KEY Technology has introduced the Farmco precision size grader for high-efficiency, accurate sizing. In-plant testing on cut green beans resulted in 95 per cent efficiencies within 1/64" at capacities exceeding 10,000lbs an hour.
Designed with a small footprint, the unit helps processors conserve floor space and gently conveys product - minimising bruising.
The new Farmco grader features a highly-sensitive indicator system that allows for precise, on-the-fly adjustability.
Because the last roller is fixed, each of the rollers moves backwards as the adjusting handle is turned at an equal distance to create a cumulative effect back to the infeed roller.
A robust, low-maintenance design delivers consistent and accurate sizing throughout the production season and minimises the need for costly annual rebuilds of rotary drum graders.
Typical season-end maintenance on the grader may involve little more than changing bearings and a thorough cleaning.
Farmco's line of mechanical sizing, separating, sorting, and grading equipment is the newest addition to the Key Technology product lines.
The addition of the Farmco line gives the processor more options to fine tune plant layout and processing methods.
Key Technology, an ISO-9001 certified company, is a leading designer and manufacturer of process automation systems, integrated electro-optical inspection and sorting systems, and processing systems.