Jan. 8, 2009
Gas Headspace Analyzers Are Designed for Modified Atmosphere Packaging

MOCON, Inc. announces the creation of its PAC CHECK Performance Series brand of gas headspace analyzers for modified atmosphere packaging. The Performance Series will eventually include several different classes of products based upon various sensor and control technologies. Instrumentation will be categorized based on technology approach and performance results in the “three Rs”— response time, repeatability and resolution.

The company has selected the three most important attributes as performance and comparison benchmarks.

Response time is the speed in which accurate, reliable testing can be executed. Repeatability refers to the precision and control of the instrument coupled with its ability to recreate the same result on the same test. Resolution is the volume of gas the unit is capable of capturing for measurement.

The first product launch under the Performance Series umbrella is the recently launched PAC CHECK Model 450 EC benchtop oxygen (O2) headspace analyzer. This also introduces the “EC” (electrochemical) class of products within the series.

Products in the EC class have been designed under the ‘fast, accurate, simple’ approach and are positioned to appeal to small businesses and entry-level companies in emerging global economies.