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Roughness - Parker Print Surf (PPS)

Supplier: Revco Australia

Roughness - Parker Print Surf (PPS), A microprocessor- controlled instrument which performs high speed, precision measurements of paper surface roughness.

Price Guide: POA

Roughness - Parker Print Surf (PPS)

Developed from Dr. John Parker's original method, the Parker Print-Surf (PPS) is designed to accurately measure the surface roughness of sheet materials under conditions similar to those experienced during the printing process.

The sample is clamped between a precision engineered measuring head and a specifically designed backing assembly. It provides the information you need to avoid time-consuming, costly printing problems.

Fine paper, Coated paper, Newsprint, Coated board, Films and foils, Printing/graphics, Packaging, Carton board


  • Number of measuring heads: One or two (58-07-00-0001)
  • Roughness range-normal: 0.20 - 6.50µm
  • Roughness range-high: 6.0 - 15.0µm
  • Air permeance range - ISO 5636/1: 0 ? 14.5µm.Pas
  • Air permeance range - Bendtsen equivalent: 0-10000ml/min
  • Air permeance range - Gurley equivalent: 1-6000s
  • Clamp pressures - preset: 500, 1000, and 2000kPa
  • Clamp pressures - custom setting: 100 ? 5000kPa
  • Conforms to ISO 8791/4 and TAPPI T555


  • Membrane keypad operation
  • Dust purger
  • Automatic
  • specimen detection
  • One-touch statistics display
  • Built-in diagnostic routines
  • Built-in calibration routine for plastic and paper reference standards
  • Calibration device included
  • Dual range to measure rougher samples
  • Extended clamp pressure range for better printing simulation
  • Measures roughness both sides or roughness/air permeance simultaneously (Dual Head Model only)