Active Modified Atmosphere Packaging (AMAP)
The PerfoTec Laser Perforation System extends the freshness of fruit, vegetables and even flowers, by optimising the permeability of the packaging.
Film permeability is the critical control point for the quality and shelf life of fresh produce. This can be controlled through micro laser perforation.
The PerfoTec Laser Perforation System makes consistent and accurate amount and size of holes. These are essential features for Active Modified Atmosphere Packaging (AMAP).
Closed-loop-feedback Camera System
The PerfoTec Laser Perforation System is the only laser in the world that has a patented closed-loop-feedback camera system.
The integrated camera inspects each hole, for quality control purposes, and also to be able to ensure the accuracy of the Oxygen Transmission Rate (OTR) of each pack. If necessary the laser is automatically adjusted ‘on the fly’ to balance out any variation in film thickness.
The camera is located directly behind the laser perforation head and checks each perforation in the film. The holes are analysed for diameter and shape. If there is an inconsistency in the holes, the packaging machine can be stopped automatically.
In this way, the system guarantees that all packages have the same exact required number and size of perforations.
Reliable in every condition
The PerfoTec Laser Perforation System is specially developed for integration with vertical or horizontal packing machines and tray sealers. The robustness of the laser perforation system is critical. The conditions under which the production takes place can be tough. The PerfoTec Laser Perforation System is developed with these conditions in mind and is able to work reliably in wet, cold and dusty environments.
Ingenious Optical Path
The PerfoTec Laser Perforation System can make very small holes. This is achieved by a special optical path. With this technology the very small micro perforations can be made with the highest consistency. This is especially important for salads and ready meal salads, because of the low respiration of these products.
Reducing food waste with PerfoTec freshness extension tools
The PerfoTec Laser Perforation System is an innovative Next Generation system to optimize the quality and shelf life of fresh produce while improving productivity and versatility of use and reducing waste and costs. Along with complementary PerfoTec freshness extension tools, such as our PerfoTecO2Control and the Fast Respiration Meter 4.0, the Laser Perforation System offers great potential for a chain-wide approach to reduction of food waste.
Please contact us for more information on the benefits of the PerfoTec Fast Respiration Meter 4.0 for your organisation.