Key Technology, Walla Walla, Wash., signed an exclusive licensing agreement with EVK DI Kerschhaggl GmbH and Insort GmbH to deploy Chemical ImagingKey Tech sensor for potatoes Technology, an advanced value-added hyperspectral solution in Key’s products, further enhancing potato sorting capabilities.
Chemical Imaging Technology (CIT) is EVK’s and Insort’s proprietary solution that utilizes unique software and algorithms to process information from the hyperspectral sensors to evaluate the chemical composition of the potato to determine the presence of sugar ends, dry matter and percent of solids.  
CIT can detect invisible defects such as sugar ends prior to frying, an issue that plagues many potato processors. It can also help potato processors maximize total solids utilization (TSU) by analyzing the chemical composition of incoming potatoes to optimize blanching and frying. For a wide range of applications, the technology is highly effective in detecting foreign material because it is so precise in identifying the chemical composition of good product. 
Key Technology, Inc.