Accelerated weathering tester, UV aging test (UV radiation), moisture condensation. UV radiation is responsible for almost all the processes of photo degradation of durable materials exposed to the external environment. The fluorescent lamps used in the UV-BOX 636 simulate critical UV short waves and realistically reproduce the damage caused by sunlight. The types of damage that can be simulated with the UV-BOX are the following: color change, loss of gloss, chalking, cracking, cracks, blistering, veiling, brittleness, loss of strength and oxidation. Dew is mainly responsible for most of the moisture that occurs during outdoor exposure, much more than rain. The condensation system of the UV-BOX 636 realistically simulates dew and amplifies its effect through the use of high temperatures. The condensation process automatically purifies the network water used in the system. This is because the process of evaporation and condensation of water on samples is actually a distillation process, which allows to remove all impurities. UV-BOX can accommodate up to 48 standard samples (75 mm x 150 mm)¸it is possible to create special sample holders according to customer specifications. The operation is done via a modern touch screen panel. The UV lamps are not included in the delivery.
The accelerated UV aging test reproduces the damage caused by sunlight, rain and dew. In a few days or weeks of exposure of the samples inside the UV-BOX 636, damages occurring in months or years of outdoor exposure can be reproduced. Simulate aging due to external atmospheric agents, UV-BOX subjects the materials to alternating cycles of UV radiation and humidity at controlled high temperatures. The instrument simulates the effects of sunlight through the use of special UV fluorescent lamps and the simulation of the effect of dew and rain occurs through condensation or a spray of water (Spray option).
For sample preparation, automatic sample milling machine, standard-conform defined cut “scribe” line application on coated test panels, programmable process, excellent repeatability. The automatic sample milling machine CORROCUTER Smart 638 for standard-conform defined cut “scribe” line application on coated test panels for corrosion testing. Programmable process with excellent repeatability; incl. software for sample and cut positioning with preset programs as well as the possibility of setting own programs. The automatic sample milling machine CORROCUTTER Smart 638 is a tabletop unit. The electromotive drive ensures a constant feed motion of the cutting tool.
All functions are controlled by a comfortable, easy-to-use WINDOWS control software (operating system from WIN7). The software and a USB cable 2.0 are included in the scope of supply. Test standards DIN EN ISO 17872, DIN EN ISO 12944-6
QUANTIZ Surface Analysis (corroded surfaces), Evaluation system for corrosion samples, camera-based, automatic evaluation and documentation of various corrosion samples. The specially designed lighting technology enables the analysis on different contrast levels and allows specifically for filiform corrosion samples to evaluate them without manual removal of the affected paint coats. The evaluation can be adjusted by the user in a simple manner to the requirements of the test. Possible evaluations: scribe delamination, edge corrosion and corrosion on the surface.
QUANTIZ Light Surface Analysis (corroded surfaces), flexible evaluation system for corrosion samples, camera-based, automatic evaluation, large sample compartment for real parts. Equipped with a special housing with a large sample compartment for real parts and provides an automatic evaluation and documentation of various corrosion samples. The specially designed lighting technology enables the analysis on different contrast levels and allows specifically for filiform corrosion samples to evaluate them without manual removal of the affected paint coats. The evaluation can be adjusted by the user in a simple manner to the requirements of the test.
Both systems in acc. to ISO 20567-1, DIN EN ISO 21227, EN ISO 4628-8, EN ISO 4628-10, EN ISO 21227-4, EN ISO 21227-3
The Cathodic Delaminator is used for rapid checking of product quality and frequently quality control of coated metals. The apparatus consists of a control unit and a temperature control vessel (immersion container) with 8 test receptacles and circulator. Each test vessel has its own constant current source. So you can use up to 8 specimens for testing, independently of each other. The cathodic delamination allows the determination of infiltration of the coating in the damaged area and erroneous retreatments can be made visible (formation of bubbles during pinholes, scratches or stone impact).
Besides the usual applications such as salt spray test and cyclic corrosion tests (CCT), the specimens can be stored and tested in an atmosphere with controlled humidity. Constant settings, as well as rising and falling ramps for temperature and humidity can be programmed quickly and easily using a display with “Touch” function. The Model 618 is ideal for using fast ramps for temperatures or rel. humidity or for slowly increasing/ decreasing over several hours. An additional air conditioner allows the operator to carry out low-temperature cycles down to -40°C and dry heat up to +70°C. Possible test methods include: DIN EN ISO 6270-2 CH, DIN 50958, DIN 55991, ISO 11503, ASTM D2247, BS 3900 Part F2, DIN EN ISO 6270-2 AHT, DIN EN ISO 6270-2 AT, ASTM B117, D171058, ISO 9227, DIN EN ISO 9227 SS, DIN EN ISO 9227 ESS, DIN EN ISO 9227 CASS, P-VW 1210, VDA 233-102
Accelerated Weathering Instrument BANDOL WHEEL®H 532/II Photo-ageing instrument for acceleration of natural weathering
for “wet or dry” cycles. Accelerated Weathering Instrument. A reliable accelerated weathering instrument in a compact design for acceleration of natural weathering. BANDOL WHEEL® was developed for quick but natural weathering, similar to outdoor exposure. To complete the weathering cycle, a mask can be added in the equipment which permits the introduction of obscurity phases without switching off the light source. The samples get a nominal UV radiation level corresponding to about “2 suns”. This permits an important acceleration in weathering that, at the same time, still correlates with natural weathering.
Model 639 Corrocutter, Test Panel Scratcher to define scratches on coatings of corrosion testing panels.
Simple and low cost test apparatus for continuous salt spray and condensation water testing. The test chamber with a volume of 400 l and all electric and pneumatic components to operate and control the test cycle are incorporated into a compact rectangular cabinet of plastic material. Complete, with specimen holders, storage tank for 90 l salt solution, pressure gauge and LCD for the temperature regulator and test time counter.
For testing vehicle components using cycles of changing corrosive effects in accordance with VDA 621-415. Basic concept, design details and dimensions as for Model 606. Microcomputer to control test cycle (neutral salt spray SS DIN 50 021, alternating condensation water climate SFW DIN 50 017, ambient temperature DIN 50 014). Tests in accordance with international standards, 2 test chambers operable with 1 control cabinet. Operation via SIEMENS touch screen. Various test chamber sizes with test volume of 400 l, 1000 l or 2000 l can be selected regarding the requirements. The test chambers (400 l and 1000 l) are available in circular and rectangular design. The circular design provides even distribution of the salt solution vapour over the entire test zone. When tests are required on larger working parts, it is often not possible to employ a test chamber of circular symmetry. For this reason, as an alternative, rectangular test chambers with a capacity of up to 2000 l (special dimensions upon request) can be supplied. DIN 40 046 ISO 1456 BS 3900/ F4 DIN EN ISO 9227 ISO 3768 NF X 41-002 DIN 50 907 ISO 3769 JIS Z 2371 DIN 53 167 ISO 3770 ISO 7253 SIS 184 190 ASTM B 117 ECCA T 8 ASTM B 287 ASTM B 368 DEF 1053 Meth. 24 ASTM D 1735 DEF 1053 Meth. 36 MIL STD 202 D MIL STD 810 C DIN EN ISO 6270-2 DIN 50 958 DIN 55 991 ISO 3231 ISO 11503 ASTM D 2247 VDA 621-415 P-VW 1210 SWAAT
Compact Corrosion Testing Instrument For tests in accordance with all salt spray standards. The compact Corrosion Testing Instrument, Model 606-Basic, to perform salt spray and condensation tests, is made of impact resistant, eco-friendly polypropylene material and is delivered in a rectangular design in the following chamber volume capacities: 300 l, 400 l, and 1000 l (the new 300L size in a vertical orientation)
For condensed water tests (constant humidity) in accordance with DIN EN ISO 6270-2, DIN 50018, DIN 53771, DIN 55358, DIN 55991 T1, ISO 11503, ISO 3231, ISO 4541, ASTM D 2247-97, BS 3900:F8 and NF T 30-055.
Compact instruments to determine the resistance to exposure to sun light using a Xenon high pressure lamp (1500 W or 2500 W). Adjustable levels of irradiance, uniform illumination by special mirror system, exchangeable filters for variable UV fraction. Programmable flooding system for periodic wetting of specimens available.
The HYGROTHERM 519 Smart model is equipped with a PLC control unit. The necessary test parameters are entered via a touch screen display with user-friendly menu navigation. Allows a fully automatic or manual process for testing the behavior of corrosion protection systems when exposed to condensation in accordance with DIN EN ISO 6270-2. Suitable for conducting condensed water constant (CH) and alternating climate (AHT, AT) tests and also for carrying out tests in an atmosphere containing sulfur dioxide according to DIN EN ISO 6988.
Inexpensive apparatus for testing the corrosion resistance of specimens in condensation water climate with or without SO2 addition in accordance with different standards. Robust 300 l plastic chamber with front door loading. A larger version with 1000 l test chamber volume can be supplied in special design.
This hand operated instrument complete with carbide cutting tip provides a convenient means of scoring a 1 mm wide rectangular track in a surface coating – for corrosion tests.
Model 428 Handcutter, for specimen preparation in corrosion testing.
Portable instrument to apply defined scratches through coatings on specimen panels used for corrosion tests. Compact construction for fatigue-free operation. Scratch tool with van Laar geometry. Defined adjustment of the depth of the scratch in increments of 25 microns
A practical instrument with tungsten carbide tip 0.5 mm in diameter. The instrument is used for standardised scratching of corrosion test samples.