18 September 2012
Atlas Material Testing Technology, provider of weathering technology and services, has updated the design features of its SunTest CPS+, a test instrument for accelerated material testing.
The new SunTest CPS+ is a practical, reliable and economical entry-level model of the SunTest Series of instruments, particularly useful for aging smaller specimens. Typical applications include light and weather-fastness testing of plastics, coatings, colours and inks, as well as the testing of cosmetics and pharmaceutical drug products.
With its improved functionality and ease of operation, this new 4th generation model provides technically advanced features, which include:
• Improved quality of light for better performance: Controlling the ultraviolet (UV) output of a xenon (Xe) test chamber is regarded to be critical because UV radiation typically plays a significant role in polymer degradation. Areas of UV fading are eliminated and repeatability is improved with Atlas’s enhanced light technology.
• Ease-of-use: The new SunTest CPS+ offers error-free operation with a larger, four-line display panel providing easier viewing for the operator; eight user-interface languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Polish and Russian) allowing users to control the unit in their native language; and two pre-programmed test methods convenient for those new to the use of Xe equipment for material testing.
The following accessories also are available:
• Five interchangeable optical filters that simulate all relevant light conditions: outdoor daylight, indoor daylight, artificial supermarket light, ID65 (the indoor indirect daylight standard from the International Conference on Harmonisation, ICH) and the solar standard
• An emersion unit for the simulation of extremely wet, marine or acidic environments
• A SunCool chiller and water-cooled specimen table for specimen cooling
• A SunTray sample exchanger for safe European Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (COLIPA) in-vitro testing
• SunCal calibration sensors for easier do-it-yourself calibration routines of light and temperature (BST)