PosiTector GLS Gloss Meter 20/60/85 3 Advanced Kit

Item Number: GLS206085-3
Packaging Unit: 1 / each
  • • Portable gloss measurement for all surface finishes
  • • Automatic Diagnosis and Auto Calibration performed upon power-on using the protective base plate with integrated calibration standard (tile)
  • • Suitable for high-, semi-, and matte- gloss applications — Calculates Haze (Haze Index), 20°, 60° & 85° geometries
  • • USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity to PosiSoft PC, Mac, and Smartphone software
  • • Conforms to ASTM C584/D523/D4039, ISO 2813/7668, JIS Z 8741, AS/NZS 1580.602.2
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Product Information



  • Fast measurement speeds of 60+ readings per minute
  • Larger 2.8" impact resistant color touchscreen with redesigned keypad for quick menu navigation
  • On-gage help explains menu items at the touch of a button
  • RESET feature instantly restores factory settings


  • Statistics mode continually displays/updates average, standard deviation, min/max, and number of readings while measuring
  • Screen Capture—save 100 screen images for record keeping and review
  • HiLo alarm audibly and visibly alerts when measurements exceed user-specified limits—can be used as Pass/Fail for quick inspection
  • Instant-on feature quickly powers up the gage if recently powered down
  • Up to 30% longer battery life
  • USB port for fast, simple connection to a PC and to supply continuous power. USB cable included
  • View pre-formatted reports and .csv data with PosiSoft USB Drive—no software installation required
  • Every stored measurement is date and time stamped
  • Includes PosiSoft Software for viewing and reporting data
  • Software Updates via web keep your gage current


  • All-metal probe construction for long term stability
  • Weatherproof, dustproof, and water-resistant gage body—IP65-rated enclosure
  • Ergonomic design with durable rubberized grip
  • Rugged, indoor/outdoor instrument—ideal for field or shop use
  • Shock-absorbing protective rubber holster for added impact resistance
  • Two year warranty on gage body AND probe


  • Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NRC for both the probe and gloss standard included
  • Automatic Diagnosis and Auto Calibration upon power-on using the protective base plate with integrated calibration standard (tile)
  • Store multiple calibration standards (tiles) for quick calibration adjustment
  • Conforms to national and international standards including ISO and ASTM
  • Storage of 1,000 readings per probe (Standard model)


  • PosiTector body accepts all PosiTector probes easily converting to a coating thickness gage, dew point meter, soluble surface profile gage, soluble salt tester, hardness tester, or ultrasonic wall thickness gage
  • Selectable units for each geometry—Gloss and % Reflectance
  • Auto rotating display with Flip Lock
  • Selectable display languages

Advanced Version Includes

Includes ALL features as shown above plus...

  • Storage of 250,000 readings in up to 1,000 batches and sub-batches
  • Differential Mode automatically calculates the difference between the current reading and a stored reference value
  • 2 Powerful Scan Modes for quantifying large surfaces:
    • Normal – take continuous readings
    • Statistics – take continuous readings and record average, standard deviation, min/max, and number of readings while scanning
  • Live graphing of measurement data
  • Touchscreen keyboard for quickly renaming batches, adding notes, and more
  • WiFi technology wirelessly synchronizes with PosiSoft.net and downloads software updates
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Technology for data transfer to a mobile device running the PosiTector App or optional portable printer. BLE API available for integration into third-party software.
  • Integrate with third-party software, drones, ROVs, PLCs, and robotic devices using several industry-standard communication protocols


20° 60° 85°
Measurement Area 10 x 10 mm 10 x 20 mm 4 x 45 mm
Measurement Range 0 - 2,000 GU 0 - 1,000 GU 0 - 160 GU
Repeatability ±0.2 GU (≤100 GU), ±0.2% (>100 GU)
Reproducability ±0.5 GU (≤100 GU), ±0.5% (>100 GU)
Resolution Gloss ±0.1 GU (≤100 GU), ±1 GU (>100 GU)
% Reflectance 0.1%
Haze ±0.1 (≤100), ±1 (>100)
Operating Conditions 0° to 45° C (32° to 113° F) - non-condensing
Probe Size 165 x 73 x 32 mm
Probe Weight 555 g

Gloss Range 60° value Measure with
High Gloss > 70 GU 20°
Semi Gloss 10 - 70 GU 60°
Low/Matte < 10 GU 85°

Kit includes:

  • Advanced Gauge Body
  • 20/60/85 GLS Probe inc. Protective base plate with integrated calibration standard (tile)
  • 10 cleaning wipes
  • Protective rubber holster
  • Wrist strap
  • 3 AAA Batteries
  • Instructions
  • Hard shell case
  • Protective lens shield
  • Long form certificate of calibration
  • USB cable
  • Posisoft software
  • Two year warranty


PosiSoft Desktop

Powerful desktop software for downloading, archiving, and reporting measurement data. No internet connection required.

  • Simple, intuitive user interface
  • Import readings directly from the gage via USB, WiFi, or legacy PosiSoft Desktop versions
  • Fully integrates with PosiSoft.net—backup and synchronize jobs, batches, readings, and report templates to the cloud
  • Generate custom, professional PDF reports
  • Include inspection information such as on-site pictures, screen captures, notes and more to communicate important details

Click to learn more: PosiSoft Desktop

PosiTector App

An easy-to-use mobile app (iOS/ Android) that connects to your PosiTector Advanced, PosiTector Smartlink, or PosiTest AT-A. Compatible with PosiSoft.net.

Click to learn more: PosiTector App

PosiSoft USB

A simple gage interface to retrieve data in a manner similar to a flash drive. No software to install or internet connection required.

Click to learn more: PosiSoft USB

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Application Note

Measuring Gloss with the PosiTector GLS Gloss Meter


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