Potato Machinery

Lyco Manufacturing, Inc. has over 50 years of experience making innovative potato processing machines and screens. See the difference that over 50 years of innovation makes in the peeling, heating, cooling, and screening of potatoes.

Cooker-Cooler

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.

LAD Lift and Dump

Lyco Manufacturing continues its tradition of manufacturing innovative food processing machinery with our new Lyco LAD Lift and Dump Systems. Producers can now meter and feed their blanchers and cookers with increased precision. The two-stage “lift and dump” is a floor loading system with an overall height that is adjustable to the ceiling. It offers forklifts for pallet jack loading, adjustable tote hold-down bars, and safety sensors at the loading station.

This accurate and sanitary feed system comes in three hopper sizes: small, medium and large. In addition to the sanitary hopper designs, users will also appreciate the electromagnet even feed conveyor. The systems can handle all short goods and dry pasta shapes as well as an infinite number of particulate food types. The mechanical system offers floor level access, and the controls include an E-stop and lock out tag.

LAD Lift and Dump

Lyco Manufacturing continues its tradition of manufacturing innovative food processing machinery with our new Lyco LAD Lift and Dump Systems. Producers can now meter and feed their blanchers and cookers with increased precision. The two-stage “lift and dump” is a floor loading system with an overall height that is adjustable to the ceiling. It offers forklifts for pallet jack loading, adjustable tote hold-down bars, and safety sensors at the loading station.

This accurate and sanitary feed system comes in three hopper sizes: small, medium and large. In addition to the sanitary hopper designs, users will also appreciate the electromagnet even feed conveyor. The systems can handle all short goods and dry pasta shapes as well as an infinite number of particulate food types. The mechanical system offers floor level access, and the controls include an E-stop and lock out tag.

EZ Clean Cooker

The new EZ Clean 36 x 8 Cooker is ideal for smaller processors who are currently batch cooking and want to upgrade into a continuous cooking process. Batch operations use kettles for blanching and cooking, which use more water because they require draining and filling for heating and cooling.

Continuous cooking delivers higher yields and is repeatable; the uniform heating improves consistency and product quality. The machine’s auger has a starter flight and ending flight to ensure first-in, first-out process control.

The machine’s smaller design is very economical and is ideal for processors who want to reduce labor by moving to continuous processing. It is ideal for short pastas, vegetables, potatoes and low-capacity dry beans.

The unit comes standard with 2 way flip top cover and its open design improves sanitation. Unlike the rotary drum cooker-cooler, the auger is open with no skin sheets. When cleaning, the auger can be raised to allow a gap between the auger and tank. Operators can easily flush out particulates at the end of the day or before product changeovers.

The machine’s simple design has four trunnion wheels, which minimizes maintenance. The control system uses Allen Bradley PLCs, HMIs and VFDs, which guarantees repeatability of end product quality. This also helps reduce water and energy usage.

EZ Clean Blancher

The new EZ Clean 36 x 8 Blancher is ideal for smaller processors who are currently batch cooking and want to upgrade into a continuous cooking process. Batch operations use kettles for blanching and cooking, which use more water because they require draining and filling for heating and cooling.

Continuous cooking delivers higher yields and is repeatable; the uniform heating improves consistency and product quality. The machine’s auger has a starter flight and ending flight to ensure first-in, first-out process control.

The machine’s smaller design is very economical and is ideal for processors who want to reduce labor by moving to continuous processing. It is ideal for short pastas, vegetables, potatoes and low-capacity dry beans.

The unit comes standard with 2 way flip top cover and its open design improves sanitation. Unlike the rotary drum cooker-cooler, the auger is open with no skin sheets. When cleaning, the auger can be raised to allow a gap between the auger and tank. Operators can easily flush out particulates at the end of the day or before product changeovers.

The machine’s simple design has four trunnion wheels, which minimizes maintenance. The control system uses Allen Bradley PLCs, HMIs and VFDs, which guarantees repeatability of end product quality. This also helps reduce water and energy usage.

External-Flow Screen

Lyco Manufacturing has more than 50 years of industry-leading experience manufacturing screens and other food processing equipment. We have an outstanding reputation for manufacturing innovative, rugged machinery, used by 50 of the top 100 food companies in North America. The state-of-the-art design of the Lyco External-Flow Screen uses the same advanced technology and precision manufacturing to help our customers improve their operations.

36″ Cooker-Cooler

This conveniently-sized combination blancher/cooker-coolers is perfect for blanching and cooling pasta, rice, and vegetables. Lyco Cooker-Coolers feature a single CIP System that cleans both hot and cold zones, with easy access to cylinders and tanks. Our combination cooker/coolers have lower maintenance costs and take up much less room than two separate machines and a conveyor in-between.

Suggested Applications:
Pasta, Dry Beans, Proteins, Vegetables, Rice, Potatoes & Fragile Products

Cooker-Cooler

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.

Micro Drum

Processors can gain significant savings with the Micro Drum Screen system by reducing industrial waste and increasing product recovery. Lyco’s Micro Drum removes particles as small as .008″ – 60% smaller than the .020″ particle removal for typical screens. Test one of our Micro Drums and prove it to yourself.