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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.

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).