Food Engineering
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Produce dryer

February 6, 2012
Designed to remove surface water from a variety of fresh-cut produce as well as whole green beans, herbs and more while enabling continuous line flow, the Key Auto Dryer provides fully automated, uninterrupted loading and unloading. It loads a constant, even flow of product into dryer drums via a patented spiral layering method.

Product settings that control spin speed, cycle time and fill level can be stored in the dryer’s PLC and recalled via the color touch screen control panel. Available in 1-, 2- and 4-drum models, the stainless steel dryer handles 1,100 to 3,000 lbs. of product per hour per drum, depending on the product. It can be connected to a plant-wide network and programmed to control the entire production line.

Key Technology, Inc.; 509-529-2161; www.key.net