Ci3000+ Weather-Ometer/ Fade-Ometer

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    The Ci3000+ Weather-Ometer and Fade-Ometer with their advanced digital control systems, represent monumental achievements in applying digital and optical technologies in easy-to-use laboratory weathering instruments. The 3000 Series is approved by many OEMs in the textiles, paints & coatings and plastics industries as the exclusive platform to deliver accurate, reproducible and repeatable results for predicting service life. The 3000 Series has been certified CE, UL, CSA, ISO and EN compliant.

    Key features of this instrument include: a rotating sample rack to maximize uniformity over all specimens; custom designed nozzles to provide uniform specimen and rack spray; ASTM Black Panel Thermometer or ISO/DIN Black Standard Thermometer to control and monitor temperature at specimen level to ensure test repeatability.
  • Features +


    • 4500 W water-cooled xenon arc lamp
    • Total exposure area of 2,188 cm(339 in2)
    • TFT full color 12" touch screen control panel display of all test parameters
    • Direct setting and control of Black Panel Temperature; uninsulated (BPT) or insulated (BST)
    • Direct setting and control of relative humidity
    • Direct setting and control of specimen chamber air temperature
    • Display of diagnostic messages
    • 14 factory pre-programmed test methods (Weather-Ometer); 6 factory pre-programmed test methods (Fade-Ometer)
    • Space for 12 custom programs; sub-cycle capability
    • Multi-language capability (English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Turkish)
    • Streaming data output via ethernet or USB port. USB thumb drive included
    • SmartDamperTM to reduce test variability in chamber temperature and humidity and compensates for changes in ambient lab conditions
    • SmartLight MonitorTM verifies that correct light capsule is installed
    • Filter combinations available to meet all common test methods
    • Air intake dust filter
    • CS-7 xenon lamp cooling system
    • Chamber viewing window in door
    • Universal electrical configurations to meet local frequency, voltage, and electrical requirements
    • Meets CE, UL, ISO EN and CSA safety requirements
    • Automatic test countdown based on time or radiant exposure
    • VibraSonicTM Humidification System
    • Specimen Holders available to accommodate many sample types
    • Calibrated xenon reference lamp
    • Water purity indicator

    Contact us today to see how we can help you get the most from your weathering tests and processes.
  • Options +


    • Dual Black Panel Temperature (BPT) and Black Standard Temperature (BST) Measurement/Control including uninsulated BPT and BST sensors
    • Monitoring of second wavelength: 300-400 nm, 340 nm or 420 nm including beam splitter, dual filter housing and lamp calibration
    • WXView (Weather View) Data Acquisition System
    • 2-tier rack - 60 specimen positions
  • Accessories +


    • XenoCal irradiance calibration device for independent irradiance calibration and measurement at the sample plane
    • Textile Kit for AATCC Test Method 16 and/or ISO 105 B02
    • LiquiAirTM Xenon Lamp Cooling System (Top- or Wall-Mount)
    • Lockable latch for chamber door
    • Auxiliary filter lantern for special automotive interior and textile test methods
  • Standards +


    • AATCC TM16-2004
      Colorfastness to Light
    • AATCC TM 16.3 (2014)
    • Colorfastness to Light, Xenon-Arc
    • AATCC TM169
      Weather Resistance of Textiles: Xenon Lamp Exposure
    • ASTM C1442
      Standard Practice for Conducting Tests on Sealants Using Artificial Weathering Apparatus
    • ASTM D2565
    • Standard Practice for Xeno-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications
    • ASTM D3424
      Standard Test Methods for Evaluating the Relative Lightfastness and Weatherability of Printed Matter
    • ASTM D4303
      Standard Test Methods for Lightfastness of Pigments Used in Artists' Paints
    • ASTM D4355
      Standard Test Method for Deterioration of Geotextiles from Exposure to Ultraviolet Light and Water (Xenon-Arc Type Apparatus)
    • ASTM D4459
      Standard Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Indoor Applications
    • ASTM D4798
      Standard Test Method for Accelerated Weathering Test Conditions and Procedures for Bituminous Materials (Xenon-Arc Method)
    • ASTM D5071
      Standard Practice for Exposure of Photodegradable Plastics in a Xenon Arc Apparatus
    • ASTM D6551
      Standard Practice for Accelerated Weathering of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes by Xenon-Arc Exposure Apparatus
    • ASTM D6695
      Standard Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings
    • ASTM D7869
      Standard Practice for Xenon Arc Exposure Test with Enhanced Light and Water Exposure for Transportation Coatings
    • ASTM D904
      Standard Practice for Exposure of Adhesive Specimens to Artificial Light
    • ASTM G151
      Standard Practice for Exposing Nonmetallic Materials in Accelerated Test Devices that Use Laboratory Light Sources
    • ASTM G155
      Standard Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials
    • GME 60292
      Designation of Colour Fastness and Resistance to Artificial Light
    • ISO 105-B02
      Textiles - Tests for colour fastness - Part B02: Colour fastness to artificial light: Xenon arc fading lamp test
    • ISO 105-B04
      Textiles - Tests for colour fastness - Part B04: Colour fastness to weathering: Xenon arc test
    • ISO 105-B06
      Textiles - Tests for colour fastness - Part B06: Colour fastness and ageing to artificial light at high temperatures: Xenon arc fading lamp test
    • ISO 105-B07
      Textiles - Tests for Colour Fastness - Part B07: Colour Fastness to Light of Textiles Wetted with Artificial Perspiration
    • ISO 105-B10
      Textiles - Tests for colour fastness - Part B10: Artificial weathering - Exposure to filtered xenon-arc radiation
    • ISO 12040
      Graphic technology - Prints and printing inks - Assessment of light fastness using filtered xenon arc light
    • ISO 16474-1
      Paints and varnishes - Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources - Part 1: General guidance
    • ISO 16474-2
      Paints and varnishes - Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources - Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps
    • ISO 18909
      Photography - Processed photographic colour films and paper prints - Methods for measuring image stability
    • ISO 18930
      Imaging materials - Pictorial colour reflection prints - Methods for evaluating image stability under outdoor conditions
    • ISO 18937
      Imaging materials - Photographic reflection prints - Methods for measuring indoor light stability
    • ISO 3917
      Road vehicles - Safety glazing materials - Test methods for resistance to radiation, high temperature, humidity, fire and simulated weathering
    • ISO 4892-1
      Plastics - Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources - Part 1: General guidance
    • ISO 4892-2
      Plastics - Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources - Part 2: Xenon-arc sources
    • JASO M346
      Light-exposure test method by xenon-arc lamp for automotive interior part
    • MIL-STD 810F
      Environmental engineering considerations and laboratory tests - Part 2: Laboratory test methods - 505.4: Solar radiation (Sunshine)
    • Peugeot Citroen (PSA) D47 1431
      Materials and Parts in the Passenger Compartment Appearance Behaviour to Artificial Light at High and Mean Temperatures
    • SAE J2412
      Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Interior Trim Components Using a Controlled Irradiance Xenon-Arc Apparatus
    • SAE J2527
      Performance Based Standard for Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials Using A Controlled Irradiance Xenon-Arc Apparatus
    • VDA 75202
      Automotive interior materials - Colourfastness and ageing test against light at high temperatures: Xenon arc
    • VW PV 1303
      Non-metallic materials - Lightfastness test for interior parts
    • VW PV 3929
      Non-Metallic Materials - Weather Ageing in Dry, Hot Climate
    • VW PV 3930
      Non-Metallic Materials - Weathering in Moist, Hot Climate
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