Nut packer installs new metal detectors

By Rick Pendrous

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Nut packer installs new metal detectors

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An unnamed UK nut and dried fruit processing and packing company has seen a 40% improvement in sensitivity and eliminated false rejects by replacing its old metal detectors with five Fortress Technology Stealth Vertex systems.

From its British Retail Consortium Grade A-accredited factory, the company supplies processed nuts and fruit and seed mixes to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice operators.

These are marketed under its own brand as well as retailer own-labels, and include everything from snack pots to individual and sharing pouches and bagged peanuts.

In 2015, the independently-owned business decided to upgrade its metal detectors on five packing lines.

Weighing and filling bags of peanuts and treenuts ranging from 50g and 1kg, one of the company’s older detectors was generating false rejects, resulting in frequent downtime.

Similarly, the other units were not as efficient or as sensitive as they needed to be to underpin the snack producer’s reputation.

Contact Fortress Technology​ for more information. 

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