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Key Technology Showcases Digital Sorting and Specialized Conveying at FoodPro

Optyx 6000 Digital Camera / Laser Sorter

April 15, 2014 – Key Technology will exhibit its Optyx® sorter at FoodPro and showcase its complete line of digital sorters, which features lasers, cameras, and field-proven BioPrint hyperspectral imaging combined with intelligent software and algorithms to satisfy many applications on a variety of belt- and chute-fed sorting platforms. These sorters complement Key’s specialized conveying and processing systems, integration services, and global customer support.

The FoodPro trade show is being held in Melbourne, Australia, 22-25 June, 2014.

Optyx Digital Sorter
The Optyx digital sorter on exhibit at FoodPro detects and ejects defects and foreign material (FM) from the product stream to improve product quality and food safety while maximizing yield.

Optyx is a versatile belt-fed sorter that can be equipped with color cameras or cameras-and-lasers to recognize each object’s size, shape, color, and structural properties. Key can also equip Optyx with a fluorescence-sensing laser to detect chlorophyll levels. Optyx can be configured for traditional two-way sorting or optional three-way sorting.

Optyx 3000 can sort up to 5 metric tons of product an hour, and Optyx 6000 can sort up to 10 metric tons an hour. It is ideal for a wide range of fresh or frozen fruits, vegetables, berries, whole potatoes, potato strips, potato chips and other snack foods, nuts, confections, seafood, and more.

About Key Technology
Key Technology, an ISO-9001 certified company, is a global leader in the design and manufacture of process automation systems including digital sorters, conveyors, and processing equipment. Applying processing knowledge and application expertise, Key helps customers in the food processing and other industries improve quality, increase yield, and reduce cost. With worldwide sales representation, the company maintains demonstration and testing facilities at its headquarters and manufacturing divisions in Walla Walla, Washington, USA; and at Key Technology in Beusichem, the Netherlands and Hasselt, Belgium. The company's common stock trades on the Global Market tier of The NASDAQ Stock Market® under the symbol KTEC.


Reader Inquiries:

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