The Practical Solution
  • Overview +

    The practical benchtop xenon lamp unit with useful accessories to tailor your SUNTEST towards your needs. Here you see the SunCool chiller (for pharmaceuticals / cosmetics), the SunTray sample exchanger (for in-vitro SPF), and the SunFlood immersion unit ( for coatings / sealants).

    The SUNTEST CPS+ is used to test for property changes of materials caused by sunlight, temperature and moisture in a short period of time. Product changes happening outdoor or indoor over months or years, such as fading, yellowing or embrittlement can often be simulated within weeks inside a SUNTEST.

    • Premium simulation of solar radiation according to CIE85 reference sun
    • Optional simulation of window glass filtered daylight, and others
    • User friendly interface with 11 selectable languages
    • Pre-programmed 300 hour tests for Quick-start setup or as templates for custom tests
    • Black Standard Temperature Sensor (BST) according to ISO 4892-1
    • Automatic control of irradiance for various testing needs

    • SunFlood immersion unit for testing materials under extreme moisture conditions
    • SunCool chiller for testing at low temperatures (e.g. cosmetics)
  • Features +

    • Benchtop design 90 x 35 x 35 cm
    • 28 x 20 cm (560 cm2) exposure area
    • 1 air-cooled 1500 W xenon lamp
    • Microprocessor control, with programming keypad and black/white display
    • Direct setting and control of irradiance at 300-400 nm or 300-800 nm
    • Direct setting and control of Black Standard Temperature (BST)
    • Display of chamber air temperature (CHT)
    • Display of test values and diagnostic messages
    • Parameter check
    • Two pre-programmed test methods plus storage for six user-defined tests
    • Multilingual: English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Chinese
    • Horizontal test area max. 560 cm2 for flat samples or 3D specimens
    • Premium sunlight simulation according to CIE85 reference sun
    • Irradiance range 30-65 W/m2 (300-400 nm) or 250-765 W/m2 (300-800 nm)
    • BST range 35-100 °C (without SunCool)
    • Non-aging coated quartz filter system and selectively reflecting mirrors
    • Read to accommodate additional optical filters
    • Switch-off modes: radiant exposure or test time
    • Data output via serial interface RS232
  • Options +

    • Light Monitor 300-400 nm
    • Light Monitor 300-800 nm
    • Humidity Sensor for measuring relative humidity during testing
  • Accessories +

    • Daylight filter
    • Window Glass filter
    • Solar ID65 filter
    • Store Light filter
    • SunCool Chiller for testing at low temperatures
    • SunFlood:40 litre temperature controlled immersion system for testing the weather resistance of materials, e.g. paints, plastics or building materials
    • SunTray:SunTray sample exchange unit including sample holder for 8 PMMA plates
    • 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
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  • Standards +

    • 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
    • COLIPA in-vitro UVA (2011)
      Method for in vitro determination of UVA protection
    • 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 4049
      Dentistry -- Polymer-based restorative materials
    • ISO 7491
      Dental materials -- Determination of colour stability
    • 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 11979-5
      Ophthalmic implants -- Intraocular lenses -- Part 5: Biocompatibility
    • ISO 24443
      Determination of sunscreen UVA photoprotection in vitro
    • L’OREAL QAC-MC-151-O
      Accelerated ageing under light
    • OECD 432
      OECD Guideline for testing of chemicals. In Vitro 3T3 NRU phototoxicity test
    • VICH GL5
      Guideline On Stability Testing: Photostability Testing of New Veterinary Drug Substances and Medicinal Products
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