Versaperm Vapour Permeability measurement


High Altitude Shipping Simulator for packaging testing

Hydrocarbons and permeability
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Versaperm, already a technology leader in packaging test equipment, is launching the GEMCO HASS (High Altitude Shipping Simulator) onto the UK and European marketplaces

The HASS system simulates shipping a packaged box of dry goods at high altitudes. The number of peaks, the heights of the inclines (or peak), the ramp speed (or rate), and the time at the peak are all configurable through the controller.  It can produce both single pass-fail results which could be fed into a QC system and statistical results, enabling the manufacturer to identify trends and take preventative measures. 

The packaging of many types of products is liable to burst, leak or fail at altitude which renders the package unsalable, and even potentially harmful.  The HASS controller monitors and controls both the vacuum level and rate of change of the vacuum during simulating precise flight conditions. 

The controller setup allows the user to programme one or multiple peaks, each peak with its own height, ramp and hold parameters.  The system executes each cycle in sequence, before bringing the pressure on the packaging back to normal sea-level conditions.

The vacuum level in the chamber is controlled by modulating a proportional valve, which is connected to the input of a Venturi vacuum generator, enabling different vacuum levels and ramp rates to be easily be achieved. 

The microprocessor based HASS control system allows the user to pre-configure up to 200 unique products, each with its own set of data points. 

In supervisor mode the controller has an additional set of parameters that can be changed to alter control algorithm settings. 

Versaperm provides full technical and sales support service, as well as maintenance and repair facilities


Please send any sales enquiries to Christopher Roberts, Versaperm Limited ,
10 Rawcliffe House, Howarth Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1AP, UK, Tel: +44 1628 777668,
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