Canadian Packaging

New control package for leak detector

New FlexPak FPFA now a fully-automatic control package from Flex Essentials.

February 23, 2015
Canadian Packaging

Caledon East, ON—Flex Essentials Inc. announces FlexPak’s new Fully-Automatic control package, the FPFA, that adds a fully-automatic control function to the testing procedure of the FlexPak Leak Detector.

Not only does it allows operators to set two vacuum level setpoints for the bubble test and program each with a countdown timer for the length of time to do the test, but it also enables altitude simulation testing complete with input variables of ascent rate, final altitude, time at altitude and decent rate.

The FPFA includes recipe storage of all testing parameters and input of “lot number” or other identification for each test concluding each test to be confirmed as Pass or Fail by operator.

In addition, data for each test can be uploaded as a .CSV file for further analysis and future reference.

The only connections from the control box to the FlexPak Leak Detector vacuum test unit is an air line making the FPFA retrofittable to all FlexPaks or similar competitors’ vacuum style, bubble test, leak detectors.

Features of the FPFA include a:

  • Stainless steel control box;
  • Power supply requirement of 120-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz;
  • CSA, UL, CE compliant panel;
  • Panel designed for washdown environments;
  • Recipe capability;
  • Data logging capability.

Benefits of the FlexPak FPFA unit will be realized by many industries such as those in the manufacture of packaging and end user food packagers of meat, fish and seafood, cheese and dairy, confectionery, snacks, pet food, cereals and baked goods, coffee, medical and pharma and any non-food packaging items where package integrity is critical.

For more information on FlexPak’s FPFA, visit:

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