Batch functions are accessed via Menu/Setup/Data & Batch Menu. Limited Batch functions are
also displayed on the initial Menu screen.
Batch functions are only available when Memory is switched ON (Menu/Memory).
6.1 CREATING BATCHES
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Select Menu or Menu/Setup/Data & Batch Menu
Press the or
navigation button to highlight “Start New Batch” followed by
to select
Readings are automatically stored in the open batch until a new batch is created.
Batches are named “BATCH.xxn” by default, where “xxn” is incremented for each new batch created.
“BATCH” can be changed to a user defined name by connecting to a PC - see Section 6.3.
Statistics for the current batch can be viewed by pressing the navigation button whilst in the
measurement (home) screen. A trend graph of the individual gloss values can also be viewed by
pressing
again.
Menu/Clear Current Batch deletes all readings from the open batch.
Menu/Delete All Batches deletes all readings from all batches stored in the memory.
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6.2 AUTO BATCHING
“Auto Batch” allows users to pre-define the number of readings to be stored in a batch before a new
batch is opened automatically.
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Select Menu/Setup/Data & Batch Menu
Press the or
navigation button to highlight “Auto Batch”
Press the navigation button to toggle ON
Press the navigation button to highlight “Batch Size” followed by
Adjust the batch size following the on screen prompts
to select
6.3 VIEWING BATCH DATA
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Using ElcoMaster™ 2.0 Software - supplied with the gauge, and available as a free download at
www.elcometer.com - the gauge can transmit readings to a PC for archiving and report
generation. Data can be transferred via USB
Batches can be saved by connecting the gauge to ElcoMaster™ 2.0 (using the USB supplied)
and selecting “Download from Gauge”. The ElcoMaster™ 2.0 wizard will then guide the User
through the menu instructions to select and save the chosen batch
Once saved the information contained in the batch can be viewed and reported upon
Alternatively, the gauge can be connected by Bluetooth® to a PC and having created a batch in
ElcoMaster™ 2.0, the batch may be populated one reading at a time using the live reading
feature.
Bluetooth® not currently available in Japan
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6 BATCHING (CONTINUED)
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6 BATCHING (CONTINUED)
6.4 CREATING USER DEFINED BATCH NAMES
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Connect the instrument to a PC using the USB cable supplied
Double click on the USB data folder “IQ Meter”. This can be accessed in Windows via “MY
COMPUTER”, within this file open CONFIG>Batches. This document is a .csv file and can be
opened/edited in programs such as Notepad, Excel or Wordpad. User defined names should
entered into this document with each name listed on a separate line. The batch name length is
limited to 8 letters or numbers, further characters are not included the description
Switch OFF and ON to transfer the new batch names to the gauge
Select Menu/Setup/Data and Batch Menu
Press the or
navigation button to highlight “Batch Name” followed by to select the
required name from those stored in the gauge.
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7 MENU STRUCTURE
Menu
SETUP
Memory: ON (xx.x%free)
Delete Last Reading
Start New Batch
Clear Current Batch
Delete All Batches
Batch Name
:xxxxx
Calibrate Instrument
Switch Off
Calibration
BLACK, MIRROR
Control
RC: not currently used
DATA: transmits on screen
parameters
Data
Memory: ON/OFF(xx% free)
Delete Last Reading
Start New Batch
Clear Current Batch
Delete All Batches
Auto Batch
:ON/OFF
Batch Size
:x
Batch Name
:xxxxx
Measurement
Auto Measure :xxxxx
Range
:xxxxx
Geometry
:xx.x
Calibration
Calibrate Instrument
Auto Calibration : ON/OFF
Calibrate to
:xxxxx
Tile Value 20
:xx.x
Tile Value 60
:xx.x
Tile Value 85
:xx.x
Control
Enable Remote Control
Bluetooth‡
:ON/OFF
Bluetooth Mode‡ :xxxxx
Maintenance
Enter PIN Code
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Setup
Data & Batch Menu
Calibration Menu
Measurement Menu
Control Menu
Instrument Setup
Factory Menu
About
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Instrument Setup
Language
:xxxxx
Screen View
:xxxxx
Backlight
:xxx%
Power Off
:xxxxx
Power Switch :xxxxx
Sound
:ON/OFF
USB Charge
:xxxxx
Set Date & Time
About
Serial Number
Firmware Version
Scanner Version
Factory Calibration
Memory Free
Battery Voltage
USB Charge
Measurement
OFF, 2 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec
AUTO, BLACK, MIRROR
20, 60, 85, 20/60, 20/60/85
Instrument Setup
NORMAL, INVERTED
20%, 40%, 60%, 80%, 100%
DISABLED, 30 sec, 60 sec, 90 sec, 120 sec
ON & OFF, ON (Fn), ON ONLY
500mA, 100/500mA
:xxxxxxx
:x.xx
:xxxxxx
:xxxx-xx-xx
:xx%
:x.xxV
:xxxxx
Bluetooth® not currently available in Japan
* For Elcometer use only
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8 DOWNLOADING DATA
Using ElcoMaster™ 2.0 - supplied with the gauge and available as a free download at
www.elcometer.com, live gauge readings can be recorded via Bluetooth®‡ and batch data can be
transferred via USB to PC for archiving and report generation. See Section 6.3 for further
information on downloading batch data.
9 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION
Resolution
0.1 GU
Repeatability
0.2 GU
Reproducibility
0.5 GU
Power
USB rechargeable in 4.5 hours (the Elcometer 407L can only be charged via USB)
Battery Life
>8hrs continuous operation or 10,000 readings
Memory
>999 readings
Operating Temperature 15-40°C
Gauge Dimensions
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65 x 140 x 50mm
(2.56 x 5.51 x 1.97")
Relative Humidity
Up to 85%, non-condensing
Gauge Weight
790g (1.7lb)
Can be used in accordance with:
ASTM D523, ASTM D2457, DIN 67530, ISO 2813, ISO 7668, JIS 8741
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Bluetooth® not currently available in Japan
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High Gloss Calibration Standard
Medium Gloss Calibration Standard
Low Gloss Calibration Standard
Mirror Gloss Calibration Standard
Part Number
T40724722
T40724726
T40724727
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10 SPARES & ACCESSORIES
Description
11 GLOSSARY
11.1 GLOSS
Gloss is the visual sensation associated with the brightness of direct light reflected in a surface.
Surfaces with high reflectance are determined as glossy; less reflective surfaces are semi-gloss or
matt. The Glossmeter will quantify this effect by measuring light reflection from a sample at defined
angles.
The measurement angles most commonly used for gloss are 20°, 60° and 85°. The most
appropriate angle should be selected dependent on the glossiness of the sample surface. Using
the correct measurement geometry increases resolution and improves the correlation of results
with human perception of quality.
To determine the correct measurement angle the surface should be assessed with the 60°
geometry:
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Matt surfaces which measure below 10 GU at 60° should be re-measured with the 85° angle
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High gloss surfaces which measure above 70 GU at 60° should be assessed using the 20°
angle.
The 60 degree angle is best employed on mid gloss samples measuring between 10 and 70 GU.
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12 LEGAL NOTICES & REGULATORY INFORMATION
The Elcometer 407L meets the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive. This product is Class B, Group 1 ISM
equipment according to CISPR 11. Class B product: Suitable for use in domestic establishments and in establishments directly
connected to a low voltage power supply network which supplies buildings used for domestic purposes. Group 1 ISM product: A product
in which there is intentionally generated and/or used conductively coupled radio-frequency energy which is necessary for the internal
functioning of the equipment itself.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Modifications not expressly approved by Elcometer Limited could void the user's authority to operate the equipment under FCC rules.
is a registered trademark of Elcometer Limited, Edge Lane, Manchester, M43 6BU. United Kingdom.
are trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG Inc and licensed to Elcometer Limited. Bluetooth SIG QDID = B014393.
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