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Fortress Presents Full Las Vegas Contaminant and Checkweighing Line

By GloHouse Media   

Pack Expo 2023, Booth 4303

Fortress Technology’s Pack Expo Las Vegas 2023 lineup will be a hard act to follow. Showcasing something for everyone, visitors will have the rare chance to see every conceivable contaminant-detection machine, start-to-end HACCP and hygiene-compliant production configuration for every food type. Including a first glimpse of the Icon X-ray and a breakthrough side-by-side Interceptor Metal Detection line.

Bakery, bulk, meats, dairy, snacks, fresh produce, prepared foods, confectionery; ingredients, raw, fresh, frozen, ambient, pharma or packaged; this year’s Fortress showcase features all the possible contaminant-inspection, space-optimizing, waste-reducing and weight-verification machines on one single stage. This unprecedented debut features every possible inspection configuration, including conveyor, pipeline, gravity, multi-lane, combination, and now two Interceptor Metal Detectors on a single conveyor. There will also be an X-ray unveiling for Fortress North American customers.

Visitors to Booth 4303 can view nine individual contaminant and inspection concepts. Enabling manufacturers to compare the performance attributes, size and layout options in one location.

“With this lineup, the innovation possibilities for food safety are now limitless,” exclaims Fortress Technology’s founder and president, Steve Gidman.

This year’s unmissable exhibit is the brand new ultra-hygienic Icon X-ray. Delivering cleanability, supreme hygiene standards and food-protection assurance for high-care food-production environments, the Icon X-ray features advanced detection algorithms to enhance performance in applications of varying density, and multiple Industry 4.0 networking and data-integration options.

Zeroing in on bulk savings is the rugged Stealth Large Bag Metal Detector integrated with the new Fortress Raptor XL Checkweigher. Both systems – up to 55 lbs and 110 lbs – can operate as standalone machines. Yet combined, the Fortress Big Bag range can assist all bulk manufacturers, suppliers and ingredient buyers to eliminate costly returns and recalls.

Optimizing factory floor space and keeping pace with ever-faster upstream equipment, including multiple filling heads, is the Fortress three-lane Multi-Aperture Metal Detector. For production facilities that constantly release multiple product streams, this ultra-sensitive unit offers much higher output in a smaller space.

Proving popular with Fortress customers is the Raptor Checkweigher. Easily integrated with existing metal detection equipment, the Raptor Checkweigher delivers dynamic weight monitoring to meet legislative weight rules, with minimal customization to existing product-feed and packing lines.

In another breakthrough first for food processors, Fortress will showcase an alternative approach to maintain HACCP compliance without installing two separate inspection lines. The side-by-side Interceptor Metal Detector configuration shows bakery, dairy and meat producers a new approach to enhanced metal-detection capabilities while simultaneously addressing product and orientation effect.

A gravity, pipeline, Raptor combination system and a laboratory inspection machine complete the extensive lineup. Ensuring future sustainability of production equipment, every unit at Pack Expo features fully integrated communication, networking and data logging software, as well as customized reject options. Plus every machine comes with Fortress Technology’s long-valued Never Obsolete guarantee, extending the usable life of equipment by issuing technology upgrades.

Fortress will also launch an extensive range of new industry case studies and thought-leadership whitepapers. Visit booth 4303. To avoid the queues, consultation bookings for specific time slots can be made by emailing

Fortress Technology produces customized inspection equipment with superior product design and engineering. Our product lineup includes Metal Detectors, Checkweighers, and Combination Systems designed with a Never Obsolete Commitment. We offer exceptional customer support, parts, software upgrades, and a global service team available throughout the product’s life cycle. We prioritize customer needs and offer a full refund if products fail to perform as anticipated, demonstrating our confidence in our work. Our commitment to manufacturing high-quality equipment ensures customers’ needs are met efficiently and effectively.


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