At Interpom in Kortrijk Expo, Belgium, from November 27–29, 2022, Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, will display their Herbert OCULUS whole potato sorter as well as their assortment of other high-performance solutions for fresh and processed potatoes and vegetables.
With the aid of cutting-edge optical sorters, specialized vibratory conveyors, and other process automation equipment, along with top-notch customer support, Key assists processors and packers in enhancing line efficiency, yield, product quality, and food safety.
For entire potatoes, Key’s Herbert OCULUS digital sorters identify and exclude potatoes with infections and abnormalities as well as potatoes that don’t fit the desired length and breadth profile. Herbert OCULUS transports the product across a number of rollers that give the color cameras a 360-degree view of every tuber so they can examine its size, shape, color, and surface texture. Herbert OCULUS achieves 20% more surface examination than conventional cascade sorters, increasing sort accuracy. Low drop points guarantee gentle handling, reducing damage to safeguard product quality.
“At Key, we have a long history as a trusted partner to potato processors worldwide, applying our deep industry expertise to deliver innovative and reliable solutions that address the most pressing production challenges of the day,” said Antoine van Bree, president, Key Technology – EMEIA and Asia. “With extreme weather hurting the quality and quantity of harvested crops, it’s become imperative that processors get as much good food as possible from farmers to consumers. We give food processors the tools they need to produce the quality products that consumers expect, despite fluctuations in incoming product, all while maximizing yields and reducing operating costs. Our mission is to help feed the world safely while minimizing food waste.”