Fortress Launching Smart Checkweighers

Fortress Technology is unveiling its expansion into checkweighing with the launch of its Raptor “smart” weigher series.

Powder Bulk Solids Staff

November 9, 2020

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Fortress Technology is unveiling its expansion into checkweighing with the launch of its Raptor “smart” weigher series.

Designed for new-generation manufacturers embracing the digital revolution, Raptor checkweighers include an intelligent conveyor removal system and intuitive digital process monitoring technology to advance inspection efficiency, target operational inefficiencies and slash product giveaway.

The Raptor launch range comprises three systems: a single-frame standalone checkweigher, a combination metal detector and checkweigher, and XL caseweighing system for ingredient and big bag applications. All three address North America’s calls for robust, accurate, hygienic, and compact food weight control systems incorporating the latest digital ‘smart’ processing technology.

Common features across the range include no-tool maintenance, leading digital software processing, and a unique conveyor motor release. 

“This is a breakthrough advancement for the North American food inspection market that applies unseen technology to improve process efficiency,” said Steve Gidman, president. “Raptor is a premium weight control solution that can be integrated with or without a metal detector, at the best price point, all delivered in a flexible, hygienic package.”

Guaranteeing absolute traceability, the Raptor introduces high-end weight control technology. By instantaneously capturing sample readings of individual packs by the millisecond, the control system provides accurate and consistent weighing results. Only possible by using the most advanced ARM processors, this data capture and analytics is important for food factories concerned about product waste and giveaway, explained Raptor Sales Engineer Matthew Gidman. “Using Raptor’s digital data capture feature, manufacturers can pinpoint upstream operational deficiencies, including overfilling of packs, processing, and packaging waste,” said Gidman.

Unique Conveyor Concept

The Raptor introduces a new tight-fitting conveyor concept with a quick release and disassembly of the deck, belt, motor, and rollers. Overcoming the longstanding industry challenge of loosening belt tension during machine sanitation, operators simply unclip and disconnect the conveyor motor and lift out the entire conveyor assembly. In just seconds, the conveyor belt is removed, along with its individual components, such as rollers and bearings, for maintenance and cleaning. The belt tension and alignment are  instantly restored when clipped back into place.

Fortress Technology, Toronto, ON, Canada 416-754-2898

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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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