Gas technology manufacturer WITT-Gasetechnik will showcase its range of solutions that can detect leaks in packaging at the world’s leading trade fair for bakery, confectionary and snacks next month.
Witt will exhibit its Leak-Master series at the IBA Exhibition, held in Munich from 15th to 20th September.
“Inline leak detection is an ideal way for many manufacturers to guarantee the quality of their bakery products,” explained the German company. “Inline leak detection using the Leak-Master Mapmax offers 100% safety. The Mapmax is integrated in the packaging line and employs a fully automated process to test the entire production batch using CO2 sensors. Witt deliberately targets CO2 detection, as this gas is usually already present in most protective gas packaging.”
“A vacuum is generated within seconds in the test chamber of the device. Even micro-leaks in the packaging allow gas to escape, and this is detected by high-tech sensors. Leaking packages can be removed from the production line automatically. At up to 15 test cycles per minute, the Mapmax is unique in its field. As well as individual packaging, shipping cases and entire boxes and cartons can also be tested. The Mapmax is available in a range of different sizes. At just 117cm long, the latest compact version is ideal wherever space is limited.”
Witt is also exhibiting random sampling equipment at the IBA as a cost-effective entry-level leak detection solution.
The company continued, “An extremely simple but highly effective device is the Leak-Master Easy, which tests the leak-tightness of packages in a water bath. The test sample is placed in the water-filled chamber. Compressed air is used to pull a vacuum in the headspace above the water. The vacuum causes air or filling gas to escape from any leak points, and to bubble up to the top of the chamber in a way that is clearly visible.”
“The major advantage of this method: The quality tester can quickly and easily determine at what point the product is leaking.”
Just in time for the IBA, Witt is now offering an additional, smaller chamber size, simplifying handling and cleaning. The Easy is now available in seven different chamber sizes that cover practically all modern packaging dimensions.
Witt will be exhibiting in Hall B1 Stand 258.