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Metal Detector, Checkweighing Combination

The Fortress Technology Raptor Combination machine targets food waste and product giveaway.

Fortress Combination

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Simple to use, robust, and hygienic, the compact Fortress Technology Raptor Combination machine features a fully integrated checkweigher and metal detector. Offering cost savings for end-users, the intuitive Raptor Combination machine captures and reports all the data required to guarantee food brand integrity and absolute traceability.

Available in four standard belt widths—100 mm, 200 mm, 300 mm, and 400 mm—the machine is designed for confectionery, chocolate, bakery, packaged meats and fish, cheeses, and ready-to-eat meals. Including innovative technology features, the Raptor Combination offers accurate inspection and weight checking of products and pack formats weighing from 50 g up to 8k g (1.76 oz up to 17 lb) and measuring up to 400 mm in length.

Utilizing feedback from the DC brushless motors and optical sensors, the system operates at high speeds for rapid, precise weight checks of individual packs in real time, all while tracking products as they transverse across the system. The modular electronics also have the optional ability to provide feedback to upstream to filling, portioning, and packing automation equipment, signaling when to increase or decrease fill quantity.

Each Raptor Combination machine is equipped with 500 product settings, which can be expanded if required. Additionally, the machine features a single point, intuitive HMI and live statistical data. Quality and production managers can view live OEE data most relevant to their operation. By generating constant feedback on operational statistics, such as volume, weight, and speed, decisions can be made on the fly, increasing operational efficiency.

When routine quality assurance machine tests are due, a visual alert is issued. Steps cannot be omitted. If not performed to the set parameters, this is also flagged by the machine and in any metal detection data collated by the optional Contact 4.0 web appliance, a turnkey reporting solution. For increased flexibility, there’s also the option to add communication adapters, such as Ethernet/IP and OPC UA, to tailor the live data collected for database.

Inspecting product rates exceed 150 ppm. Operators can disconnect the hygienic, easy-clean conveyor's motor cable in seconds with a quarter-turn of the connector and lift out the entire conveyor assembly for maintenance and cleaning. Belts are de-tensioned with a removable idle roller assembly. Belt tension and alignment are instantly restored when the idle roller assembly is put back in place.


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