Metal Detection

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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TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES X-RAY AND METAL DETECTOR INSPECTION CAPABILITIES

Inspecting packaged cereals can be challenging as they often contain products of different densities, plus packaging and cardboard. Image courtesy of Fortress Technology.

March 30, 2021 by Steve Gidman

With a metal detector, metals that have one or both conductive magnetic characteristics — such as brass, bronze, ferrous metals, etc. — will create a detectable signal. Non-magnetic stainless steel is harder to pick up — it’s a bad conductor — and certain food products with added iron, moisture, salt and acids tend to mask metal detection. Known as the “product effect,” this can impact inspection performance.

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Detection and Inspection: Spot the Warning Signs

How does the industry improve its inspection procedures to reduce the high incidence of product recalls caused by physical contaminants?

January 10, 2020
Rick Pendrous

Food and drink contamination presents a unique challenge for detection and inspection systems.
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