Industrial Metal Detection Equipment
by Fortress Technology
Setting the standard in food safety – for 25 years! Since 1996, Fortress has manufactured custom industrial metal detection equipment and software for thousands of customers around the world. Designed for performance, reliability, and longevity, Fortress metal detectors will save you thousands over the lifespan of the equipment. Fortress Technology is the only choice for your metal detection needs!
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Custom-Built Industrial Conveyor Belt Metal Detectors
Vector Conveyor Systems are custom manufactured from heavy duty stainless steel to fit the unique metal detector and application. The robust conveyors maintain optimal performance under harsh conditions and heavy products, and can be built to withstand washdown environments. Reject systems such as air blasts, kickers, simple retracts and belt stop alarms are available and modular in design depending on the type of product being inspected. Hygienic conveyor belts are tailored to each application, including various belt sizes, belt configurations, and sensors that maximize detector accuracy and efficiency.
- Optimize Metal Detector Performance
- Detector Sync
- Multiple Reject Options (or Custom)
- Variable Speed
- Manufactured to Suit Application
- Hygienic Conveyor Belt
- Shaft Encoder Available
- Side Transfer Compatible
- Incline or Decline Available
- Ceiling Suspended Capability
The “Big Bag King” from Fortress sets an untouchable industry standard for sensitivity levels. Detecting 2.0 mm stainless steel in 50-100 lb bags of dry product is virtually unheard of in other leading systems. The Stealth also detects ferrous and non-ferrous metals as small as 1.5 mm. Custom manufactured to suit any application, Stealth detectors are available in either stainless steel or aluminum construction. Built in data collection and Contact Reporter Software make them a critical control point in preventing product contamination.
Vector Big Bag King Conveyor Systems are custom manufactured from heavy duty stainless steel to suit any large bag application. The robust conveyors maintain optimal performance under harsh conditions and heavy products, and can be built to withstand washdown environments. Hygienic conveyor belts are tailored to individual needs, with variable speeds, reject options, and belt configurations that maximize accuracy and efficiency.
- Food Additives
- Bulk Products
Gravity Metal Detectors are designed for use in free-falling applications to inspect a wide range of products including flour, rice, cereals, sugar, and powders or grains. Systems are available with a selection of pipe sizes and the Diverter Valve reject system is typically used to move contaminated product into a reject tank.
Pipeline Systems are custom manufactured for the inline inspection of pumped liquids and pastes that are transported through a pipe. Stealth Metal Detectors use powerful Digital Signal Processing technology and have high sensitivity levels to ensure the detection of the smallest ferrous, non-ferrous, and stainless steel contaminants. Custom manufactured to suit any application, Stealth pipeline detectors are available in stainless steel construction. Built in data collection and Contact Reporter Software make them a critical control point in preventing product contamination.
A variety of valves, pipe materials, and fittings are available to integrate into existing lines and product applications; all withstanding high pressure or temperature applications. The system utilizes a Diverter Valve reject device to divert contaminated product from the flow. All pipeline systems are IP69K rated, ruggedly built for any piped application.
- Sausage Meat
Meat Pump Pipeline
Meat products are naturally at a high risk of containing metal fragments, which is why Fortress Technology has developed the new Meat Pump Pipeline Metal Detection System to fulfill the highest quality standards of the food industry.
The Meat Pump Pipeline is optimized for inspecting high viscosity meats transported through an enclosed pipe. The precision detector utilizes Digital Signal Processing technology with high sensitivity levels to clearly identify the presence of a metal contaminant. Ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless steel fragments are successfully detected, and when equipped with a reject valve, rejected from production.
A variety of valves, pipe materials, and fittings are available to easily integrate into existing systems; all standing up to high pressure, temperature and washdown environments. Sophisticated data collection and Contact Reporter Software enables quality control in compliance with GFSI/SQF, BRC and HACCP requirements, bringing exceptional metal detection performance to piped meat applications.
- Sausage Meat
VFFS or Multihead Weigher
Ultra-slim Stealth Vertex Metal Detectors are utilized in specialized packaging applications involving free-falling product. The compact Vertex fits where other metal detectors can’t – typically between a Multihead Weigher and a Vertical Form Fill Seal machine (Bagger). A convenient mountable remote control box provides easy access to Stealth intelligence and controls. Upon detection of metal contamination, a reject relay is triggered.
Stealth Metal Detectors use powerful Digital Signal Processing technology and have high sensitivity levels to ensure the detection of the smallest ferrous, non-ferrous, and stainless steel contaminants. Custom manufactured to suit compact applications, Stealth Vertex detectors are available in either stainless steel or aluminum construction. Built in data collection and Contact Reporter Software make them a critical control point in preventing product contamination.
The Halo Automatic Testing System is highly recommended for use with the Vertex system, as testing is often challenging in applications the Vertex is suited for.
- Potato/Tortilla Chips
- Snack Foods
The portable and compact Stealth Laboratory Metal Detector is used offline to examine further rejected products from an in-line Large Bag or Gravity detection system. The Lab unit enables you to quickly filter out the metal contaminants and reclaim good product. Additionally, by isolating the contaminant, QA can determine the source of the problem and initiate corrective action.
- Offline Product Examination
- Quality Assurance
- Bulk Product Inspection
- Separate Rejected Material from Good Material
- Closely Examine Product for Contaminants to Determine Source
- Often Used in Conjunction with Inline Fortress Metal Detectors
Tablets and Capsules
The Stealth Pharmaceutical Metal Detector provides the ideal solution for detection and rejection of the smallest metal contaminants in tablets and capsules. With its current GMP design and construction suited for FDA compliance, the system meets the stringent QA requirements of the pharmaceutical industry. A free IQ/OQ Validation package is included.
- Bubble Gum Tablets
- Extruded Candy
Stealth Lumber Metal Detectors are custom manufactured to suit any large scale application. Ruggedly built, Stealth lumber detectors are suited for scanning an entire log and for machinery/chipper protection. The Stealth uses digital signal processing technology and has high sensitivity levels to ensure the detection of the smallest ferrous, non-ferrous and stainless steel contaminants.
Roll or Web
Stealth Surface Web Metal Detection systems are designed to detect metallic fragments in wide, sheeted materials, continuous webs, and other thin products such as textiles, paper, boards, food packaging, box board, poly films or products packaged on a roll/web. Aperture widths can be custom sized according to specific requirements, and for very wide applications, the detector may be divided into individual sections for more accurate results.
- Sheeted Wood
Large Roll or Web
Stealth Modular Surface Metal Detectors are custom manufactured to inspect wide sheeted materials on a roll/web, such as paper, textiles, and boards. The modular system uses a unique rail-mounted design with a quick connect function which enables each module to be independently placed, repositioned, removed, and replaced, even while a web is present. The detector and rail mount modules are built to suit any application, with an unrestricted overall system width. The modular detector is durable to withstand high speed and high-performance processes, making it an extremely versatile system.
- Sheeted Wood
The Stealth Vent Tube Metal Detector is primarily designed to detect and track fallen vent tube and fill tube nozzles and metal contaminants in filled plastic or glass bottles of up to 3 liters/6.5 pints capacity. The convenient retrofit design allows for easy installation into existing bottling lines.