In fast paced, harsh or cramped meat production and packing lines, where metal detectors are subject to rigorous washdowns and knocks from operatives, modern machine control panels are especially vulnerable to damage. While most are designed to withstand water ingress, Fortress Technology reports that these delicate screens can be a costly item to replace, with machine inoperability caused by a single panel failure significantly impacting line productivity.
The answer is to take the high risk item out of the environment and manage operations from anywhere in the world using wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication on any portable device. Believed to be the first-of-its kind web-based browser, Remote Management Software (RMS) connects multiple Fortress metal detectors, via a single gateway, to familiar consumer electronics, including mobiles, tablets and laptops.
The rationale behind the launch is to enhance the reliability, safety and production efficiency within factories, while safeguarding valuable machine assets. The Remote Management Software (RMS) can also export reports on demand, in Excel or PDF format, to provide fully traceable Quality Assurance information.
For large or multi-site factories, this level of oversight is especially helpful for supporting flexible production. It means one operative or production manager can monitor all their company’s metal detectors, analysing comparative data for different inspection zones, side-by-side.
An unlimited number of Fortress metal detectors can be connected wirelessly using a powerful back-end SQL to monitor activity and generate reports.
RMS is being installed as standard on all new Fortress Interceptor metal detectors, available this year.