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Machine Product Brief
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MOCON, Inc: Testing system measures CO2, O2

MOCON’s MultiCheck 425 is a new combination testing system for packages with one-way degassing valves that measures headspace carbon dioxide (CO2) in addition to oxygen (O2).
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Feature Article
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Microanalysis of packaging ink points to problem in manufacturing process

Pharmaceutical company discovers discoloration problem through microanalysis.
Machine Product Brief
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OxySense, Inc: Optical oxygen permeation gas flow meter

Easy-to-use and maintenance free, the OxyPerm Gas Flow Meter from OxySense, Inc., enhances the performance of the OxyPerm optical oxygen permeation system by precisely monitoring and controling the flushing gas flow rates--avoiding the issues caused by inconsistent chamber pressures--and insuring that the test film is not distorted during the flushing process.
filtec's New Pressure/Leak Detector: The no squeeze method to detect leaks in PET bottles
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filtec's New Pressure/Leak Detector: The no squeeze method to detect leaks in PET bottles

This will revolutionize the way you inspect bottles for improper pressure caused by misplaced caps, stress cracks, pinholes, and other defects in PET and HDPE containers - whether they hold carbonated beverages, LN2 dosed water, teas or juices.
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Bubble testing for medical device packaging
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Bubble testing for medical device packaging

In this video taken at MD&M West/WestPack, Scott Levy, packaging engineer with DDL, demonstrates a bubble leak test to depict a failed medical device package.
Oxygen analyzer for package testing
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Oxygen analyzer for package testing

The OpTech® O2 Platinum multi-application oxygen analyzer is for beverage, biopharmaceutical, and food products where maintaining barrier integrity is critical. The unit is demonstrated in this video at MD&M West/WestPack in Anaheim, CA, by Betty Kauffman, national sales manager for Mocon.
Machine Case Study
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Packaging Machine Builder Meets Cost and Time-to-Market Targets with Omron PLC

To increase throughput of its single-head plastic bottle leak-testing machine, ALPS dumped a proprietary, embedded circuit board in favor of commercial, off-the-shelf brick PLC from Omron.
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Machine Product Brief
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MOCON, Inc: Non-invasive oxygen analyzer determines oxygen headspace and ingress in flexible and rigid packaging

Designed for pharma blisters, Mocon’s OpTech – O2 system is a non-invasive, non-destructive thermoformed blister package oxygen analyzer that uses an optical sensor that “fluoresces” or gives off light directly related to the amount of oxygen present.
Machine Product Brief
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Plastic Technologies Inc: Air leak detection for machine components, defective bottles

Plastic Technologies’ upgraded LeakMonitor device uses an ultrasonic sensor to continuously monitor the blow molding process for air leaks by listening for leaky bottles, tracking them through the machine and triggering an eject mechanism when they are in the correct position.
Machine Product Brief
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MOCON, Inc: Entry-level transmission rate units

Designed for food, beverage, pharmaceutical and other companies that need to verify the barrier properties of their packaging materials, Mocon is bundling two of its entry-level, stand alone, permeation units for easy entry into OTR and WVTR testing.

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