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BY MPE | April 29, 2021 | Case Study , Process System Chain-Vey

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A Flexible and Automated MPE-Designed Coffee Process System

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BY MPE | December 20, 2020 | Case Study , , Video , Process System Coffee Chain-Vey

When our friends at Philz Coffee told us their amazing new MPE-designed processing system—with its shiny new green coffee silos, classification system, Chain-Vey tube conveyors, roasters, and packa

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 opened 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 validate a new conveyance solution than to run

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

The Pursuit of a Low Energy Drag Conveyor System

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BY MPE | March 31, 2020 | Article , Process System Chain-Vey

The conveying of ingredients, foods, and bulk solids all require energy. However, the loss of energy through excess motion of air, noise, and heat varies greatly among conveying options. Usually, plant engineers have a litany of requirements that, when taken into consideration collectively, tilt the scales toward one type of conveyor over another. But when

Gentleness of Tubular Drag Conveyors in Food Production

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BY MPE | March 27, 2020 | Article , Process System Chain-Vey Food, Chemical, & Mineral

The topic of gentle conveyance in the production of finished foods, and any application where degradation is a high-value loss for plant managers, is fraught with misinformation and unsubstantiated claims. Tubular drag conveyors are a type of enclosed, dust-tight, space-saving and fully customizable conveyor system popular among many of the world’s leading finished food processors.

Coffee Processing Plant Build of the Year

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BY Edmund Sinnott | March 16, 2020 | Case Study , Process System Coffee Chain-Vey

A large coffee import and processing company, wanted to grow its green coffee cleaning, processing, and handling capacity. The company relied on MPE’s Systems Engineering Group to design the majority of its process system with key features such as tubular drag conveyance, custom-designed mezzanine funnels, automated batching, and dust collection, among others. “We wanted to provide the customer with

Interpack 2021 Cancelled

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BY Edmund Sinnott | March 9, 2020 | Tradeshows , Process System Coffee Chain-Vey Food, Chemical, & Mineral

Update December 8, 2020: Interpack 2021 is cancelled. We look forward to being a part of future Interpack shows when they occur. Interpack 2021 (Originally planned for 2020, but rescheduled) February 25 – March 3, 2021 Messe Düsseldorf D-40474 Düsseldorf, Am Staad (Stockumer Höfe) Düsseldorf, Germany Booth located in Hall 4, B29

December 20, 2019

Precision Manufacturing is Essential to Capsule Success

Portion packs are the new normal for high-volume roasters. Revenue from capsule coffee exceeded sales of traditionally packaged ground roast in the U.S. for the first time last year. In 2015 Americans will consume more than 1.8 billion cups of single-serve a month. European roasters will produce nearly as many espresso capsules and tea blenders