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  • Overview +

    The modern benchtop unit, best-in-class for 3-D specimens, with useful accessories to tailor your SUNTEST towards your needs.

    The SUNTEST XLS+ is used to check for property changes of materials and products caused by sunlight, temperature and moisture in a short period of time. The aging which, outdoor or indoor, may take place over months or years, such as fading, yellowing or loss of strength, can often be simulated within weeks inside a SUNTEST.

    • Premium simulation of solar radiation according to CIE85 reference sun
    • Simulation of window glass filtered sunlight or artificial supermarket light
    • Best-in-class chamber design for testing 3-D specimens
    • Easy-to-use touch screen user interface with 13 selectable languages
    • Pre-programmed standards for Quick-start operation
    • Black Standard Temperature Sensor (BST) according to ISO 4892-1
    • Automatic control of irradiance for various testing needs

    Optional Accessories:
    • SunSpray unit for water spray during weathering testing
    • SunFlood immersion unit for testing materials under extreme moisture conditions
    • SunCool chiller for testing at low temperatures (e.g. Pharmaceuticals, Beverages)
  • Features +

    • Benchtop design 90 x 54 x 62 cm
    • 39 x 30 cm (1170 cm2) exposure area
    • 1 air-cooled 1700 W xenon lamp
    • Easy-to-use touch screen user interface with 13 selectable languages
    • Direct setting and control of irradiance at 300-400 nm (incl. 340 nm) or 300-800 nm (incl. Lux)
    • Direct setting and control of Black Standard Temperature (BST), BPT optional
    • Display of test chamber temperature
    • Direct setting of tolerance ranges for each test parameter for optimum test control
    • Display of diagnostic messages
    • 10 free programmable tests possible with up to 12 phases
    • Pre-programmed polymer and coatings standards for Quick-starters
    • Control panel tilts for comfortable ergonomic operation
    • Horizontal 1170 cm2 exposure area, for multiple flat or 3-D specimens
    • Premium sunlight simulation according to CIE85 reference sun
    • Lamp cassette with aluminum reflector, lamp connections and filter slot
    • Outer filter non-aging uncoated quartz
    • Irradiance range 30-65 W/m2 (300-400 nm); 0.26-0.62 W/m2 (340 nm) or 250-765 W/m2 (300-800nm); 45-130 klx (Lux)
    • BST range 45-100 °C
    • BST sensor design according to ISO 4892-1
    • Ethernet interface for network connections. See optional XenoTouch Software Add-ons 1, 2, and 3 (“Remote Control“, “E-Mail Service“, “Online Monitoring“)
    • "Switch-off modes: radiant exposure, light exposure time or total operating time
    • Advanced auto-start functions
    • Data output via RS232 or memory card
    • Internal memory chip for storing instrument data
  • Options +

    • Light Monitor 300-400 nm
    • Light Monitor 300-800 nm
    • BST/BPT exchange kit
    • Humidity Sensor for measuring relative humidity during testing

  • Accessories +

    • Daylight filter
    • Window Glass filter
    • Solar ID 65 filter
    • Store Light filter
    • SunCool Chiller for testing at low temperatures
    • SunSpray: 40 L specimen spray system for testing the weather resistance of materials, e.g. paints, plastics or building materials
    • SunFlood:40 L temperature controlled immersion system for testing the weather resistance of materials, e.g. paints, plastics or building materials
    • Water-cooled specimen table for exposure of thermo-sensitive samples
    • ICH-D10/20/30 powder sample holders for preparation of 1-3 mm powder samples (Pharmaceuticals)
    • SunCal BB 300-400 BST sensor for calibration of irradiance in W/m² in the wavelength range 300-400 nm and for calibration of BST in °C
    • SunCal WB 300-800 BST sensor for calibration of irradiance in W/m² in the wavelength range 300-800 nm and for calibration of BST in °C
    • SunCal Lux BST - Calibrated Lux-Sensor for calibration (via IBM compatible PC) of illuminance (lx) and radiant exposure (lxh), combined with calibrated BST sensor for calibration of Black Standard Temperature in °C
    • XenoTouch Software Add-ons “Remote Control“, “E-Mail Service“, “Online Monitoring“
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  • Applications +

  • Standards +

    The listed standards and specifications may include several alternative testing options. The instrument meets at least one option in any listed standard. Standards are subject to change without notification, which may result in a change in testing technology. Always check the revision status of a standard with the responsible Standards Development Organization. If unsure about instrument compliance, please contact your local sales representative.

    • adidas FT-11
      Suntest Light Fastness
    • 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 D3424
      Standard Practice for Evaluating the Relative Lightfastness and Weatherability of Printed Matter
    • ASTM D5071
      Standard Practice for Exposure of Photodegradable Plastics in a Xenon Arc Apparatus
    • ASTM D6695
      Standard Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings
    • 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
    • EPA/ASTM E896
      Standard Test Method for Conducting Aqueous Direct Photolysis Tests
    • GB/T 8427
      Textiles - Tests for color fastness - Color fastness to artificial light: Xenon arc fading lamp test
    • GB/T 16422
      Plastics -- Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources -Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps
    • ICH Q1B
      Q1B Photostability Testing of New Drug Substances and Products
    • ICH Q5C
      Stability testing of Biotechnological / Biological products
    • 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
    • ISO 10977
      Photography -- Processed photographic colour films and paper prints -- Methods for measuring image stability
    • ISO 11431
      Building construction -- Jointing products -- Determination of adhesion/cohesion properties of sealants after exposure to heat, water and artificial light through glass
    • ISO 16474-2
      Paints and varnishes - Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources - Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps
    • ISO 11979-5
      Ophthalmic implants -- Intraocular lenses -- Part 5: Biocompatibility
    • OECD 316
      OECD Guideline for testing of chemicals. Photo transformation of chemicals in water – Direct Photolysis
    • OECD Guideline
      Photo transformation of chemicals on soil
    • UATM M15
      Colorfastness: Light
    • VICH GL5
      Guideline On Stability Testing: Photostability Testing of New Veterinary Drug Substances and Medicinal Products
  • Videos +

  • Recorded Online Seminars +

    Weathering, Lightfastness, and Photostability Testing with SUNTEST – Atlas Online Seminar

    Xenon-Arc Technology and Application – Atlas Online Seminar

    Xenon-arc and Fluorescent/UV - Comparison and Applications - Atlas Online Seminar

    Setups for Common Weathering Tests - Atlas Online Seminar

    Different Xenon-arc Weathering Instruments – Applications and Limitations - Atlas Online Seminar

    ICH and Related Guidelines - Pharmaceutical Photostability Testing in Atlas SUNTEST® Instruments - Atlas Online Seminar