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Multi-machine data connection package

21 August 2023

RESPONDING TO calls by food manufacturers for a single centralised data collection package that can work across an unlimited number of inspection machines – including checkweighers, metal detectors, x-ray and even label and coding machines – Fortress Technology has sourced a compatible and affordable solution.

Featuring a simple front-end system, manufacturers can connect as many or as few inspection devices on one software system, even non-Fortress machines. Giving food and beverage factories total quality control and oversight across their entire production lines. Machine data connections can even be made across multiple sites and monitored remotely.

Once installed, the subscription-style data collection package can be easily scaled up to incorporate more machines. Options range from an industry-standard weight and quality monitoring system that captures and records incoming data against pre-determined target ranges by product, to monitoring and reporting COP checks. All data is date and time stamped, logged, and reports all non-conformities. Alerts by email can be issued when corrective actions are required.

Report and analysis tools can be displayed on any business PC via internet browsers. Reducing manual paperwork and eliminating unreliable, labour-intensive record-keeping.

“With these new data package options, the front-end structure has been kept simple. This is intentional as it helps to keep data manageable, as well as delivering meaningful quality oversight for production and quality managers. In addition to recording data, the software analyses the data generated in real-time, immediately highlighting any critical parameters, such as contaminant reject trends and weight overfill costings, as well as red flagging processes that might be drifting from specification,” explains Fortress Europe’s commercial manager, Jodie Curry.

Additional reports that can be extracted include line efficiency, production rates, batch performance, Trading Standards records and audit data. Detailed records can be produced for any defined timeframe detailing what was happening during the inspection of product packs.

Available on an affordable monthly subscription, once the software has been installed, additional devices, locations and sites can be added without having the repurchase the software.

For a full demonstration on how to quickly implement a more robust data collection package that suits your real time food and beverage processing needs, visit Fortress Technology – Stand B01 – at  PPMA 2023.