Color and Gloss Measurement System
An automated system for measuring color and gloss has been developed at NDSU. This system is compatible with all of the flat substrates generated by the CMRL. The on-board computer up-loads the data to a central database for easy access through a web based browser. Color measurements are made with an X-rite integrating sphere spectrophotometer while gloss measurements are made with a BYK-Gardner gloss meter reading at 3 different angles. This system is particularly useful for studying the long term effects of weathering or corrosion on paint samples since the readings are taken at precisely the same spot from day to day and month to month.