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Antarctic Foods Relies on VERYX® Digital Sorters to Maximize Production Efficiency and Vegetable Product Quality
Material Handling & Storage

Antarctic Foods Relies on VERYX® Digital Sorters to Maximize Production Efficiency and Vegetable Product Quality

January 14, 2020 – Antarctic Foods takes product quality seriously. Selling frozen vegetables to baby food processors and others throughout Europe, Antarctic has grown 25 percent annually over the last few years. As they expand, they’ve turned to Key Technology. In 2017, they installed Key’s most advanced digital sorter, VERYX®, to remove foreign material (FM) and defects from product...

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New Sort-to-Grade Software Recognizes and Categorizes The Visual and Structural Characteristics of Every Individual Object in The Product Stream
Software

New Sort-to-Grade Software Recognizes and Categorizes The Visual and Structural Characteristics of Every Individual Object in The Product Stream

Available for more food sorting applications including fresh and processed fruits and vegetables as well as nuts. Delivers the most complex final product specifications without operator intervention, while increasing yields by one to three percent. VERYX with STG can identify and classify each object’s color, size, shape, structural properties and/or chemical composition.

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Key Technology Releases VERYX® Digital Sorters with Four-Channel Cameras and Laser Scanners
Material Handling & Storage

Key Technology Releases VERYX® Digital Sorters with Four-Channel Cameras and Laser Scanners

 The latest VERYX® Digital Sorters are offered with FMAlert™ software that captures and saves digital images. The software can be programmed to alert and signal downstream device when critical FM event occurs. The VERYX units are used for sorting out all FM and user-specified defects by design. The product is embedded with Pixel Fusion detection technology that combines all pixel-level...

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Key Technology Offers ADR EXOS Defect Removal System with Production Rates of Up to 17,000 lb. Per Hour
Test & Measurement

Key Technology Offers ADR EXOS Defect Removal System with Production Rates of Up to 17,000 lb. Per Hour

The ADR EXOS™ Defect Removal System is designed for removing defects from potato strips. The system features cutter-wheel design and intelligent software to improve product recovery. It inspects defective potato strips, which are rejected from an upstream digital sorter or all strips coming directly from cutting equipment. The device is equipped with new knife retention system to eliminate the...

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New VERYX Digital Sorters for Fresh-Cut Leafy Greens Inspects Product In-Air with Top and Bottom Sensors
Material Handling & Storage

New VERYX Digital Sorters for Fresh-Cut Leafy Greens Inspects Product In-Air with Top and Bottom Sensors

Key Technology’s VERYX® Digital Sorters are available in multiple sizes with highest volume system sorting up to 8.2 metric tons. These sorters detect color, shape and structural properties and presence or absence of chlorophyll of every object. The units remove insects, animal parts, paperboard, wood, rocks and plastics. Sorters can be configured to handle products like iceberg, romaine,...

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VERYX® Digital Sorters Eliminate the Need for Manual Adjustments
Material Handling & Storage

VERYX® Digital Sorters Eliminate the Need for Manual Adjustments

VERYX® Digital Sorters are embedded with Sort-to-Grade™ software for wet and frozen potato strips. Unit’s STG software helps in identifying and categorizing surface defect and dimensional characteristics of strips and accepts/ rejects as defined by the processor. STG algorithms automate adjustments for maintaining consistent outcome and eliminate the need for operator intervention. These...

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Iso-Flo® Vibratory Conveyor minimizes product spillage.
Material Handling & Storage

Iso-Flo® Vibratory Conveyor minimizes product spillage.

Iso-Flo® Vibratory Conveyor with metal detectors is used for inspecting bulk foods on processing and packaging industries. This conveyor consists of stainless steel infeed, on-metallic section and stainless steel section with a reject device. Unit is equipped with oil-free drives, elastomer isolators, scalloped flat bars and patented stainless steel ground arms. Iso-Flo® conveyor uses...

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Precision Size Grader comes with fully welded frame and one-piece block pan.
Construction Equipment and Supplies

Precision Size Grader comes with fully welded frame and one-piece block pan.

14-Roller Precision Size Graders are offered in widths of 2, 3, 4 or 5 ft. Unit is designed for grading snipped and unsnipped whole and cut green beans for fresh pack, frozen and canned product applications. Grader offers capacity of less than 4,000 with up to 13,000 lb per hr. Unit’s gap between the rollers can be easily adjusted by rotating single handle provided and can be equipped with...

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Antarctic Foods Relies on VERYX® Digital Sorters to Maximize Production Efficiency and Vegetable Product Quality
Material Handling & Storage

Antarctic Foods Relies on VERYX® Digital Sorters to Maximize Production Efficiency and Vegetable Product Quality

January 14, 2020 – Antarctic Foods takes product quality seriously. Selling frozen vegetables to baby food processors and others throughout Europe, Antarctic has grown 25 percent annually over the last few years. As they expand, they’ve turned to Key Technology. In 2017, they installed Key’s most advanced digital sorter, VERYX®, to remove foreign material (FM) and defects from product...

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Key Technology Acquires Herbert Solutions, a Renowned Supplier of Sorting and Processing Equipment for Root Crops

January 8, 2020 – Key Technology, a leading global designer and manufacturer of digital sorting, inspection, conveying and other processing equipment, and a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, has acquired Herbert Solutions, enhancing its portfolio of potato and vegetable equipment solutions. Herbert has established itself as a leader in serving the root crop and fresh...

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Company News

Key Technology Expands Its Customer Service Offerings With SupportPro

December 17, 2019 – Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, announces the rebranding of its customer service organization as SupportPro. This global program includes technical support such as installation, start-up, training, preventive maintenance and 24/7 emergency assistance as well as remote monitoring, protection plans, upgrades and parts sales, and other...

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People in the News

Key Technology Promotes Daniel Leighty To Global Vice President of Sales

October 29, 2019 – Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, announces the promotion of Daniel Leighty to Global Vice President of Sales. Leighty is responsible for activities that lead Key’s worldwide sales organization to bring the company’s high performance digital sorting, conveying and process automation systems to the market. “During his 12 years with...

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New Sort-to-Grade Software Recognizes and Categorizes The Visual and Structural Characteristics of Every Individual Object in The Product Stream
Software

New Sort-to-Grade Software Recognizes and Categorizes The Visual and Structural Characteristics of Every Individual Object in The Product Stream

Available for more food sorting applications including fresh and processed fruits and vegetables as well as nuts. Delivers the most complex final product specifications without operator intervention, while increasing yields by one to three percent. VERYX with STG can identify and classify each object’s color, size, shape, structural properties and/or chemical composition.

Read More »
Key Technology Releases VERYX® Digital Sorters with Four-Channel Cameras and Laser Scanners
Material Handling & Storage

Key Technology Releases VERYX® Digital Sorters with Four-Channel Cameras and Laser Scanners

 The latest VERYX® Digital Sorters are offered with FMAlert™ software that captures and saves digital images. The software can be programmed to alert and signal downstream device when critical FM event occurs. The VERYX units are used for sorting out all FM and user-specified defects by design. The product is embedded with Pixel Fusion detection technology that combines all pixel-level...

Read More »
Key Technology Offers ADR EXOS Defect Removal System with Production Rates of Up to 17,000 lb. Per Hour
Test & Measurement

Key Technology Offers ADR EXOS Defect Removal System with Production Rates of Up to 17,000 lb. Per Hour

The ADR EXOS™ Defect Removal System is designed for removing defects from potato strips. The system features cutter-wheel design and intelligent software to improve product recovery. It inspects defective potato strips, which are rejected from an upstream digital sorter or all strips coming directly from cutting equipment. The device is equipped with new knife retention system to eliminate the...

Read More »
Company News

Key Technology Celebrates 70 Years of Innovation

August 23, 2018 – Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, is celebrating their 70th anniversary. Since introducing their first automated food processing system in 1948, Key has grown to become a global leader based on the principles of innovation, reliability and superior customer service. Today, Key’s digital sorters, vibratory conveyors and other automation...

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