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Key Technology, Inc.

150 Avery St., Walla Walla, WA, 99362, USA

  • 509-529-2161

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Key Technology, Inc.

Material Handling & Storage

Infeed and Collection Conveyors offer soft landing to the product.

March 20, 2017

Working hand-in-hand with VERYX belt-fed and chute-fed sorters, Infeed and Collection Conveyors maximize sorting performance. Product has Application Matrix to provide ideal stroke, frequency, shape, slope, surface texture for each product characteristic. Conveyors need minimal adjustments at each changeover for various products and ease product deceleration for preventing product damage.

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Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

VERYX Nut and Dried Fruit Sorter features multi-sensor Pixel Fusion™.

February 20, 2017

Sorting walnuts, almonds and dried fruits, VERYX® Nut and Dried Fruit Sorter enables processors to make grade with fewer passes through sorter. Featuring front and rear mounted laser sensors and 4 channel-cameras for all-sided surface inspection, sorter detects foreign materials and defects like stems, rocks, glass and insect damage and comes with high-resolution ejection system. Sorter is... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

VERYX® Digital Sorters feature Pixel Fusion™.

January 16, 2017

Available in various widths to provide small- to high-capacity production environments, VERYX® Digital Sorters designed with ideal sensor types, sensor positions, lighting and ejection system. Including auto-learning, self-adjustment algorithms, device is enabled to adapt normal changes in product or environment and performs without operator intervention. Featuring high resolution cameras,... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Veo Sorters feature integrated Iso-Flo® vibratory infeed.

December 1, 2016

Available in Veo Max , Veo 16, 12 and 8 models, Veo Sorters automatically remove ears with remaining husk. Coupled with sensors and intelligent software for recognizing color, shape, size and texture, Veo 16, 12 and 8 offer maximum capacities of up to 3000, 2250 and 1500 ears of corn per minute respectively. Using Veo’s ‘Information Analytics’, units enable collection of statistical data... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing

VERYX Digital Sorter eliminates sanitation requirements.

November 19, 2016

With surface inspection, unique multi-sensor Pixel Fusion™, highest resolution cameras and laser sensors, VERYX Digital Sorter allows end users to gather broad range of product and operational data from sorter. Including smart features like auto-learning, self-adjustment algorithms and smart alarms, unit can automatically perform length grading and optimize defect removal. Device is ideal... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Material Handling & Storage, Test & Measuring Instruments

Belt-Fed Digital Sorters combine smart and Hi-Res technologies.

August 12, 2016

Able to detect and remove sub-millimeter size defects and foreign material while virtually eliminating false rejects, belt-fed VERYX® food sorters provide sustainable, all-sided surface inspection. Customizable and modular design can be tailored to product characteristics and production objectives regarding choice of sensors, sensor positions, lighting, separation/ejection system, product... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Monobeam Vibratory Conveyors support food processing.

May 9, 2016

With frame made of single structural member, Iso-Flo® Vibratory Conveyors offer optimized hygiene, minimizing risk of product contamination and maintaining food safety. Frame and spring arms can be tucked completely under conveyor bed. Featuring standard rotary polish within product contact zone, stainless steel bed resists bacterial attachment and biofilm formation. Standard oil-free drives,... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Optics & Photonics, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Digital Sorting Systems detect foreign materials.

September 25, 2015

Available in 700–2,100 mm wide belt-fed models and 700–1,400 mm wide chute-fed models, VERYX™ Series utilizes high resolution cameras and laser scanners for full object surface coverage and multi-sensor data fusion. Systems achieve optimal levels of detection and discrimination of foreign material and product defects. Advanced auto-learn, self-adjusting capabilities, and recipe-driven... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Non-Industrial Products

Rotary Sizing/Grading Systems offer optimized sanitation.

July 17, 2015

With Sliver Sizer Remover, Precision Size Grader, and Rotary Size Grader, processors of fruits, vegetables, and potatoes can size and grade product by diameter or length while conveying and removing field debris, slivers, small pieces, fines, seeds, juice, and other targeted material. To maximize sanitation and facilitate maintenance, systems feature fully welded framework, one-piece... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Test & Measuring Instruments

Mobile Digital Sorting System grades dates by size.

February 23, 2015

Designed to eliminate manual sorting, 2-stage DateSort™ combines mechanical pre-cleaning to remove foreign material with optical sorting to grade dates by size. Entry-level, gravity-fed, stainless steel machine handles 3.3–4.4 tons per hour. Simplicity of mechanics and water cooling enable DateSort to withstand extreme dust and heat up to 122°F. Color touchscreen features GUI where sort... Read More

Food Processing & Preparation, Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Test & Measuring Instruments

Vegetable Sorting System has integrated, high-capacity design.

December 2, 2014

Singular system comprising 3-deck Iso-Flo® fines removal shaker or dewatering shaker, acceleration belt, and Manta® 2000 series digital sorter inspects up to 13,000 lb/hr of spinach, 12,000 lb/hr of cut romaine or iceberg lettuce, and 50,000 lb/hr of cut cabbage. Placed at receiving, after cutting, or after washing and drying, system is capable of removing 100% of foreign material with 0.5%... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Seed Corn Sorters offer double-sided inspection.

November 24, 2014

Featuring top- and bottom-mounted sensors, Veo™ DS Sorters offer double-sided inspection, providing optimized detection capabilities to identify and remove seed corn ears with remaining husk as well as defects and foreign material from product stream. Integrated Iso-Flo® vibratory infeed, designed specifically for seed corn ears, receives output from husker and arranges ears in singulated... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Vibratory Conveyors feature sanitary rotary finish.

August 5, 2014

Iso-Flo®, Impulse®, and Horizon™ conveyors and processing systems feature, as standard, rotary polish on vibratory and horizontal motion conveyor beds. Finish provides smooth stainless steel surface that resists bacterial attachment and biofilm formation. Within product contact zones, this improves sanitation to maximize food safety. Rotary finish, providing constant Ra value of <10... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital Seed Corn Ear Sorter features high-capacity configuration.

July 21, 2014

Able to inspect as many as 4,500 ears of corn per minute, Veo™ Max enables output of multiple huskers to be consolidated and fed to one digital sorter. Vision system and software algorithms enable recognition of color, texture, shape, and size to detect and automatically remove ears with husk remaining with 98% sort efficiency. Able to be configured as 2- or 3-way inspection systems,... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Optical Sorters feature software-driven intelligence.

January 14, 2014

Available for Manta®, Optyx®, and Tegra® belt-driven G6 optical sorters, Sort-to-Grade™ feature for potato processors enables sorters to grade by count, accepting or rejecting each defective piece to control quality of output to defined grade, as defined by processor. By reducing unnecessary rejects, software increases yield 1–3%. Sorting foreign material remains unchanged since... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Red Wine Grape Sorter for MOG removal.

November 22, 2013

Combining mechanical MOG (material other than grape) removal shaker and optical sorting with integral juice recovery system, VitiSort™ helps wineries producing 5,000–50,000 cases/year improve product quality and reallocate labor. Two-stage, stainless steel system sorts up to 5 tons of red grapes per hour while removing unwanted objects. Featuring color touchscreen control panel with... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage

Laser Sorter features 100% digital design.

September 19, 2013

Based on Enygma™ sort engine, which enables fusion of multiple sensor characteristics into single sort decision, Taurys™ optimizes accuracy of defect and foreign material removal, helping food processors maximize product quality. Chycane™ infeed chute produces consistent trajectory through inspection and ejection zones, while laser scanner operates up to 24,000 rpm to increase inspection... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

Vibratory Conveyors feature sanitary design.

July 19, 2013

Utilizing oil-free electric vibrating motor that eliminates gear box, drive belts, and motor oil from process, Iso-Flo® Vibratory Conveyors minimize chance of product contamination. Vector lock screen clamp, featuring hybrid design, allows user to lock and unlock screen with one hand and no tools, and will not lose pressure over time. Other hygienic features include continuously welded... Read More

Material Handling & Storage

In-Air Color Food Sorter has 4 cameras for all-around viewing.

July 11, 2012

Tegra 7755E features 30 in. wide platform with 4 cameras, each scanning full width of belt, to view product zone from 4 sides. It has metal-mesh catenary C-Belt® that allows objects to be seen from top and bottom, while close-coupled high-speed ejector system uses air jets to remove defective ones. Able to find 1-2 mm size defects, unit can sort up to 16,500 lb/hr. Sorter also includes... Read More

Sensors Monitors & Transducers, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

Optical Sorter Protection Program helps optimize food safety.

March 8, 2012

Available for new and installed G6 Manta®, Optyx®, and Tegra® optical sorters as well as G6 ADR® Automatic Defect Removal Systems, FoodSafetyPRO(TM) helps food processors maintain recordkeeping in accordance with FSMA, SQF certification, and GFSI certification. Program combines comprehensive system audit, RemoteMD(TM) Premium proactive real-time equipment monitoring, unlimited online... Read More

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