WITT-Gasetechnik has released a compact version of its Leak-Master Mapmax to detect leaks in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) in smaller food production factories.

Geared towards small-scale food production plants, the 46-inch long Mapmax Compact enables the automatic testing of an entire production volume on a single packaging line with up to 14 test cycles per minute.

The machine’s main advantage is its tiny footprint. At almost 28-inches shorter than its predecessor, WITT says its smaller installation dimensions makes the operation of the inline leak detection system possible for larger amount of end-users.

Witt leak detector mapmax compact

Source: WITT-Gasetechnik

The Leak-Master Mapmax uses carbon dioxide (CO2) as a trace gas and a vacuum to create pressure differences between the packaging and the chamber. When a leak is detected, connected systems such as an alarm, dischargers or a device stop, can be actuated via potential-free contacts.

It has been designed to integrate into existing packaging lines, checking everything within that line in a contact-free and non-destructive method. As a result, the Leak-Master Mapmax can test individual packaging, shipping cases and entire boxes and cartons.

WITT Product Manager Michael Kallweit emphasised, “We are aware of the space issue from our client projects. There is frequently a lack of space in existing production lines in particular.”

“The new design, which is now shorter, offers significantly more room to play with – with no loss of performance and an extremely attractive price to performance ratio,” he added.