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Systech Illinois launches Coulometric sensor technology in oxygen transmission rate analyzers

Published 07 May 2018

Systech Illinois launches new eMetric coulometric sensor technology to accurately measure barrier materials at a lower cost for food, pharmaceutical and medical device packagers, film converters and resin producers.

The all-new OxySense Model 8100e from Systech Illinois is a fully automatic and has been engineered with Systech Illinois’ proprietary high-sensitivity, wide-range eMetric coulometric sensor to provide full compliance with ASTM D3985 in a feature-rich, high-value system.

It accurately measures OTR for a wide range of barrier materials and packages. It is ideal for food, pharmaceutical and medical device packagers, film converters and resin producers who are looking to accurately measure barrier materials at a lower cost.

The eMetric coulometric sensor provides a range from 0.01 to 432,000 cc/(m2 · day).

Systech Illinois’ advanced technology and design offers fully automatic testing at the touch of a button with a full-size touchscreen providing easy operation of the instrument and display of the test results. Its film loading system, Q-Seal allows simplified film loading and reduces operating cost with no gas-powered cell closure system.

A major feature of this OTR system is its capacity for expansion. Systech Illinois is the only major developer of transmission rate instrumentation to offer satellite expansion. The system can be expanded to a total of thirty-two cells.  Each satellite can be configured to meet the testing lab’s precise testing needs, allowing them to cost-effectively add capacity as needed while at the same time lowering their cost per test.

Systech Illinois has incorporated an automated “Test Condition Matrix” (TCM) feature allowing sample analysis of up to ten different temperature and relative humidity conditions within a single test set-up. The resulting test matrix allows labs to correctly identify their materials performance at a wide range of real-life conditions.

Additional automatic features include control of relative humidity (RH), temperature, pressure, flow and all other testing parameters. Auto-Stop prevents sensor damage due to exposure to excessive levels of oxygen, extending sensor life.

Systech Illinois’ Model 8100e system runs on a full Windows operating system enabling safe, secure operation and network connectivity via either Ethernet or WIFI providing remote viewing and control from anywhere.

They offer effective remote, internet-based support with the ability to diagnose and repair system errors without the cost and time involved with on-site visits.

Source: Company Press Release