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The Interceptor Metal Detector from Fortress Technology provides a cost-effective alternative to x-ray technology, according to AccuPak, an authorised systems integrator for Fortress Technology in Australia.


The Fortress Interceptor processes the transmission and reception of multiple frequencies continuously over a broad spectrum, which provides an improvement in detection capabilities of up to 100 per cent with stainless steel, especially when inspecting traditionally difficult ‘wet’ products.


“This will be of particular interest to food producers using metalised film in their process or with products that create a challenging product effect,” AccuPak general manager Auke de Ruyter de Wildt says.


In many applications, the Interceptor is able to meet or exceed the metal detection results achieved with x-ray systems, and its unique noise immunity structure means effects from external electrical noise have been dramatically reduced, lowering the occurrence of false rejects.


“Lowering the incidence of false rejects and keeping avoidable factory food waste to a minimum is critical, while maintaining high throughputs and product integrity and food safety levels,” De Ruyter de Wildt says.

 

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