Micro Drum Screen

Lyco’s Micro Drum Screen uses a super-fine mesh screen to remove more solids than standard screens. You can slash DAF chemical and municipal costs while reducing industrial waste, increasing product recovery. Lyco’s Micro Drum removes particles as small as .008″ – 60% smaller than the .020″ particle removal for typical screens. This lowers Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), Total Suspended Solids (TSS), Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN).

Rotary Drum Blancher

Since 1985 Lyco Mfg. has been the most innovative company in the food industry. Our blanchers, cookers and coolers are the most advanced, state-of-the-art machines in the world. We’ve increased capacity, reduced process times, and eliminated under-cooking and over-cooking and reduced cooling times by 40% in rotary drum machines. Lyco designs use less energy, less water and produce higher quality in a smaller footprint.


Combination blancher/cooker-coolers were first designed in 1995 for blanching and cooling pasta, rice and vegetables. The basic process differences between a blancher, cooker or pasteurizer are retention times and operating temperatures. Lyco Cooker-Coolers have the option of doors in the cylinders and clean-in-place manifolds in the cover, the open center flights, and the tank sides. Our combination cooker/coolers have lower maintenance costs and take up much less room than two separate machines and a conveyor in between. The single CIP System cleans both hot and cold zones. Save major floor space with this design.


Clean-Flow® Blanchers were developed in 2007 to address the need for faster sanitation cleanup time so that prepared meal operations could run many different products in a day. All of our Clean-Flow designs feature Hydro-Flow® agitation, which  guarantees a uniform process. You’re able to achieve a much higher quality product because every food item receives the same treatment. Under and over-cooking of pasta is eliminated. Losses from sticking and clumping are totally eliminated which  increases recovery 10% to 15%  compared to European cook-quench-chill systems.

Clean-Flow designs have an auger with a wedge wire screen underneath the auger located between 3:00 and 9:00 o’clock which contains product between the auger flights. For cleaning, the screen is driven by a large gear which rotates it 360° exposing the inside and outside as the auger turns at the same time. Spray manifolds swiftly clean the screen and auger. Lyco has Clean-Flow machines in North America, England, Ireleand, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Finland. This design has been called “The best pasta and rice cooker in the world!”

Unsnipped Bean Remover (UBR)

• High Capacity “UBR” Separators

• Gentle unsnipped rotating knock-off paddle

• Ajax-driven vibrating pan

• 36 Inch diameter reel X 5 feet

• 48 Inch diameter reel X 8 or 10 feet

• Heavy-duty drum assembly

• Open design for easy cleaning

• Cut bean models and whole bean models


• 22 inch diameter snipper cylinder

• Model 276 wavy pockets

• 29 stainless steel sharp cut vee knife assemblies

• Unbreakable stainless steel knife holders

• Extended model

• 408 wavy pockets

• 1,000 PPH capacity

• Soft edged internal baffles – reduce bruising

• 45 stainless steel sharp cut Vee knives

• Unbreakable stainless steel knife holders

Intermediate Snipper

• 32 Inch diameter snipper cylinder

• Higher capacity – 2,000 to 3000 PPH

• Soft edged internal baffles reduce damage

• 630 straight slot 13-5″/64″ openings

• 68 stainless steel Vee Knives in 6 rows Stainless steel unbreakable knife holders

• Brush option – maintains efficiency capacity at 2,000 to 3000 PPH

Super Snipper

• Precision manufacturing = longer life

• 48 Inch diameter snipper cylinder

• High capacity 4,000 to 8,000 PPH

• Round no hem baffles – outlast hex

• Paddle wheel reduces bruising by 20% and increases snipping efficiency 95-99%

• 104 stainless steel Vee Knives versus typical 81

• Lyco knives last two years or more

• Stainless steel unbreakable knife holders

• Brush option to keep pockets open

Cluster Cutter – Pre-snipper

• 20% less damage / higher efficiency

• Gentle paddle wheel reduces bruising

• 104 stainless steel Vee Knives vs. 81 more knives means more efficiency

• Longer lasting Vee Knives – often two years or more

• Stainless steel knife holders never fail

• Round hole no hem baffles – Outlast hex designs

• 22 cluster discs vs. 17 are more efficient 95% to 99%

• Cutting Discs snap together without nuts and bolts

• Cylinder brush – keeps pockets open

• 48″ diameter snipper cylinder

• 4,000 to 8,000 PPH depending upon application

15 TPH Dirt Reels

• NEVER FAIL stainless steel running rings

• Heavy blancher trunnions / bearings

• Heavy rugged frame construction

• Precision manufacturing lasts longer and requires less maintenance.