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New Food Conveyor Cuts Cleaning Time

Fortress Technology's newest conveyor overcomes the challenge of loosening belt tension when regularly sanitizing food inspection machinery and equipment.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

December 9, 2020

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Fortress Technology has unveiled its newest conveyor innovation and overcome the longstanding industry challenge of loosening belt tension when regularly sanitizing food inspection machinery and equipment.

The conveyor and tool-less maintenance design, first unveiled on the company’s Raptor checkweighing series, introduces a new tight-fitting conveyor concept. Featuring a quick release and disassembly of the deck, belt, motor, and rollers, the new conveyor saves time, money, and labor, and provides hygiene peace of mind. During the sanitization process, machine operators simply unclip and disconnect the conveyor motor and lift out the entire assembly.

In seconds, the conveyor belt is removed, along with its individual components, such as rollers and bearings. Improving line efficiencies, the belt tension and alignment are instantly restored when clipped back into place after maintenance and cleaning.

The “no tool” maintenance innovation is another time-saver, putting a stop to operatives fiddling with screws, nuts, bolts etc., and having to locate the right tool to perform the job. As well as making the conveyor fast to disassemble, reassemble, and slot back into place, it eliminates the risk of losing a part or a screw accidently contaminating food.

To further advance inspection efficiency, the smooth, enhanced belt design eliminates noise. This can cause unwanted vibration, which affects metal detection sensitivity and checkweighing accuracy.

Fortress Technology Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada 416-754-2976 www.fortresstechnology.com

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Powder Bulk Solids Staff

Established in 1983, Powder & Bulk Solids (PBS) serves industries that process, handle, and package dry particulate matter, including the food, chemical, and pharmaceutical markets.

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