November 7, 2017 – Key Technology introduces the VERYX® family of digital sorters for green beans. These chute- and belt-fed sorters identify and remove extraneous vegetable matter (EVM), including stalks, calyx, stems and several other types of unwanted vegetable materials often found with harvested green beans, as well as beans with blemishes and foreign material (FM) such as sticks, wood, glass and more. With optional three-way sorting, VERYX separates beans for rework while rejecting waste product and FM and passing good beans. Through improved sort accuracy, VERYX increases the removal of EVM, FM and defects to enhance product quality while virtually eliminating false rejects to maximize yield.
April 27, 2017 – Key Technology has been selected to equip a new production line at Lutosa, a subsidiary of McCain Foods Limited, with a complete solution of their optical inspection and material handling equipment that will prominently feature their new VERYX® digital sorters in a contract worth US$9 million. Scheduled to start up in 2018, Lutosa’s new line in Leuze-en-Hainaut, Belgium, adds significant new capacity for frozen french fries to the production facility. Utilizing Key’s next-generation technology, Lutosa is expected to increase production while improving efficiencies and profitability by meeting product quality objectives and increasing yields.
November 15, 2016 – Key Technology strengthens support of European food processors with the opening of their new customer visit center – The Innovation and Solutions Center – in Hasselt, Belgium. This state-of-the-art facility enables processors to participate in equipment demonstrations, application tests and training, both in-person and remotely via a live video interface. It is designed to create a superior customer experience while showcasing Key’s digital sorting, conveying and processing solutions.