Fortress Technology to debut smart data solution at Pack Expo International 2022

Aug. 3, 2022
Contact 4.0 can remotely monitor the performance of equipment, track events and document all potential product risks.

(Fortress Technology Release) — Food manufacturers across North America are facing a data disconnect. At Pack Expo International 2022, Booth 1752, food safety and contaminant detector expert Fortress Technology will unveil its newest digital reporting feature – Contact 4.0.

Leaning into the concept of smart factories and AI-driven technology, Contact 4.0 adopts a futuristic approach to food production. Narrowing in on food safety and digitized QA documentation, Fortress Technology’s smart data capture solution combats the digital disconnect experienced by manufacturers when operating multiple metal detectors, weighing machines and combination systems simultaneously.

Using web-based architecture, Contact 4.0 captures valuable production data across an entire suite of networked Fortress inspection machines. It can remotely monitor the performance of equipment, track events and document all potential product risks. Turning potentially massive data streams into tightly monitored operational insight.

With Contact 4.0, food processors can, for the first time, tether multiple front-end inspection machines to back-end reporting software in real time.

Rather than react to production scenarios, Fortress customers can now export dashboards and reports in the format that is most closely aligned to their common reporting standards. Enhancing traceability and giving operational staff the information needed to address time critical events and minimize machine downtime.

Company president Steve Gidman said, “Our cohesive reporting system facilitates the remote management of an unlimited number of metal detectors and checkweighers within a food processors’ global IT network. Storing data on the appliance itself, or optionally another network location, Contact 4.0 is a simpler, faster and safer way to document and share performance data.”

Production, QA and maintenance managers can troubleshoot issues remotely. Logging into the secure browser from any networked device, Contact 4.0 removes the need for costly human intervention. Propelling production lines into a smarter, streamlined future.

Contact 4.0 can be installed on all Fortress digital Stealth, Interceptor and Interceptor DF metal detectors, as well as the Raptor Checkweigher, Raptor XL Caseweigher and Raptor Combination unit.

Fortress Technology Ltd. is a privately-owned Toronto based company. Fortress Technology is the only metal detection manufacturer that, since its inception in 1996, custom manufactures metal detectors to suit its customers’ needs, application and specification while ensuring optimal performance. Dedicated to their Never Obsolete Commitment, new technology is developed to be backwards compatible and accessible without having to purchase an entirely new system. Renowned in the industry for their speed, accuracy and simple operation, Fortress systems are used widely within a range of food industry sectors including bakery, meats, ready meals, dairy, confectionery, fresh foods, frozen foods. In addition to product manufacture, the company offers a range of before and after sales service and support services including consultation, product testing, training, preventative maintenance plans, spare parts and validation visits. Fortress is a global enterprise providing worldwide coverage from its manufacturing facilities in Canada, the UK, and Brazil.

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