MOCON, Inc. has further improved the ability to measure oxygen transmission rates (OTR) with the introduction of its new OX-TRAN® Model 2/22 L analyser, specifically engineered for high-barrier materials and packages.

The new OX-TRAN® Model 2/22 L has been specifically engineered to accurately and quickly measure OTR for a wide range of high-barrier applications.

The analyser is ideally suited for food, pharmaceutical, medical device, film converters and resin producers who want to ‘push the shelf life envelope’ by reducing oxygen permeation of packages.

With advanced technology and design enhancements, test times are reduced significantly depending on barrier levels. In addition, the repeatability specification has been improved 2.5 times over the industry-standard OX-TRAN Model 2/21 L.

“By obtaining more precise data about oxygen transmission through packaging materials, companies will be better able to predict, and in some cases, extend their product shelf life. The information also will be a useful in helping to manage material costs vs. shelf life expectations,” said Karsten Kejlhof, Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, Package Testing and Permeation, MOCON.

The OX-TRAN Model 2/22 L is designed to operate at a lower cost of ownership by eliminating several common maintenance expenses. The install wizard allows for step-by-step user installation and the gas-saver feature automatically reduces consumption when the system is idle.

In addition, many safety features have been added to increase component lifetime.

Barrier films can be accurately and repeatably measured down to 0.005 cc/(m2 • day) at precise temperatures and relative humidity conditions; 10 times more sensitive than the company’s previously introduced Model 2/22 H.

Automation features include relative humidity (RH), temperature, pressure, flow and testing. These easily are set via the integrated, intuitive touch screen which enables new operators to accurately execute with as little as 10 minutes of training. When testing film with unknown characteristics, the auto test feature determines the optimal parameters and conducts the test to completion.

Remote viewing and control from anywhere in the world is possible with these connectivity options.