Canadian Packaging

Fortress Technology Launches The ICON

New touch-screen is compatible with all Phantom metal detection systems.


October 25, 2010
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Offering the latest in metal detection advancements, Fortress Technology headquartered in Toronto introduces the new ICON. This newest addition to the highly successful Fortress Phantom line of metal detectors is a touch screen panel and has been designed from the ground-up to be backwards compatible with all Fortress Phantom metal detectors.
Using robust Quad-Core processing, the ICON delivers fast accurate detection of metal contaminants and detailed data collection.
Information gathered such as product configurations, rejects, and faults, will be stored in an onboard database and will be accessible via USB or Wired Ethernet. All collected data can be exported as Microsoft Excel or Adobe Acrobat PDF file formats. Wireless Ethernet communication will be available as an option in the future.
The ICON features an intuitive graphical experience with custom designed icons and comprehensive menus that will allow users of all skill levels to easily setup products, perform tests and produce reports.
The reports are generated by a mobile version of Fortress Technology’s Contact Communication Software. This software, which is already in use by several multi-national companies, has evolved to be an important part of day to day testing procedures, product verification for quality assurance personnel, and is heavily used for HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) compliance. Using Contact, the ICON will be able to produce graphical and tabular representations of collected information, and bring an all-in-one solution for record keeping to Phantom metal detectors.
Having an increased amount of user options and available features, the ICON comes equipped with multilevel password protection (MLP). This added benefit will control access to specific areas of the system for different users. Once activated, the MLP will modify the user interface to display only relevant information, to reflect the level of responsibilities of the given user.
The ICON offers many enhanced testing options through its Auto Test and Test Request features. Product testing is an important routine that is done on all metal detectors and is now fully customizable. Testing can now be scheduled according to the desired test method; it can be setup to occur on specific days, times, and can also be automatically activated when key parameters such as sensitivity or phase values change.
For more information on the ICON, please contact Fortress Technology at 416-754-2898 or visit www.fortresstechnology.com.