Wednesday, 22 March 2017
As consumer demand for freshness and longevity in the food and beverage industry increases, so does the importance of implementing quality control and product preservation methods.
The vast majority of food products available in supermarkets today will have gas introduced within the production process or stored within modified atmosphere packaging (MAP). Certain gases enveloping meat or vegetables for example, will aid longevity and extend freshness.
Cambridge Sensotec has been working with the food and beverage industry for many years and offer several solutions to monitor MAP and also leak detection equipment. These solutions include:
Rapidox 1100Z Oxygen Gas Analyser
A fast and highly accurate single gas analyser designed for measuring low ppm oxygen, ideal for applications where the requirement is to analyse and confirm the removal of oxygen content within your process or packaging.
Rapidox 3100 Dual and Triple Gas Analyser
A high precision multigas analyser for measuring a combination of oxygen and other gases including, carbon dioxide, moisture or carbon monoxide. Suitable for the pre-production process, the Rapidox 3100 can be used to analyse and help maintain a combination of gases within food or containers.
Standard features on the Rapidox analyses include fully programmable alarm circuits, programmable analogue outputs (0-10V and 4-20mA), easy calibration (user selectable gases), RS232 / RS485 communications and complete data-logging software. Useful for integrating into a production process and imperative for food health standards traceability in being able to record incremental date stamped data for quality control record keeping.
Oxybaby Hand-held Portable MAP Analyser
Cambridge Sensotec also supply the WITT Oxybaby, an O2 (dual gas CO2 model also available) packing gas analyser specifically designed for the measurement of headspace within modified atmospheres in food packaging (MAP).
DynaSNACK Package Leak Detection Equipment
The new DynaSNACK leak tester from Dynascan is a very effective, simple and easy to use leak detection solution designed for detecting leaks in food and drink packaging. Excellent for increasing product lifespan and avoiding unnecessary production wastage. For more information on the DynaSNACK, please email email@example.com or phone +44 (0)1480 462142.
Thursday, 23 February 2017
Biogas is a renewable energy source created during Anaerobic digestion. This occurs when the organic materials naturally break down in the absence of oxygen. The gas is formed from the digestion of waste materials such as manure, sewage sludge and other biomass substrates such as crop and food production waste. Controlling waste disposal, methane production and usage is vital to ensure the continuity benefits for the environment.
Built as a truly portable field gas analyser with laboratory functionality, the Rapidox 5100 Multigas Analyser is a high specification instrument designed for the analysis, control and monitoring of gas within biogas, syngas, anaerobic digestion and fermentation processes. Due to the range of high precision gas sensors, up to six gases can be measured concurrently including CO2, CO, H2O, O2, C2H4, SO2, CH4, H2 and H2S amongst others. When configured for applications where the gases contain energy (e.g. Biogas, Syngas) the calorific value of the gas sample is determined using thermodynamic calculations and simultaneously logged and displayed on-screen.
Equipped with a 7″ (180mm) full-colour touch screen interface with soft menu keys and an 8-hour lithium-ion battery, all data is continuously logged. With a minimum of 12 months’ continuous data storage, the Excel compatible data can be downloaded via a USB memory stick.
Cambridge Sensotec also offers a range of Rapidox servicing options. To increase measurements and reliability, regular gas analyser calibrations are recommended. Cambridge Sensotec is well adapted to calibrate Rapidox gas analysers accurately and efficiently for your processes.
For more information or to request a quote for the Rapidox 5100, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 (0)1480 462142.
Monday, 30 January 2017
With the Rapidox 2100 zirconia oxygen analyser, sub-ppm measurements to 30% of oxygen gas can be analysed rapidly and accurately. The robust remote sensor, connected via a 2-metre cable*, can be placed within the heart of the application, providing 24/7 of reliable gas analysis. Gas temperatures of up to 600°C can be analysed by the sensor, with an additional Type K thermocouple providing independent temperature measurements. Auxiliary sensors can be added to suit the application for pressure or dew point.
An alternative to the zirconia sensor is an optional remote electrochemical oxygen sensor available for measuring 0 – 100% oxygen. Electrochemical sensors are ideal for applications where VOC’s or flammable gases are present in the gas sample. The electrochemical oxygen sensor is housed within a stainless-steel bulkhead, together with an integrated pressure sensor which compensates for small changes in gas pressure to ensure that the readings remain stable.
The Rapidox 2100 is available in a bench mounted configuration, or with a bezel front panel to incorporate the instrument within a rack. Additionally, the Rapidox 2100 can be supplied within a wall mountable, IP65 weatherproof housing. The zirconia sensor can then be positioned remotely up to 26 metres away either in a separate cabinet or as a standalone sensor. For customers requiring seamless integration into their product or process, the Rapidox can also be supplied as an OEM solution.
Standard features on all models include two fully programmable alarm circuits (volt free contacts), programmable analogue outputs (0-10V and 4-20mA), easy calibration (user selectable gases), RS232 / RS485 communications and complete data-logging software.
Ideal applications can include: Additive manufacturing, combustion, glove boxes, inert gas blanketing, manufacturing processes and metal heat treatment facilities.
Latest update: The Rapidox 2100 oxygen gas analyser is undergoing an upgrade and redesign in line with the new Rapidox 1100 model launched last year. Equipped with updated features, such as a new OLED (organic light-emitting diode) screen and updated superior zirconia planar sensor providing faster and more accurate trace oxygen measurements, the Rapidox 2100 also includes new blue fascia making it easier to identify from other equipment in your workplace. The new Rapidox 2100 oxygen gas analyser will be announced in the Summer 2017.
*Other lengths of cable are available on request.
For more information regarding the launch of the redesigned Rapidox 2100, please call our sales team for more information on +44 (0)1480 462142 or by emailing email@example.com.
Friday, 16 December 2016
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
The Rapidox 7100 - A Highly Specified Gas Analysis Instrument
The Rapidox 7100 Multigas Analyser is a high precision instrument designed for analysing, controlling and monitoring process gas. Equipped with a touchscreen control, fully configurable gas sensors, alarms and outputs, the 19” rack mountable gas analyser is one of the most highly specified products manufactured by Cambridge Sensotec.
With the ability to measure up to six gases simultaneously, applications for this instrument vary from many industries such as; monitoring, emissions, water treatment processes, medical research, environmental monitoring, R&D, metal heat treatment, gas handling, production and semiconductor manufacturing.
The sensors within the Rapidox 7100 Multigas Analyser are specifically designed and calibrated to avoid any cross interference effects with other background gases in the process, ensuring safety with the inclusion of flashback arrestors where required. Infra-red, long-life electrochemical, thermal conductivity and ceramic tile are some of the gas sensor technologies available. The modular design allows for bespoke gas sensor combinations, including, CO2, CO, H2O, O2, C2H4, SO2, CH4, H2 and H2S.
The Rapidox 2112 - A Highly Versatile Multiplex Gas Sampling System
To enhance the Rapidox 7100 further, combine with the Rapidox 2112 Multiplex System. Available with 5, 10 or 15 independent gas inlet ports that are fed to a single gas outlet, allowing for multiple gas sources to be analysed sequentially.
Programmed and operated using the bespoke Rapidox software, the Rapidox 2112 Multiplex System integrates seamlessly with the Rapidox 7100. The Rapidox 2112 can also be used as a stand-alone device with manual operation.
For more information on the Rapidox 7100, please get in touch with our sales team by calling +44 (0)1480 46214 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.