Bakers Journal

Raptor checkweigher tackles inflation in North American bakeries

May 23, 2022
By Bakers Journal

Photo: Cargill

Fortress Technology has launched the Raptor Checkweigher designed specifically for small and medium enterprises and bakery sector to offset inflation and food price hikes – notably rising wheat prices and higher production costs.

The Raptor Checkweigher counteracts costly product giveaway, delivering premium inspection and weight checks at a highly competitive price point. To help counteract these rises, preserve capital and emerge stronger from the current socio-political landscape, the Raptor Checkweigher delivers 100 per cent reliable weight control with accuracy of ±0.25 grams.

The Checkweigher targets operational inefficiencies, including upstream product giveaway, non-conforming food packs and packaging waste.

Weighing up to 200 loaves in motion, the Raptor’s robust digital checkweighing processor features dynamic load cell sensors which filter out mechanical vibrations commonplace in bakery production environments, allowing up to 150 packs to be efficiently weight checked per minute.It can help bakery manufacturers preserve profits and reduce giveaway by avoiding overfilling. Using innovative weighing algorithms, the three-belt checkweigher captures thousands of sample readings per second then analyzes and captures the data for instant reporting. Out-of-specification products are rejected into a raised, industry-compliant side catch bin which allows for rework to reduce waste.


The Raptor may be integrated with existing equipment and features a digital 18.5-inch touchscreen HMI and up to 500 different weight and product categories that can be pre-programmed.

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