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Key Technology celebrates 70 years of innovation

Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, is celebrating their 70th anniversary. “In an era marked by rapid technological change, Key’s strategy has remained remarkably consistent over our 70-year history. We attract exceptionally talented people, inspire teamwork and create close collaborative partnerships with our customers to identify and solve their unique production challenges,” said Jack Ehren, President of Key Technology. The company was founded in 1948 as Key Equipment Company by brothers Claude and Lloyd Key and eight other investors focused on eliminating tedious, inefficient manual chores in food processing. Since then, Key has continued to transform the food processing industry. 

In 1982, they revolutionized french fry production with their ADR® automatic defect removal system, which is now used on virtually every potato strip production line around the world to cut out defects.

In 1987, they invented the Iso-Flo® line of vibratory conveyors, which is the industry standard today.

In 2015, Key disrupted things again with their advanced VERYX® family of digital sorters. Designed to operate virtually unattended, these intelligent sorting systems remove more foreign material (FM) and defects while eliminating false rejects to maximize product quality and yield.

Today, Key is a trusted partner to more than 3,100 food processors and other manufacturers in 81 countries.

Source: Key Technology
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