Atlas has developed a new fluorescent, UV testing device for accelerated weathering. The Atlas UVTes has been designed for economical weathering testing.
According to Rich Schultz, Engineering Manager and UVTest Project Leader at Atlas, “Our Engineering and Design teams spent a considerable amount of time and effort reviewing the current state-of-the-art technology for fluorescent UV devices. Based on customer feedback and insight from industry experts, we were able to improve upon almost every aspect of the design and functionality without departing from established test environment geometry and performance, which is critical to the integrity of our customer’s ongoing test programs.”
The objective of artificial weathering is to reproduce real life product failures in a laboratory under accelerated and reproducible conditions. Fluorescent UV lamps are one light source used to simulate specific solar spectral power distributions. These sources are incorporated into fluorescent UV condensation devices like the new UVTest.
With easy to use features including simple touch screen operation and control, pre-programmed and custom tests for error free operation and advanced calibration technology, the UVTest is a low cost, economical, artificial weathering device.
The new UVTest will be available in early October 2009.