Fortress Technology develops new metal detector range

May 18, 2017

Fortress Technology has designed a multi-aperture, multi-lane metal detector range.

Featuring a single metal detector mounted across multiple food packing and processing conveyor lines, the Fortress unit is divided into individual apertures. Because there’s a dedicated aperture for each lane, the range is more sensitive to smaller metal particles, detecting all metal types down to down to 0.7 mm ferrous, 0.7 mm non ferrous and 1.4 mm stainless steel, according to Fortress. In addition, this smaller aperture copes better with orientation and product effect.

Consolidating this multi-aperture technology into one unit spanning multiple lanes, opposed to individual metal detectors, the equipment footprint is cut by over 50 percent. The unit also sharpens operational efficiencies, reducing initial investment costs for food processors and packers by up to 40 percent, the company claims.

With just one system to maintain and manage, longer term, the multi-aperture device improves total cost of ownership (TCO) by over 65 percent, according to the company.

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