Atlas Material Testing Technology Exhibits at EU PVSEC 2012

Linsengericht, July 2012 – Atlas Material Testing Technology, the global leader in weathering technology and services, will exhibit at the 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Exhibition on September 25 - 28, 2012 in Frankfurt, Germany (Hall 3.1, Booth H37).

Atlas will present a variety of products and services that support companies involved in every aspect of the PV value chain, including PV modules and components manufacturers, project development, finance and investment companies as well as research and testing institutes. Visitors will see for themselves how Atlas' solutions can help answer the tough questions regarding the durability of PV products under the influence of sunlight, heat, and water – key information that is essential to meeting product and performance claims. 

Atlas will showcase the following:

  • SUNTEST® XXL+ - Atlas' largest flatbed xenon instrument, perfect for crystalline and thin-film mini modules, as well as components and materials used in solar applications.
  • SolarTest 1200 - Portable laboratory device that tests small-sized samples, i.e. photovoltaic cells or components composed of different materials, such as plastics etc. It supplies a spectral distribution similar to global radiation at air mass 1.5.
  • XenoCal® Solar Sensor - This sensor is designed for easy and accurate measurement and calibration of a variety of light sources used in UV-preconditioning tests (in accordance with IEC 61215 & IEC 61646).

Visitors to the booth also can receive information about the new Atlas-SGS alliance for PV durability testing. This collaboration allows Atlas and SGS customers to obtain both the recognized Atlas 25+ PV durability testing and certification of the test results from SGS from a single source.

For further information about Atlas products and services, visit the Atlas booth H37 in hall 3.1, view details at or contact Atlas directly at

About Atlas®

Atlas is a recognized leader in material testing, offering a complete line of instruments and services for accelerated and natural weathering. In addition, the Atlas Consulting Group helps clients from various industries including photovoltaics, coatings, plastics, textiles, automotive and cosmetics develop the best weathering processes for their products.

In November 2010, Atlas joined AMETEK, Inc., a global leader in electronic instruments and electromechanical devices, as a unit of AMETEK Measurement & Calibration Technologies (M&CT). AMETEK M&CT is a division within AMETEK's Electronic Instruments Group (EIG), a recognized leader in advanced monitoring, testing, calibrating and display instruments. 

Atlas Material Testing Technology is ISO 17025 and ISO 9001:2008 registered. Atlas products are designed and manufactured to conform to international, national and industry standard test methods including ISO, ASTM, DIN, JIS and numerous others.