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Innovative design, extensive application experience and process knowledge of the food industry are built into every Lyco food processing machine. Get more detailed information about our exceptional food processing machinery in these downloadable brochures.

30″ Clean-Flow®

Lyco Clean-Flow® is designed to work in one or two zone configurations. The Clean-Flow® may pasteurize, blanch, cook or rehydrate in one zone, cool in a second zone or be a stand-alone cooler in a separate machine. Clean-Flow® machines were designed for rapid thorough cleaning and to allow for faster changeover in order to process several different food products per day. The CIP (clean-in-place) cycle is completed in minutes with no or minimal manual involvement.

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

Blanchers & Coolers

Clean-Flow Blancher/Cookers/Coolers are used in the prepared meals industry for cooking pasta, rice, and particulate vegetables.  The main auger and wedge-wire screen underneath the machine rotates 360 degrees during the Clean-In-Place mode, which is 98% self-cleaning. Rapid change-over allows for multiple different products to run in a day.

Suggested Applications:
Pasta, Dry Beans, Proteins, Vegetables, Rice, Potatoes, Meat Processing & Wastewater

Blanchers & Coolers (French)

Clean-Flow Blancher/Cookers/Coolers are used in the prepared meals industry for cooking pasta, rice, and particulate vegetables.  The main auger and wedge-wire screen underneath the machine rotates 360 degrees during the Clean-In-Place mode, which is 98% self-cleaning. Rapid change-over allows for multiple different products to run in a day.

Suggested Applications:
Pasta, Dry Beans, Proteins, Vegetables, Rice, Potatoes, Meat Processing & Wastewater

Chill-Flow™

Cut cooling times in half. The Chill-Flow™ Pouch/Tub cooler uses an innovative rotating drum design which cools twice as fast, in half the lineal footage, of any static or belt designs. It does so gently without container damage producing a safer product. Product passes through the bacterial danger zone of 130°F (54.4°C) to 80°F (26.7°C) in half the time of other conventional belt cooler or static tank designs. Submerged water agitated cooling is more energy efficient than air cooling, water deluge belt or belt freezer designs.

Suggested Applications:
Soup, Sauces Pouched Meals, Dry Beans, Vegetables, Rice, Potatoes, Condiments & Cheese Sauce

Clean-Flow®

Lyco Clean-Flow® is designed to work in one or two zone configurations. The Clean-Flow® may pasteurize, blanch, cook or rehydrate in one zone, cool in a second zone or be a stand-alone cooler in a separate machine. Clean-Flow® machines were designed for rapid thorough cleaning and to allow for faster changeover in order to process several different food products per day. The CIP (clean-in-place) cycle is completed in minutes with no or minimal manual involvement.

Suggested Applications:

Pasta, Dry Beans, Vegetables, Rice, Potatoes & Fragile Products

Combination Cooker-Coolers

Combination blancher/cooker-coolers were first designed in 1995 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

Combination Cooker-Coolers (French)

Combination blancher/cooker-coolers were first designed in 1995 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

Continuous Blanching, Cooking, and Cooling

Dramatically improve your production with continuous blanching, cooling and cooking from Lyco.  Our innovative design & energy efficiency will provide a rapid return on your investment. Equipment for a variety of applications excellent ROI with fast, gentle cooking and cooling.

Suggested Applications:
Spinach, Vegetables, Dry Beans, Hummus, Pasta, Rice, Proteins, Meat Processing & Wastewater

Cook/Quench/Chill

Trust Lyco’s 50 years of experience manufacturing Cookers and Coolers for pasta, rice, and vegetable companies around the world. As one the most innovative machinery companies in the food industry, we have sold over 750 heating and cooling systems to 50 of the Top 100 Food Producers in North America.

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

Double-Drum Screen

Double Drum Waste Water Screens were first developed at Lyco in the early 1990s. Waste streams most often contain both large solids and fine sand-like particles. Being able to remove both items in one pass dramatically reduces the volume of solids that end up in city or private waste sewage systems. The efficiency of solids removal screening twice in one machine is important. 450 satisfied, repeat customers of our Rotary Drum Waste Water Screens, attests to the value of our designs.

Suggested Applications:
Pasta, Dry Beans, Protein, Vegetables, Rice, Potatoes, Meat Processing & Wastewater

Dry Bean Cooker

Lyco specializes in the design and manufacture of cutting-edge, state-of-the-art dry bean processing equipment. Save time, save money and improve product throughput and quality with a modern bean processing system from Lyco.

Suggested Bean Applications:
Soy Beans, Fava Beans, Lima Beans, Navy Beans, Black-Eyed Beans, Pink Beans, Great Northern Beans, Kidney Beans, Black Beans, Pinto Beans & Garbanzo Beans

Easy-Flow™ 30 Second Cooler

Product is conveyed into the cooler infeed hopper up to the dewatering screen at the top. The innovative Lyco design does not damage product. One stage of cooling may be used to just “ stop the cook.” Other more difficult cool applications may require two, three or four stages.

Suggested Applications:

Spaghetti, Pasta, Dry Beans, Proteins, Vegetables, Rice & Potatos

Easy-Flow™ Cooler (French)

Product is conveyed into the cooler infeed hopper up to the dewatering screen at the top. The innovative Lyco design does not damage product. One stage of cooling may be used to just “ stop the cook.” Other more difficult cool applications may require two, three or four stages.

Suggested Applications:

Spaghetti, Pasta, Dry Beans, Proteins, Vegetables, Rice & Potatos

Family of Screens

Lyco Manufacturing, Inc. has more than 50 years of experience manufacturing food processing machinery and screens. Our focus has always been on innovation to make better, more rugged machine designs with fewer replacement parts. Lyco’s family of screens are widely used across North America.

Suggested Applications:
Pasta, Dry Beans, Proteins, Vegetables, Rice, Potatoes, Meat Processing & Wastewater

Grain Processing

The grain market has remained steady, although some ‘new’ introductions are gaining in popularity as manufacturers scramble to keep pace with health trends. These new players are actually ancient grains revisited, or ‘heritage grains,’ which have remained unchanged for hundreds of years, but which consumers have rediscovered.

Suggested Applications:
Quinoa, Teff, Spelt, Millet & Kamut

Hummus Line

Lyco’s numerous design and process innovations have increased production, improved sanitation and provided uniform product results. The best solution for your hummus line is the best dry bean cooker in the world … made by Lyco!

Suggested Applications:
Soy Beans, Navy Beans, Black-Eyed Beans, Lima Beans, Kidney Beans, Black Beans, Pinto Beans & Garbanzo Beans

Iceberg

Up to 30,000 PPH of product is conveyed into Iceberg Easy-Flow™ Cooler infeed and carried up to the top of the sloped Wedge-Wire Screen. As it mixes with water in transit, heat is pulled out of the product very efficiently. 100°F can be removed in under 10 seconds. Adding a second and third machine in a series can bring many products down to 40°F in less than 30 seconds.

Suggested Applications:
Pasta, Dry Beans, Vegetables, Rice & Potatoes

LYCO CONTROLS

Lyco’s State of the art controls save time and money by automating multiple aspects of the process.

Lyco utilizes a Touch Screen HMI which simplifies operation. Intuitive navigation,
simplified startup sequence, and display of operational parameters improves
productivity.

Micro Drum Screen

The Micro Drum Screen system is a advanced liquid/solid separator. It by reduces industrial waste and increases product recovery. The screen’s revolutionary design combines the benefits of wedgewire and wire mesh construction to achieve improved performance of both. The result is an extremely precise, rigid and rugged cylinder.

Suggested Applications:
Pasta, Dry Beans, Proteins, Vegetables, Rice, Potatoes, Meat Processing & Wastewater

Peelers, Washers & Scrubbers

Improve line speed, increase yield, and reduce water usage with our full line of peelers/washers/scrubbers designed for root crops and vegetables. Over the course of our 50 year history we’ve supplied more than 350 peelers, washers & scrubbers to facilities around the country and across the globe.

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

Poultry Screens

Rugged, precise designs are the hallmark of all Lyco Poultry Screens. Each liquid-solid separation screen has 50 years of food machinery experience built-in, which provides you with exceptional reliability. More than 700 Lyco Rotary Screens are in use today.

Rice Cooker

Our Pressure-Flow® continuous cooker has ten years of research contributing to its success. Lyco’s numerous design and process innovations have increased production, improved sanitation and provided uniform product results.  Testing in our Laboratory indicates that it can reduce water usage by 90%, a tremendous leap forward in sustainability.

Suggested Applications:

White, Brown, Basmati, Red, Black & Jasmine Rice

Rotary Drum Blanchers, Cookers, Pasteurizers and Coolers

Lyco Manufacturing, Inc. has over 450 Lyco Rotary Drum Blanchers & Coolers in use worldwide. Rotary Drum Machine Cylinders feature 60″ or 72″ diameter augers covered with perforated “skin sheets” rotating together, half submerged in water. The Product enters and exits through gravity chutes with up to 200 lbs of fragile products gently handled per flight. Precisely controlled retention time and uniform temperatures equals quality.

Suggested Applications:
Spinach, Pasta, Dry Beans, Vegetables, Rice, Soups & Sauces

Sanitary Zero Maintenance Screen

Lyco Manufacturing takes reliability to the next level with its Sanitary Zero Maintenance Screen design, eliminating trunnion wheels and bearings. The maintenance-free design removes the need for routine lubrication of the bearings. Lyco is known for making the most robust rotary screens in the industry. The company provides a lifetime warranty on its cast stainless steel running rings. With more than 600 screens in operation, not one cast stainless steel ring has failed on its own. As with any machinery, chain and sprocket drive systems still require routine maintenance to ensure optimal performance.

Suggested Applications:
Poultry, Beef & Wastewater

Sealed Drum Separator

Sealed drum separator features enclosed construction that contains odors, improves liquid recovery and aids in temperature control. Perfect for rendering operations, this system effectively applies heat to extract moisture and separate fat, producing superior crax to the press versus a perk pan, to create rich, granular meals for animal feed or other industrial use. Drum slot spacing offers solids removal down to 0.020 to help reduce insoluble impurities and avoid clogs in screens, nozzles and other equipment further down the processing line. Captures a greater amount of solids to reduce waste and increase product recovery.

Suggested Applications:
Wine, Rendering & Wastewater

Simulator/Test Unit

We were the first manufacturer to place a Simulator on a skid, fully packaged and delivered to our customer’s plants to develop their own unique processes. This allowed for quick and accurate prediction of precise requirements for their products without having to use a complete production line. This successful service was expanded to Simulators for blanching or cooking in hot water with or without steam heat.

Suggested Applications:
Pasta, Rice, Vegetables, Dry Beans, Lentils, Refried Beans, Potatoes, Raw Lungs and Hearts & Pouched Soups

Single Drum Screen

Reduce the amount of solids going into city waste and food plant systems. These screens are used after .020 in. waste water screening and can remove 30% more solids and small particles as fine as sand.

Suggested Applications:

Pasta, Dry Beans, Proteins, Vegetables, Rice, Potatoes, Meat Processing & Wastewater

Snap Bean

Lyco Manufacturing designs and fabricates a line of snap green and wax bean equipment designed for efficient use, high throughput and worker safety. All of our bean equipment is more technically perfected and more ruggedly made to have lower maintenance than any other rival’s machines.

Snap Bean Replacement Parts

Lyco Manufacturing supplies high-quality replacement parts, at a competitive price, with prompt shipments. Most orders are shipped within 24 hours of receipt. Servicing and supporting our customers is top priority, especially when it comes to keeping your equipment running smoothly.

Stationary Screens

Lyco’s food processing machinery experience spans 50 years. To date, we have made 600 Rotary Drum Screens and over 400 Stationary Screens. Successful screen installations come from working closely with our customers to arrive at the right size screen with regard to water flow rates, and then using the right size screen spacing for the type of solids to be removed. Screens are also sized for optimum clean-up at the end of the day, if there will be increased flow rates and solids at that time.

Suggested Applications:

Vegetables, Green Peas, Green Beans, Cut Corn, Potatoes, Beets & Carrots

Vapor-Flow® Steam Blanchers

The Vapor-Flow® Steam Blancher was first developed in 1999 for a green bean company to reduce water going into the freezer. Vapor-Flow® Steam Blanchers can switch over from water to steam cooking by simply turning a valve and draining water from the tank. Water blanching hydrates products, but steam cooking uses 50% less energy and 90% less water. Steam can also increase recovery by 1% to 4% by leaching out fewer solids and product nutrients.

Suggested Applications:

Dry Beans, Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Kale, Spinach, Cauliflower, Broccoli & Pappers

Vapor-Flow® Steam Blanchers (French)

The Vapor-Flow® Steam Blancher was first developed in 1999 for a green bean company to reduce water going into the freezer. Vapor-Flow® Steam Blanchers can switch over from water to steam cooking by simply turning a valve and draining water from the tank. Water blanching hydrates products, but steam cooking uses 50% less energy and 90% less water. Steam can also increase recovery by 1% to 4% by leaching out fewer solids and product nutrients.

Suggested Applications:

Dry Beans, Corn, Green Beans, Peas, Kale, Spinach, Cauliflower, Broccoli & Pappers

Water Reuse System

Lyco’s Water Reuse System can save you money, cut cleaning and maintenance time, and reduce consumption of water resources — up to 15 million gallons per year. This revolutionary system removes suspended solids and reuses water from any slaughter process — poultry, red meat or pork — and returns this water back to the main process.

Suggested Applications:

Dry Beans, Proteins, Vegetables, Potatoes, Meat Processing & Wastewater