Ci4000 Weather-Ometer (discontinued)

  • Overview +



    The Ci4000 Weather-Ometer, with its advanced digital control system, represents a monumental achievement in applying digital and optical technologies in an easy to use laboratory weathering instrument. The Ci4000 is approved by many OEMs in the automotive, paints and coatings, and plastics industries as the exclusive platform to deliver accurate, reproducible and repeatable results for predicting service life. The Ci4000 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 +


    • 6500 W water cooled xenon arc lamp system
    • Total exposure area of 6,500 cm2 (1,008 in2)
    • 3-tier inclined specimen rack
    • TFT full color 12" touch screen control panel display of all test parameters
    • Direct setting and control of irradiance: 340nm, 420nm, 300-400nm or Lux
    • 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 diagnostics messages
    • 14 factory pre-programmed test methods
    • 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
    • Specimen and rack spray
    • Filter combinations available to meet all common test methods
    • Air intake dust filter
    • CS-7 xenon lamp cooling system
    • Water purity indicator with alarm
    • Calibrated xenon reference lamp
    • 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
    • Specimen Holders available to accommodate many sample types
    • VibraSonicTM Humidification System
    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, 420 nm or Lux
    • S3T Specific Specimen Surface Temperature system
    • WXView (Weather View) Data Acquisition System
  • Accessories +


    • XenoCal irradiance calibration device for independent irradiance calibration and measurement at the sample plane
    • Auxiliary filter lantern for meeting special automotive interior and textile test requirements
    • LiquiAirTM self contained xenon lamp cooling system (top or wall mount available)
    • Leg Extensions (4 legs: elevates unit 15 cm)
    • Lockable latch for chamber door
  • Standards +


    • AATCC TM16.3
      Colorfastness to Light: Xenon-Arc
    • AATCC TM169
      Weather Resistance of Textiles: Xenon Lamp Exposure
    • AATCC TM16E
      Colorfastness to Light
    • ASTM C1257
      Standard Test Method for Accelerated Weathering of Solvent-Release-Type Sealants
    • ASTM C1442
      Standard Practice for Conducting Tests on Sealants Using Artificial Weathering Apparatus
    • ASTM C1501
      Standard Test Method for Color Stability of Building Construction Sealants as Determined by Laboratory Accelerated Weathering Procedures
    • ASTM C1519
      Standard Test Method for Evaluating Durability of Building Construction Sealants by Laboratory Accelerated Weathering Procedures
    • ASTM C732
      Standard Test Method for Aging Effects of Artificial Weathering on Latex Sealants
    • ASTM C734
      Standard Test Method for Low-Temperature Flexibility of Latex Sealants After Artificial Weathering
    • ASTM C793
      Standard Test Method for Effects of Accelerated Weathering on Elastomeric Joint Sealants
    • ASTM D1148
      Standard Test Method for Rubber Deterioration—Discoloration from Ultraviolet (UV) or UV/Visible Radiation and Heat Exposure of Light-Colored Surfaces
    • ASTM D1670
      Standard Test Method for Failure End Point in Accelerated and Outdoor Weathering of Bituminous Materials
    • ASTM D2565
      Standard Practice for Xenon Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications
    • ASTM D3424
      Standard Test Methods for Evaluating the Relative Lightfastness and Weatherability of Printed Matter
    • ASTM D3451
      Standard Guide for Testing Coating Powders and Powder Coatings
    • ASTM D4101
      Standard Specification for Polypropylene Injection and Extrusion Materials
    • 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 D4434
      Standard Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Sheet Roofing
    • ASTM D4459
      Standard Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Indoor Applications
    • ASTM D4637
      Standard Specification for EPDM Sheet Used in Single-Ply Roof Membrane
    • ASTM D4798
      Standard Test Method for Accelerated Weathering Test Conditions and Procedures for Bituminous Materials (Xenon-Arc Method)
    • ASTM D4811
      Standard Specification for Nonvulcanized (Uncured) Rubber Sheet Used as Roof Flashing
    • ASTM D5010
      Standard Guide for Testing Printing Inks and Related Materials
    • ASTM D5019
      Standard Specification for Reinforced CSM (Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene) Sheet Used in Single-Ply Roof Membrane
    • ASTM D5071
      Standard Practice for Exposure of Photodegradable Plastics in a Xenon Arc Apparatus
    • ASTM D5383
      Standard Practice for Visual Determination of the Lightfastness of Art Materials by Art Technologists
    • ASTM D5398
      Standard Practice for Visual Evaluation of the Lightfastness of Art Materials by the User
    • ASTM D5819
      Standard Guide for Selecting Test Methods for Experimental Evaluation of Geosynthetic Durability
    • ASTM D6083
      Standard Specification for Liquid Applied Acrylic Coating Used in Roofing
    • ASTM D6551
      Standard Practice for Accelerated Weathering of Pressure-Sensitive Tapes by Xenon-Arc Exposure Apparatus
    • ASTM D6577
      Standard Guide for Testing Industrial Protective Coatings
    • ASTM D6662
      Standard Specification for Polyolefin-Based Plastic Lumber Decking Boards
    • ASTM D6695
      Standard Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings
    • ASTM D6878
      Standard Specification for Thermoplastic Polyolefin Based Sheet Roofing
    • ASTM D750
      Standard Test Method for Rubber Deterioration Using Artificial Weathering Apparatus
    • 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 F1164
      Standard Test Method for Evaluation of Transparent Plastics Exposed to Accelerated Weathering Combined with Biaxial Stress
    • ASTM F1515
      Standard Test Method for Measuring Light Stability of Resilient Flooring by Color Change
    • ASTM F2366
      Standard Practice for Determining the Relative Lightfastness of Ink Jet Prints Exposed to Window Filtered Daylight Using a Xenon-Arc Light Apparatus
    • 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
    • FLTM BO 116-01
      Resistance to interior weathering
    • GB/T 10485
      Road vehicles- Lighting and light-signaling devices- Environmental endurance
    • GB/T 14522
      Accelerated weathering test method for plastics, coatings and rubber materials used for machinery industrial products
    • GB/T 16259
      Test method for accelerated weathering of building materials
    • GB/T 16422
      Plastics -- Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources -Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps
    • GB/T 16991
      Textiles--Test for color fastness--Color fastness and ageing to artificial light at high temperatures: Xenon-arc
    • GB/T 1865
      Paints and varnishes--Artificial weathering and exposure to artificial radiation—Exposure to filtered xenon- arc radiation
    • GB/T 18833
      Retro-reflective sheeting for road traffic signs
    • GB/T 29061
      Performance films for glass in buildings
    • GB/T 32088
      Accelerated weathering test methods of automotive nonmetallic components and materials using a xenon-arc apparatus
    • GB/T 3511
      Rubber, vulcanized- Test method for resistance to artificial weathering (xenon-arc)
    • GB/T 5137
      Automotive safety glass test method
    • GB/T 6151
      Textiles-Tests for color fastness-General principle of testing
    • GB/T 8427
      Textiles - Tests for color fastness - Color fastness to artificial light: Xenon arc fading lamp test
    • GB/T 8430
      Textiles - Tests for color fastness to artificial weathering - Xenon-arc fading lamp test
    • GM 9125P
      Procedures for Laboratory Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Materials
    • GME 60292
      Designation of Colour Fastness and Resistance to Artificial Light
    • GMW 14162
      Colorfastness to Artificial Weathering
    • GMW 14170
      Coating Requirements for Elastomeric Seals
    • GMW 14650
      Performance Requirements for Exterior Plastic Parts
    • GMW 3414
      Test Method for Artificial Weathering of Automotive Interior Trim Materials
    • Hyundai MS 210-05
      Molded Plastic Parts - Interior Use
    • Hyundai MS 300-32
      Standard Test Method - Woven, Knit
    • IEC 61345
      UV test for photovoltaic (PV) modules
    • 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
      new standardTextiles - Tests for colour fastness - Part B10: Artificial weathering - Exposure to filtered xenon-arc radiation
    • ISO 11341
      Paints and Varnishes - Artificial Weathering and Exposure to Artificial Radiation - 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 29664
      Plastics - Artificial Weathering Including Acidic Deposition
    • 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
    • JASO M351
      Automotive parts - Accelerated weathering testing method by xenon-arc lamp for exterior parts
    • JIS B 7754
      Light-exposure and light-and-water-exposure apparatus(xenon arc lamp type)
    • JIS D 0205
      Test Method of Weatherability for Automotive Parts
    • MIL-STD 810F
      Environmental engineering considerations and laboratory tests - Part 2: Laboratory test methods - 505.4: Solar radiation (Sunshine)
    • MIL-STD 810G
      Environmental engineering considerations and laboratory tests - Part 2: Laboratory test methods - 505.5: Solar radiation (Sunshine)
    • Peugeot Citroen (PSA) D27 1389
      Paint Coatings Rubbers and Plastics - Artificial Ageing by Weather-Ometer
    • Peugeot Citroen (PSA) D47 1431
      Materials and Parts in the Passenger Compartment Appearance Behaviour to Artificial Light at High and Mean Temperatures
    • Renault D27 1911
      Rubber and Plastic Paint Coatings - Artificial Ageing by Weather Ometer
    • Renault D47 1431
      Materials and Passenger Compartment Parts Behaviour of the Appearance to Artificial Light at High and Medium Temperatures
    • SAE J1885
      Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Interior Trim Components Using a Controlled Irradiance Water Cooled Xenon-Arc Apparatus
    • SAE J1960
      Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials Using a Controlled Irradiance Water-Cooled Xenon Arc Apparatus
    • SAE J2412
      Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Interior Trim Components Using a Controlled Irradiance Xenon-Arc Apparatus
    • SAE J2413
      Protocol To Verify Performance of New Xenon Arc Test Apparatus
    • SAE J2527
      Performance Based Standard for Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials Using A Controlled Irradiance Xenon-Arc Apparatus
    • VDA 621-429
      Tests for automotive coatings - Weathering test for colour fastness
    • VDA 621-430
      Tests for automotive coatings - Test for resistance to cracking of 2 layer metallic clear coats
    • 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 1306
      Exposure Test for Determining the Tackiness of Polypropylene 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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