Conveyors aim to shake up food processing

By Jenni Spinner

- Last updated on GMT

Key Technology has expanded its line of vibratory conveyors.
Key Technology has expanded its line of vibratory conveyors.

Related tags Food Hygiene

Key Technology has broadened its line of vibratory conveyors with new equipment and hygienic options.

The company has launched a new standard Iso-Flo conveyor. In addition, Key Technology has tweaked its conveyors with features intended to improve sanitation, reduce maintenance and increase cost effectiveness.

Safety first

According to Tyrone Foster, process systems product manager for Key Technology, increasing sanitation of the systems and addition of other enhancements will help processors boost the safety of their product offerings.

These enhancements will help processors reduce the risk of product contamination, improve sanitation, meet rising government guidelines for food safety, and decrease exposure to product liability claims, all while reducing the cost of maintenance​,” he said.

New features

New features include oil-free electric vibrating motors, vector lock screen clamp, elastomer isolators, scalloped flat bars, plate frame design and internal ground arm. Existing attributes include a choice of stainless-steel bed finishes that resist bacteria growth and are easy to clean, and spring arms aimed to minimize maintenance.

The firm’s Standard Utility Shakers are suited for processing fruits, vegetables, potato strips, and potato chips. Hygienic features, standard on the Utility Shakers, are options on other Iso-Flo conveyors.

The Iso-Flo electric vibrating motor eliminates the gear box, drive belts, and motor oil from the process. By eliminating the need for oil, the machine reportedly helps cut risk of contamination.

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