Xenotest Beta+ FD

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    The Xenotest Beta+ FD is a premium stand-alone rotating rack xenon instrument with a 4000 cm2 exposure area. This instrument is specifically designed to meet the testing needs of the FMCG industry, such as drinks, foodstuffs, personal care and household products. The Beta+ FD enables consumer goods manufacturers to test their products realistically within very short test times, typically with acceleration factors between 10-50 times faster than real time. The Beta+ FD is ideal for the reliable qualification of stable product formulations, determination of appropriate packaging materials, and supporting product shelf life claims.

    The Beta+ FD offers two custom racks - a bottle rack and a packaging rack. Both carry loads of up to 20 kg and fit various packaging shapes and sizes. Economical non-aging filters guarantee realistic simulation of all three common light conditions - outdoor Daylight / indoor Daylight / Store Light, while a chiller keeps test temperatures at realistic levels even at high irradiance. Programming and monitoring can be done online.
  • Features +


    • 3x 2200 W air-cooled Xenon Lamps
    • 4000 cm2 exposure area
    • Touch screen with colour display to monitor and display test parameters
    • Direct setting and control of Irradiance (300-400 nm) or (300-800 nm)
    • Direct Setting and Control of Black Standard Temperature (BST)
    • Direct Setting and Control of Chamber Temperature (CHT)
    • Display of Diagnostic Messages
    • Storage for 10 user-defined test methods
    • Multilingual User Interface
    • Test chamber with rotating rack technology; for application-specific specimen racks
    • Thermal insulation of test chamber and periphery preventing water condensation
    • Non-aging XENOCHROME filters to simulate outdoor daylight, daylight behind window
    • Optional StoreLight filter to simulate supermarket light conditions
    • On-rack XENOSENSIV 300-400 nm or 300-800 nm sensor for measuring and controlling irradiance (in W/m²) and BST (°C) on sample level
    • Selectable Temperature control either by CHT (10° *- 70°C; *requires chiller to reach temperatures below lab ambient) or by CHT and BST (25° * - 120°C) simultaneously (dual control)
    • Fan-controlled temperature difference between Chamber and Black Standard Temperature
    • Chiller SunCool Beta+ for extended CHT- and BST-ranges towards lower temperatures
    • UV-protected test chamber window
    • Switch-off by radiant exposure, light exposure time or total operating time
    • Advanced Auto Start functions
    • Internal memory chip for storing instrument data
    • Data output via memory card or RS 232 interface
    • Ethernet interface for connection to internal computer network and use of XenoTouch Add-ons 1, 2, and 3 (“Remote Control“, “E-Mail Service“, “Online Monitoring“)

  • Options +


    • XenoCal WST White Standard Thermometer
    • XenoCal BST Black Standard Thermometer
  • Accessories +


    • Specimen Rack D (Drinks): Stainless steel specimen rack with circumference 25cm; positions for bottles with maximum height 34 cm; Capacity: 7 bottles (Ø ≥ 9 cm); 11 bottles (Ø ≥ 5-9 cm); Maximum Load: 20 kg
    • Specimen Rack F (Food): Stainless steel specimen rack with horizontal ring for mounting flexible packaging specimen of various sizes
    • Store Light® filter
    • XENOCHROME 300 (filter with UV cut-on at 300 nm to simulate outdoor testing)
    • XENOCHROME 320 (filter with UV cut-on at 320 nm to simulate testing behind window glass)
    • XenoCal® WB 300-800
    • XenoCal® WB 300-400
    • XenoTouch Add-ons; Remote Control, E-Mail Service, Online Monitoring
  • Standards +


    • 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
    • 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
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