Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 10 2016 - Page 55

Product waste free falls to zero Screening a variety of nuts immediately prior to bagging at speeds of 80 packs per minute, the new detectors have eliminated false rejects altogether. four times a day on most lines. Our customers with even greater previous metal detectors required confidence, as the engineering manual set-up. With the new Fortress manager concludes: “The benefits units it’s a simple case of selecting of switching to one supplier that can a new product recipe via the control offer compatible kit are multiple. panel.” As well as solving the issue of What’s more, detection sensitivity has Installation of the five Vertex products being wasted as a result almost doubled; the Vertex systems detectors took place in autumn 2015 of false rejects, having access to are capable of detecting ferrous and over two days. To minimise disruption common spare parts, ongoing support non-ferrous particles as small as to production, the units were installed and minimal training equates to a 1.0mm and stainless steel particles individually so the other four lines better total cost of ownership and down to 1.5mm, compared with could continue to run as normal. faster return on investment.” 2.5mm previously. The value the detectors have Fortress Technology The new detectors have also reduced brought to the fruit and nut product changeovers to less than a processing and packing company beginnings in 1996 believing that through minute as the engineering manager has been two-fold. In addition to superior product design and engineering rationalizes the benefit of having improving the line performance equipment that’s easy to use and set having the latest inspection up: “We change products three or technology on-site fills its Fortress Technology began its humble the production of higher quality equipment with better sensitivities could be achieved. www.fortresstechnology.com FDPP - www.fdpp.co.uk 55