Xenon Weathering Instrument accelerates materials testing.
October 21, 2013 -
For accelerated testing of various materials, Xenotest® 440 combines XenoLogic™ lamp operating technology with design featuring ultrasonic humidifiers that reduce water consumption. Air-cooled xenon device employs XenoLogic twin-lamp operating technology, enabling instrument to achieve irradiance levels of 120 W/m² of total UV radiation. Also, XenoLogic extends lamp service life by continuously synchronizing two 2,200 W xenon lamps inside chamber at lowest possible stress level.
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Atlas Material Testing Technology, LLC
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Atlas Introduces the New Xenotest® 440 Xenon Weathering Instrument
FAST - ECONOMICAL - VERSATILE
Linsengericht, Germany – Atlas Material Testing Technology, the global leader in weathering technology and services, announces the introduction of a new weathering instrument suitable for performing accelerated testing on a variety of materials.
Debuting at the K 2013 show on October 16-23 in Düsseldorf, Germany (hall 10 booth D51), the Xenotest 440 sets a new standard in economical, mid-sized, air-cooled xenon devices. Designed for fast and economical testing, the Xenotest 440 combines new XenoLogic™ lamp operating technology with an efficient design, that includes ultrasonic humidifiers to reduce water consumption.
XenoLogic is a revolutionary new twin-lamp operating technology which enables the instrument to achieve high irradiance levels of 120 W/m2 of total UV radiation. By testing at higher irradiance levels, test times can be significantly reduced, compared to standard weathering tests.
In addition to its high irradiance functionality, XenoLogic provides another significant advantage: an extended lamp service life. How does it work? XenoLogic continuously synchronizes two 2200W xenon lamps inside the chamber at the lowest possible stress level, which leads to optimized lamp service life and maximized light efficiency. With this new technology, the two xenon lamps combined can last over 4000 hours under standard testing levels of 40-60 W/m2. This increases instrument uptime and reduces lamp operating costs by as much as 30% or more.
The Xenotest 440 test chamber provides exceptional capacity for an array of materials and sample sizes:
38 narrow (13.5 x 4.5 cm) test positions suitable for textiles, leather or paper specimens
33 wide (10 x 6.8 cm) test positions suitable for plastics, paints and coatings specimens
22 wide & long (13.5 x 5.5 cm) test positions suitable for technical textile / automotive interior specimens
19 or 11 extra-long test positions suitable for technical textiles/plastics specimens
With its wide-ranging testing capabilities and its ability to handle material-specific specimens, the Xenotest 440 is among the most versatile instruments available, designed to cover today's and tomorrow's most commonly used industry standards (ISO, ASTM).
For more information about Atlas weathering testing instruments and services, visit www.atlas-mts.com or contact Atlas directly at email@example.com.
About Atlas Material Testing Technology - www.atlas-mts.com
Atlas is a recognized leader in material testing, offering a complete line of instruments and services for accelerated and natural weathering. In addition, the Atlas Consulting Group helps clients from various industries including photovoltaics, coatings, plastics, textiles, automotive and cosmetics develop the best weathering processes for their products.
Atlas is a unit of AMETEK Measurement & Calibration Technologies, a division within AMETEK's Electronic Instruments Group, a recognized leader in advanced monitoring, testing, calibrating and display instruments. AMETEK, Inc. is a global leader in electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.
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.