AMETEK MOCON, a provider of package testing instruments and services, has launched two new analytical instruments – the Dansensor LeakPointer 3 and the LeakPointer 3+ – to detect leaks in Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) packages.

The analytical instruments measure escaping COfrom packages tested in a closed control environment. Both products will be revealed at the IFFA Exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany between 4th-9th May (2019).

“With the new Dansensor LeakPointer 3 and LeakPointer 3+, testing is much faster,” said Steen Andreasen, Product Manager at MOCON Europe A/S.

LeakPointer 3 and LeakPointer 3+


The Dansensor LeakPointer 3 targets package leak testing for MAP packages and is designed for food industry use, where even a micro leak in packages is critical to a product’s shelf life. The Dansensor LeakPointer 3 can be used to test in almost any type of MAP packages.

Its sister instrument, the Dansensor LeakPointer 3+, also targets package leak testing and is applicable for very large packages or multipack testing. With a larger chamber, it can test multiple smaller packages or one large package using slightly higher cycle times than the Dansensor LeakPointer 3.

“What’s more, the ability to detect very small leaks fast and establish hole size is unique. When you can measure the hole size, you can decide what size of leak is important for the shelf life of your product. With the ability to measure down to 50 microns, production line managers can decide if a leak has influence on the product or not – avoiding the loss of usable batches on the production line and saving time and money,” Andreasen continued.

“With a new data collection software that collates information every cycle, this is a sophisticated analytical instrument that aids smart decision making on the production line.”