Downers Grove (IL), USA and Walla Walla (WA), USA – Global engineered equipment and automation solutions provider Duravant LLC has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Key Technology, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of digital sorting, inspection, conveying and processing equipment.
Key Technology, founded in 1948, is the trusted partner to over 3,100 customers in 81 countries, providing process automation systems for the food processing and other non-food processing industries.
Key Technology develops and manufactures automated digital sorting systems and integrates them with our advanced material handling technologies to provide complete solutions for processors of food and other processed products. Our digital sorting solutions utilize a wide array of sensor technologies, including multi-spectral lasers, color and infrared cameras, and hyperspectral technology. Sensor data is analyzed through specialized processing applications, leveraging our proprietary software and algorithms. This data is used to intelligently identify and remove defects and foreign materials, and manage product characteristics to maximize customer product quality and increase their process yields.
A publicly-held company, Key’s stock trades on The NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol KTEC. Key is also an ISO-9001 certified company.
(Published on YouTube on December 15, 2015)
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.
General video of a fictional food processing installation
J-Tec Material Handling designs, supplies, builds and maintains powder, pellets and liquids processing systems. We deliver complete turnkey installations, separate processes and components for the food, pharmaceutical, plastics and chemical industries.
(Published on YouTube on May 16. 2014)