To answer processor demands for improved package integrity and shelf life monitoring, Dansensor, a MOCON, Inc. company, introduces the LeakProtego. The first-of-its-kind online system has been engineered to test for potential leaks at levels lower than previously possible. This is of particular significance for processors who are pushing the shelf life envelope.
Most food processors test for leaks further down the line when the product has already been placed into cases or shipping crates. Solving the problem at that stage becomes more labor intensive and costly.
Dansensor’s LeakProtego uses a patent-pending sensing system with CO2 as a trace gas to detect leaks down to 50 microns. The technology relies on modular units, each of which can test up to 12 packages per minute. Multiple modules can be combined so that individual package testing can keep up with MAP equipment output. The modules provide processors with critical information such as individual leak size and rate so that production line modifications can be made quickly.