PBI-Dansensor America, Glen Rock, N.J., upgraded its pioneering leak detection systems for modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) with two new systems-the LeakMatic II and LeakPointer II.

The LeakMatic II is a fully automated, in-line leak detector, designed for medium and large applications. It ensures the seal integrity of individual packages or entire boxes of MAP products at a speed of up to four cycles per minute.

Meanwhile, the LeakPointer II is for use in an off-line setting, designed for smaller applications of leak detection. Unlike water bath detectors, the Leak Pointer II eliminates the risk of cross contamination and operator subjectivity. Individual test programs are created for each product tested, and the full test cycle takes 15-30 seconds, depending on the product set up.

Both units utilize a state-of-the-art optical CO2 sensor to detect package leaks without destroying packages. They also work in tandem with a new, advanced leak-testing algorithm that ensures accuracy of actual leaks in the MAP product.

PBI-Dansensor America Inc.