SOLARmaster Offers Flexible Configuration For UV Testing
Sheen Instruments, England, has launched the SOLARmaster line of accelerated ultraviolet (UV) weathering test cabinets that utilize state-of-the-art filtered xenon light technology to test photosensitivity and durability in textiles. Available in two standard and two microprocessor-controlled models, the cabinets offer flexibility of configuration for precision testing according to industry standards such as AATCC 16, BS 1006-B02, DIN 54004 and ISO 105-B02.
Interchangeable filters are used with the xenon lamp to simulate the samples end-use environment. Temperatures are controlled to simulate the material degradation effects of infrared radiation. SOLARmaster's closed-loop irradiance sensor control system ensures continuous irradiance measurement and control, and its parabolic reflector chamber with the xenon lamp in focus enables uniform irradiation, according to Sheen.