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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

Dust-tight Design and Environmental Control in Tubular Drag Conveyors

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BY MPE | 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 | 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

Maximizing Space & Planning for Growth

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BY MPE | 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

Handling the Headache of Spent Grain Removal

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BY MPE | April 20, 2020 | Article , Chain-Vey Food, Chemical, & Mineral

Let’s be honest, spent grain removal is often an afterthought when designing and starting up your brewhouse. From spec’ing out tanks and sourcing ingredients to dialing infiltrations systems and carbonation, spent grain disposal is the last thing on everyone’s mind…until it’s time to remove it. For smaller operations, manually loading and storing BSG in drums

How Chain-Vey Conveyors & Plant Sanitation Lead to a Clean SOP Plan

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BY MPE | April 16, 2020 | Article , Chain-Vey

As regulations surrounding processing equipment sanitation and cleanliness become more commonplace; plant managers, process engineers, and operators must pay closer attention to the cleanliness of product contact surfaces and the mitigation of cross-contamination. Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure”, which holds true in sanitary conveyance. Developing

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.

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

Van de Vries Spice Corp. Case History

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BY MPE | February 8, 2019 | Article , Food, Chemical, & Mineral

Vibratory Feeder is the Spice of Success