AMETEK MOCON - Model PERMATRAN-C 4/30 - Permeation Analyzers
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The PERMATRAN-C 4/30 CO2 permeation analyzer can test the Carbon Dioxide Transmission Rate (CO2TR) on both films and packages from low to high barriers. It features two independent cells with interchangeable horizontal test cartridges that allow for a wide variety of sample sizes and packaging materials to be easily and accurately tested.
The PERMATRAN-C 4/30 permeation analyzer is the perfect solution for rapid accurate CO2TR testing on low to high-level barriers.
- Carbon Dioxide Permeation Analyzer
- Permeability Test Film and packages
- Complies with ASTM F2476
- 2 Cell Cartridge System
- MOCON’s patented modulated infrared sensor is the only modulated sensor system on the market meeting ASTM F2476
- Low CO2TR detection levels down to 0.5 cc/(m2 x day)
- Fully automated temperature, flow controls simplify testing and provide unparalleled repeatability
- Modulated IR sensors measure CO2 gas concentrations in real time greatly reducing overall CO2TR test times compared to Zahm-Nagel CO2 testing methods
- Excellent correlation to Zahm-Nagel shelf life studies allowing equivalency while significantly reducing long term testing
- Automated test methods can start a test by a single press of a button
- TruSeal gas flushed perimeter sealing can eliminate the need for absolute zero in many tests, thus shortening overall test times
The PERMATRAN-C 4/30 analyzers can test the Carbon Dioxide Transmission Rate (CO2TR) from low to high barriers on films, packages and bottles. Unlike manometric or Zahm-Nagel methods that require long periods of time to provide results the PERMATRAN-C 4/30 utilizes MOCON’s patented modulated IR sensor system allowing it to provide accurate results in much less time. Designed for a wide range of barriers, this analyzer provides highly repeatable test results from 0.5 to 8,000 cc/ (m2 day). The upper detection limit can be extended with the use of a reduced area film test cartridge (factor x9), or by using various sizes of masking.
The analyzer has industry leading features such as removable and interchangeable horizontal test cartridges, easy to use touch screen operator interface, and fully automated testing providing higher throughput in the lab with less training.
For more than 25 years, MOCON’s PERMATRAN series of analyzers have been the most trusted and longest lasting on the market. The 4/30 delivers fast CO2TR results in less time than traditional methods helping to speed up your research and development of new materials or give you efficient QC verification of existing products.
- Easy sample preparation on the benchtop
- More consistent film loading into the analyzer
- One button release and loading
- Pneumatic clamping provides more repeatable results
- Interchangeable cartridge options that expand the testing capability
- Eliminates Individual Zero
- Reduces testing time (increases throughput)
- More repeatable results
Automated Control Features
- Flow, Temp control
- Test Process Development and Recommendations
- Programmable Test Sequencing
- Test report printing and export
- Sensor Protection
- Intuitive automated operation requires less training
- Built in multi-level user management and data security
- Event log & trouble shooting guide
- Save on valuable lab space by eliminating need for PC
Modulated IR Sensor
- Short exam times reduces overall test time to increase throughput
- Long sensor life
- Accurate and repeatable results
- Most trusted modulated IR sensor that fully complies with ASTM F2476
- Full 100% parts and workmanship warranty for 12 months
- Exclusive 4-year warranty on the Modulated IR sensor
PERMATRAN-C 4/30: Units
- Film Size: 4” x 4” Std, 2” x 2” optional
- Film Thickness: Up to 120 Mil
- Film Test Area:
- 50 cm2 standard cartridge
- 5.6 cm2 cartridge - optional
Other Specifications (all models):
- 15.5” H x 12” W x 23” D (39.4 cm x 30.4 cm x 58.0 cm)
- 95 Lbs. (43.1 kg)
- Voltage: 100 - 240 VAC 50/60 Hz
- Maximum Power Draw: 700 VA
- Remote Access and Control (requires optional Perm-Net Light software)
- Standard Ethernet port (100T)
- Dual USB 2.0 ports (for connection of keyboard, mouse or memory devices)
This product is UL and CSA listed using the ETL mark from Intertek Group plc. and is certified to conform to CE.
Conforms to the following internationally recognized safety standards.
- IEC 61010-1:2010 Third Edition
- UL 61010-1:2012 Third Edition
- CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 61010-1:2012 Third Edition
Conforms to the following internationally recognized EMC standards.
- EN 61326-1:2013
- EN 61000-3-2:2006, A1:2009, A2:2009
- EN 61000-3-3:2013
Conforms to EU Directive 2011/65/EU RoHS Compliance.
- Reduced area cartridge
- Blister cartridge
- Package testing adaptor
- PackRack package test fixture
- Closure test cell
- 1 Liter bottle capture volume test cell
- 2 Liter bottle capture volume test cell
- Reference Films
- PermWare data collection, data management and instrument status dashboard
- Remote viewing software from a PC – PermNet Lite
- 21 CFR Part 11 user and data security
- IQ/OQ documentation & validation
- Basic Preventative Maintenance Plan
- Plus Preventative Maintenance Plan
- Coated Films
- Common food packages
- ASTM F2476
- DIN 53380-4
- ISO 15105-2
Following ASTM F2476-13;Standard Test Method for the Determination of Carbon Dioxide Gas Transmission Rate (CO2TR) Through Barrier Materials Using an Infrared Detector
Summary of Test Method:
1. The carbon dioxide gas transmission rate is determined after the sample has equilibrated in a dry-test environment. In this context, a “dry” environment is considered to be one in which the relative humidity is less than 1 %.
2. The specimen is mounted as a sealed semi-barrier between two chambers at ambient atmospheric pressure. One chamber is slowly purged by a stream of nitrogen and the other chamber with carbon dioxide. As carbon dioxide gas permeates through the ﬁlm into the nitrogen carrier gas, it is transported to an infrared detector where an electrical output is produced whose magnitude is proportional to the amount of CO2 ﬂowing into the detector per unit of time.