Outdoor Exposure Racks Q-RACK
OverviewQ-Rack direct exposure rack systems feature two legs and an anodized aluminium main frame measuring 3.66 x 1.68 x 0.10m. Both welded frames and unassembled âknock-downâ frames are available, depending on your shipping location. Panel base and flap assemblies hold panels in place and may be adjusted to fit various sizes of test specimens. Q-RACK direct exposure rack kits have one panel base and five panel flaps; additional panel assemblies may be ordered to hold more specimens. Sturdy positioning arms are used to hold frames securely at the correct angle of exposure. Sold in pairs, they are available for positioning the Q-RACK system at either: 0Âş (horizontal), 5Âş, 45Âş or 90Âş (vertical) to meet your testing specifications. Other accessories include sub-frame kits (set of 8), additional rack components, test panels, and a black box retrofit kit. Why Test Outdoors? Outdoor exposure is the best way to test the weatherability of materials. We recommend testing in several locations because the primary weathering forces (sunlight, high temperature and moisture) vary greatly from place to place throughout the world. Microenvironments may cause localized differences in exposure results. Florida and Arizona are the international benchmark locations for natural weathering. Florida has high-intensity sunlight, high year-round temperatures, high annual rainfall and high humidity. Arizona has a hot, dry, high UV radiation environment and extreme temperature fluctuations that may subject materials to dimensional changes. Consequently, these locations represent the âworst caseâ conditions for testing most products used outdoors. With Q-Rack kits, you can now conduct your own outdoor tests at other locations of your choice, providing useful comparative data.
Sizes3.66m x 1.68m
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- Can you supply racks where samples can be tested under glass?
- Yes. Q-Rack under glass exposure rack systems feature two legs and a special welded, anodized aluminum main frame measuring 3.66 x 1.68 x 0.10m. Six sub-frames are provided, each covered with special 3 mm window glass. All mounting hardware is supplied to hold test specimens in place. Sturdy positioning arms are used to hold frames securely at the correct angle of exposure. Sold in pairs, they are available for positioning the Q-Rack system at either: 0º (horizontal), 5º, 45º or 90º (vertical), to meet your testing specifications.
A black box under glass exposure kit also is available. With its aluminum black box, the rack kit is suitable for testing indoor materials under higher temperature conditions.
- What angles of exposure can the Q-Rack system be set at?
- Sturdy positioning arms are used to hold frames securely at the correct exposure angle. Sold in pairs, they are available for positioning the Q-Rack at zero degrees (horizontal), 5 degrees, 45 degrees and 90 Degrees (vertical), to meet your testing specifications.
- Can samples be installed so water does not drip on the panel below?
- Yes, Q-Lab can provide offset panel holder kits to prevent water from dripping on the sample below. The sample holders are adjustable for different sample widths.
- Can the Q-Rack be fixed to a concrete slab?
- Yes, there is a concrete installation kit that allows for easy installation to concrete floors and slabs.