Vacuum Leak Testing for Packaging

As a popular testing method for a variety of items and systems, vacuum leak tests and detection equipment is an effective way to test any company’s packaging. Checking the seal integrity on packaging helps avoid any unfortunate surprises in conditions like high altitude freighting or compromised packaging materials.

In today’s climate with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring products packaging is strong is and will stay in tact during transit is important and is expected by consumers. Thankfully, Haug PACK-VAC® Package leak detectors and testing equipment can give assurance to companies that it will who how strong their products packaging is and where improvements can be made.

Vacuum Chamber Leak Detection

While some businesses choose to use a lab for testing, owning vacuum chambered package testing  equipment and testing internally is quite straight forward and can be a more cost-effective solution for the long run.

How do vacuum chambers work?

An enclosed chamber is used to hold test packages (either partially filled with water or done dry) and the vacuum device creates a pressurized environment to detect if a leak is present. Leaks will present themselves in the form of bubbles.

Burst strength testing can be done without putting water in the chamber. The same process is done and this method is especially useful for testing how packaging would fare under air freight conditions. The change in pressure is important to measure and monitor before packages go out for delivery. This allows and ensures precautions and quality control have been implemented by the company and will give customers peace of mind that the packaging has been adequately tested to ensure products will arrive safely and without any contamination to the consumer.

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Vacuum Leak Testing Equipment

Haug Quality Equipment’s Pack-Vac Package Leak Detectors allow the user to perform a vacuum test in less than 30 seconds. It’s easy to use and comes in eight production sizes with custom sizes available by request to meet any specifications.

Our vacuum leak testers support those in various industries such as bakeries, coffee & dairy, confectionery & snacks, fruits and vegetables, frozen foods, meats, medical & pharma, pasta & grains, pet foods and seafoods. We’ve been supplying companies with leak detectors, leak testers and quality assurance equipment for more than 23 years to many businesses and fortune 500 companies.

Give us a call at (775) 455-4249 or request a quote here to learn more!