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.

OX-TRAN® Model 2/22 Series

 

The MOCON OXTRAN 2/22 oxygen permeation instrument is designed specifically to advance throughput, increase the labs’ efficiency, and facilitate operations. Operators will spend less time setting up and controlling permeation tests, which enables them to focus on and achieve more in less time.

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A new user interface and increased automation of MOCON Oxtran Model 2/22  has simplified testing more than ever before, with less skill required, minimising the costs associated with training new staff members or transitioning responsibilities within the company. Starting a new test could be as simple as a single press of a button.

Mocon has achieved exceptional breakthroughs in permeation technology that can shorten test times by up to 50%. New technology has assisted in the reduction of instrument leak rates and has increased sensor performance, which means that lengthy zero measurements can be avoided and exam cycles can be shortened. This allows you to deliver results to internal as well as external customers, faster than ever before.

OpTech® O₂ – Model P

 

The new OpTech-O2 Model P test system from Mocon operates with a patent-pending Pressure Needle with a sensor to measure the internal pressure of a package and calculates the precise oxygen reading. The internal pressure of the package has a direct impact on the accuracy of the oxygen reading.

The instrument’s ability to automatically compensate for the internal pressure when measuring headspace gas is especially important for small packages, such as blister packs. This is because of the range of actions, such as the force required to insert the needle, can impact the internal pressure of the package. The capability also benefits any package size with unknown internal conditions.

An added benefit of this model is that the sensor of the Pressure Needle is located at the tip and is inserted directly into the headspace, which

eliminates the need to extract headspace to conduct a test. The non-consuming sensors allow long-term shelf-life studies by measuring the changes within the headspace of the same package.

MOCON’s OpTech-O2 technology relies on an optical sensor that “fluoresces” or gives off light directly related to the amount of oxygen that has been measured in the package headspace. In addition to headspace measurement, the OpTech-O2 Model P is a useful tool for measuring oxygen permeation rates down to 1cc/(m2?day).