From sizing raw product to meticulous inspection, defect removal, and packaging distribution, processors rely on Key’s specialized experience in the potato industry.
Our industry leading potato strip and french fry technologies include the world’s first hyperspectral imaging solution for potato strips, designed to detect and remove sugar ends, and our powerful Sort-To-GradeTM software to give you unrivaled quality and yield control.
Key potato processing equipment also includes optical inspection systems, laser sorters, sizing, grading, and packaging conveyors, and revolutionary Automatic Defect Removal (ADR®) systems. Our huge line of technology helps operations worldwide meet quality, safety, and capacity demands every day.
Key’s ADR®5 is a unique system that turns a defective potato strip into a good one by automatically identifying and removing flaw areas.
Manta Digital Camera/Laser Sorter
Manta® high-capacity belt sorters are available in a range of configurations tailored to each customer’s application needs, precisely sorting and managing separation of the product into two or three streams helping food processors achieve their quality objectives at maximum yield.
Optyx Digital Camera/Laser Sorter
The Optyx® family of belt sorters is ideal for medium to low capacity applications. Configurable with a range of sensor options for single or double-sided viewing of the product stream, Optyx precisely sorts and manages separation of the product into two or three sort streams helping food processors achieve their quality objectives at maximum yield.
Tegra In-Air Digital Sorter
Key’s Tegra® belt sorters are available in various configuration and sizes with 100% in-air viewing to address the unique sort requirements of each customer’s food processing application. Tegra’s sensors deliver an all-around view of each object in the product stream, resulting in optimal removal efficiencies and maximum process yield.
Feed conveyors optimally present your product to the next piece of processing equipment to maximize yield and improve performance of the downstream equipment.
Processing and packaging often require conveyors to elevate, decline, or transport product. As part of Key's integrated solutions, we build transfer conveyors specifically designed for your industry.
Food processing often requires the product flow to be separated into multiple streams for efficient processing. Distribution conveyors optimally meter product flow using gates and diverters.
Conveyors that gently collect product from other processing machines to minimize damage and converge product flow.
Grading, Sizing and Separating Conveyors
Grading, sizing and separating are essential functions to your processing line.
Rotary Sizing and Grading Systems
This line of versatile roller sizers and graders enables food processors to transfer and classify product efficiently—while removing field debris, broken pieces, seeds, juice, fines, and other targeted material.
The Potato Halver cuts too-long potatoes in half crosswise, so that french fry processors can simply and efficiently increase yield, achieve length specifications, and prevent product length-related packaging problems.
Tote Bin Dumper
One of the most efficient ways to transfer product to the next processing step is a Key Tote Bin Dumper system. These rugged, versatile systems come in many designs, from a single-station tote dumper to multiple units used for mixing and combining bulk products.
Food Pumping System
The Hydro-Flo Food Processing Pump transfers food products by using water as a transport medium to elevate and convey many products quickly and gently.
Upright Length Sizer
The Upright Length Sizer removes short potatoes and transfers long potatoes to the Potato Halver for crosswise cutting.
Key’s high-efficiency blanching and cooking systems are a revolution in technology. The efficient heat transfer increases throughput while reducing space requirements. Faster processing improves nutrient retention, taste, and appearance.