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  • RDM to exhibit at Medical Technology Ireland

    Posted on 01/10/2021

    by Hayley Diment

    RDM are excited to be exhibiting at Medical Technology Ireland at Galway Racecourse, Ireland from 20-21st October 2021.

    Located at Stand number 40 at Galway Racecourse, Ireland, RDM will be showing Medical Heat Sealers and Seal Integrity Test Equipment.

    To learn more about the exhibition, click here.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

  • Could this be the fastest Hot Tack Tester on the market?

    Posted on 02/06/2021

    by Hayley Diment

    Could this be the fastest hot tack tester on the market?

    In order to meet the demands of today’s dizzyingly fast production lines, manufacturers need packaging that can survive the rigours of being picked, placed by high speed machines, and zoomed in all directions along conveyor belts. If a packaging film fails, this can render the product unfit for sale, or even unsafe, and so comprehensive testing is vital.

    However, this takes time. Traditionally testing hot tack seal strength was a relatively slow process involving manually loading each film sample into the test machine. The operator would then have to run the test, remove the sample, then load up a new one. Repeat to fade.

    Not anymore. I’m pleased to unveil our new generation of hot tack testing machine, the HT-2PC. It’s the fastest on the market, and able to test the quality and integrity of heat seals within milliseconds of them being formed on a heat sealer.

    Loading and feeding is now automatically controlled and indexed to reduce the possibility of loading errors, while a playlist-style interface allows up to 40 tests to be stacked up and automatically carried out by the machine on the same length of film in rapid succession. If the film breaks, then a touch screen alerts the operator.

    I’m of the opinion that this is a real gamechanger for packaging R&D, and what sets this machine apart is the fact that it’s futureproofed for new developments in the industry. It can handle all sorts of different film types, from traditional hydrocarbon plastics to new environmentally friendly films, and takes the risk of human error affecting test results out of the equation. You can even see trend analysis graphs to provide a detailed picture of film performance and characteristics over multiple test runs.

    The ability to carry out far more testing in much less time ultimately means more reliable packaging, which means less wastage on the production line, and fewer returns. With new types of films being developed all the time, you can now very quickly get an understanding of how they perform, and whether they can withstand the rigours of high-speed production processes.

    For more info about the HT-2PC or to request a quote visit our dedicated page here:

  • Lab testing of hot tack seal strength now quicker and easier

    Posted on 02/06/2021

    by Hayley Diment

    Our HT-2PC Hot Tack Tester features in this months Machinery Update:

    Fore more information, click here or to read the article at Machinery Update, it can be found on page 70. 

  • Introducing OX-TRAN 2/48 Ambient OTR Package Testing Analyzer

    Posted on 12/05/2021

    by Hayley Diment

    We are happy to introduce AMETEK MOCON's new OX-TRAN 2/48 Ambient OTR Package Testing Analyser. 

    AMETEK MOCON, a leading global provider of permeation analyzers, has launched a new analytical instrument to measure the oxygen transmission rate (OTR) of whole packages under ambient conditions.

    The OX-TRAN 2/48 series is the ideal solution for ambient whole package testing for Oxygen Transmission Rate.  This purpose-built 8 station instrument can test more packages in less time than traditional methods.

    The OX-TRAN 2/48 utilizes MOCON’s industry-standard coulometric sensor, so calibration is not required, and it complies with ASTM D3985 for OTR measurements. 

    For more information on the OX-TRAN 2/48 please click here OR contact us for the launch presentation.

  • Upcoming AMETEK Virtual Event - March 16th 2021

    Posted on 10/03/2021

    by Hayley Diment

    AMETEK Mocon is in collaboration with RDM Test Equipment, to provide the leading instruments and testing services for permeation transmission rate and package integrity testing.


    We would like to announce that AMETEK is hosting a company-wide Virtual Trade Show from 9 AM to 5 PM EDT on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. The show, which is a first for the company, will feature exciting news and information about products and solutions from across AMETEK’s extensive business portfolio. 


    This interactive, user-friendly event offers customers and industry experts the chance to connect with AMETEK businesses across 63 booths. The show will be divided into three virtual exhibition halls:

    Hall 1: Medical & Health Care and Test, Measurement & Detection (AMETEK MOCON will be included in Hall 1) See the wide selection of health care management services and products for the medical industry, including nursing response stations, custom connectors, specialty metal powders, testing equipment, and more. 

    Hall 2: Automation & Manufacturing and Energy Production & Supply

    Hall 3: Aerospace & Defense Platforms and Research & Development


    For those unable to attend live, or those wanting to revisit information later, all online content will be available on the site to download until June 16, 2021. Attendees will be given access to a digital briefcase to download documents of interest during and following the event. 

    You can learn more about the AMETEK Virtual Trade Show and Register to attend here


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