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Sneak Peek: Chain-Vey’s New Testing Lab

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BY Edmund Sinnott | September 29, 2020 | News , Process System Chain-Vey

MPE’s Chain-Vey and Systems Group Divisions are soon opening a new Testing Lab located in Chicago, USA. This “state of the art” testing facility houses 7 full-size Chain-Vey systems and a fully functional loss in weight unload, batching, and mixing system. Seeing is believing and what better way to prove out a new conveyance solution

Fully Automated Coffee Roasting Plant

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BY Edmund Sinnott | September 22, 2020 | Case Study , , Video , Process System Coffee Chain-Vey

A large North American roaster needed to build a new coffee roasting plant. MPE Systems Group engineers managed the project from conception to commissioning. From pre-design to commissioning, the project spanned roughly one year. The project was completed on-time, despite the Coronavirus pandemic. MPE’s commitment to the project is perhaps best exemplified by one systems

MPE Announces Virtual Support

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BY Edmund Sinnott | September 11, 2020 | News , Process System Coffee Chain-Vey Culture Food, Chemical, & Mineral

Keeping complex equipment running is important, but not easy. So when travel or timelines don’t allow you to bring a technician on-site, you can bring in an MPE virtual technician instead. It is a fast, organized, and effective way to make your local team trained experts. With MPE’s Virtual Support, your personnel can interface live

Petfood Forum Connect 2020

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BY Samantha Kestler | August 14, 2020 | Tradeshows , Process System Chain-Vey Food, Chemical, & Mineral

Petfood Forum Connect 2020 September 9-10 & 15-17, 2020 Click Here to Register

Versatility of Chain-Vey in Nearly All Pet Food Production Processes

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BY MPE Chicago | August 3, 2020 | Case Study , Chain-Vey

Pet food production entails multiple intermediate steps to turn raw ingredients into kibble and treats. MPE’s familiarity with the pet food processing industry goes back over 60 years, when our roller mill equipment first entered pet food production facilities. In the late 2000s, MPE’s Chain-Vey tubular drag conveyors first appeared inside pet foot facilities for

Dust-tight Design and Environmental Control in Tubular Drag Conveyors

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BY MPE Chicago | June 30, 2020 | Article , , News , Chain-Vey

“Dust-tight design,” “preserve freshness,” and many other selling points for tubular drag conveyors grace manufacturer websites and advertisements. These can in fact be meaningful attributes to users of these enclosed conveyors. For a plant manager coming from an open or semi-open bucket elevator, moving to a fully enclosed design can be a leap forward in

Understanding Bulk Solids Degradation: Breakage and Segregation Inside Conveyors

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BY MPE Chicago | May 13, 2020 | Article , Chain-Vey

Understanding how various conveyors impact your product during processing is a critical part of equipment selection. While there is no shortage of conveyance options for dry processing and bulk solids handling, making the right choice for your products is not always straight forward. One of the paramount questions is: What effect will each of these

Screw Conveyors vs. Chain-Vey

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BY MPE Chicago | April 20, 2020 | Case Study , Chain-Vey

It’s not all too uncommon when walking through grain processing areas of craft breweries to see an old PVC pipe covered in a patchwork of duct-tape and thin sheet metal. Awkwardly suspended between two pieces of equipment, the conveyor limps along leaking product from the most recent wear point, or weak patch, accumulating on the

Maximizing Space & Planning for Growth

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BY MPE Chicago | April 20, 2020 | Article , Chain-Vey

Whether designing a new brewhouse, expanding or optimizing current layouts, or moving into a new facility; conveyance plays a critical role in the overall efficiency of your operations. As the lifeline of your brewing operation, inefficient or unreliable transport of products anywhere throughout the brewing process can leave you at a standstill. This holds especially