Surface gloss can be an important factor for warehouses which use automated guided vehicles or ‘bots’.
The mobile robots navigate around the warehouse by following a series of computerised barcode stickers on the floor. If the floor on which the bots are operating is too ‘glossy’ then this can interfere with the Bots ability to read the barcode stickers causing delays.
We measure Surface gloss by using an optical instrument called a gloss meter. A glossmeter provides quantifiable gloss measurements, expressed as gloss units (GU). Face Consultants Ltd use the Glossmeter method.
Gloss readings being taken on site with a Gloss Meter.
Gloss & Reflectance can be measured at 20, 60 & 85 Degrees.
Surface gloss measurements/surveys can also be undertaken where a high gloss or ‘shiny’ surface is required such as a car show room, entrance lobby or retail premises. Face Consultants Ltd can carry out a surface gloss survey based on your individual requirements or can carry out testing in problem areas and fully operational areas to compare the results. Areas which are shiny or appear to be polished can be scrutinised. Following testing a fully comprehensive report can be issued.
‘Surface Resistivity’ is another significant consideration that needs to be taken into account when guided vehicles or ‘bots’ are used. There is the potential of an Electro Static Discharge causing damage to senstive electronic components. Face Consultants can also offer a surface resistivity testing service.
Please contact us if you have any questions about our floor testing or design & consultancy services.
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