Model DCS-2 Automatic Dose Controller - Solarlight

Model DCS-2 Automatic Dose Controller

Advanced automated dose controller and meter for PMMA plate pre-irradiation in vitro to meet ISO24443 and FDA requirements, sunscreen testing in vivo to meet ISO24442 and FDA requirements, accelerated UV testing of materials / fade and color fastness testing, phototoxicity studies, general biological laboratory research, and photovoltaic cell testing.



Solar Light’s innovative DCS-2 Automatic Dose Controller and Meter represents the state of the art methodology required in today’s busy testing laboratories. It measures the spectral response following the Erythema Action Spectrum and UVA Spectrum to allow accurate dose control when measuring SPF values in vivo, or during in vitro PMMA plate pre-irradiation. It is also capable of controlling PV Cell Testing procedures and Materials Testing studies. The unit is extremely simple to use, and dramatically reduces the number of keystrokes required to set up and run typical testing procedures. The 7” (17.8 cm) touch sensitive screen features intuitive menus and makes it easy to set control parameters. Pre-programmed data from our intelligent PMA-Series sensors eliminates the need to input offsets, calibration data, and units, and saving even more valuable time. In the event of a fault arising during a run cycle, the DCS-2 provides a visual fault indication, and automatically closes the simulator’s shutter, reducing the chances of false reporting.

Features Include:
  • Uniformity tests to meet ISO and FDA requirements
  • Maximum intensity measurements
  • Multiple languages: English, Spanish, French, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese
  • Compatible with all new Solar Light simulators, as well as several older generations
  • Dramatically reduces the amount of keystrokes required for applications
  • Large touch screen is easy to read at almost any angle
Several Automated Programs Built into the Controller Include:
  • PMMA plate pre-irradiation in vitro to meet ISO24443 and FDA requirements
  • Sunscreen testing in vivo to meet ISO24442 and FDA requirements
  • Accelerated UV testing of materials / fade and color fastness testing
  • Phototoxicity studies
  • General biological laboratory research
  • Photovoltaic cell testing 
*U.S. Pat. 5,946,641 and U.S. Pat. 5,790,432


Dose Control Meter Model DCS 2.0 literature.


Comparison of PMA2100, DCS-1 and DCS2.0 in a SPF15 FDA Study using a 16S Single Port Simulator, increment 25%, from a base of 1 MED

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SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY warrants that the equipment has been carefully tested, inspected and left the Factory in proper working condition, free of visible defects.  SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY warrants the equipment to be free from defects in material and workmanship, under normal use and operation, for a period of one (1) year after the date of initial operation, or demonstration; or eighteen (18) months from the date of shipment from the Factory; or whichever occurs first. The warranty is limited to the free replacement of all-defective parts and free labor during the first year of warranty.  Defective parts replaced under this warranty shall become the property of SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY. The above stated Warranty is subject to the following conditions: Equipment being installed within the United States of America, Canada, or sold by authorized SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY representatives or their agents outside the continental United States. The equipment being installed is operated and maintained in accordance with SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY’s operating instructions, maintenance instructions and specifications. Utilization of only SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY’s authorized parts and components.  The utilization of a duly authorized representative for all work performed on SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY equipment during the warranty period.  Any variation(s) to the above warranty must be in writing and mutually acceptable by SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY and the customer. The warranty shall not apply to damages resulting from errors in installation, nor shall it apply to any equipment, which has been subject to damages, alterations or misuse by the purchaser.  Parts of the equipment, which would be generally considered as expendable service items during normal use, such as fuses, lamps, detector shields, etc., are not covered under the warranty. THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES, WHICH EXTEND BEYOND THIS DESCRIPTION, AND EXPRESSLY NO IMPLIED WARRANTY OR MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  IN NO EVENT SHALL SOLAR LIGHT COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANTICIPATED LOSS OF PROFITS SUFFERED BY THE PURCHASER. Extended Warranty Plans are also available.