The largest recognised contaminant in many production industries is identified as metal. The
frequent and significant use of metal in all stages of processing results in traces or remnants
often being found in the both ingredients and final products. Fundamental to a companies
reputation is its ability to guarantee the quality of its products and that they are free from
metal contaminants. Industrial metal detection is thus a fundamental and essential part of any
production line to locate and ensure removal of metal contaminants before final packaging of
the product for sale.
Industries specifically requiring industrial metal detection include baked goods, fruit and
vegetables, red meats and poultry, confectionaries, cereals, diary, fish, rice & grain and many
Fortress Technology, international specialist industrial metal detector manufacturers since
1996, represented in South Africa by J-Pak, have focused on superior product design and
engineering enabled through superior quality equipment with greater sensitivities.
Combination quality control equipment solutions are also possible, with industrial metal
detectors often combined with Checkweighers and Label Applicators.
Industrial metal detection is focussed on three core groups of metal contaminants that are
found in many production environments:
- Ferrous metals such as carbon steel, cast iron and wrought iron
- Non-Ferrous metals such as copper, aluminium, lead, zinc, silver, gold and titanium
- Stainless Steel contaminants
Industrial metal detectors generally take on the format of three basic types:
- Horizontal industrial metal detector search heads, usually mounted on conveyor
systems for the inspection of items such as fruits, vegetables, cereals, meats and bread
- Pipeline industrial metal detectors for pumped products such as beverages, sauces,
soups, dairy and other fluid or semi-fluid type products
- Vertical Fall (often referred to as Gravity) industrial metal detectors are generally
used for dry products such as powders, grains and granules.
Fortress industrial metal detectors follow the belief and philosophy of simple operation,
outstanding reliability and exceptional performance. With the commitment of NEVER
OBSOLETE, the latest technology can quickly and economically be field installed in
detectors built over 20 years before. Parts, software upgrades and reporting capabilities,
supported by a global service network for the life of the metal detector ensures that your
industrial metal detector purchase remains compliant with the latest food safety initiatives,
without having to repurchase.