Ideal for inline processing applications where space is limited, the ultra-slim Vertex detects metal contaminants in free-falling product prior to final packaging.


Typically situated between a multihead weigher and a vertical form fill seal machine, product is gravity fed through the detector’s aperture before being sealed in a pouch by a bagger.

Vertex inline processing applications are the best-suited solution for situations where packaging is metallic or too large for standard detectors.

Using Core DSP technology, the system detects the smallest metal contaminants including pieces of wire, shavings and swarf.

Vertex includes a mountable remote control box that provides all the intelligence and first-rate functionality of Fortress digital technology.

Additionally, custom-designed support frames are available, allowing for easy installation.

Typical applications include snacks, frozen vegetables, cereals and powders.

All Fortress metal detection systems are available in two models:

  1. The Phantom is the standard metal detection system.
  2. The Stealth is the same metal detection system but fitted with a different keypad interface with integrated HACCP reporting capabilities, and including a USB port.