This year the Pack Expo will be taking place in Las Vegas July 25th to July 27th. It is North America’s largest and most comprehensive packaging even. It attracts attendees from many diverse industries because of the universal need for packaging. Some people come to find the most affordable and efficient products while others are looking for unique and custom designs or to suit their unique needs. Attendees come from all kinds of backgrounds whether that is corporate, engineers, plant or product managers, brand ambassadors, production supervisors, operations, marketers, logistics, or even supply chain management professionals.
They all come looking for inspiration and perspective, as well as market intel and vendor research. Some even attend with the intention of networking, due to the wide variety of people there. This year alone there will be over 2,000 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors are expected to attend. Due to the size of the audience the expo lends the exhibitors, a number of these companies will be unveiling their new products and technologies. These new products will be across the board with everything from weighers to x-ray inspection machines. There will be no shortage of interesting things to see and learn about.
Fortress Technology will be just one of these companies unveiling a new product at the expo as well. Fortress Technology is a company that was founded over 20 years ago in 1996 with the intention of creating higher quality equipment with better sensitivities through superior engineering and designs. They initially released a line of Fortress Phantom Metal Detectors which were used in the food production industry to ensure it reached safety expectations. The detectors were well received and have since served as the basis for their growing business. Parts and software upgrades are always available throughout the duration of the life of the detector so that a new one is not necessary on a regular basis. The quality of the metal detectors has enabled them to become a global company with offices in Canada. the UK, and Brazil.
Fortress Technology carries a wide variety of metal detectors that offer different specialties. These can be found at the Pack Expo this year. Each is committed to ensuring the safety of any product by finding any metal fragments that have the potential to harm the consumer. In order to understand why quality metal detectors are important you need to understand why the food industry requires metal detectors in the first place; It is no surprise to anyone that the food industry is a global one, that spans countries and other industries. Because of this, there is a lot of room for error or for undesirable ingredients to mistakenly end up in the food that people will eat. The past couple decades have also increasingly used machinery throughout the production process. This leaves a small window for metal fragments to find their way into the product. Luckily there are now a number of regulations and inspections in place to ensure that everything is safe for the consumer so that they do not have to worry. Metal detectors are a tool that has been turned to in order to co this.
Fortress has developed their detectors to suit every need and in addition the metal detectors themselves they also useful applications. These applications will also be available for purchase that increase the productivity and efficiency of the detectors that are already in use at the expo. One of the reveals is that of the Halo Automatic Testing product. It is a system designed to automatically test for ferrous (magnetic) and non-ferrous (non-magnetic) metals and stainless steel. Halo can be used in conjunction with any Fortress metal detector. This is a useful system to have in place because non-ferrous metal can be difficult to locate in food products with a more traditional metal detector. Unfortunately, they do just as much harm if consumed, so it is important to have a strategy in place for these kinds of fragments. The beauty of automatic testing is that it saves money, time, labor, as well as being more efficient than many other tests in place. It removes the risk of human error and workplace injury. The product complies with industry standards and is an ideal application in cases where manual testing of metal detecting is made difficult whether that is due to positioning, access, workplace conditions, or for any other reason.
This new product makes Fortress Technology a must-visit vendor to seek out at the Pack Expo. Fortress, among others, will be beneficial in educating their clients about the best ways to ensure the safety of products. It will be a one-stop shop to find everything you need in order to achieve this goal, come see Fortress Technology at Central Hall Booth: 5204.
The vendors will be happy to answer each and every question that you have. If you find yourself unable to visit in person, everything can be found online. For more information please visit:
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