Mottling Meter – Cloud-Runner


Objective mottling measurement of effect coatings

Mottling is an undesirable paint defect of lightness variations which is most obvious on light effect finishes. Typical causes can be a disorientation of the metallic flakes or film thickness variations of the basecoat. The BYK-Gardner mottling meter, cloud-runner objectively evaluates mottling as we see it and characterizes the mottles by their size and visibility. As a result, differences can be easily distinguished and target values can be specified for batch approval and process control. The small and ergonomic design of the mottle meter allows measurement in the lab for paint approval as well as in the line to evaluate process variations.

Come completes with

Mottling meter with certificate,
Protective cover, Checking tile,
Software smart-chart with 2 licenses for download
Docking station with USB-cable
2 rechargeable Li-Ion battery packs
Operating manual
Carrying case

System Requirements:
Operating system: Windows 7 SP1, 8.1 or 10
Microsoft® .NET Framework 4.5.2
Hardware: Core 2 Duo, 2.5 GHz; i7 recommended, or equivalent
Memory: 4 GB RAM, 8 GB recommended
Hard-disk space: 2 GB during installation
Monitor resolution: 1280 x 1024 Pixel or higher
Interface: free USB port

Objective and reliable values for QC and trouble shooting

  • Objective measurement results independent of color and curvature
  • Measures under three angles to simulate different observing conditions
  • Ideal tool for the production line: small, fast and easy to handle
  • For flat and curved areas (radius larger than 50 cm)
  • Scan length can be selected on the mottle meter from 10 to 100 cm
  • Easy scroll wheel operation and large, multilingual display
  • Full statistics with ability to save in selectable memories
  • Docking station for data transfer to the PC and recharging the batteries of the mottling meter
  • smart-chart software for flexible data analysis and professional documentation

Specifications (PDF)

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