Advanced retroreflectivity management is key to maintaining road infrastructure at the highest standards. Zehntner offers not only the hardware to do this, but also free data-processing software.

Zehntner, the renowned Swiss manufacturer of precision instruments exhibited at Control 2017. Zehntner displayed their complete product range, mainly Glossmeters, automatic and manual film applicators, cross-cut and other adhesion testers, hardness testers and other high quality testing equipment.

All cats are grey at night – and this means that they are almost invisible. This is also true for objects and installations on public roads as their visibility will be poor during darkness. Therefore high retroreflection, also referred to as night visibility is an important factor in improving road and traffic safety.

Swiss precision measuring and testing equipment.

The road signs and markings used on airport runways must provide optimized visibility to ensure safety in an extremely challenging environment.

The new ZRM 6013+ Road Marking Retroreflectometer from Zehntner.

Good visibility of road furniture and particularly good visibility of road markings and traffic signs is not a question of prestige or luxury. It provides confidence for the driver and is thus a crucial factor in ensuring traffic safety.

Traffic signalization represents a visual guideline in traffic and affects the behaviour of all participants. Regarding road traffic, the impact of direct information comes into play more than in other traffic modes due to the large number of participants and intensity of traffic flow.

The principle of gloss measurement on even surfaces is simple: the reflection of an incident light in a defined angle will be measured.

However, gloss measurements often have to be carried out on curved surfaces. If the surface to be measured is not even, the following aspects should be considered: 

Good visibility of road furniture and particularly good visibility of road markings and traffic signs is not a question of prestige or luxury. It provides confidence for the driver and is thus a crucial factor in ensuring traffic safety. This can be achieved by means of various approaches:

Many countries across the world have introduced safety programmes to reduce the number of deaths on their roads.

The new ZRM 6014 Road Marking Retroreflectometer by Zehntner. 5 Innovations in one go: telescope handle and wheels as standard, colour touch display, camera, level meter and compass.

Ahead of their time: The new ZRM 6006 budget priced Road Marking Retroreflectometer by Zehntner. Swiss manufacturer Zehntner GmbH Testing Instruments launches a new budget-priced retroreflectometer.

Fast, precise, easy to use: Once more, Zehntner is presenting a comprehensive portfolio of measuring and testing instruments for quality control of all kinds of surfaces at the Paint Expo 2012.

The new ZRS 6060 Retroreflectometer for traffic signs and safety garments. At the Intertraffic Amsterdam exhibition 2012 Swiss manufacturer Zehntner GmbH Testing Instruments launches the next generation of retroreflectometers for measuring the night visibility of all kinds of retroreflective traffic signs, safety garments and other reflexive materials such as conspicuity tapes.

Road markings do their bit for road safety. To find one's way in traffic flow is easy – in daylight. Even on overcast days, sunlight is ten thousand times brighter than the brightest artificial lighting. Therefore we can easily see all objects relevant for navigating on the road.

Do you get what you paid for? Choosing the best offer sometimes is not enough. The contracting body should make sure that the quality meets the agreed requirements.