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).

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.

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!”

Material Handling

Column Dumper

Blue Belt Infeed Systems

Sanitary Dewatering Shakers

Sanitary Accurate Feed System