‘Big Bag King’ industrial metal detector demonstration

2019-04-17T12:34:02+00:00 17th April 2019|

The ‘Big Bag King’ from Fortress sets an unrivalled industry standard for industrial metal detector sensitivity levels being able to detect 2.0 mm stainless steel in 25-50Kg bags of dry product. While the applications of a metal detector are often thought of as locating a potential contaminant inside of small, packaged or unpackaged goods; less so is its application for scanning larger format packaged goods. And in terms of industry necessity this is certainly not the case; as bulk g… Read More

AccuPak exhibits at AUSPACK 2019!

2019-03-28T15:10:28+00:00 26th March 2019|

AccuPak, alongside our sister Diverseco company Robot Technologies-Systems Australia, is excited to be exhibiting at AUSPACK2019, where we will be showcasing the capabilities of: a Budpack Gross Bagger GB55; a WIPOTEC-OCS HC-A checkweigher with twin Fortress metal detectors on the same line; a Fortress Interceptor metal detector; and a Fortress metal detector designed for use by the pharmaceutical industry. If you happen to be visiting AUSPACK 2019, take time to visit us on stand C200 to witne… Read More

Factors to consider when measuring, dosing and filling dry product by weight.

2019-04-17T09:32:22+00:00 14th March 2019|

Dry products can range from fine powders such as flour or cement to granular (such as sugar) to course but regular products such as seeds or dogfood  to coarse and irregular products like chicken parts or wood chips. A few products, such as pharmaceutical tablets are sold by piece count but most dry product is sold by weight. Any filler must, therefore, be able to achieve a consistent weight of product into the bag (or other package). Some fillers do this by measuring a specific volume of prod… Read More

How To Operate a Gross Bagger

2019-02-11T14:03:07+00:00 11th February 2019|

A gross bagger is suitable for bagging most types of product including dry, granulated, lumpy, crushed or some powdered products and into bags up to 50kg capacity.  The system consists of a bag spout that is fully suspended on precision loadcells, bag clamp that holds the bag while filling and a controller that monitors the weighing and flow of product. A gross weigher weighs the bag and its contents to obtain a total weight. A dedicated weight controller ensures that accuracy is achieved… Read More

Demonstration of Fortress Interceptor Metal Detector Scanning Capabilities with Strawberries

2018-09-24T17:46:32+00:00 24th September 2018|

Lauren Hipwood from AccuPak demonstrates how the Fortress Interceptor metal detector can be used to detect metal contaminants in fresh packaged foods, such as strawberries. The Fortress Interceptor metal detector is renowned for its exceptional performance and ability to detect the smallest metal contaminants, including in difficult to detect (wet) products like fruit, meat & dairy. In this demonstration, Lauren uses the metal detector to scan for 1mm diameter ferrous and non-ferrous and 2mm… Read More

Handling a Metal Contamination Recall

2018-09-26T14:07:53+00:00 21st September 2018|

Following recent news that the strawberry contamination scare has now spread across the country to include a case in Western Australia, it has been widely reported that a number of suppliers have installed metal detectors on their conveyors to scan punnets of strawberries for contaminants to safeguard consumer health and safety and protect their companies against costly product recalls. While the source of contamination in these instances is beyond the supplier’s packaging line; these incident… Read More

How A Robot Palletiser And Stretch Wrapper Can Help Your Agricultural Business

2017-09-13T16:23:40+00:00 13th September 2017|

Running an efficient and cost-effective packaging line is essential for operators in the agricultural industry. Introducing a robot palletiser and stretch wrapper to package and palletise products such as grain, feed, fertilisers or chemicals, can streamline the process to make it more efficient, safer, and more reliable. Here’s how a robot palletiser and stretch wrapper can help your agricultural business.   Increase the efficiency of your packaging line A robot palletiser and stretch wr… Read More

7 Reasons Why Your Business Needs An X-Ray Product Inspection System

2017-09-06T16:22:48+00:00 6th September 2017|

If your business can’t afford foreign contaminants in your products, then the chances are high that you need an X-ray product inspection machine. These high-tech yet surprisingly affordable machines are predominantly used in the food processing, pharmaceutical and packaging industries – which rely on potentially harmful foreign contaminants being detected along the production lines, but they are also essential equipment for businesses in many other industries that require the detection o… Read More

Top FAQs About Filling Equipment

2017-08-30T16:21:57+00:00 30th August 2017|

So many different industries depend on filling and packaging equipment – from pharmaceutical to agricultural and industrial and food and beverage, investing in reliable and quality filling, bagging and end-of line palletizing equipment is key to their success. Having production lines that run smoothly and effectively means you can process your products quickly and ensure a good return on investment without losing valuable time during the packaging process. If you are just starting to think abo… Read More

How X-Ray inspection systems can save your business time and money

2017-08-23T16:21:09+00:00 23rd August 2017|

For companies in the food industry, the consequences of product contamination are potentially devastating. There are many examples where one mishap with contamination or a foreign body in a product has dramatically affected a food producer’s business – and the costs of the fallout can be crippling.  From product recalls, line stoppages, batch recalls, fines and legal costs to lost customer confidence, erosion of brand equity and reputational damage, the knock-on effects and associated c… Read More

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