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HOW TO SIDESTEP THE ALLERGEN MINEFIELD IN DAIRY PROCESSING

Dairy processors must be attentive and ardent in their allergen-control initiatives if they are to safeguard consumers and their operations.

April 1, 2022 by Richard Mitchell

Protecting dairy consumers with food allergies from potentially deadly allergens, and merchandisers from the product recalls and damages to reputations that can occur from incidents, can be a tricky proposition. Dairy processors must have stringent safeguards in place, as well as the discipline to follow strict operating procedures if they are to minimize risks to the large base of susceptible individuals.

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GRAVITY METAL DETECTORS ADD TIGHTER FOOD SECURITY LAYER

Gravity metal detectors are used to inspect flour, rice, cereal, sugar, powder, and grain production lines.

May 27, 2022 by Powder & Bulk Solids Staff

A critical part of most food production processes, inspecting and removing metal contaminants in upstream free-falling dry product applications, Fortress Technology has added several recent enhancements to its robust stealth gravity metal detector. All enhancements were designed to advance productivity, enhance safety and maintain HACCP compliance in the busiest of food processing plants.

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US MILL RETIRES FORTRESS METAL DETECTOR AFTER 25 YEARS OF SERVICE

After 25 years service the first ever Fortress metal detector built by company founder Steve Gidman – serial number 0001 – has been retired by Toney Lumber and a new model installed in November 2021. 

January 24, 2022

In the ultimate sign of equipment longevity and reliability, 25 years after the Toney Lumber Company in Louisburg, N.C., installed its original rugged Fortress Technology lumber inspection metal detector – machine serial number 0001 – the 19-acre southern yellow pine saw mill has upgraded to a fresh model. The original inspection machine remained fully functional until the switchover.

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Food Safety First Episode 9: Mitigate Food Waste to Maximize Food Safety

In this podcast, special guest Phil Brown, Managing and Sales Director of Fortress Technology Europe, explains the food safety implications of food waste in the supply chain. Listen in as Phil provides helpful tips on controlling product waste in food manufacturing facilities, including:

  • Rethinking food aesthetics
  • Installing the right equipment for your application
  • Investing in operator training
  • Fighting food fraud with quality control

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METAL DETECTOR AND CHECKWEIGHER DELIVER DOUBLE INSPECTION ADVANTAGES

A single metal detector is split into two individual apertures for each lane to ensure metal detection sensitivity isn’t compromised.

Jan 21, 2022 by Powder & Bulk Solids Staff

Fortress Technology has custom-engineered a twin-aperture Stealth metal detector and dual lane Raptor 200 checkweigher for one of the world’s leading premium dairy companies.

Receiving shredded cheese pouches directly from a dual-head bagger, the design unlocks substantial space and cost savings for the busy North American dairy plant.

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MANAGING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE IN FOOD METAL DETECTION

EMI/RFI noise occurs when different electrically powered machines and peripheral equipment operating in close proximity to each other are not shielded or filtered correctly.

Nov 12, 2021 by Provisioner Online

Noise is a common occupational hazard in food processing factories, from vibrating panels to mechanical rotors, stators, fans, conveyors, pumps, compressors, palletizers, and fork lifts. Additionally, some less audible disturbances can impair the performance of highly sensitive metal detection equipment, the most overlooked being electromagnetic interference (EMI/RFI) noise generated by ground loops and electric motor drives. 

Eric Garr, regional sales manager at Fortress Technology examines the cause and effect of these disturbances and the measures that can be implemented to reduce noise interference.

Read more on Provisioner Online.