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The Elcometer 480 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 gloss meter provides world leading features and functionality – reliably measuring & recording Gloss, % Reflectance & Haze on any material, including paint, plastic, ceramic or metal.

The Elcometer 480’s 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®.


Using the ElcoMaster® software, professional reports for gloss and other appearance measurements can be quickly generated.Alternatively gloss meter readings can be combined with other key measurement parameters such as coating thickness, adhesion and oven temperature profile – within the same software package.

Small, robust and ergonomic, the Elcometer 480 range of glossmeters have been designed to exceed the demands of industry today.

Key features of the Elcometer 480 Glossmeter include:

  • Small, robust & ergonomic
  • 3 – 10 readings per second
  • Repeatable, reproducible & accurate
  • Multiple angles; 20°, 60°, 85°
  • 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

The Model Range Single, Dual & Triple Angle Glossmeters

The Elcometer 480 Glossmeter is available as either a simple entry level 60° glossmeter or state of the art Single, Dual or Triple angle gloss meter variants.

The Elcometer 480 Glossmeter is available with (Model T) or without (Model B) memory.

The Elcometer 480 Model B gloss meter is a 60° unit, Model T glossmeters are available as single, dual or triple angle variants with %Reflectance and Haze.


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 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


Triple angle gloss measurementsTriple angle readings

Gloss measurementsGloss, Haze & %Reflectance

Gloss, Haze & %ReflectanceReadings & user selectable statistics

Gloss measurement chartReadings & differential with pass/ fail

Gloss Units (GU)Run chart & statistics

Gloss measurement scan barReadings & differential with 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.


Standard Mode

Dual Angle Gloss MeterAuto Repeat Mode

Triple Angle Gloss MeterScan Mode


Memory and BatchingGlossmeters for mobile devices

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  Gloss Limit Standards

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 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 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’s 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)Gloss Units to ElcoMaster®
  • Haze Unit (HU)
  • % Reflectance (%)
  • Date & time for each reading
  • Limit Standard values
  • Batch information & statistics
  • Calibration information including date/time, serial number & tile values





Elcometer 480 Model T: Made for iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad mini, iPad 2, and iPod touch (4th and 5th generation).

“Made for iPod,” “Made for iPhone,” and “Made for iPad” mean that an electronic accessory has been designed to connect specifically to iPod, iPhone, or iPad, respectively, and has been certified by the developer to meet Apple performance standards. Apple is not responsible for the operation of this device or its compliance with safety and regulatory standards. Please note that the use of this accessory with iPod, iPhone, or iPad may affect wireless performance.

iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Suitable for mobile devices running Android™ software version 2.1 and upwards. Android™ and Google Play  are trademarks of Google Inc.

Technical Specification

Product Features
Model T
Measurement geometries 60°, 20/60° or 20/60/85°*
Measurement units GU, HU & %
Fast, accurate reading rate
Repeatable & reproducible measurements
Easy to use menu structure; in 30+ languages
Tough, impact, waterproof & dust resistant
Scratch & solvent resistant colour display; 2.4” (6cm) TFT
Rotating display: auto, 0°, 180°
Ambient light sensor; with adjustable auto brightness
Data output
USB live readings
USB batch download
Bluetooth®: to PC, iOS or Android™ mobile devices
USB & battery powered
Calibration Certificate
Manual gauge calibration
Auto gauge calibration; via RFID tagging of integrated calibration tile#
On screen statistics – user selectable
Number of readings, Mean (average),  Standard deviation,
Highest reading, Lowest reading, Range
Coefficient of variation,
Nominal value, High Limit value, Low Limit value
Number above high limit, Number below low limit
Measurement modes
Standard Mode
Auto Repeat Mode; programmable 10-180 readings per minute
Scan Mode; 10 readings per second
Differential Mode with Pass/ Fail mode;
Limit Standards; up to 40 programmable standards
Gauge & batch specific standard limits
Gauge memory 40,000 readings in up to 2,500 batches
Alpha-numeric batch names
Fixed batch size mode
Date and time stamp
Gauge auto diagnostics
Display modes; user selectable
Readings; gloss, % reflectance, haze
Selected statistics
Live trend graph; last 20 readings
Scan bar
Readings & differential (with pass/fail)
Delete last reading
2 year extended warranty



Model Options
Part Number Description Certificate
J480T-268 Elcometer 480 Model T 20/60/85° Glossmeter
Technical Specification
Display information 2.4” (6cm) QVGA colour TFT display, 320 x 240 pixels
Power USB (via PC) or 2 x AA batteries (~50,000 readings)
Measurement Dimensions 20°: 10 x 10mm; 60°: 8 x 16mm; 85°: 4 x 55mm
Measurement Range 20°: 0 – 2,000GU; 60°: 0 – 1,000GU; 85°:0 – 160GU
Repeatability ± 0.1GU (0 – 10GU); ±0.2GU (10 – 100GU); ±0.2%: 100 – 2000GU
Reproducibility ± 0.2GU (0 – 10GU); ±0.5GU (10 – 100GU); ±0.5% 100 – 2000GU
Resolution Gloss: 0.1 GU (0 – 100GU); 1 GU (>100GU)

% Reflectance: 0.01% (0 – 10GU); 0.1% (10 – 100GU)

Haze: 0.1 HU (0 – 100HU); 1 HU (>100HU)

Operating Temperature -10°C to 50°C (14 to 122°F); Relative Humidity: 0 – 85%RH
Dimensions (H x W x D) 68 x 155 x 50mm (2.68 x 6.10 x 1.97ˮ)
Weight 534g (1lb 3oz) [including batteries]
Packing List Elcometer 480 Glossmeter, integrated calibration tile, calibration certificates for gauge & calibration tile, 2 x AA batteries, wrist strap,

operating instructions, plastic carry case, ElcoMaster® software (Model T) and USB cable (Model T)


* Dependant on model

# Radio Frequency Identification; European Patent Number: 2906904

 Haze on Dual and Triple models only

● Certificate supplied as standard



AS/NZS 1580.602.2, ASTM C584, ASTM C523, ASTM D523, ASTM D1455, ASTM D2457, ASTM D4039, ASTM D4449, ASTM D5767, ASTM E430, ASTM E2387,

BS 3900 D5, DIN 67530, ECCA T2, EN 12373-11, EN 13523-2, ISO 7668, ISO 2813, ISO 13803, JIS K 5600-4-7, JIS Z 8741, TAPPI T 653 (20°)

Weight 0.15 kg
Dimensions 30 × 20 × 10 cm

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