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MOCON’s RACK-6™ increases throughput for testing the oxygen transmission rate through rigid packaging when used in conjunction with OX-TRAN® 2/61. It is designed to allow for rapid testing of rigid packages containing oxygen barrier and scavenger material.  The RACK-6™ measures oxygen transmission rates

RACK-6™

for as many as six rigid or flexible packages simultaneously.

The system also offers users a separate six-cell conditioning unit which enables packages to be brought to equilibrium offline before moving them to the OX-TRAN Model 2/61 for final test results.  Depending on the number of RACK-6™ systems deployed, cost-effective throughput of samples can be virtually unlimited.

Using Container Transfer Units (CTU) individual packages can be moved from the conditioning Rack to the Testing Rack without loss of equilibrium.

 

With features like:

  • Package conditioning Rack
  • Container Transfer Unit (CTU)
  • Quickly adaptable and retrofittable to the MOCON OX-TRAN Model 2/61
  • Continually condition six packages while simultaneously testing six packages
  • Add (any number of conditioning racks) to further increase throughput
  • For rigid packages containing oxygen barrier and scavenger material
  • Condition off-line and periodically monitor for breakthrough
  • CTU allows transfer of packages in seconds to instrument testing cells
  • CTU ensures no loss of equilibrium
  • High throughput

PERMATRAN-W® Model 3/34

 

The PERMATRAN W 3/34 water vapor permeation instrument is designed specifically to increase your lab’s efficiency, streamline your operations, and improve throughput. Your operators will now spend less time setting up and monitoring permeation tests, allowing them to achieve more in less time.

Less skills are required as a new user interface and increased automation has simplified testing, which reduces the costs associated with training new staff members or transitioning responsibilities within the company. Starting a new test can be as simple as the press of a single button in certain applications. Operators are able to pre-program a range of tests and different conditions and run them continuously without operator intervention.

Advanced technology has enabled the PERMATRAN-W 3/34 to automatically assign the ideal calibration mid-test based on trending data, instead of requiring that the operator predicts the outcome before they start the test. This means that a test will never have to be rerun due to a mistaken calibration choice.

Easier to use:

  • Fully automated temperature and humidity controls
  • Automatic calibration selection
  • Simplified sample preparation
  • Touch screen interface

Increased productivity:

  • Elimination of individual zero
  • Save on labour hours with less in-test monitoring
  • Remote access and control

More throughput:

  • Less re-tests as a result of incorrect calibration

OX-TRAN® Model 2/12

 

The OX-TRAN® Model 2/12 is used to detect and measure small amounts of oxygen as it passes through barrier materials such as plastics and composites that are used in all types of packaging. OX-TRAN systems enable you to measure the effects of temperature and relative humidity on high-barrier films and packages. By using an electrochemical sensor, this system provides a high sensitivity even in the presence of water vapor. This makes it ideal for deciding how thick and what barrier material will best suit the project at hand. It is also well suited for incoming QC situations to measure vendor compliance with your specifications.

All test results are recorded by refined, user-friendly software that provides graphs, tables, and numerical listings. In addition to barrier oxygen transmission testing, another configuration of the “2/12” is designed to measure high transmission rates for fresh-cut produce packaging applications.
Easily create the testing environment you need by choosing from a variety of system configurations that fit your budget today, while enabling you to expand your system in the future. OX-TRAN Master Module designs let you choose the level of sophistication you need, while add-on “satellite” testing stations let you boost test-cell capacity when necessary. You can link up to 20 of these modular test cells together for unmatched flexibility.

 

PERMATRAN-W® Model 700

 

The PERMATRAN-W® Model 700 is part of Mocon’s modern permeation instrument family, used for Water Vapor Transmission Rate (WVTR) testing, including high-quality technology that sets a new standard for accuracy, throughput, and ease of use.

The simple design is ideal for quality control as well as research and development. The OX-TRAN Model 702 includes a convenient QuickStart feature which enables an operator to begin testing within moments. The model also includes standard security features to protect critical test setups and control multiple-user situations.

The Model 702 complies with:

  • ASTM D-3985
  • F-1927
  • F-1307

It is certified traceable to NIST and is CFR21 Part 11 compliant. These, as well as optional validation services, certification services, service contracts and use of the highest quality elements, ensure that all regulatory requirements will be met and that the results on which decisions are made will be accurate.

Unique Cell Design

The advanced pneumatic push-button test cells are designed to accommodate standard 50 cm2 samples. These samples can be easily prepared as the cell structures are removable and include an improved surface finish with Nichrome plating for durability. The seven test cells are independently controlled, which makes it possible to run three sets of duplicate samples while allowing for one user-provided reference material.

OX-TRAN® Model 2/61

 

The OX-TRAN® 2/61 is the new modern addition in permeation test systems for measuring oxygen transmission rates of barrier films and packages. This model is used to detect and measure small amounts of oxygen as it passes through barrier materials such as plastics and composites used in all forms of packaging.

 

Ideal systems for production and QC/QA testing applications. This system incorporates the latest in high-sensitivity sensor design and includes 6 test cells for flexibility and speed. Includes precise RH & temperature measurement and control, user selectable sensitivity, package testing capabilities and N.I.S.T. (National Institute of Standard and Technology) traceable calibration films.

 

 

 

PERMATRAN-W® Model 3/61

 

The Permatran-W® Model 3/61 is the most recent addition to permeation test systems for measuring water vapor transmission rates of barrier films and packages. This model was designed to provide fast, accurate answers for all of your packaging needs. Ideal systems for production and QC/QA testing applications. This system incorporates the latest in high-sensitivity sensor design and features 6 test cells for flexibility and speed. Includes precise RH and temperature measurement and control, user selectable sensitivity, package testing capabilities and N.I.S.T. (National Institute of Standard and Technology) traceable calibration films.

 

User-friendly, quality driven operation:

  • Windows® 2000 operating system
  • User selectable sensitivity
  • Precise RH & temperature measurement and control
  • No extrapolations or accumulation necessary
  • Automatic flow compensation
  • NIST traceable calibration films

Also available:

  • Optional package testing capability on all test cells
  • Software for early prediction of permeation values
  • Software for P, S, D calculation
  • MOCON service and support

OX-TRAN® Model 702

 

The OX-TRAN Model 702 is part of Mocon’s modern permeation instrument family, used for oxygen transmission rate (OTR) testing, including high-quality technology that sets a new standard for accuracy, throughput, and ease of use.

The simple design is ideal for quality control as well as research and development. The OX-TRAN Model 702 includes a convenient QuickStart feature which enables an operator to begin testing within moments. The model also includes standard security features to protect critical test setups and control multiple-user situations.

The Model 702 complies with:

  • ASTM D-3985
  • F-1927
  • F-1307

It is certified traceable to NIST and is CFR21 Part 11 compliant. These, as well as optional validation services, certification services, service contracts and use of the highest quality elements, ensure that all regulatory requirements will be met and that the results on which decisions are made will be accurate.

Unique Cell Design

The advanced pneumatic push-button test cells are designed to accommodate standard 50 cm2 samples. These samples can be easily prepared as the cell structures are removable and include an improved surface finish with Nichrome plating for durability. The seven test cells are independently controlled, which makes it possible to run three sets of duplicate samples while allowing for one user-provided reference material.

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.