Zehntner GmbH Testing Instruments

Gewerbestr. 4 , 4450 Sissach
Switzerland

Telephone +41 61 9530550
Fax +41 61 9530551
zehntner@zehntner.com

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Our range of products

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  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.09  Measuring and test equipment
  • 03.09.007  Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

Our products

Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ACC378 Profile Rod

Applicator for preparing uniform films of coating materials, adhesives and similar products on flat and flexible substrates with ZAA 2300 / ZAA 2600 Automatic Film Applicator or for manual application
Especially suitable for flexible substrates e.g. paper, foils, cardboard, test charts, textiles, leather etc.; because small unevenness of the substrate will be levelled by the applicator
Several layers can be applied successively or close togetherFor very thin layers, e.g. on foils or paper
For very thin layers, e.g. on foils or paper
Easy to handle
Reliable results
Easy to clean

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZUA 2000 Universal Applicator

Applicator for universal use, with gap height adjustable from 0 µm - 3‘000 µm (0 mil - 118.11 mil), for preparing uniform films or wedge-shaped layers up to a difference of 3‘000 µm (118.11 mil) on flat substrates
Easy to handle
Reliable results
Easy to dismantle and reassemble for cleaning

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZTC 2200 Test Charts

High quality test charts in various sizes and designs, UV lacquered or unlacquered, with or without optical brightener
Test charts are a perfect substrate for preparing uniform films or wedge-shaped layers of coating materials, adhesives and similar products on flat substrates
Determination of hiding power by visual inspection or with a reflectometer 45/0°

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZIT 2440 Impact Tester

Impact tester for determination of impact resistance, deformability and elongation of coatings
and substrates as well as adhesion of the coating at rapid deformation
Due to its modular construction, the massive and sturdy basic unit ZIT 2440.G can be equipped with different testing kits for tests according to ASTM D2794, EN 12899-1, ISO 6272-1 and/or ISO 6272-2
A quick clamping device for fast and easy insertion and fixing of the sample
The indenter can easily be lifted after the test in order to facilitate removal of the sample
Suitable for single- and multiple-layer systems
No maintenance necessary
Easy and safe to handle

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZAF 2010 4-sided Applicator Frame

Applicator frame for applying uniform films of coating materials, adhesives and similar products on flat substrates
The 4-sided applicator frame has the big advantage that the coating material filled in cannot get below the guide surfaces resulting in clean and accurate applications
Easy to handle
Reliable results
Easy to clean

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZGM 1020 Glossmeter

The classic portable precision glossmeter for measurement of different surfaces from matt to high gloss usable in all industries
Objective gloss evaluation with immediate indication of the measured value
Sturdy construction with aluminium housing and high quality standard
Various options for user convenience
Easy to handle
Reliable results

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZGH 1024 GlossHaze

Portable, battery-powered glosshaze-meter for measurement of scattered light of low intensity close to the main reflection of high-gloss surfaces
Objective glosshaze evaluation with immediate indication of the measured value
Dual angle versions are also able to measure gloss
Sturdy construction with aluminium housing
Various options for user convenience
Easy to handle
Reliable results

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZTK 2060 - 2062 Drying Gauges

Gauges for testing coating materials and fillers for drying properties, shrinking, mud-crack, cracking and porosity
Easy to handle
Reliable results
Easy to clean

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZSF 2196 Scratching Tool

Scratching tool for carrying out defined scribe marks through coatings on metal substrates for corrosion testing or for cross-cut tests on curved surfaces
Ergonomic design for comfortable and tireless use
Fast and easy changing of hard metal cutters for carrying out scribe marks according to Sikkens or Clemen or for cross-cut tests on curved surfaces, respectively
Easy to handle

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZPI 2195 Paint Inspection Gauge (PIG)

Destructive determination of dry film thickness of all types of single- or multi-coat systems using the wedge cut method as well as microscopic assessment in order to detect application defects
Handy cutter holder for protecting the cutter, ensures clear vision for the correct positioning of the cutter
Guide wheels for carrying out straight wedge cuts
Functional, ergonomic, sturdy design
No maintenance necessary
Easy to handle

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZGM 1110 Glossmeter

Triple angle glossmeter for measurement of all gloss ranges from matt to high gloss, with automatic gloss range shift up to 2‘000 GU
The precision glossmeter leaves nothing to be desired: small in dimension, luminous graphical OLED display which is switchable for left-handed use, SD-RAM memory card and USB-interface for PC operation
Single, multiple and continuous gloss measurements (min. interval of 2 s) can be taken
Continuous gloss statistics (average, standard deviation, max., min.)
Versatile measuring and data analysis software „GlossTools” with additional features, free of charge
Latest technology and intuitive operational elements like the rotary push button for rapid menu-guidance
Measuring system with high long-term stability ensures constant measuring accuracy and thus reliable measuring results; automatic self-diagnosis avoids mismeasurements

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZSH 2090 Pencil Hardness Tester

Hardness tester according to Wolff-Wilborn for determination of resistance of coatings to mechanical stress by pencils of different hardness 
Easy to handle
Reliable results
No maintenance required

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZHT 2092 - 2093 Pocket Hardness Testers

Pocket testers for hardness tests on flat and curved surfaces
The rubber guiding wheels of the ZHT 2093 protects soft test surfaces from scratches
Optional trolley facilitates excerting the correct pressure on the test panel
An alternative to the ZSH 2090 Pencil Hardness Tester
Easy to handle

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZHC 1200 HELMEN®-Chalking Tester

Unique measuring instrument for quantitative determination of degree of chalking resulting from natural or artificial weathering of coatings 
Direct measurement of the light-transmitting properties (luminous transmittance) of samples
The very first chalking tester with a touchscreen where you can immediately read off the degree of chalking
Superior sensitivity at the most crucial initial chalking stages and high accuracy also with regard to coloured pigments
Easy to handle
Reliable and objective measuring results
Reproducible results independent of the individual person

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZFC 3010 - 3015 Flow Cups / Immersion Flow Cups

Useful test devices for rapid determination of the flow time of paints, varnishes and similar liquids
Easy to handle
Easy to clean

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZST 2095 Mar Resistance Tester

Pocket tester for determination of scribe resitance, metal trace resistance and writing effect on painted or plastic surfaces
Three colour coded pressure springs exert an adjustable, constant test load onto the test disc 
By means of the colour code on the scale the adjusted power can be read off easily
Reliable results
Easy to handle

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZOL 1150 Online-Glossmeter

Tailored gloss-measuring system for industrial areas for contactless online measurement of all gloss ranges from matt to high gloss up to 2‘000 GU
Pathbreaking with various types of digital communication and analog outputs
Unique automatic in-situ calibration simplifies the handling and minimizes holding times significantly
Featuring automatic measuring distance correction
Online monitoring of gloss and glosshaze during the production with up to 1‘000 measurements per second
Multi-angle measuring heads
Reliable results

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZPH 2035 Specimen Holder

Specimen holder for fixing a variety of substrates especially test charts for preparing uniform films of coating materials, adhesives and similar pro-ducts in combination with wire-bar applicators or profile rods
With clamp fixture for easy fixing
Perfect for rapid applications e.g. in the production or reception control
Easy to handle

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZPM 3030 Metal Pycnometer

Laboratory device for determination of density of coating materials and similar products, in particular, liquids with low and medium viscosity
Easy to handle
Reliable results
Easy to clean

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZCY 2400 Cylindrical Mandrel Tester

Determination of the elongation / flexibility and adhesion of a coating of paint, varnish or related product and their resistance to cracking and/or to detachment from a substrate at bending stress
Application of the bend test as quick „pass/fail” test with a single mandrel of specified diameter or as repeated procedure with decreasing mandrel diameters for determining the diameter of the first mandrel causing failure
Innovative extra sturdy mandrels enable the use of comparatively smaller mandrel diameters on thicker test panels
Generously sized test area allows testing of larger test panels
Sturdy design
No maintenance necessary
Easy to handle

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZWW 2100 - 2108 Wet Film Wheels

Precision instruments for rapid determination of film thickness of wet coatings
An alternative to ZND 2050 - 2054 Wet Film Thickness gauges and ZNW 2055 Wet Film Thickness Wheel
Easy to operate and clean
Sturdy and extremely durable

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZCC 2087 Cross-cut Tester

User-friendly cross-cut tester for evaluation of adhesion of single- or multi-coat systems
Specially designed flexible cutting head with exchangeable cutting tool ensures reproducible and constant cross-cuts
Easy to handle and also suitable for untrained users

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZCF 2088 Cross-cut Tester

Sturdy test equipment with an ergonomic handle for determination of adhesion of thin and thick single or multi-coat systems
The unit is equipped with shims for cutting spaces of 1 mm (0.04”), 2 mm (0.08”) and 3 mm (0.12”) and is hence suitable for all film thicknesses
An alternative to our ZCC 2080 Cross-cut Tester with an ergonomic handle for more comfortable and less tiring handling
Easy to handle

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZCC 2080 Cross-cut Tester

Sturdy cross-cut tester with stainless steel shims for adhesion tests of single or multi-coat systems
Easy to handle

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ACC586 Wire-bar Applicator

Applicator for preparing uniform films of coating materials, adhesives and similar products on flat and flexible substrates with ZAA 2300 Automatic film applicator coater or for manual application
Especially suitable for flexible substrates e.g. paper, foils, cardboard, test charts, textiles, leather etc.; because small unevenness of the substrate will be levelled by the applicator
Several layers can be applied successively or close togetherFor very thin layers, e.g. on foils or paper
For very thin layers, e.g. on foils or paper
Easy to handle
Reliable results
Easy to clean

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZFR 2040 4-sided Applicator

Applicator for application of uniform films of coating materials, adhesives and similar products on flat substrates
Easy to handle
Reliable results
Easy to clean

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZGM 1023 Glossmeter

The classic portable precision glossmeter for measurement of different surfaces from matt to high gloss usable in all industries
Objective gloss evaluation with immediate indication of the measured value
Sturdy construction with aluminium housing and high quality standard
Various options for user convenience
Easy to handle
Reliable results

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZIL 2140 Ink-Lox Proofer

Laboratory test apparatus with various engraved and rubber rollers for application of defined layers of flexographic inks and other liquid coating materials on flat substrates
High repeatability
Easy to handle
Reliable results
Easy to clean

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZLA 2130 Sagging Applicator

Applicator for the determination of the sagging properties of coating materials and similar products on plane substrates
Easy to handle
Reliable results
Easy to clean

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZMG 2151 Multi-purpose Gauge

Multi-purpose surface testing equipment: Cross-cut tester for adhesion assessment of thin and thick single or multi-coat systems, applicator for preparation of wedge-shaped layers of coating materials, levelling applicator for determination of levelling properties and wet film thickness gauge for testing the film thickness
An alternative to ZCC 2080 Cross-cut Tester, ZCC 2087 Cross-cut Tester, ZUA 2000 Universal Applicator, ZND 2050-2054 Wet Film Thickness Gauge, ZNW 2055 Wet Film Thickness Wheel, ZWW 2100 - 2108 Wet Film Wheel as well as ZCT 2160 Cross-cut Templet
6 different cross-cut tests with easy positioning by use of a vision panel integrated in one instrument, amongst others the lattice pattern with 11 cuts according to ASTM D3359
Easy to handle
Easy to clean

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZWA 2121 Wasag Applicator

Wasag applicator for the preparation of uniform films of coating materials, adhesives and similar products on flat substrates
For double sided application
The coating cannot get under the applicator support brackets resulting in clean and accurate applications
Easy to handle
Reliable results
Easy to clean

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZND 2050 - 2054 Wet Film Thickness Gauges

Comb gauges for determining the film thickness of all types of liquid coatings
An alternative to ZNW 2055 Wet Film Thickness Wheel and ZWW 2100 - 2108 Wet Film Wheels
Can be ordered with individual company logo for orders of 40 pieces or more
Easy to handle
Easy to clean

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZRM 1021 Reflectometer 45/0°

Sturdy, portable and battery-powered precision reflectometer for determination of whiteness, lightness, opacity and hiding power of paints, inks and coatings
For determination of day visibility (luminance factor β) of dry road markings
Easy to handle
Reliable measuring values

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZSA 2110 Wire-bar Applicator / Profile Rod

Applicator for preparing uniform films of coating materials, adhesives and similar products on flat and flexible substrates
Especially suitable for flexible substrates e.g. paper, foils, cardboard, test charts, textiles, leather etc.; because small unevenness of the substrate will be levelled by the applicator
Several layers can be applied successively or close together
For very thin layers, e.g. on foils or paper
Easy to handle
Reliable results
Easy to clean

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZNW 2055 Wet Film Thickness Wheel

Thickness wheel for checking the thickness of all types of liquid coatings also on convex and concave surfaces
An alternative to ZND 2050 - 2054 Wet Film Thickness Gauges and ZWW 2100 - 2108 Wet Film Wheels
Can be ordered with individual company logo for orders of 40 pieces or more
Easy to handle
Easy to clean

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZGM 1022 Glossmeter

The classic portable precision glossmeter for measurement of different surfaces from matt to high gloss usable in all industries
Objective gloss evaluation with immediate indication of the measured value
Sturdy construction with aluminium housing and high quality standard
Various options for user convenience
Easy to handle
Reliable results

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZPV 2030 Precision-Vacuumplates

Totally flat precision-vacuumplates for fixing a large number of substrates
For preparing uniform films of coating materials, adhesives and similar products with applicators
For use in laboratories and in the field
For silk-screen printing
Easy to handle

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZAA 2300 Automatic Film Applicator

Automatic laboratory equipment for accurate and reproducible application of coating materials, adhesives and similar products with almost all film applicators, independent of the operator
Multifunctional use with reversible, double sided glass plate (glass / printing blanket), easy to turn over or to change
Adjustable application area with moveable start and stop positions 
Optional versions equipped with isolation plate for use with heatable vacuum plates or heating plates
Easy to handle
Reliable results
Modern and funtional design

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZCT 2160 Cross-cut Templet

Small, sturdy test equipment for determination of adhesion of thin and thick, hard single or multi-coat systems
Particularly suitable for the smallest substrates which are most difficult to access, as for example profiles
Easy to handle

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZTJ 3020 Temperature Control Jacket

Three-legged vessel with spirit level for maintaining consistent temperature during viscosity determination and for holding the cup in a level position
Viscosity determination at temperatures different from ambient temperature
Applicable to all flow cups corresponding to the standards
Easy to handle

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZGM 1120 Glossmeter

Portable precision glossmeter with smallest dimensions for measurement of all gloss ranges of all surfaces from matt to high gloss, even on very confined surfaces
The ZGM 1120 opens the gateway to a more efficient and productive quality control: the first gloss measuring sensor transmitting the measuring data directly to the PC / laptop via USB-interface
Latest technology and very easy to use
Useful for the various needs of production and demanding requirements in the laboratory
Factory calibration with a traceable calibration standard from BAM (Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany)

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZUA 2002 Universal Applicator

Applicator for universal use, with gap height adjustable from 0 µm - 1‘000 µm (0 mil - 39.37 mil), for preparation of uniform films or wedge-shaped layers up to a difference of 200 µm (7.87 mil) on flat substrates 1 µm (0.04 mil) resolution
Reliable results
Easy to dismantle and reassemble for cleaning

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZAA 2600 Automatic Film Applicator

Automatic laboratory equipment with capacitive touchscreen for accurate and reproducible application of coating materials, adhesives and similar products with almost all film applicators, independent of the operator
The very first automatic universal unit which can be equipped with different kits for carrying out application, scrub resistance, washability, crocking and scratch resistance tests as well as recording of the drying time due to its modular construction
Time saving thanks to storage of various application profile settings such as application length and drawing speed
Adjustable application area with moveable start and stop positions
Optional set for equipping the standard unit with additional isolation for use with heatable vacuum plates or heating plates

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZCO 2410 Conical Mandrel Tester

Determination of the elongation / flexibility and adhesion of a coating of paint, varnish or related product and their resistance to cracking and/or to detachment from a substrate at bending stress
Safe and easy clamping of the test panels with only one screw for fastening
Big clamping range for test panels with thicknesses up to 4 mm (0.16“)
Robust design, no corrosion
No maintenance necessary
Easy to handle

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZGR 2020 - 2024 Grindometers

Precision grindometers according to Hegman for determination of fineness of grind of coating materials, printing inks, pastes and similar products
Easy to handle
Easy to clean

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Product category: Measuring and test equipment for optical properties

ZGM 1130 Glossmeter

The very first glossmeter featuring a 2.4” touchscreen display for measurement of all gloss ranges from matt to high gloss up to 2‘000 GU
A precision milled monoblock optic ensures stable and reliable gloss measurements
Direct access to measurement data in csv-format without requiring software thanks to USB device functionality
Features single, multiple and even continuous scan gloss measurements
Continuous gloss statistics (average, standard deviation, max., min.)
Easy to use multi-language menu guidance
Measuring system with high long-term stability ensures constant measuring accuracy and thus reliable measuring results; automatic self-diagnosis avoids mismeasurements
Versatile measuring and data analysis software „GlossTools” with additional features, free of charge

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About us

Company details

The Zehntner brand has been standing for Swiss made high quality electronic and physical measuring and testing instruments for decades.

We believe in attention to detail: in our long-standing company we don‘t do things by halves.

Our experience of many years combined with the consistent and fast implementation of suggestions from our customers result in instruments meeting all our clients‘ requirements. We are committed to responding to our individual needs and are only satisfied if you are too.

Active membership in various standards committees as well as our in-house development and manufacturing departments play a crucial role: innovative visions and latest technologies are implemented quickly and efficiently.

Our approach has stood the test of time and we take pride in the loyalty of our customers. Once a Zehntner customer, always a Zehntner customer.

We strive to extend our product range continuously and look forward to developing our business relationship.

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