Fortress Technology began its humble beginnings in 1996 believing that through superior product design and engineering the production of higher quality equipment with better sensitivities could be achieved. The phenomenal market response to the Fortress Phantom line of metal detectors has validated that belief and the philosophy on which it is based… simple operation, outstanding reliability, and exceptional performance.
Over the years, Fortress has blossomed into a global enterprise with main offices in Canada, the UK, and Brazil serving North America, Europe, and Latin America. Their valued representatives provide cost effective and customized inspection solutions to customers’ worldwide.
By Phil Brown, European Sales Director, Fortress Technology
Metal detection testing procedures must be clearly documented and communicated to all relevant staff. In accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations, testing should take place regularly, usually hourly, and between each product changeover. Intervals between tests need to be short enough that if a fault is found, products potentially affected have not left your premises and can be identified, recalled and retested.
Consumer perceptions and a high profile product recall can make or break a food brand. The damage, if left unchecked, can come back and haunt a company for years to come. Phil Brown, European Sales Director at Fortress Technology outlines why paying attention to metal contaminant risks continues to be the mainstay of a robust brand protection programme and why it doesn’t pay to take a maverick approach to product inspections.
Hall 17, Stand B42
For every food or packaging inspection scenario there’s a highly sensitive metal detection option. Visitors to the Fortress Technology stand at Interpack 2017 (Hall 17, Stand B42) will discover the full scope of the company’s latest metal detection portfolio in the four key application formats - horizontal conveyor, multi-lane, gravity and pipeline. All integrated with Fortress’ cutting edge software and ancillary equipment.
Britain’s appetite for food-on-the-go (FOTG) looks set to continue, with greater product innovations, clean and healthy eating, ethnic foods and artisan local produce driving consumers away from the daily sliced bread sandwich ritual. Fortress Technology’s European Sales Director Phil Brown explores the implications that this has on the 6,100-plus micro, small and medium-sized enterprises* who are catering to our more adventurous pallets and explains why metal detectors are the most cost effective and popular route to protect FOTG suppliers from the most likely contaminant risk - metal.
British-based Fortress Technology continues to move forward with its ambitions to be the respected leader in the supply of metal detection systems, reporting a 35% year-on-year rise in revenue.
Fortress Technology has designed a game-changing multi-aperture, multi-lane metal detector range, assisting food manufacturers to reduce factory footprint, investment and ongoing operating costs. Already successfully installed in two, four and five lane configurations by several leading UK food factories, and highly commended in the Most Innovative Machine category in the PPMA Group Awards 2016, Fortress launched the production benefits and cost efficiencies of this new concept - believed to be the first technology of its kind - at the PPMA TOTAL Show.
Food products come in all shapes, sizes and density. What’s more, products don’t always travel consistently in the same direction when passing through the metal detector aperture. Since size, shape and symmetry of metal contaminants cannot be controlled, operating a metal detector at the highest possible sensitivity setting is generally viewed as the best method to tackle product and orientation effect says Phil Brown, Sales Director at Fortress Technology.
To assist food manufacturers safeguard brand reputation and uphold product integrity and consumer confidence, Fortress is unveiling the latest version of its Halo automatic test technology at this year’s PPMA TOTAL Show - stand B01. By reducing the frequency of manual testing, manufacturers can save thousands of pounds a month.
Metallic inclusions are the number one contaminant in food products, causing product quality and consumer safety issues. Phil Brown, Sales Director of Fortress Technology, looks at the technologies behind effective metal detection, explains the three key frequency options and why it is essential to select the correct frequency for your food application.
Replacing its existing metal detectors with five Fortress Technology’s Stealth Vertex systems has yielded a 40% improvement in sensitivity and eliminated the issue of false rejects for a leading UK nut and dried fruit processing and packing company.