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Monobeam Vibratory Conveyors support food processing.
Material Handling & Storage

Monobeam Vibratory Conveyors support food processing.

With frame made of single structural member, Iso-FloÂ-® 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...

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Optyx Sorters Maximize Product Quality at Tayto
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Optyx Sorters Maximize Product Quality at Tayto

Tayto is the largest British-owned manufacturer of potato chips/crisps and the top selling brand of chips in Northern Ireland. Their mission is to make superior products by using superior technology. In 2014, they turned to Key Technology and installed four new OptyxÂ-® digital sorters to better control the removal of defects and foreign material (FM) and produce the highest quality...

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Key Technology Exhibits New VitiSort(TM) Wine Grape Optical Sorter for MOG Removal at Unified Wine Symposium
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Key Technology Exhibits New VitiSort(TM) Wine Grape Optical Sorter for MOG Removal at Unified Wine Symposium

Key Technology's VitiSort Key Technology will exhibit VitiSort™, a new optical sorter for red wine grapes, at its Unified Wine Symposium booth #1917. VitiSort combines a patent-pending mechanical MOG (material other than grape) removal shaker and optical sorting with an integral juice recovery system on one compact system to achieve world-class sorting performance at a unique level of...

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Optical Sorters feature software-driven intelligence.
Machinery & Machining Tools

Optical Sorters feature software-driven intelligence.

Available for MantaÂ-®, OptyxÂ-®, and TegraÂ-® 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.Â- By reducing unnecessary rejects, software increases yield 1–3%. Sorting foreign material remains...

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Key Technology Unveils New State-of-the-Art Product Definer
Laboratory and Research Supplies and Equipment

Key Technology Unveils New State-of-the-Art Product Definer

Hyperspectral image of sugar end potato strips, as captured by Key Technology’s Product Definer, aids in designing new sorting systems that solve outstanding product quality problems Key Technology unveils its new Product Definer, a state-of-the-art instrument, located in its customer visitor center. This proprietary hyperspectral imaging spectrometer helps Key quickly analyze and evaluate new...

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Controls & Controllers

Optical Sorter Protection Program helps optimize food safety.

Available for new and installed G6 MantaÂ-®, OptyxÂ-®, and TegraÂ-® optical sorters as well as G6 ADRÂ-® 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,...

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Packaging Machine consistently seals fresh-cut produce bags.
Adhesives & Sealants

Packaging Machine consistently seals fresh-cut produce bags.

Featuring semi-automatic, push-button operation, AV Sealer heat-seals various bag sizes with or without vacuum and has optional gas flush cycle. Adjustable user programs set vacuum pressure, gas flush, heat sealing temperature, and seal time. Able to be switched over to handle different products and bag sizes in seconds without tools, changeparts, or mechanical adjustments, PLC-controlled unit...

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Material Handling & Storage

Key Technology Exhibits FluoRaptor(TM) at Interpack

January 8, 2008 - Key Technology introduces FluoRaptor(TM), the new fluorescence-sensing laser sorter, to the European market at Interpack. FluoRaptor maximizes the detection and removal of defects, extraneous vegetable matter (EVM), and foreign material (FM) based on differing levels of chlorophyll as well as color, size, and shape. Using the most powerful laser in the food industry in...

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Material Handling & Storage

Sorter removes core from cut iceberg and romaine lettuce.

OptyxÂ-® with Raptor allows processors of iceberg and romaine lettuce to cut un-cored head with conventional cutting technology and use Optyx to remove core, eliminating need for manual coring and outer leaf removal. Using color cameras, sorter analyzes size and shape as well as subtle color differences. With its Raptor laser set to inspect within IR light spectrum, unit detects/removes core...

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Key Technology Appoints John Dykstra as Director of Service Operations †Americas & Asia Pacific

December 1, 2020 – Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, announces the appointment of John Dykstra as Director of Service Operations for North America, South America and the Asia-Pacific region. Dykstra is responsible for overseeing Duravant’s SupportPro aftermarket services at Key to help customers operate and maintain their digital sorters, specialized...

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Company News

Key Technology and Heat and Control Form Strategic Partnership in South Africa and Sub-Saharan

November 10, 2020 – Key Technology, Inc., a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, and Heat and Control Pty Ltd. announce an extension of their existing strategic partnership, supporting customers in Australia, New Zealand and India, to now include the region of South Africa and Sub-Saharan. Under the terms of the agreement, Key has appointed Heat and Control as their exclusive...

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People in the News

Key Technology Promotes Quentin Kemph as Area Sales Manager for The South Central United States

March 11, 2020 – Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, announces the promotion of Quentin Kemph as Area Sales Manager for the South Central United States. Kemph is responsible for bringing Key’s high performance digital sorting, conveying and other automation systems to customers that process fruits, vegetables, potatoes, nuts, snack foods, poultry and more....

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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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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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Company News

Key Technology and Heat and Control Form Strategic Partnership in Australia, New Zealand and India

August 21, 2018 – Key Technology, Inc., a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, and Heat and Control Pty Ltd. announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to support customers in Australia, New Zealand and India. Under the terms of the agreement, Key has appointed Heat and Control as their exclusive agent to sell and service Key’s high performance digital...

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People in the News

Key Technology Appoints Alvaro Nunez as Area Sales Manager for Central and Northern California

July 17, 2018 – Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, announces the promotion of Alvaro Nunez as Area Sales Manager for Central and Northern California. Nunez is responsible for bringing Key’s high performance digital sorters, vibratory conveying solutions and other automation systems to food processors and other manufacturers.   Nunez is based out of...

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Key Technology Appoints Bret Larreau as Director of Latin America and Asia Sales

July 12, 2018 – Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, announces the promotion of Bret Larreau to the position of Director of Latin America and Asia Sales. Larreau is responsible for managing Key’s sales activities in the Latin America, Asia Pacific and Australia/New Zealand regions to bring the company’s digital sorters, vibratory conveyors and other...

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