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Clean-In-Place Tier Options

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BY Jentry Prine | April 22, 2021 | Article , Chain-Vey

In the food processing industry, sanitation standards are the biggest factor when it comes to your equipment. When it comes to CIP, there isn’t a “one size fits all” solution. MPE understands this and developed a three-tier approach for their Chain-Vey tubular drag conveyor Clean-In-Place options. Your application and the specific sanitation requirements necessary to

Laboratory Tensile Strength Test on Chain-Vey vs Leading Cable Conveyor Samples

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BY Edmund Sinnott | April 15, 2021 | Case Study , Chain-Vey

Andrew Willse, Brian Willebrand, Dan EphraimModern Process Equipment Corp. Abstract In this research we examine the tensile strength of Chain-Vey’s round link chain; a leading tubular drag conveyor in numerous applications, against cable from a leading tubular cable conveyor manufacturer. Data confirm that chain yields multiple times higher tensile strength and lower stretching, which suggest

Dryer Conveyance Optimization

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BY MPE | April 6, 2021 | Case Study , Chain-Vey

Pet Perfecta* is a major pet food manufacturer and distributor with a wide product offering of dry food for domestic pets worldwide. Objective and Past Equipment Perfecta needed a new way to convey post-dryer kibble to a screener for one of their final processes in kibble production. Bucket elevators were in place, but their bulky

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

Mega 8″ Keeps America’s Corn Belt Moving

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BY Edmund Sinnott | November 5, 2020 | Case Study , , Video , Chain-Vey

Maize Processors* is a full service corn dry milling operation about one and a half hours outside of Des Moines, IA. Maize makes an array of consumer and producer staples such as grits, meals, and flours. The facility is only about 20 years old and is continuously upgraded with the latest in large scale processing

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 prove out a new conveyance solution than to

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

MPE Automatic Bag Opening System

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BY MPE | September 1, 2020 | Case Study , Coffee

Adding an Automatic Bag Slitter in your coffee process system should be on your short list of necessary capital upgrades. Why so? MPE’s Automatic Bag Slitter is the coffee industry’s eminent automated solution to unload pallets of coffee safely and efficiently from burlap bags. MPE’s Automatic Bag Slitter is not the only bag slitter on

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

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BY MPE | 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