Atlas® Expands Flexibility And Ease Of Use Of The Successful SUNTEST® XLS+
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Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC
4114 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60613 1831
Press release date: September 5, 2008
Linsengericht (Germany), September 5, 2008 - Atlas Material Testing Technology, the global leader in lightfastness and weathering testing, has overhauled their SUNTEST XLS+ weathering device based on customer feedback and industry requirements.
The primary focus of the redesign was to improve flexibility and ease of use. One important enhancement is the new, digitally controllable specimen spray, which turns the XLS+ from a lightfastness testing device into a full fledged weathering instrument. The immersion system and cooling aggregate were modernized as well to combine the highest degree of flexibility with modern control options. Atlas designed both accessories as stackable sub-frame systems to ensure the space-saving table-top principle remains intact for all applications.
Improving operator convenience necessitated changing to more powerful microprocessors. Thanks to the new technology, operation and control are now possible via touch screen similar to the operation of stand alone Atlas instruments. The user-selectable language options are unique for this class of weathering device. In addition to German, English, French, and Spanish, users can select from the following languages: Dutch, Italian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
The SUNTEST XLS+ unit has proven over the past years to be the benchmark-testing instrument for many applications. The unit is frequently used for engineering and quality tests, e.g. of plastics, packaging, and coatings. Companies with reduced testing needs or small 3-D test specimens favor the versatile XLS+ due to its compact design. In addition, the SUNTEST XLS+ unit is the instrument of choice for the pharmaceutical industry, where its reliability during drug development and during tests for the selection of suitable packaging are highly valued.
To support the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry, Atlas has developed a customized, accessory kit, that will be introduced later this year. This kit will make photostability tests even easier to integrate into complex laboratory processes. It will be comprised of powder sample holders, DAQ software, lux control/calibration, displayed relative humidity and a chiller.
The newly designed XLS+ is the next step homogenizing and improving quality within the SUNTEST product line. The new SUNTEST XLS+ will be presented for the first time at the Fakuma trade show in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Please visit us in Hall B3, Booth 3314 to see this exciting new instrument from Atlas.
About Atlas Material Testing Technology
Atlas® is a recognized leader in material testing, offering a complete line of instruments and services for accelerated and natural weathering. The Atlas Consulting Group helps clients develop the best weathering processes for their products, as well as offers education and training courses worldwide. For accelerated laboratory and outdoor testing, Atlas Weathering Services Group has five laboratories and over 20 outdoor exposure sites around the world in a variety of climates, including desert, subtropical, high-altitude and corrosive. Atlas Material Testing Technology is ISO 17025 and ISO 9001:200 registered. Atlas products are designed and manufactured to conform to international, national and industry standard test methods including ISO, ASTM, DIN, JIS and numerous others.