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Wave-Scan Dual & Wave-Scan II

Orange Peel and DOI measurement on high to semi gloss surfaces.

Wave-Scan Dual and Wave-Scan II – a diagnostic tool for trouble shooting and optimizing appearance Now, you can establish appearance specifications for each paint layer to ensure the final appearance is always on target.

Appearance control is no longer limited to final topcoat inspection.

Like the wave-scan DOI, the optical profile of high gloss surfaces is detected using a laser light source.

Wave-Scan Dual





Objective and reliable appearance data

  • Good correlation to wave-scan DOI on high gloss surfaces
  • Good correlation to mechanical profilometer readings on medium gloss surfaces

Easy to use with one hand

  • For flat/curved areas, Small & light weight
  • Scroll wheel operation and large display
  • Selectable scales and scan lengths
  • Full statistics with saving in selectable memories
  • USB port for data transfer to PC
  • Software auto-chart:
    -Organizer files for sample id
    -Data management with Access DB
    - Standard QC Reports in Excel
Always ready

The instrument is operated with a rechargeable battery pack (Li-Ion). The docking station automatically charges the battery pack and transfers the measured data to the PC.

Optionally, the instrument can be operated with 3 standard mignon alkaline or rechargeable batteries - good for 1000 readings.

Wave-Scan Dual Case

Wave-Scan Dual


Technical Data

Technical Data
Measurement Range: DOI, du 0 to 100
LW, SW 0 to 100
Wa - We 0 to 100
Structure Spectrum: du < 0.1 mm
Wa 0.1 to 0.3 mm
Wb 0.3 to 1.0 mm
Wc 1.0 to 3.0 mm
Wd 3.0 to 10.0 mm
We 10.0 to 30.0 mm
Repeatability*: du < 40:
4% or > 0.4
du > 40: 6% or > 0.6
Reproducibility*: du < 40: 6% or > 0.6
du > 40: 8% or > 0.8
Object Curvature:
radius > 500 mm
Min. Sample Size:
35 mm x 150 mm
Scan Length:
5 / 10 / 20 cm
375 points / cm
1500 readings
USB 1.1
Light Source:
Laser diode, LED and IR-SLED
Laser Energy:
< 1mW (Laser class 2)
Dimensions (LxHxW):
150 x 110 x 55 mm
5.9 x 4.3 x 2.2 in.
650 g (1.5 lbs)
Power Supply:
Rechargeable battery pack or 3 Mignon AA Batteries (alkaline or rechargeable) approx. 1000 readings
Temperature Range: Operation: +10°C to 40°C +50°F to 104°F
Storage: 0°C to 60°C +32°F to 140°
Relative Humidity:
Up to 85% at 35°C (95°F) non-condensing
* Standard deviation


More Info


An additional, infrared - high energy LED allows measuring the same structure spectrum (0.1 - 30 mm) on medium gloss surfaces. The dullness measurement is recorded with state-of-the-art CCD camera technology. It gives information on the image forming qualities of the surface caused by structures < 0.1mm.

Close the appearance control loop for the entire paint process. Thus, the surface quality after each paint process step can be objectively evaluated. No more guessing which substrate layer is influencing the final appearance. The wave-scan dual will help you to objectively analyze appearance problems and reduce the time necessary for trouble shooting.


Example: Influence of Steel Quality

Steel Quality



Wave-Scan Dual – a diagnostic tool for trouble shooting and optimizing appearance.  Now, you can establish appearance specifications for each paint layer to ensure the final appearance is always on target.
E-coat Chart Step 1: Appearance Control after E-coat

Same E-coat system was applied on rough and smooth steel.

The influence of rougher steel can be seen in increased Wb and Wc-values.

Primer Chart Step 2: Appearance Control after Primer Surfacer

The primer surfacer was applied on both panels. The roughness of the steel quality can still be detected in increased Wb and Wc- values.

This primer system could not completely cover the steel influence.

Topcoat Chart Step 3: Appearance Control after Topcoat

The final appearance shows higher shortwave values on the rougher steel panel.

Therefore, the smooth panel will appear more brilliant.






Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Item Prices

Instrument, Protective cover, Reference tile with certificate, Docking station and interface cable, 2 rechargeable Li-Ion battery packs, Battery holder for AA alkaline or rechargeable batteries, 3 Batteries, Operating manual, Carrying case, Software auto-chart on CD1)
GL-4840 Wave-Scan Dual, High to Semi Gloss du<65, lineal range $37,081.00
GL-4846 Wave-Scan II, High Gloss Surface du <40, lineal range 35,362.00
GL-4843 Reference Tile wav-scan dual 927.00
GL-4847 Reference Tile wave-scan II 846.00
GL-4841 Docking Station 999.00
GL-4842 Battery Pack 167.00
1) System requirements: PC with Windows® 2000 or later operating system, min. 256 MB RAM (recommended 512 MB), min. 100 MB free hard-disk space, XGA (1024 x 768) or higher-resolution, CD-ROM or DVD drive, free USB interface, Excel® 2000 or later for pre-prepared worksheets including VBA - Visual Basic for Applications


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