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UV Accelerated Weathering Tester

UV Accelerated Weathering Tester2021-09-17T08:28:06+00:00

Project Description

UV accelerated weathering tester

UV Weathering Test Chamber | UV Test Chamber China Vendor and Manufacturer

UV accelerated weathering tester is a type of environmental test chamber to determine the resistance of plastics, leathers, rubbers, fabrics, etc., to weathering under the specified conditions.

We know that Ultraviolet light only accounts for 7% of the total sunlight, but it plays a core role in the deterioration of materials. UV weathering test is an essential measure for people to research and understand the degradation state of materials in advance as time goes on.

It is applicable to nonmetallic materials and organic materials such as Paint, ink, paint, rubber, plastic and their products.

Amade provides tower-type, cabinet-type, and benchtop UV weathering test chambers to suit different purchasing needs.

Test Principle

The UV Accelerated Weathering Tester uses fluorescent ultraviolet lamps as the light source, and simulates environmental conditions such as ultraviolet, rain, high temperature, high humidity, condensation, and darkness in the natural climate. By reproducing these conditions, combining them into a cycle, and let it automatically complete the number of cycles, so as to accelerate the aging process of the test sample to evaluate the weathering resistance of the tested sample.

A standard UVA-340 or an optional UVB-313 fluorescent ultraviolet lamp is used as the light source to simulate the sunlight, and the dew is created by means of the condensation of moisture. Test pieces are alternately exposed to fluorescent UV light and condensation environment at a given temperature. The test pieces’ changes in the property during a few days or months in the UV test chamber are equivalent to that caused over months or years in the natural environment.

UV test chamber accelerates the course of weathering to obtain the ability of the specimen to resist fading, discoloration, tarnish, powdering, cracking, turbidity, bubbling, embrittlement, recession and oxidization. The test machine monitors the temperature of the black panel and water tank during the test. Irradiance can be measured and controlled to extend the working life of the ultraviolet lamp if the chamber is fitted with a UV radiometer.


UV test chamber

Test Standards

  • ISO 11507 Paints and varnished – Exposure of coatings to artificial weathering – exposure to fluorescent UV lamps and water
  • ISO 4892-1 Plastics-methods of exposure to laboratory light sources-Part 1: General Guidance
  • ISO 4892-3 Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources-Part 3: Fluorescent UV lamps
  • ASTM D 4587 Standard practice for Fluorescent UV-Condensation exposures of paint and related coatings
  • ASTM D 4329 Standard practice for fluorescent UV exposure of plastic
  • ASTM G 151 Standard practice for exposing nonmetallic materials in accelerated test devices that use laboratory light sources
  • ASTM G 154 Standard practice for operating fluorescent light apparatus for UV exposure of non-metallic materials
  • BS 2782 Part 5 Method 540B methods of exposure to lab light sources
  • SAE J2020 Accelerated exposure of automotive to Lab light sources
  • JIS D 0205 Test method of weather-ability for automotive parts

Technical Parameters

Model AT-C1002
Light Source UV-A (Wave length 340 nm)
UV-B (wave length 313 nm)
40 W – 8 pieces (Service life more than 1600 hours)
Irradiance Range 0.3 W / m² ~ 1.55 W / m²
Black Panel Temperature (BPT) RT + 10~80
Main Material Stainless steel SUS 304
UV Weathering Test Chamber Effective irradiation area: 1020 × 290 (mm)
Exposure ways: illumination, condensation and spraying, the cycle is adjustable
Sample Rack 75 × 300 (mm) – 24 pieces (for Standard specimens)
75 × 150 (mm) – 48 pieces (for Standard specimens)
Please specify for other non-standard sample racks
Materials of racks: Stainless steel or aluminum alloy
Controller TEMI-880 (Korea brand)
Communication Mode RS232
Water Consumption Use purified water or distilled water
Appr. 4 Litre / minute (Spray)
Appr. 7 Litre / day (Condensation)
Overall Dimension 550 × 1300 × 1480 (mm)
Power AC 220V +/- 10 % 50 / 60 Hz 3 KW

UV Weathering Test Chamber Features

  1. Rigid housing is formed from precision 304 stainless steel sheets.
  2. Air flue in a circle system enhances the air volume and heating ability for optimizing the temperature uniformity inside the chamber.
  3. Equipped with the special 40W UV lamp tubes(UVA-340 or UVB-313) with 2 rows of 8 pcs to provide stable light source.
  4. Original UVA or UVB lamps from Q-LAB USA are adopted to ensure the repeatability and reproducibility of testing results.
  5. A black panel thermometer controls the temperature automatically, and BPT consists of a PT100 sensor and a metal panel with a black coating.
  6. Fitted with the touch screen to set parameters and control the test conveniently.
  7. The specimen racks are made of rugged stainless steel or aluminum alloy with corrosion resistance.
  8. The USB interface allows the operator to export all test data by U disk or RS 232 for communication.
  9. Water tank can be filled automatically in case of dry burning.
  10. The spray system allows automatic spraying, whose time and pressure are adjustable.
  11. This machine can create variously complex conditions including UV irradiation, water spraying, condensation, high temperature, high humidity, darkness, causing a preset combination to be run in turn automatically.
  12. Considerate safety devices are available, including ground protection, water shortage protection, over-temperature protection, overload protection, short-circuit protection, etc.
  13. Casters at the bottom of the test machine are for convenient mobility.
What’s the UV Aging Test Chamber?2021-06-21T06:01:06+00:00

The ultraviolet light aging test chamber is also called the ultraviolet weather resistance tester, which is used to test the aging of materials under certain temperature and humidity. It is widely used in coatings, paints, inks, plastics, rubber, silica gel, and electronic products.

What’s the Function of the UV Test Chamber?2021-06-21T06:32:14+00:00

The primary function of the ultraviolet light aging tester is to detect the aging reaction of materials subjected to irradiance,  humidity, temperature and condensation in cycles to ultraviolet light  and record the time required for aging.

How Does the UV Test Chamber Work?2021-06-21T06:39:05+00:00

Fluorescent ultraviolet lamp is used as the ultraviolet light source, combined with the artificial test environment such as high temperature, low temperature, spray, condensation, and darkness inside the chamber, to conduct a full range of aging tests on the test materials. A series of environments can be set in the test Loop, to repeatedly reproduce these conditions within a certain period of time, and let it automatically execute multiple loops to achieve the final test effect.

What Are the Function Parts of the UV Test Chamber?2021-06-21T06:54:46+00:00

1. Temperature Control Part

Temperature control is also very important for ultraviolet light aging test. When irradiated by ultraviolet light, temperature does not participate in the photochemical reaction of the test material, but temperature can affect the rate of light reaction. Generally, The rate of light reaction becomes faster as the temperature increases. Therefore, temperature control also becomes very important when irradiating ultraviolet light. During the UV aging test, the appropriate temperature can be selected according to the intensity of the UV light, and it is generally set between 50°C and 80°C. In addition, the blast system is used to make the temperature distribution in the box more uniform.

2. Wetting Cycle Part

The humidity of the air can also affect the aging and corrosion of the experimental materials, and the aging caused by the humidity is accelerated with the rise of temperature. Therefore, temperature control in a specific humidity environment can also achieve good corrosion and aging effects. In the UV aging tester, the temperature during the condensation process is controlled between 40 and 60°C. Because condensation and light are in different test stages, the temperature during condensation is different from the temperature used during ultraviolet light irradiation.

3. Ultraviolet Light Irradiation Part

The main core function of the ultraviolet light aging tester is ultraviolet light irradiation, which simulates the most harmful ultraviolet light in sunlight. The ultraviolet light content in sunlight is only 7%, but the main factor of aging in the natural environment is the effect of ultraviolet light. In the aging test, generally only need to simulate the ultraviolet light. When testing the material, the test material needs to be covered by the ultraviolet light in all directions. At present, the ultraviolet light aging test machine can carry out the full coverage of ultraviolet light.

4.Rain and Dew Condensation Part

The rain and dew condensation function of the UV aging tester mainly simulates the rain and dew in the natural environment. In the test box, the water in the water storage tank at the lower part of the shell is heated to generate a large amount of water vapor to keep the humidity in the box at 100%. The high-temperature water vapor condenses on the surface of the test sample to produce a condensation effect, which can produce a galvanic corrosion effect on the test product. In the process of rain and dew condensation, the general test needs to last for 12 hours to see obvious results.

What’s the Difference Between UVA-340 and UVB-313?2021-06-21T07:26:01+00:00

Both UVA-340 and UVB-313 emit UV lights, but they have different light emission spectrums.

  • The luminescence spectrum of the UVA-340 tube ranges from 315nm to 400nm, which is mainly focused on wavelengths 340nm. UVA-340 tube is the optimum choice for simulation of UV in solar light during the noon of summer, which is also recommended in most UV tests.
  • The emission spectrum of the UVB-313 tube is in the scope from 280 to 315nm, which is concentrated on wavelengths 313nm. It is much stronger than any spectrum existing in the sunlight on the earth, featuring  the maximization of accelerating the weathering during the test, which is beyond the intensity of spectrum existing in a real environment, with harm to specimens.
Tips of Replacing Lamps2021-06-21T07:09:55+00:00

Because the energy output of fluorescent UV lamp decays over time, in order to reduce its negative effect, we suggest replacing an old tube with a new tube at intervals of 1/4 lifetime of the fluorescent lamp, so that the light source of 8 tubes is always made up of new lights and old lights to get a constant light irradiance.

Why Do You Choose AMADE TECH as the Testing Equipment Supplier?2021-10-10T10:05:25+00:00

Competitive Prices

We are a professional Chinese manufacturer and supplier of testing equipment. As everyone knows, China is known as the world’s factory because it has the world’s most complete industrial categories, low labor costs and technological advantages. With a series of cost advantages and efficient management policies, our products have considerable price advantages among similar products. If you buy the same instrument in your home country, it may cost several times more.

Our low prices are not at the expense of quality, as we have skilled workers, excellent technicians and management personnel. High-quality materials are used in the manufacture of the machine. The core components of many products are from top international brands. Strict quality control ensures that products meet customer expectations.

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Abundant Products

Our testing equipment covers different industries. Each industry includes a variety of equipment to meet different testing needs. Sometimes, you may not just look for one device. It may take a lot of time and energy to find different instruments in different places.

Here at AMADE TECH, you can complete your purchase requirements in one stop. In addition to supplying our machines, we have a dedicated purchasing team to help you source any other equipment made in China at reasonable prices. Purchasing here will be an awesome and cost-saving experience for you.

Thoughtful Service

From pre-sales to after-sales, we have dedicated sales and technical personnel at your side at any time to answer various questions for you and respond to your various needs.

When you receive our product, a detailed operation manual will be attached to guide you to operate this machine. The technical team is available to assist you for any requirements. We provide 12 – 18 months of warranty and lifetime technical support for instruments. At any time, we are able to offer help on the operation, use and maintenance in various forms. Within the warranty period of the instrument, if non-human reasons cause any quality problem, we will solve it for you free of charge. Choosing AMADE TECH means choosing to be at ease.

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When I Receive This Tester from Amade-tech, How Do I Install and Use It?2021-10-09T09:11:07+00:00

It is ready to use when you receive the goods. This machine will be installed, debugged and calibrated well before it leaves our factory. When you first use our machine, you can easily complete the testing by referring to our user manual.

How to Place an Order with AMADE TECH?2021-10-10T10:05:56+00:00

The ordering steps are not complicated. The overview is as follows:

  • 1) Please leave your inquiry directly in “Send an inquiry” on this page or find the contact information on the page of “contact us” to reach us by email or other instant message channels. Normally, you will hear back from our sales staff within 12 hours. (note: Writing the test standards to be applied and the product names to be tested in your inquiry is highly recommended. )
  • 2) The professional salesman from AMADE TECH will make a complete quotation sheet and a detailed product document, then send them to your mailbox left by you in the inquiry. Price, product parameters, payment terms, shipping terms, the detailed product description will be included in the quotation.
  • 3) After the terms of the deal are agreed upon between the buyer and the seller, the AMADE salesperson will issue a Proforma Invoice for you to arrange the advance payment. When the payment is reached, your order will be arranged for production. Goods will be prepared well within the promissory delivery time. Shipment will be managed immediately after the balance payment is received. Once you get the goods, the after-sales personnel from AMADE will guide you on how to install (If necessary) and use the machine, providing lifetime technical support.


If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us by [email protected], our sales team will respond soon.

What’s Your After-sales Policy?2021-10-10T10:07:24+00:00

The moment you receive the machine, our after-sales staff will be there for you at any time. In addition to providing detailed operation manuals to guide you on how to use the machine for the first time, if necessary, we will also provide immediate support and help in the form of videos. If you encounter any problems during the use of the instrument, please get in touch with us immediately. We will respond within 2 – 4 hours and send the solution to you within one working day.

We provide 18 months of quality assurance and lifetime technical support. During the warranty period, if there is any quality problem caused by non-human reasons, AMADE TECH will solve it for you free of charge.

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