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July 25, 2022


See how Fortress Technology’s affordable Checkweigher is offsetting volatile pricing of bakery and cereal commodities at Baking Expo.

Looking for new ways to boost your bakery, cereal and snacks operating profits and tackle the rising cost of living crisis? With North American inflation reaching a 40-year high and the price of cereals and baked products jumping 11.2% in the last 12 months[i], food safety and contaminant inspection specialist Fortress Technology will reveal at the 2022 International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) how its Raptor Checkweigher saves money by counteracting costly product giveaway.

Before seasonal adjustments, the index for cereal and baking products in North America was almost 320% of the 1982-84 average. Delivering premium inspection and weight checks at a highly competitive price point, discover how the high-spec Raptor Checkweigher is helping the bakery sector to instantly offset the escalating inflationary rises and sector price hikes.

With operational costs, labor shortages and rising energy prices continuing to impact production, the Raptor Checkweigher delivers 100% reliable weight control with accuracy of ±0.025 grams. Helping baking businesses of all sizes to address critical waste, sourcing and sustainability challenges by targeting operational inefficiencies, including upstream product giveaway, non-conforming food packs and packaging.

The standard Fortress Raptor Checkweigher can weigh bread, snack and pastry product packs, up to a maximum of 17lbs (8kg). An XL (55lb and 110lb) heavy duty version is available for bulk and ingredient applications.

Measuring less than 1.3 metres with the reject system (standard model) the Raptor Checkweigher slots easily into existing bakery production lines with virtually no business disruption. Its modular electronics suite allows for full integration with a Fortress metal detector to create a high-precision combination system.

By digitizing the checkweighing process, manufacturers can rapidly achieve productivity gains and save thousands of dollars in product giveaway. On premium processing lines, payback can be realized in a matter of weeks!

Also on show is the Interceptor BRC metal detector designed to overcome product effect when inspecting baked bread, the Interceptor DF (Divergent Field) for low-profile foods like cookies and snack bars, a Big Bag metal detector for bulk grain and ingredient inspections, plus the company’s unique easy clean conveyor.

For a one stop view of Fortress Technology’s Never Obsolete bakery, snack, grain, and bulk inspection innovations, visit IBIE, Booth 7005.

[i] Office for National Statistics