HL-1 Low Pressure Laboratory Heat Sealer

The satisfactory development, manufacture, conversion, and application of flexible packaging films necessitates the implementation of precise methods of quality control systems.
The HL-1 has been developed to precisely control the parameters essential in determining the heat seal threshold of low-pressure heat sealing material for applications where low-pressure sealing is required, often associated with the product being packaged such as the Tobacco or chocolate confectionery Industries.

The HL-1 has a floating top jaw which has a given seal area and weighs the exact amount to produce the correct pressure needed according to the force per unit area calculation. The seal alignment is easily achieved because of the floating top jaw.

Especially suited for flexible packaging materials used in the Tobacco or Confectionery industry, the HL-1 features accurate control of temperature, pressure and dwell time of a standard surface area sealing jaw.

 

 

OXYLOS LEAK/O2/CO2

 

When producing large volumes, there is a variety of important quantity of quality controls and tests that must be performed on the packaging.

The OXYLOS LEAK/O2/CO2 was developed as a solution for industrial manufacturers that have large production volumes. It allows for the price per control to be reduced due to the volume of tests that have been done. It is dedicated for manufacturers of biscuits or using Modified Atmosphere Packaging.

Image of Oxylos leak detector for packaging instruments

It is fully automatic and safe as an operator does not need to handle or control the needle. Due to the valve that the OXYLOS has around the needle, this makes it the only gas analyser that can function properly without consumables.

The OXYLOS can combine gas and leak analysis on one sample, with sensitivity down to 5µm. You can have a complete vision of your packaging integrity, and divide your samples volume by 2.
This model includes a complete traceability software which means that your data is available to be accessed remotely via Wireless or Ethernet connection.

 

PERMATRAN-W® Model 398 Water Vapor Transmission Rate Test System

 

The new and improved, user-friendly, PERMATRAN-W Model 398 is the latest water vapor transmission rate system from a range of quality systems available from MOCON, the world leader in permeation technology.

This simple, low maintenance system conforms to the new ASTM Standard E-398 and produces the accurate and reliable data the industry has come to expect only from MOCON.

This low-cost model has been designed for both medium and high barriers which allow the user to test two films individually. Each test cell is equipped with its own sensor, assuring greater throughput with results that are accurate. Because the Model 398 produces precise relative humidity testing, two films may be tested simultaneously at two different RH conditions.

The new WinPerm™, Windows® based software, is simple and intuitive. Automated temperature and relative humidity control, as well as automatically determined stability, all but eliminate operator error.

 

AQUATRAN® Model 2

 

The most sensitive instrument available, measuring water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) down to 5 x 10-5 g/m2/day.

This system measures the water vapour transmission rate (WVTR) of ultra-high barriers with greater

sensitivity than ever before possible. The new generation AQUATRAN® Model instrument targets commercial or developmental ultra-high barrier structures for flexible films in organic light-emitting display (OLED), solar and similar demanding applications, which require accurate and extremely sensitive instrumentation to build performance statistics.

The AQUATRAN® Model 2 uses proprietary technology to accurately and repeatably measure WVTR down to 5 x 10-5g/m2/day. This is one order of magnitude lower than its very successful predecessor the Model 1 which was launched in 2005.

PERMATRAN-C ® 4/41

Carbon Dioxide Permeation Rate Measurement Systems for Films and Packages

 

The PERMATRAN-C® Model 4/41 is a carbon dioxide (CO2) transmission rate test system used to assess barrier films and package materials. It is ideally suited for predicting product shelf-life or checking the quality of incoming and outgoing packaging materials. These results aid in structure development and prevent costly over packaging.

This model performs tests directly at “real world” temperature and CO2 levels. The system’s transmission rate software can control up to 20 test cells in a system. The software will also reduce the possibility of errors with its ability to automatically determine stability and compensate for any flow changes. Pre-programmed test formats, computer, and menu-driven screens make it easy to generate and interpret data test data.

Like all MOCON permeation test systems, the PERMATRAN-C® Model 4/41 is interchangeable. A flexible, dual-film, test-cell configuration and optional package environmental chamber allow for the testing of flat films and finished packages.

 

OX-TRAN® Model 1/50

 

This oxygen transmission rate analyser has many features and is designed for simple out-of-the box user installation and is packed with new technology. This includes an absolute coulometric method, with added software to reduce user error and automatic relative humidity controls.

The OX-TRAN Model 1/50 provides MOCON accuracy and combines it with a new patent pending coulometric method for accurate readings, eliminating the need to calibrate. The OX-TRAN® Model 1/50 includes a standard Quick Start® function which speeds set-up time. Frequency Modulation RH Control™, provides faster and automatic relative humidity controls – a feature which is not generally found even on more expensive units which allow real-life testing conditions.

MOCON quality, low cost, and easy-to-use.

LEGEND O2/CO2

 

The Abiss Legend Handheld Gas analyser is dedicated to the food industry as well as pharmaceuticals, artifacts, and other similar industries to aid in quality control of Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP). This lightweight and easy to use handheld analyser features a built in pump, low sample volume, Backlighted display,  rechargeable battery in less than 4 hours, and is enclosed in a durable aluminum case, all of which are ideal for the production environment.

This model uses Electrochemical & Infrared NDIR technology and is very user-friendly with only one button to manage sampling and calibration. It is a simple device that can be used by everyone in production and it is ideal for spot test inspections for quality control. This device comes with a starting kit and it is ready to use without any specific installation.

It can be used on several production lines with a long life battery that can be recharged quickly (80% in 2 hours). It can run up to 4500 measurements without having to be recharged.
It meets the essential needs of the quality control manager. Without additional options, LEGEND gives a highly accurate analysis for an affordable budget which enables one to perform the gas analysis at an optimal cost.

 

PERMATRAN-W® Model 1/50

 

MOCON’s PERMATRAN-W Model 1/50 is a low-cost water vapour transmission rate (WVTR) analyser which gives companies who were previously unable to justify the expenditure, the ability to perform in-house permeation with an affordable, robust quality control instrument. An ideal entry level WVTR analyser for food beverage, pharmaceutical, building material and electronic applications.

This WVTR analyser is between 30 and 70 percent less expensive than most other units available today.

The system is a single-cell, stand-alone instrument, designed to test medium-to-low barrier film within the range of 0.1-1000 gm/m2day and less the 65 mil thick.

Another compliment to the feature-rich technology is that the analyser is ‘fault tolerant’, making it easy-to-operate with minimal training. In addition, its rugged construction enables it to withstand the production floor environment without the chance of it being damaged.

 

Temperature and relative humidity (RH) are two important factors that have an impact on permeation. The PERMATRAN-W Model 1/50 has been designed to quickly and automatically generate relative humidity—a feature which is typically not even found on even more expensive units.

Unlike most other permeation instruments, the PERMATRAN-W Model 1/50 has built in software. The unit has a small footprint and does not require an additional computer. The operator uses a keypad to input the test parameters (which are displayed on an easy-to-read). Parameters can be saved in a Quick Start menu allowing for a fast startup when the material is tested again at a later stage.

Other features include:
Automatic controls for relative humidity, temperature, flow etc
Horizontal test cell
Pneumatic clamp
Printer – standard
Optional add-on PermNet software from MOCON

 

Global Vision, a world leader in the design and delivery of innovative automated proofreading technologies, has announced its new and improved all-in-one Quality Control Platform. This technology has been called “streamlined and more efficient than ever,” and has been designed to keep businesses error-free. This is the first time Global Vision technologies have been combined into a single, unified application for desktop deployment. It gives clients easy access to every intuitive Global Vision inspection tool while removing unnecessary steps and reducing downtime. This first generation of its updated proofreading solution includes a range of key improvements – from using Adobe as a PDF generation.

 

This first generation of its updated proofreading solution includes a range of key improvements – from using Adobe as a PDF generation engine, to improved support for colour separations, to a side-by-side view for graphics’ inspection.

GlobalVision constantly strives to help clients make their businesses more efficient and profitable. That is why they have investigated inward as well as seeking client feedback. As a result, they have revolutionised their current products to better serve their clients’ needs.

 

EXOS LEAK/O2/CO2

The EXOS LEAK/O2/CO2 is an instrument designed for quality controls of food packaging.

This device gives you a complete vision of your packaging integrity.
The EXOS is able to assess the leak or leak rate and can measure it down to 5µm sensitivity. This highly accurate leak analysis can be combined with gas analysis for Modified Atmosphere Packaging, and combined to burst for seal testing.

This is the perfect device for quality controls on production lines for the food industry (Biscuits, Vacuum Packaging, Modified Atmosphere Packaging, etc.), for the pharmaceutical industry (sachets, pouches, etc.). The EXOS can also be used to set up and optimise machine parameters, and to study the impact of new packaging development.

It is easy to use, and with the attractive price compared to similar technologies (in term of sensitivity), EXOS is the ideal device for food manufacturers who want to guarantee their packaging performances.