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Hygienic X-ray solution for high care food environments

16 October 2022

The newest in-line Raptor X-ray, Pipeline X-ray and Apollo machines from Fortress Technology Europe are designed to deliver cleanability, hygiene and food protection assurance. 



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All three machines within the range aim to minimise cleaning and set up times to increase plant productivity. The frameworks on all Fortress X-ray inspection systems are IP69k rated and with no trailing cables, they are fully protected against dust and other particulates, to withstand high-pressure, high-temperature jet sprays, wash-downs or steam-cleaning procedures. Electrical panels are all IP65k-rated. 

The Fortress x-ray conveyor range simultaneously inspects fill levels, topping coverage, for example pastry, and can measure mass and count components. 

Created for quality checking sliced meats, cheese, ready meal and wrapped raw meat applications, the Apollo X-ray can accommodate lower pack formats measuring 300mm by 300mm and 100mm deep, inspecting and rejecting 200ppm. The Raptor X-ray was designed to target contaminants present in slightly longer and higher packs, up to 400mm in length by 150mm deep, and inspecting at speeds of up to 100ppm.  

Both machines monitor fill levels, spot damaged packaging and can reliably identify ingredient clumps and broken or missing product. The Apollo X-ray is also available in an ā€˜XLā€™ size to accommodate packs up to 300mm x 300mm x 200mm if needed.

Another feature on the conveyor x-ray range is the protective acrylic window. With the radiography beams fully contained, food operatives can work alongside the machines and see packs travelling through the system. Users can instantly spot product spillages and action accordingly, without feeling like their personal safety is being compromised.  Magnetic x-ray curtains, the easy clean tight-fitting conveyor, IP69k sensors and bevelled surfaces further speeds up repeatable cleaning and sanitation tasks. 


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