Sanitary Conveying Solution

MPE engineers designed Chain-Vey to be a sanitary conveying solution for a wide range of applications.

It is the opinion of the product team that Chain-Vey should conform to the requirements of the customer’s applications, instead of expecting the applications to be suitable to a general catch-all design that is labeled sanitary by marketing literature. Each industry has varying requirements and concerns, ranging from bacteria, flavoring, allergens, etc. In order to achieve a customizable tubular drag conveyor that fits within a given customer’s sanitary requirements, Chain-Vey’s CIP (Clean-In-Place) options are first divided into three tiers:

  • Tier 1
    • Complete cleaning of dry applications without the use of any liquid(s) or solvents. Preventing cross-contamination is paramount, with full conveyor clean-out without residual product.
  • Tier 2
    • A hybrid approach utilizing customer specific cleaning protocols. This may include liquid and solvent cleaning where the conveyor is exposed to water or sanitizing agents. Special discharges, discs, turnarounds and other components ideal for sanitation-sensitive applications fall into this tier.
  • Tier 3
    • This tier offers a custom-engineered sanitary solution for the most demanding application(s). As the apex of automated full-CIP design, this includes an MPE automated cleaning cart. Do not mistake this tier as only for wet applications. It may be ideal for dry applications. This tier also encompasses a higher level of cleaning automation not found in other conveyors.

After deciding which tier your conveyor falls into, design elements and specifications can be tested and validated in our Chain-Vey testing lab. Subsequent to this, approval drawings are made and production begins on a perfectly ideal CIP tubular drag conveyor for your needs.


“We made the switch to a flanged, full wet-wash Chain-Vey and it delivered on what we needed.”

―Stephan Jenkins, Pure Point Foods