The Serrax Technologies Oxygen Headspace MAP Analyzer (MAP 550) is an advanced instrument designed to accurately measure oxygen concentration within a modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) environment. This device is widely used in the food packaging industry to ensure that the packaging maintains the desired levels of oxygen concentration to extend the shelf life of the food products.
The MAP 550 analyzer has a wide measurement range of 0 to 25% oxygen concentration with a high resolution of 0.1%. The response time of this device is T90 > 60 seconds, which means that it can provide highly accurate results in just a minute or so. The flow rate of the sensor is 100 cc/minute, which ensures that the sensor can accurately measure the oxygen concentration in the headspace of the packaging.
Modern food packaging and preservation depend heavily on technical advancement to maintain the quality and increase the shelf life of perishable goods. The Oxygen Headspace MAP Analyzer stands out among the technological marvels that have revolutionized this industry as a crucial tool for maintaining the safety and freshness of products. In this article, we examine the nuances of this amazing tool and consider how it helps to preserve the integrity of packed goods.
• Measuring Principle: EC
• Ranges Available: 0 – 25%
• Resolution: 0.1 %
• Accuracy: 2 % at FS
• Response Time: T90 <15 sec
• Built-in Sampling Pump
• Display: In-built LCD (display updated every second)
• Battery: Rechargeable (lasts for 10 hours after charging)
• Weight: Approximately 0.4 Kgs. (with batteries)
• Accessories: Charger, Needle Assembly with filter, manual
The Significance of Oxygen Levels
Oxygen, while essential for human life, can have detrimental effects on packaged goods. High oxygen levels within a package can lead to oxidation, causing products like food items to spoil quickly, lose their color, flavor, and nutritional value. This is where the Oxygen Headspace MAP Analyzer comes into play. By accurately measuring the oxygen concentration in the headspace, manufacturers can fine-tune the packaging process to create an environment that retards deterioration and enhances product freshness.
Advantages of Using Oxygen Headspace MAP Analyzers
- Extended Shelf Life: By ensuring that the ideal gas combination is kept in place, the MAP 550 and MAP 650 analyzers both greatly increase the shelf life of products.
- Enhanced Product Quality: By regulating oxygen levels, these analyzers support the preservation of the nutritional value, freshness, and flavor of packaged goods.
- Cost effectiveness: Accurate gas analysis lowers product deterioration and waste, which ultimately results in cost savings.
- Regulatory Compliance: Manufacturers can adhere to strict quality control and regulatory regulations if they have strong data management skills.
- Versatility: Due to the large number of package configurations that both analyzers provide, they are appropriate for a wide range of applications.
- Measuring Principle: CO2(NDIR), O2 (EC)
- Ranges Available: CO2 -: 20%,100% , O2:0 – 25%, 0 – 100%
- Resolution: 0.1 %
- Accuracy: 2 % at FS
- Response Time: T90 <15 sec
Built-in Sampling Pump
- Display: In-built LCD (display updated every second)
- Battery: Rechargeable (lasts for 8 hours after charging)
- Weight: Approximately 0.4 Kgs. (with batteries)
- Accessories: Charger, Needle Assembly with filter, manual