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January 20, 2021

 

The reference in orange peel measurement - wave-scan 3

 

BYK-Gardner, a global leader in the field of measuring color, appearance and testing physical properties of plastic, coatings and cosmetics is introducing the next generation in objective appearance measurement.


The appearance of paint and plastic surfaces is affected by structures, often referred to as orange peel. In the production of cars and similar multi-component goods many materials are used under various manufacturing processes.


The goal - and challenge - is to create a harmonious overall impression of all parts. Objective measurement data are required for quality communication and to guarantee process stability.

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The new wave-scan 3 family comes with a fresh design to accommodate an extra-large color touch display. Operation and feel is as intuitive as you are used to with your smart-phone.


The new touch display enables an easy, intuitive menu navigation with new functions like e.g. "Quick Check" for measuring without saving.


"Organizers" let you guide through a customized sampling procedure to measure a car body.


In the "Measure" menu, use own standards with scales and statistics defined in the instrument or in the software smart-chart including limits for Pass / Fail.


The big display offers enough space for all statistical data and - for the first time, the data can now be displayed even with Pass/Fail indication in color.

The next generation for orange peel measurement


The new wave-scan 3 family comes with a fresh design to accommodate an extra-large color touch display. Operation and feel is as intuitive as you are used to with your smart-phone. The new touch display enables an easy, intuitive menu navigation with new functions like e.g. "Quick Check" for measuring without saving.


"Organizers" let you guide through a customized sampling procedure to measure a car body. In the "Measure" menu, use own standards with scales and statistics defined in the instrument or in the software smart-chart including limits for Pass / Fail. The big display offers enough space for all statistical data and - for the first time, the data can now be displayed even with Pass / Fail indication in color.

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Measure orange peel on high and semi gloss surfaces


Substrate quality can telegraph through the coating and cause a “fuzzy” appearance. The substrate can be steel, e-coat or primer which are often low gloss finishes.


The wave-scan 3 dual employes additional sensorics for semi gloss surfaces. Thus, the surface quality after each process step can be specified and objectively evaluated.

Standardized process monitoring with smart-chart


Transfer your measuring data via docking station or directly connect with a USB-cable. Optionally, wireless data transfer with Wi-Fi function can be activated on request.


The software smart-chart includes powerful standard management for defining all essential appearance parameters with Pass/Fail tolerances.


From single test series to trend reports over time or special charts for trouble shooting, smart-chart is the global tool for process stability.

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More information is available from BYK-Gardner GmbH, P.O. Box 970, 82534 Geretsried, Germany: By fax: +49-8171-3493-140, the free service no. 0-800-gardner (0-800-4273637) or on the internet at https://www.byk-instruments.com.

About BYK

BYK is one of the world’s leading suppliers in the field of additives and measuring instruments.  Additives are chemical substances which, when used in small quantities, improve product properties such as scratch resistance or surface gloss. Manufacturing processes are also optimized by the addition of additives.

 

The coatings, inks, and plastics industries are among the main consumers of BYK additives. Yet with the production of oil and gas, the manufacture of care products, the production of adhesives and sealants, and construction chemistry, too, BYK additives improve the product characteristics and production processes. Testing and measuring instruments from BYK can effectively evaluate the quality of color, gloss, and appearance as well as the physical properties of paint, plastic, and paper products and are an important part of quality control.

 

As a globally operating specialty chemicals company, BYK has production sites in Germany (Wesel, Kempen, Moosburg, Schkopau and Geretsried), in the Netherlands (Deventer, Njiverdal and Denekamp), in Great Britain (Widnes), in the US (Wallingford, Chester, Gonzales, Louisville, Earth City and Pompano Beach) and in China (Tongling).

 

Today the company employs more than 2,300 people worldwide and forms part of the ALTANA Group.

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