The new interceptor metal detector from Fortress Technology, Canada, is designed to inspect conductive applications, including meat, poultry and seafood, cheese, desserts, ready meals and bakery items, among others, helping to eliminate false rejects.

This operation facilitates an improvement in detection capabilities of up to 100% with stainless steel, especially when inspecting traditionally difficult “wet” products or using metallized film during processing.

Rather than tuning into specific frequencies, the Interceptor cuts out background interference caused by product effect, tackling the issue of false positive readings in wet and conductive products that lead to high product rejects. By splitting and simultaneously analyzing the low-frequency and high-frequency signal, the Interceptor can clearly differentiate between the signal generated by the product as a result of moisture or mineral content and any metal contaminant. The result is a more reliable and accurate reading regardless of size, shape and orientation of metal particles.

Interceptor units can be deployed in different locations on the production and packing line, including apertures customized to a given conveyor, pipeline configurations for pumped product applications, such as sausage meat, or gravity systems for powders.

For ease of use, the Interceptor learns and recalls the signature of any given product with just one pass. And, being IP69K rated, the Interceptor range is resistant to water ingress and dust.


Fortress Technology Inc.