AMETEK MOCON has launched a new vacuum leak detector, the Dansensor® Lippke® VC1400.

Strengthening the company’s portfolio, the sensor is based on a new design to provide high precision vacuum regulation, with no adjustments required for different package sizes or types. Further to that, the new design improves consistency and sensitivity for a more accurate pressure control during the process.

Unveiling product details, AMETEK MOCON said the sensor features a new touchscreen with a simplified, user-friendly GUI (graphical user interface) with an optional barcode scanner, which enables easy and intuitive data capturing, storage, and export.

Operators can easily set up data once and then simply transfer data from one instrument to another. The VC1400 is available in two versions, one with a vacuum running on compressed air (internal vacuum ejector) and one that requires an external vacuum pump unit (like the available, stackable PU1400).

Designed with Quality Control Managers, Packaging R&D Managers, and Production Managers within the pharmaceutical, medical, and food industries in mind, the new leak detection system secures package integrity to meet specified industry standards.

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Source: AMETEK MOCON

Commenting on the innovation, Steen Andreasen, Product Manager for AMETEK MOCON in Denmark, said, “The Dansensor® Lippke® VC1400’s advanced design finds even the smallest leaks in blister packages, glass vials, and other flexible, semi-rigid, or rigid packages.”

“It ensures greater test package integrity and automates two tests – both methylene blue dye and bubble tests – with predefined test parameters for ultimate test reproducibility. Repeatability is vitally important in lab settings, though in many labs these tests are still being done by hand, which makes them hard to regulate and repeat. The product’s new upgraded design and features provides users with the best accuracy.”