Key Technology, Inc.

Compact Dryer can handle up to 600 lb of product/hr.
Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Compact Dryer can handle up to 600 lb of product/hr.

Able to remove moisture to enhance shelf life of fresh-cut produce, Compact Dryer is suited for small to medium volume fresh-cut processors producing variety of products such as shredded and chopped lettuce, leafy salad mix, cabbage, and cut vegetables. Designed to withstand harsh, hot water washdowns, stainless steel unit can be sanitized inside and out, and features magnetic lock with smooth...

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Mariani Relies on Optyx® with Raptor to Assure Final Product Quality
Material Handling & Storage

Mariani Relies on Optyx® with Raptor to Assure Final Product Quality

April 8, 2008 - Mariani Packing Company, the largest independent processor of dried fruit in the U.S., relies on innovative technology to improve operations. To help assure that customers always receive the highest quality product, Mariani installed Key Technology's Optyx® 6000 Series Sorters with Raptor Laser Technology to identify and remove defects and foreign material from the product...

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Food Sorter features 79 in. wide scan area.
Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Food Sorter features 79 in. wide scan area.

Designed for sanitation, Manta(TM) uses hi-res scanning to detect and remove defects and foreign material from up to 60,000 lb of processed vegetables/fruit per hour. System is network-ready and can be configured with up to 8 top-mounted color or Vis/IR cameras and up to 2 top-mounted FluoRaptor(TM) fluorescence-sensing lasers. Bottom-mounted sensors are also available, and modularity allows...

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Frigemo Relies on ADR® 4 from Key Technology to Optimize Product Quality
Machinery & Machining Tools

Frigemo Relies on ADR® 4 from Key Technology to Optimize Product Quality

February 26, 2008 - Quality is a top priority at Frigemo, the Swiss food processor that manufactures french fries for McDonald's. To consistently match product quality to specifications, Frigemo relies on ADR® 4, an automatic defect removal system for potato strips from Key Technology. ADR 4 inspects Frigemo's french fries and automatically cuts out defects, optimizing quality and...

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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.

Optyx® 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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Material Handling & Storage

Walker Cranberry Installs Optyx® with Raptor to Assure the Finest Product Quality

November 08, 2007 - Walker Cranberry is a family-owned grower and processor of fresh cranberries with 72 acres under cultivation in Wisconsin. Going to market under the Ocean Spray® brand, Walker takes great care to assure the high quality and safety of its product. Walker installed Key Technology's Optyx® 3000 Series Sorter with Raptor Laser Technology to maximize the removal of defects...

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Sorter handles cut rag tobacco.
Machinery & Machining Tools

Sorter handles cut rag tobacco.

Designed to optimize purity of tobacco, Optyx® eliminates non-tobacco related materials such as filter material, charcoal, glue, and cellophane in cut rag tobacco prior to primary processing. Cut rag is inspected with sensors that detect NTRM based on color, size, shape, and objects' optical properties. Optyx 3000 handles 750 kg/hr while Optyx 6000 handles 1,500 kg/hr. Systems can be...

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Ocean Spray® Relies on Vibratory Shakers from Key Technology
Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Ocean Spray® Relies on Vibratory Shakers from Key Technology

March 21, 2007 - Producing the finest sweetened dried cranberries (SDC) is a science that Ocean Spray® has been working to perfect. From its fourth Craisins® line, which started up in May 2006 to its fifth line, scheduled to start up in the Spring of 2007 in Markham, WA, Ocean Spray relies on sanitary Smart Shaker® solutions from Key Technology. Key's versatile Iso-Flo® vibratory...

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