Mocon, Inc. has announced the creation of its new Performance Series gas headspace analysers for modified atmosphere packaging.

The company’s new PAC CHECK Performance Series heralds a new approach to instrumentation technology, manufacturing and marketing.

It will eventually include several different classes of products based upon various advanced sensor and control technologies.

Instrumentation will be categorised based on technology approach and performance results in the “three Rs” - response time, the speed in which accurate, reliable testing can be undertaken; repeatability, referring to the precision and control of the instrument coupled with its ability to recreate the same result on the same test; and resolution, the volume of gas the unit is capable of capturing for measurement.

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

Anthony Ahmed, Product Manager at MOCON said, “Not only do we want to build a state of the art instrumentation based on the latest technology, but we also want to do it in a way that clearly illustrates performance to potential buyers in a good, better, best way.”

The first product launch under Performance Series is the recently launched PAC CHECK Model 450 EC benchtop oxygen headspace analyser.

This also introduces the EC (electrochemical) class of products within the series, which have been designed to appeal to small business and entry-level companies in emerging global economies.

Ahmed added, “As the market approach for gas headspace analysers continues to become more global in nature, MOCON recognises that one or two products cannot address the broad spectrum of users and needs”

“The creation of several classes of instrumentation – with varying performance capabilities, is better suited to meet today’s global requirements.”