Full Spectrum Monitor measures SPD output of xenon lamps.
February 3, 2010 -
Atlas LS-200 Full Spectrum Monitoring device precisely measures spectral power distribution (SPD) output of xenon lamp in Ci Series Weather-Ometers® to determine compliance with test specifications during ISO 17025 quality audits. Output is measured over as little as 30 min and data can be downloaded/exported into spreadsheet program. Device mounts to specimen rack and works with any generation Weather-Ometer.
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Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC
4114 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago, IL, 60613 1831
Full Spectrum Monitoring in a Weathering Device Near You
To help customers show objective evidence that they are in compliance with test specifications during ISO 17025 quality audits, Atlas is pleased to offer an Atlas LS-200 Full Spectrum Monitoring device. The LS-200 has been specifically designed for use in Ci Series Weather-Ometers® to precisely measure the SPD output of the xenon lamp. Validation tests have shown that this device has excellent correlation to the spectroradiometers used in the Atlas Calibration Laboratory.
"With the advent of performance-based standards which identify the spectral power distribution and not specific filter combinations, users have had no way to verify that they are actually meeting the test method they are running," says Matthew McGreer, Product Manager for Atlas Material Testing Technology. "The LS-200 will allow our customers to now do that simply and more affordably than has ever been available in the past."
The device is easily mounted on the specimen rack, and the output is measured over a short amount of time (30 minutes is sufficient). The data can be downloaded and exported into a common spreadsheet program and analyzed to quickly and easily determine compliance to the performance-based standard you are running.
There is no need to retrofit the device for older Ci Series instruments. The LS-200 works with any generation of Weather-Ometer. For labs that may not have the resources to purchase the device, Atlas' Technical Service group offers measurement of your instruments, in addition to normal preventive maintenance and calibration services.
Atlas is planning to adapt the LS-200 device to be used in any Atlas xenon weathering instrument, including the Xenotest® and SUNTEST® lines.
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 9001:2008 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.