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Fortress Contact 4.0 Solution Documents, Shares Performance Data

August 5, 2022

Leaning into the concept of smart factories and AI-driven technology, the Fortress Technology Contact 4.0 smart data capture solution combats the digital disconnect experienced by manufacturers when operating multiple metal detectors, weighing...

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Raptor checkweigher tackles inflation in North American bakeries

May 23, 2022

By Bakers Journal May 23, 2022 Fortress Technology has launched the Raptor Checkweigher designed specifically for small and medium enterprises and bakery sector to offset inflation and food price hikes...

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Polycarbonate Test Cards – Now Available Online!

April 26, 2022

Performance testing of metal detection equipment is a crucial part of a food safety and quality management system. Confirm the correct performance of your detector with the new Polycarbonate Test...

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Metal Contaminant Detection for Free-Falling, Dry-Product Processes

April 22, 2022

By Food Safety Magazine In processing plants, scanning raw ingredients for metal contaminants is crucial to food safety. Adding upstream detection systems to free-falling, dry-product processes can make it easier...

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Plant-based lifestyle feeds pipeline inspection innovations

March 4, 2022

By Industry News March 4, 2022 With the number of North Americans now identifying as vegans shooting up by more than 3000 percent in 15 years[i], demand for plant-based products...

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Averting contamination

March 3, 2022

By Meat & Poultry March 3, 2022 Food safety, food integrity, consumer protection and compliance are the key objectives of any brand protection strategy. That’s why inspection systems that delineate...

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TONEY LUMBER

March 3, 2022

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Fortress Technology Raptor Checkweigher offsets meat price hikes

January 28, 2022

By Industry News January 28, 2022 Soaring corn and soy prices, which have risen globally by 40 percent and 60 percent respectively in the last 21-months, is impacting profitability all...

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Food Safety First Episode 9: Mitigate Food Waste to Maximize Food Safety

January 27, 2022

In this podcast, special guest Phil Brown, Managing and Sales Director of Fortress Technology Europe, explains the food safety implications of food waste in the supply chain. Listen in as...

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METAL DETECTOR AND CHECKEWIGHER DELIVER DOUBLE INSPECTION ADVANTAGES

January 21, 2022

  Jan 21, 2022 by Powder & Bulk Solids Staff Fortress Technology has custom-engineered a twin-aperture Stealth metal detector and dual lane Raptor 200 checkweigher for one of the world’s...

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MANAGING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE IN FOOD METAL DETECTION

November 13, 2021

Nov 12, 2021 by Provisioner Online Noise is a common occupational hazard in food processing factories, from vibrating panels to mechanical rotors, stators, fans, conveyors, pumps, compressors, palletizers, and fork...

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TRIGON INSTALLS NEW STEALTH METAL DETECTOR

November 11, 2021

Nov 11, 2021 by James Ridler Nut supplier Trigon Snacks has installed a bespoke, small footprint metal detector to help meet strict retailer requirements for its new range of packaged...

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FORTRESS TECHNOLOGY TO EXHIBIT AT PACK EXPO LAS VEGAS

September 10, 2021

See it at PACK EXPO Las Vegas Booth #C-5404! Fortress Technology will debut its new Raptor weighing series designed to counteract wasteful and costly product giveaway.

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BUSTING THE MYTHS ABOUT CUSTOMIZED FOOD INSPECTION/CONVEYING SYSTEMS

August 31, 2021

Aug 30, 2021 by Provisioner Online Eric Garr, Regional Sales Manager of Fortress Technology, explains why bespoke inspection equipment is often best – whatever the size of your business –...

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NEW CONVEYOR FROM FORTRESS TECHNOLOGY CUTS CLEANING TIME

June 25, 2021

June, 25 2021 by Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Fortress Technology has unveiled its newest conveyor innovation and overcome the longstanding industry challenge of loosening belt tension when regularly sanitizing food...

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FORTRESS UPS THE ANTE FOR 126-YEAR OLD DUTCH BREAD PRODUCER

June 23, 2021

23-Jun-2021 By Gill Hyslop The Netherland’s Bakery Borgesuis has experienced the cost and efficiency benefits of the twin aperture Stealth metal detector from Fortress Technology. Read More on Bakery & Snacks...

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FORTRESS TECHNOLOGY’S SMART METAL DETECTOR BOOSTS EFFICIENCY FOR CHEESE SUPPLIER

April 27, 2021

April 27, 2021 by Eric Garr Vepo Cheese, a Dutch cheesemaker that serves both national and international markets, recently chose Fortress Technology to upgrade its inspection process and introduce a...

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TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES X-RAY AND METAL DETECTOR INSPECTION CAPABILITIES

March 30, 2021

March 30, 2021 by Steve Gidman With a metal detector, metals that have one or both conductive magnetic characteristics — such as brass, bronze, ferrous metals, etc. — will create...

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OPTIMIZING FOOD QUALITY CONTROL WITH REAL-TIME REPORTING

January 19, 2021

01/13/2021  Fortress Technology The Contact Reporter automated record keeper helps processors keep track of and record logs for all metal detector events.

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FORTRESS INTRODUCES RAPTOR SERIES CHECKWEIGHERS

November 12, 2020

Nov 12, 2020 by Jordan Tyler Fortress’s new Raptor checkweighers are “smart” systems offering pet food processors and manufacturers in other industries a digitally advanced option for food safety and...

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Food Safety First Episode 5: Part 2 – Foreign Material Control

August 27, 2020

Food Safety First welcomes back AIB International’s Jeff Wilson, VP of Food Safety Services for Europe, Asia and Africa to continue the discussion around Foreign Material Control through the supply...

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APPLICATION FOR BACON

July 28, 2020

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We Are Here to Support You

May 20, 2020

Fortress Technology is committed as ever in providing you with the best in simple operation, outstanding reliability, and exceptional performance during this worldwide pandemic. While keeping the health and safety...

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VERTEX – MADE FOR SNACK INSPECTIONS

May 6, 2020

Designed specifically to inspect free-falling snacks and ingredients, more than 700 new Vertex metal detection units designed by Fortress Technology were installed by snack manufacturers globally in 2019. Buyers ranged...

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WE HAVE INVENTORY

April 27, 2020

Over 500 Stock Units are available in our warehouse and available to ship within 2-4 weeks! What is available? Stock Heads Standard Vector Conveyors. Air Blast, Belt Stop Alarm, and...

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Inspecting Wet and Conductive Product Remains A Challenge for Meat Processors

March 23, 2020

November 29, 2019 Jenny Eagle Interceptor Metal Detectors improve stainless steel detection capabilities up to 100%, reducing waste and costly false rejects in challenging applications. Wet and conductive products, such...

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Fortress Technology Boosts Manufacturing Capacity in Brazil

March 19, 2020

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COVID-19 UPDATE

March 17, 2020

During the current and ever-changing health crisis, we would like to ensure our customers that support for all areas of our business will be continued.  In early March we began...

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PURCHASING POWER: How to Optimize Total Cost of Ownership on Inspection Equipment

March 12, 2020

October 23, 2019Pierre DiGirolamo Fortress Technology STEALTH Gravity Metal Detector inspects for metal contaminants for free falling product such as nuts, flour, and more.

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Detection and Inspection: Spot the Warning Signs

March 12, 2020

January 10, 2020Rick Pendrous These are generally related to contamination of products with pathogens such salmonella or listeria. But they are often caused by contamination with physical objects such as...

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Meet Inspection and Detection Challenges

March 12, 2020

January 24, 2020 Pierre DiGirolamo Lifestyle trends, health and wellbeing will continue to be key factors shaping consumer purchasing decisions in the food and drink industry during the next decade,...

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CASE STUDY: Bulk Combi System Delivers Herculean Inspection Performance

February 14, 2020

When a leading UK exporter of sugar wanted to be sure of installing the most robust, precise and reliable system for metal detection and checkweighing, it sought the expertise of...

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Ride for Heart 2019

November 6, 2019

Congratulations to the Fortress Technology team for their fundraising efforts and participation in the Ride for Heart! A total of $8,797 was raised in support of the Heart and Stroke...

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FORTRESS TECHNOLOGY TARGETS FOOD WASTE AT PACK EXPO 2019

September 11, 2019

In North America, more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material in everyday trash, cites a study by the Environmental Protection Agency. It equates to approximately 21...

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HELPING SME FOOD PRODUCERS MITIGATE CYBERSECURITY RISKS

September 4, 2019

By: Trevor Moore, Research and Development Manager, Fortress Technology 9 minute read PDF Version While the digital transformation known as Industry 4.0 began on the factory floor, not all of...

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FARM TO FORK FOOD SAFETY MASTERCLASS

September 4, 2019

PDF Version With increasing globalization of the food supply chain and the recent statement issued by the FDA outlining the steps it is looking to take to advance food safety,...

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MULTI-APERTURE BATCH BREAD INSPECTIONS BOOSTS TCO

September 4, 2019

PDF Version Bread is big business in the United States, making up 2.1% of the gross domestic product [i], and accounting for about US$311.0 billion in total economic output. Poised for...

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FORTRESS GRAVITY METAL DETECTOR IS TRUSTED CHOICE FOR BULK NUTS AND SEEDS

August 19, 2019

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METAL DETECTOR SPECIALIST ADDRESSES FOOD PROCESSING ALLERGEN RISKS

May 13, 2019

PDF Version Today’s heightened occurrence of food allergies and intolerances are difficult to ignore. Changing lifestyles, increased protection from germs, and certain ‘healthy’ or ‘exotic’ eating trends could all be...

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING A FOOD METAL DETECTOR

May 9, 2019

PDF Version Metal detection systems continue to be the mainstay of preventing contaminants entering the food production chain. As more advanced equipment enters the market, Fortress Technology offers a quick...

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SUPPORTING SUSTAINABILITY: HELPING FOOD FACTORIES MAKE MINDFUL FOOD INSPECTION CHOICES

May 9, 2019

PDF Version Embracing sustainability is a smart business move. Especially in food production, where the effects of waste, energy consumption and resources ripple out to consumers in mainstream society, influencing...

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STEALTH KIT INSPECTS THOUSANDS OF MILES OF DOUGHNUTS A YEAR

May 9, 2019

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Fortress delivers healthy dose of quality control to global supplement supplier

May 9, 2019

PDF Version After winning a contract to supply over 100 million pressed tablets in 15kg bulk boxes to a company that then ships worldwide, dietary supplement manufacturer Oxford Contract Manufacturing...

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ANOTHER FOOD SAFETY WORLD FIRST FROM FORTRESS

May 9, 2019

PDF Version Fortress Technology has launched yet another food safety World First – a metal detector that inspects low profile, high value foods vertically and horizontally concurrently to achieve the...

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New Installation Magazine

February 11, 2019

With over 20 years of experience in product inspection, Fortress Technology understands the needs of different industries and provides a wide range of metal detection solutions to help overcome inspection...

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Fortress Technology and St. Helena® Celebrate 11 Years of Partnership in Metal Detection Excellence

January 24, 2019

Santa Helena® is one of Fortress Technology®’s oldest and most valued customers. With 76 years of experience in the market, it is a 100% Brazilian company that has become a...

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‘Meating’ food safety goals at IPPE 2019

December 6, 2018

PDF Version With the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) running an inaugural two-day workshop on safety issues facing the global meat and poultry processing industries, metal detection specialist...

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Fortress places Halo around food metal detectors

November 19, 2018

Fortress Technology has unveiled an updated version of its automatic test technology – Halo – providing factories with a traceable and auditable way to periodically test the performance of their...

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In the pipeline: Fortress puts consumer meat safety first at Pack Expo

September 24, 2018

At Pack Expo this October, Fortress Technology will unveil how its brand-new pipeline metal detector can assist meat food processors handling high-viscosity meats to reduce the risk of metal fragments...

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Divergent metal detection becomes a reality at Pack Expo 2018

September 24, 2018

To maximize the probability of detecting metal contaminants in high value foods, in particular confectionery and low-side profile products, Fortress Technology will unveil what is believed to be the first...

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Inspecting the Unexpected

September 20, 2018

Informative article in August’s edition of Baking & Snack magazine about end of line quality and safety, featuring an interview with Fortress Technology’s president Steve Gidman. Read the full article...

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Inspecting the unexpected

August 10, 2018

By Karlee Renkoski Read Full Article on Baking Business A bakery product might have an aroma that makes the mouth water, an ingredient list that says health and wellness, and...

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Pack Expo 2018 showcase

July 26, 2018

Fortress smart system will demonstrate four ways to optimize food safety at Pack Expo 2018 South Hall 2169 For every food or packaging inspection scenario there is a highly sensitive...

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Building a Fortress

July 10, 2018

July/August 2018 Source: Canadian Packaging Magazine Read Full Article on Canadian Packaging Canadian metal detection systems pioneer builds on solid foundations by constantly pushing the envelope of technological innovation and surpassing...

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Ride for Heart 2018

July 3, 2018

Congratulations to our Ride for Heart Corporate Team! With 50 participants, they raised over $13,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation this year. More than 66,000 Canadians die each year...

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Sweet success in candy conductivity challenge

June 29, 2018

PDF Version One of the biggest challenges when using metal detectors to inspect food for contaminants has long been ‘product effect’. It occurs when a product has a conductive property,...

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No Phantom metal detector pains for food SMEs

June 18, 2018

PDF version For small and medium food enterprises (SMEs) investing in entry-level inspection equipment, the biggest nemesis has long been ‘you get what you pay for’. Well no more.  Of...

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Special Focus – Large Bag Metal Detectors

June 10, 2018

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Food processing inspection technology: Three system comparisons to consider

May 31, 2018

PDF Version   Fortress Technology tackles the equipment options in the most widespread food and packaging application scenarios cuts through the confusion on the pros and pitfalls of metal detectors...

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Whitepaper: Guide to handling a metal contamination food recall

May 29, 2018

PDF Version Any food recall incident is a crisis situation that requires quick action to mitigate any longstanding financial and reputational damage. Fortress Technology examines the different factors that can...

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Fortress backs pledge to reduce food waste in North America

May 2, 2018

PDF Version North Americans waste an unfathomable amount of food. A study by the Environmental Protection Agency on the topic estimates that more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any...

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Fortress bulks up quality control at Oxford Contract Manufacturing

April 24, 2018

Fast growing dietary supplement manufacturer Oxford Contract Manufacturing (OCM) has invested in a Fortress Stealth metal detector on the back of a contract win to produce bulk 15kg boxes of...

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Food safety Q&A

April 3, 2018

Why is metal the most likely contaminant? And answers to other important inspection questions.  Rapid automation uptake can increase the risk of metal contaminants entering the food chain  PDF Version

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Check out our Bakery Showcase!

March 20, 2018

Inspecting wet and conductive products has for many years presented bakers with a number of challenges. At the 2018 Bakery Showcase, Fortress Technology (Booth 465) will demonstrate how its Interceptor...

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So sensitive yet built for bulk!

March 13, 2018

For suppliers of powders and bulk solids, inspecting for metal contaminants while accommodating larger and varying pack sizes, ranging from 25kg to 50 kg (50 to 110lb), can be quite...

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Dogged Pursuit

March 10, 2018

Ontario manufacturer of healthy dog treats finding marketplace success with robust product coding technologies. Read Full Article on Canadian Packaging.

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Fortress isolates product effect in cheese

March 8, 2018

PDF Version At the 2018 International Cheese Technology Exposition, April 17-19,  Fortress Technology (Booth 1313) will demonstrate how its Interceptor range is achieving a new level of sensitivity by conquering...

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MEAT SNACKS EXPORTER BEEFS UP PRODUCTION WITH FORTRESS KIT

March 6, 2018

With demand for beef jerky and other portable protein rich snacks outstripping conventional savoury snacks globally, Europe’s leading manufacturer and exporter of beef biltong and jerky – Meatsnacks Group –...

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Metal inspection heavyweight parades ‘Big Bag King’ at IAOM

March 1, 2018

In the world of food safety and metal detection, larger aperture sizes typically mean reduced sensitivity. At the IAOM annual conference this April, Fortress Technology will demo its ‘Big Bag...

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European Fortress boss backs UK productivity push

February 7, 2018

Following the release of the British government’s Industrial Strategy whitepaper at the end of 2017, European MD of Fortress Technology Phil Brown shares his views on UK productivity and how...

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World’s first multi-aperture food metal detector reduces TCO

January 31, 2018

Fortress Technology has designed a game-changing multi-aperture, multi-lane metal detector range, assisting food manufacturers to reduce factory footprint, investment and on-going operating costs. Already installed in two, four and five...

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Interceptor conquers product effect on meat and poultry lines

January 16, 2018

At the 2018 International Production & Processing Expo (@IPPEexpo), the Interceptor metal detector from Fortress Technology takes wet food inspection to a new level of sensitivity.  PDF Version

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Three Key Frequency Options for Food Application & Metal Detector Sensitivity

January 9, 2018

Metallic inclusions are the number one contaminant in food products, causing product quality and consumer safety issues. Fortress Technology, one of the largest global suppliers of industrial food metal detectors, evaluates...

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Terry Fox Run 2017

September 22, 2017

Steve Gidman, Fortress Technology’s president, has participated in the Terry Fox Run for over 30 years. He takes great pleasure in being a part of something that has inspired so...

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FORTRESS TECHNOLOGY CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY

February 1, 2017

Fortress Technology, is proud to announce an exciting milestone as the company celebrates 20 years as an industry leader in the manufacturing of industrial metal detector solutions. Fortress metal detectors...

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Fortress Technology Introduces a Modular Surface Material Detector for Web Applications

October 1, 2016

FORTRESS TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES A MODULAR SURFACE METAL DETECTOR FOR WEB APPLICATIONS  PDF Version

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FORTRESS HELPS NUT SUPPLIER CRACK METAL CONTAMINANT FALSE READINGS

March 31, 2016

Read Full PDF Version Replacing its existing metal detectors with five Fortress Technology’s Stealth Vertex systems has yielded a 40% improvement in sensitivity and eliminated the issue of false rejects...

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Fortress Technology Releases Interceptor Metal Detector

September 1, 2015

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Local Manufacturer supports Banbury Foodbank

March 1, 2015

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Fortress Technology Expands Operations and Manufacturing Capacity in Brazil

March 1, 2015

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Formula Food Manufacturer Zeros in on Contaminants

February 1, 2015

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Whitefish Processor Hooks Fortress Detectors to Boost Quality and Yield

January 1, 2015

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Fortress Win 2014 Industry Award for Company Growth

October 1, 2014

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Fortress Technology Increases Detector Performance with New FM Software

April 1, 2014

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Fortress Technology Reports 34% Increase in Sales of Food Industry Metal Detectors

March 1, 2014

Fortress Technology Reports 34% Increase in Sales of Food Industry Metal Detectors – March 2014

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Fortress Metal Detectors Help White Fish Processor increase Production Efficiencies

January 19, 2014

Fortress Metal Detectors Help White Fish Processor increase Production Efficiencies – January 2014

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Fortress Vector Conveyor System Complies with Stringent Retailer Codes of Practice

October 1, 2013

Fortress Vector Conveyor System Complies with Stringent Retailer Codes of Practice – October 2013

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Fortress Stealth Metal Detector Resistant to Attack From Dust and Water

October 1, 2013

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Fortress Technology Generates Clean Renewable Energy

June 1, 2013

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Fortress Appoints New Distributor for India

August 1, 2012

Fortress Technology increases pressure on Dynamic Global Growth with Appointment of Indian Distributor. PDF Version

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Fortress Detector Makes TV Debut

August 1, 2012

Fortress Metal Detector put behind bars for Gordon Ramsay Prison-Based TV Series. PDF Version

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Fortress Technology Expands Operations

June 1, 2012

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Fortress Celebrates 15 Years of Success

August 1, 2011

Fortress has blossomed into a global enterprise with main offices in Canada, the UK, and Brazil PDF Version

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Fortress Launches STEALTH

August 1, 2011

Fortress Technology is pleased to introduce the new STEALTH Metal Detector PDF Version

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LNK BANKS ON METAL DETECTION UNITS

April 12, 2011

Read the Full Article on Healthcare Packaging The pharmaceutical industry is being squeezed by a combination of cost containment pressures, patent expirations, and a more muscular regulatory environment, to name...

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Customized low cost solutions

February 1, 2011

Fortress has become the preferred supplier of high quality metal detection machines to Lewis Pies Ltd. PDF Version

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