ECAS vacuum controller
Pack-Vac® Electronic Controller with Altitude Simulation
For Leak Detection
The electronic controller is designed to streamline product packaging leak detection procedures on the production line and perform critical package integrity testing in the laboratory. The versatile features of the controller, from altitude simulation to a water level indicator, add extremely beneficial functions to the basic Pack-Vac® Leak Detector.
Quick Ramp Altitude Simulation
With the Quick Ramp Altitude Simulation, you can quickly determine how the package survives on a trip in an airplane or over the mountains. Simply program in the altitude, ramp up time, dwell time, and release time, then start the test. The Pack-Vac® package leak detector will run itself through the programmed instructions. At the end, the package integrity testing device can see if the packaging retains the integrity customers expect. Use the Pack-Vac® dry and place an entire case in to see if the restriction of the case together with the expansion of other packages inside the case creates leaks.
Multiple-Step Altitude Simulation
Similar to the Single-Step program above, the Multiple-Step program allows for users to program various altitudes during one test. It may be feasible to have seal-creep at lower altitudes, but an increase to a higher altitude can cause product packaging to burst. This program allows multiple elevations during a program.
The Pack-Vac® package Leak Detectors can be used to perform a variety of ASTM test methods for detecting leaks and seal integrity.
- Determination of Leaks in Flexible Packaging by Bubble Emission | ASTM D3078 Standard Test Method
- Determining the Effects of High Altitude on Packaging Systems by Vacuum Method | ASTM D6653 Standard Test Methods
- Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems | ASTM D4169 Standard Practice
The Table Program is designed for use on the production line. This tool is best used when testing for leaks and compromised seals in product packaging of different sizes or volumes. Product packages of different sizes or volumes require different vacuum levels and customers sometime report that leaks were not detected. This outcome is usually the result of incorrect vacuum levels. On a standard Pack-Vac®, the vacuum level needs to be adjusted each time a different product size is tested. When users don’t adjust the vacuum level correctly, leaks are not detected. The Table Program allows users to select the appropriate vacuum level with just the touch of a button. A programmable timer assures that the package gets the full inspection.
Data from tests can be downloaded via ethernet or SD memory card.
- Coffee & Dairy Packaging
- Confectionery & Snacks Packaging
- Fruit & Vegetable Packaging
- Frozen Food Packaging
- Meat Packaging
- Medical & Pharma Packaging
- Pasta & Grains Packaging
- Pet Food
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