Fortress Technology Metal Detection Systems

Foreign Materials Inspection Equipment

Outstanding reliability and exceptional performance

Cantrell•Gainco is an authorized OEM partner of Fortress metal detection equipment for the meat and poultry industry in America. The Fortress brand represents the ultimate in metal detection quality and performance.

Benefits & Features

The unique Stealth metal detectors from Fortress incorporate the very latest digital signal processing (DSP) technology to detect and reject ferrous and non-ferrous metals – including stainless steel. They contain all the performance features available in Fortress’ pacesetting Phantom units – and more.

Even better, Fortress Stealth and Phantom metal detectors are forward- and backward-compatible units, so processors need never worry that their equipment will become out of date.

Tapping into the latest technology is easy, too, because existing Phantom units can be field-upgraded to Stealth specifications simply by replacing the digital board and display monitors.

Designed Tough for Tough Everyday Use

Fortress metal detection systems are engineered to take all the shocks and hard knocks of daily operations in meat, poultry, seafood and other food processing plants. The IP69K-certified BSH extra rugged casing is just the beginning; there’s also an epoxy chute that provides a complete waterproof seal, too.

System Advantages

  • Easy, intuitive operation is understandable regardless of language or literacy level.
  • They incorporate simple, all-in-one electronics along with modular flexibility.
  • The IP69K-certified BSH extra-rugged casing protects against water and moisture ingress.
  • They're the best-value solution for meat and poultry processing plants — with very low cost of ownership compared to other brands.


The roster of forward-looking technologies that are incorporated into Fortress metal detection units is unmatched in the industry:

  • DSP Core digital signal processing is the "last word" in precision and reliability.
  • UltraSense detection is just that: ultra-sensitive – with an FM detection mode that improves stability and sensitivity for products traveling at a fixed speed on the processing line.
  • An AutoTest feature electronically inserts a metal disturbance signal at prescribed time periods if desired, ensuring consistent performance.
  • The AutoCal functionality makes it easy to set up the system in mere seconds.

Standard aperture and pipeline units are available – so no matter what your need, you’ll find a Fortress solution available to meet it.


A hallmark of metal detectors from Fortress is their simplicity — but with all of the sophisticated detection qualities you need. That means great performance-enhancing features like:

  • Built-in detailed data collection (rejects, tests, faults, configuration changes, and more)
  • A USB port for access to QA reports, software and configuration updates
  • Contact reporter software for viewing and reporting data on a PC
  • Multi-level password protection
  • Expanded memory capability for future software

Communications Options

Fortress equipment also provides a comprehensive choice of communication options:

  • RS-485
  • Ethernet communication from control panel to digital board, with additional ports for networking
  • Microsoft® Windows, NT and Linux

Automatic balance, multi-product storage and flash memory are just a few of the many other ways in which Fortress metal detectors are more intelligent, more useful and more beneficial for your processing line.

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