Xenotest Alpha+

  • Overview +



    The Xenotest Alpha+ is a compact stand-alone rotating rack xenon instrument with 1320 cm2 exposure area. It comes with a complete set of parameter controls. Irradiance and temperature are measured and controlled directly on the sample level using on-rack XENOSENSIV sensor technology. The Alpha+ complies with the vast majority of industry standards setting the benchmark in narrow tolerance testing. Due to its highly reliable performance and high irradiance capabilities, it‘s often chosen by R&D departments or commercial Service Test Houses.
  • Features +


    • 1x 2200 W air-cooled Xenon Lamp
    • 1320 cm2 exposure area
    • High-irradiance testing up to 180 W/m2 (3 Sun)
    • Touch screen with colour display to monitor and display test parameters
    • Direct Setting and Control of Irradiance (300-400nm)
    • Direct Setting and Control of Black Standard Temperature
    • Direct Setting and Control of Chamber Temperature
    • Direct Setting and Control of Relative Humidity
    • Display of Diagnostic Messages
    • Storage for 10 user-defined test methods
    • Pre-programmed international standard test methods
    • Multilingual User Interface
    • Non-aging XENOCHROME filters to simulate outdoor daylight, daylight behind window glass
    • On-rack XENOSENSIV 300-400 nm for measuring and controlling irradiance (in W/m²) and BST (°C) on sample level
    • Selectable Temperature control either by Chamber Temperature (max. 70 °C), or by Dual Control: Chamber Temperature and Black Standard Temperature (up to 130 °C)
    • Fan-controlled temperature difference between Chamber and Black Standard Temperature
    • Ultrasonic humidification system for humidity control
    • Specimen spray system with integrated 60 l water reservoir
    • Specimen holder carousel for 11 specimen holders
    • Switch-off by radiant exposure, light exposure time or total operating time
    • Advanced Auto Start functions
    • Data output via Memory Card or RS 232
    • Ethernet interface plus XenoTouch Add-ons 1, 2, and 3 (“Remote Control“, “E-Mail Service“, “Online Monitoring“)

  • Options +


    • XenoCal BST Black Standard Thermometer
    • XenoCal WST White Standard Thermometer
    • XenoCal BB 300-400 Irradiance Sensor
    • XenoCal WB 300-800 Irradiance Sensor
    • XenoCal NB 340 Irradiance Sensor
    • Programmable turning mode
  • Accessories +


    • Absorption filter system with 10 window glass filters
    • Absorption filter system with 7 IR filters
    • Accessory kit "Textile ISO 105"
    • Accessory kit "Textile M&S"
    • Daylight filter extended IR
    • Exposure cards 45 x 134 mm (130 pcs.)
    • IR-Absorptions filter system for lightfastness tests to AATCC 16 Option H
    • Sensor adapter to fit the sensors into the equipment
    • Set of cover masks "Special"
    • Set of cover masks ISO with aperture sizes of 9, 18, and 27 mm
    • Set of double slot masks for M&S (22 pcs.)
    • Set of single slot masks for AATCC
    • Set of single slot masks for M&S (22 pcs.)
    • Specimen holder for blue scale (for weathering tests)
    • Specimen holder set "Special" for samples up to 15 mm
    • Specimen holder set for samples up to 3 mm thick (11 pcs.)
    • UV window for absorption filter system
    • XENOCHROME 300
    • XENOCHROME 320
    • Xenon Burner NXE 2000 HE
  • 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.

    • AATCC TM16-2004
    • Colorfastness to Light
    • AATCC TM16.3
    • Colorfastness to Light
    • AATCC TM169
    • Weather Resistance of Textiles: Xenon Lamp Exposure
    • 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
    • GME 60292
    • Designation of Colour Fastness and Resistance to Artificial Light
    • GMW 3414
    • Test Method for Artificial Weathering of Automotive Interior Trim Materials
    • 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-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-B10
    • Textiles - Tests for colour fastness - Part B10: Artificial weathering - Exposure to filtered xenon-arc radiation
    • ISO 12040
    • Graphic technology - Prints and printing inks - Assessment of light fastness using filtered xenon arc light
    • ISO 16474-2
    • Paints and varnishes - Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources - Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps
    • 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
    • M&S C9
    • Colorfastness to Light
    • M&S C9A
    • Colorfastness to wet light in the presence of alkaline or other chemical residues
    • MIL-STD 810F
    • Environmental engineering considerations and laboratory tests - Part 2: Laboratory test methods - 505.4: Solar radiation (Sunshine)
    • SAE J2019
    • Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials Using a Controlled Irradiance Air-Cooled Xenon-Arc Apparatus
    • SAE J2212
    • Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Interior Trim Components Using a Controlled Irradiance Air-Cooled Xenon-Arc Apparatus
    • 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 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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