Weathering testing of extra-large and 3-dimensional specimens
  • Overview +

    The Atlas SUNTEST XXL+ is a large xenon lamp weathering and lightfastness test chamber meeting various ISO, ASTM, and ICH industry standards. Its horizontal 3000 cm2 exposure area is best-in-class for 3-D specimen testing.

    The SUNTEST XXL+ 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 happens outdoors or indoors 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
    • Optional filters for simulating sunlight through window glass, etc.
    • 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 test setup
    • Access port for additional external sensors
    • Black Standard Temperature Sensor (BST) according to ISO 4892-1
    • Automatic control of irradiance for various testing needs
  • Features +

    • Dimensions 90 x 91 x 172 cm
    • Exposure area 79 x 39 cm (3000 cm2)
    • 3 air-cooled 1700 W xenon lamps
    • Easy-to-use touch screen user interface with 13 selectable languages
    • Direct setting and control of irradiance at 300-400 nm or 340 nm
    • Direct setting and control of Black Standard Temperature (BST) or Black Panel Temperature (BPT)
    • Direct setting and control of chamber temperature (CHT)
    • 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
    • Horizontal 3000 cm² exposure area for 34 standard or multiple 3-D specimens
    • Premium sunlight simulation according to CIE85 reference sun
    • Lamp cassette with aluminum reflector, lamp connections and filter slot
    • Outer filter with IR-reflective coating
    • Irradiance range 30-65 W/m2 (300-400 nm); 0.26-0.62 W/m2 (340 nm)
    • Measurement and control of CHT: max. 70 °C (during light phase)
    • Measurement and control of BST or BPT: max. 100 ºC (during light phase)
    • BST sensor design according to ISO 4892-1
    • Selectable temperature control either by CHT or by dual control: CHT and BST (BPT) simultaneously
    • Controlled temperature difference between CHT and BST (BPT)
    • Ultrasonic humidification system for humidity control
    • Specimen spray system with integrated 60 l water reservoir
    • 5° tilted specimen test plane for spray water draining
    • Access port ca. 30 x 25 mm to connect external sensors inside the test chamber
    • Switch-off by radiant exposure, light exposure time or total operating time
    • Advanced auto-start functions
    • Data output via memory card or RS 232
    • Internal memory chip for storing instrument data
    • Ethernet interface for network connections. See optional XenoTouch Software Add-ons 1, 2, and 3 (“Remote Control“, “E-Mail Service“, “Online Monitoring“)
  • Options +

    • Light Monitor 420 nm
    • BST/BPT exchange kit
    • Mirrored lamp/filter cassettes for reduced temperature testing
  • Accessories +

    • Daylight filter
    • Window Glass filter
    • Solar ID 65 filter
    • BPT sensor
    • Specimen holders and masks
    • ICH-D10/20/30 powder sample holders for preparation of 1-3 mm powder samples (Pharmaceuticals)
    • Sliding sample table with exposure area of 740 x 368 mm
    • Air outlet hood for connecting the 3 outlets to a laboratory ventilation system
    • 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
    • XenoTouch Software Add-ons “Remote Control“, “E-Mail Service“, “Online Monitoring“
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  • Standards +

    • AATCC TM169
      Weather Resistance of Textiles: Xenon Lamp Exposure
    • 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 D4355
      Standard Test Method for Deterioration of Geotextiles from Exposure to Ultraviolet Light and Water (Xenon-Arc Type 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
    • EOTA TR010
      Exposure procedure for artificial weathering
    • EPA/ASTM E896
      Standard Test Method for Conducting Aqueous Direct Photolysis Tests
    • GB/T 1865
      Paints and varnishes--Artificial weathering and exposure to artificial radiation—Exposure to filtered xenon- arc radiation
    • GB/T 8427
      Textiles - Tests for color fastness - Color fastness to artificial light: Xenon arc fading lamp test
    • GB/T 13492
      Finishes for automobiles
    • GB/T 16422
      Plastics -- Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources -Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps
    • IEC 60068-2-5
      Environmental testing - Part 2-5: Tests - Test S: Simulated solar radiation at ground level and guidance for solar radiation testing and weathering
    • 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-B10
      Textiles - Tests for colour fastness - Part B10: Artificial weathering - Exposure to filtered xenon-arc radiation
    • 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 11341
      Paints and Varnishes - Artificial Weathering and Exposure to Artificial Radiation - Exposure to Filtered Xenon-Arc Radiation
    • 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 16474-2
      Paints and varnishes - Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources - Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps
    • MIL-STD 810G
      Environmental engineering considerations and laboratory tests - Part 2: Laboratory test methods - 505.5: Solar radiation (Sunshine)
    • VW PV 3930
      Non-Metallic Materials - Weathering in Moist, Hot Climate
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