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Fortress to launch new Raptor weighing series at Pack Expo

September 2, 2021   by Food in Canada staff


Food metal detection specialist Fortress Technology will debut in person its new Raptor weighing series at Pack Expo in Las Vegas this fall.

The Raptor checkweighing series has been engineered to counteract wasteful and costly product giveaway. It also targets operational inefficiencies, including upstream product giveaway and packaging waste.

At Pack Expo Las Vegas, Fortress is unveiling two Raptor systems – a single frame standalone checkweigher and an XL caseweighing system for ingredient and bulk applications up to 25 kg. A heavy-duty 50-kg version is also available. Operating as a standalone product feed and packing weighing unit, the Raptor Checkweigher’s modular electronics suite allows for full integration with a Fortress metal detector.

Company founder and president Steve Gidman said, “Using Raptor’s digital data capture feature, manufacturers can pinpoint upstream operational deficiencies, including overfilling of packs, processing and packaging waste.”

The standard Raptor Checkweigher can weigh anything from 200 lightweight packs and chilled convenience meals in motion, up to a maximum of 8 kg.

A large touchscreen enables food safety operatives to customize statistical information bringing the most relevant parameters to their operation to the foreground. Ranging from net weight and average weight to product giveaway, operators simply pick their preference for the home screen. Graphs and visual prompts help to flag and respond to critical trends.


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