Key Technology, Inc.

Material Handling & Storage

Sorting Systems reject defective kettle potato chips.

Optyx® sorters enable kettle-style potato chip manufacturers to automate inspection process for improved product quality and food safety. Using camera and lighting configuration to sense opacity as well as subtle color differences, systems identify and remove objectionable clusters of chips stuck together as well as defects and foreign material. Optyx 3000 and 6000 feature 24 and 48 in....

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Auto Dryer removes moisture from fresh-cut produce.
Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment

Auto Dryer removes moisture from fresh-cut produce.

Available in 1-, 2-, and 4-drum configurations, Auto Dryer features 38.6 in. dia drum and offers fully automated, uninterrupted drum loading/unloading. System loads constant, even flow of product into drum via spiral layering method, minimizing product damage and enabling even drying. When drying lightweight products such as arugula and spinach, system handles 1,200-2,500 lb/hr per drum. Capacity...

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Optical Sorters maximize food safety and product quality.
Material Handling & Storage

Optical Sorters maximize food safety and product quality.

Facilitating tracking and control of foreign material, optical sorters with FMAlert(TM) feature capture digital images of every object identified as foreign material, allowing processors to identify quality problems and take corrective action. Software can be customized to capture images of objects that match specific criteria for size, shape, and color, and, if sorter is equipped with Raptor or...

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Receiving/Inspection Platform meets needs of wineries.
Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Receiving/Inspection Platform meets needs of wineries.

Constructed of stainless steel, Grape Receiving and Inspection Platform (GRIP) receives entire contents of fruit bin and meters out even flow of grape clusters for inspection without bridging or plugging. Able to handle up to 10 tons of product/hr with adjustable speed control, hopper and vibratory shaker solution presents uniform layer of product to facilitate spotting and removing undesirable...

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Norwegian Potato Processor Turns to ADRFirst(TM) Solution to Increase Yields and Maximize Product Quality
Machinery & Machining Tools

Norwegian Potato Processor Turns to ADRFirst(TM) Solution to Increase Yields and Maximize Product Quality

October 1, 2008 - When the largest potato processor in Norway, Hoff Norske Potetindustrier, began searching for a new sorter for their French fry line last year, they approached Key Technology. They considered several options and selected Key's Automatic Defect Removal (ADR®) system, instead of a traditional sorter, to remove defects from the primary processing line. This new application,...

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Pure Pacific Organics Relies on Optyx® with FluoRaptor(TM) to Assure Product Quality and Food Safety
Material Handling & Storage

Pure Pacific Organics Relies on Optyx® with FluoRaptor(TM) to Assure Product Quality and Food Safety

September 4, 2008 - Pure Pacific Organics, a leading processor of organic fresh-cut products such as baby spinach and spring mix, was the first in the world to install Optyx® with FluoRaptor(TM), the new fluorescence-sensing laser sorter from Key Technology. Using a combination of color cameras and laser technology, Optyx with FluoRaptor detects and removes defects, extraneous vegetable matter...

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Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Laser Combination optimizes vegetable sorting accuracy.

Combining multiple wavelength lasers with color cameras on one sorter, Raptor Laser optimizes detection of foreign material and product defects in processed and fresh-cut vegetables based on structural properties, chlorophyll levels, as well as color, size, and shape. Solution, equipped with touchscreen control panel and KeyWare® Application Pack operational software, accommodates range of...

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High-Volume Sorter is modular and fully self-contained.
Material Handling & Storage

High-Volume Sorter is modular and fully self-contained.

Featuring sanitary design and 2 m-wide scan area, Manta(TM) detects and removes defects and foreign material from up to 60,000 lb of processed vegetables/fruit per hour. It 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. Optional bottom-mounted sensors can be added, and modularity promotes in-field...

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Paula Selects Impulse(TM) Shakers from Key Technology
Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Paula Selects Impulse(TM) Shakers from Key Technology

June 24, 2008 - Paula, the innovative Polish food processor, produces dried fruits and vegetables for worldwide distribution to private label customers. To maximize product quality while increasing production throughput and reducing labor, they turned to Key Technology for conveying equipment and selected Impulse(TM) electromagnetic shakers. "We wanted distribution shakers that would help us...

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