Company : Zehntner GmbH Testing Instruments

Category : Test and Measurement

Key Products : Gloss Meters, Vacuum Plates and Profile Rod for Paper Industry 

The Swiss manufacturer of high quality electronic and physical measuring and testing instruments was founded in 1966 and stands for Swiss precision quality. In 1992 the company was handed over to Peter Zehntner, the current owner and Managing Director.


Experience of many years combined with the consistent and fast implementation of suggestions from their customers result in instruments meeting all clients‘requirements.



Zehntner strives to extend their product range continuously. In 2005 Zehntner launched the first gloss measuring sensor transmitting the measuring data directly to the PC/laptop via USB-interface which can also be used in the paper industry.



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


ZGM 1120 Glossmeter

The ZGM 1120 Gloss meters 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.


  • Special geometries for the paper industry such as 75° Tappi T 480 (EN/ISO 8254-1), 20° Tappi T 653 (EN/ISO 8254-3) , 45° DIN 54502 (EN 14086) or 75° DIN 54502 (EN/ISO 8254-2) available as single and dual angle versions.
  • 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).


ZOL1150 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
  • Powerful stray light compensation allows exact measurements of transparent objects
  • 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.

Features (depending on version):

  • Designed on the individual customer requirements
  • Measurements on the lower and/or top side of the continuous material
  • Continuous recording of the gloss values for checking if the quality requirements are fulfilled at any time
  • Multi-angle measuring-heads
  • Up to 1‘000 readings per second
  • Measurements on the lower and/or top side of the continuous material
  • Digital communication: RS 232, RS 485 or Ethernet
  • Possibility to entirely control the unit over binary commands
  • Analog output of the measuring value
  • Integrated Z-Axis
  • Automatic in-situ calibration
  • Signal outputs for out of range measurements and changing reels
  • Signal input for calibration and moving measuring head
  • Multi-angle measuring-heads
  • Up to 1‘000 readings per second

Standard delivery

  • 1 Single, dual or triple angle measuring-head with calibration plate and analog output
  • 1 Instruction manual
  • 1 Certificate of manufacturer
  • 1 Certificate of calibration


  • Data logging software
  • Manual cross beam
  • Automatic cross beam



ZPV 2030 Precision-Vacuumplates

  • Precision-vacuumplates for fixing of a large number of substrates.
  • For use in laboratories and in the field, totally plain.
  • For mounting of paper with film applicators and for silk-screen printing.
  • Easy to handle.


The ideal, plain substrate for fixing of a large number of objects. The vacuum created holds down objects during application via the holes.

Standard delivery:

  •  Vacuumplate
  • Certificate of manufacturer


  • Plate for holding of thin and flexible objects such as plastics and fine papers
  • Special sizes and distances of the holes
  • Heatable version
  • ACC039 (230V) and ACC122 (115V) vacuum pump with hose (fits to all ZPV 2030 models)
  • Zehntner film applicators
  • ZTC 2200 Test charts

Wire-bar applicator / Profile rod

ZSA 2110 Wire-bar Applicator / Profile Rod

Applicator for the preparation of uniform films of coating materials, adhesives and similar products on plane and flexible substrates for testing purposes

  • Easy to handle.
  • Reliable results.
  • Easy to clean.


  • For very thin layers, e.g. on foils and paper
  • 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 applicato
  • Several layers can be applied successively or close together

Standard Delivery

  • Applicator
  • Handle
  • Certificate of manufacturer
  • Carrying case


ZIL 2140 Ink-Lox proofer.

Laboratory test apparatus with different engraved and rubber rollers for the application of defined layers of flexographic inks and other liquid coating materials on level substrates.

  • High repeatability.
  • Easy to handle.
  • Reliable results.
  • Easy to clean.


  • No accidental ink spots when putting down the unit
  • Ergonomic handle

Application/Application areas:

  • For ink makers and printers and the packaging industry
  • For quality control and research and development
  • For print proofs and for experimental purposes


  • Additional rollers
  • ZTC 2200 Test Charts
  • ZPH 2035 Specimen Holder
  • ACC410 adapter for use with ZAA 2300


Contact Details

Zehntner GmbH Testing Instruments
Testing Instruments
Gewerbestrasse 4
CH-4450 Sissach
Tel: +41 (0) 61 953 05 50
Fax: +41 (0) 61 953 05 51

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