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Gas analysers now with Bluetooth

14.06.2010

WITT has further improved its established Oxybaby 6.0 handheld gas analyser with the addition of a Bluetooth interface and a built-in bar code reader. Companies involved in the modified atmosphere packaging of foods can now perform quality control checks that are 100% mobile.

This development makes quality controllers entirely autonomous in their work – the analyser weighs just 580 grams and, measuring 187 x 106 x 91 mm, is even small enough to fit in a jacket pocket. The Oxybaby uses a needle to take random samples and measure the concentration of the industrial gases carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen (O2) in packages. The measurement results appear instantly on the illuminated graphics display and are stored in the circulating memory, which has a capacity of 500 measurements. Using the Bluetooth connection the readings can be printed out on an ultra compact label printer that the controller wears on their belt. The adhesive printouts can then be attached to the test record or the outer packaging, or can be put in with the products right away. “Workflows in this area have never been as mobile, as quick and as straightforward as they are now,” sums up WITT’s head of marketing Alexander Kampschulte. Controllers can transfer the readings to a Windows PC for further processing via Bluetooth, either right away or at the end of their shift.

WITT has also successfully incorporated a bar code reader into the analyser’s slimline casing, resulting in even faster workflows. A controller can use it to assign their own name, a line of packaging or a product to a measurement, simply by scanning the relevant bar code. The analyser is able to distinguish between up to 25 users, 50 lines of packaging and 100 products. Technologically speaking, this diminutive testing device is almost on a par with larger, stationary gas analysers. It takes just six seconds to determine the gas concentration, which is then displayed in increments of 0.1 per cent. Measurements are taken in a range between 0 and 100 per cent. It even recognises when the measuring needle is obstructed, thus ruling out any measuring errors.

The casing of the Oxybaby 6.0 is ergonomically shaped, hygienic and impact-resistant. The integrated software includes the menu navigation in a number of languages. Bluetooth and the bar code reader are optional extras, but the basic version of the gas analyser is highly versatile too. In addition to wireless technology, every Oxybaby can as well be attached to a printer or a PC via its USB port, while bar code readings can be replaced by manual selection via the menu. And WITT has also incorporated an SD card slot with future product updates in mind, allowing the user to install new firmware without further ado. The Oxybaby 6.0 comes in a protective case with a charger and is available from specialist retailers or directly from the manufacturer. For more information, go to www.wittgas.com.

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