Xenotest Alpha+

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    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 +


    • 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
    • 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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