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COVID-19 UPDATE

During the current and ever-changing health crisis, we would like to ensure our customers that support for all areas of our business will be continued.  In early March we began an extensive ‘work from home’ program that encompasses sales, marketing, administration, research, design and service in order to help provide safety for our employees and efficient support for our customers.  We ask for your patience as calls and requests are processed in a different manner but we will find new and innovative ways to provide the excellent level of support that you deserve.

Stay safe!

Sincerely,

Steve Gidman.

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.

Read the full story here.

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 CHECKEWIGHER 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.

Read more on Powder & Bulk Solids.

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.