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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 Automatic Bag Opening System

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BY MPE Chicago | 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 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

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

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

Spice Company Uses GPX to Produce Highest Quality Ground Spices

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BY Edmund Sinnott | October 22, 2019 | Case Study , Food, Chemical, & Mineral

Epices de Cru is a tea and spice company based in Montreal with the mission to seek and curate spices and teas from the world’s greatest terro

November 28, 2018

Chain-Vey Has Fragile Pasta Covered

Roma Foods Co. is a large food processor in Ashton, Illinois specializing in high quality pastas as well as fragile dehydrated potatoes.

Real World Test of Conveying Pistachios

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BY MPE Chicago | November 12, 2018 | Case Study , Chain-Vey

We tested Chain-Vey’s claim of gentleness on one of the industry’s most fragile and premium nuts: pistachios. We took samples at various pocket fills and conveyor speeds.

Bird Feed Conveyance: A Case Study

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BY MPE Chicago | September 10, 2018 | Case Study , Process System Chain-Vey

Located in Fort Dodge IA, Premier Bird Foods produces high quality bird feed.

Ballast Point Tubular Conveyor Case Study

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BY Edmund Sinnott | July 11, 2018 | Case Study , Chain-Vey

Ballast Point Brewing Company is a craft brewer in San Diego.