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Ever Wondered Where the Emergency Oxygen on Commercial Flights Comes From?

BY Edmund Sinnott | March 7, 2024 | Case Study , Food, Chemical, & Mineral

Sodium chlorate is an amazing compound that, when burned, creates plentiful oxygen. This chemical reaction is relied upon in airplanes, submarines, and space stations as a backup source of oxygen. Learn how MPE Gran-U-Lizers and MPE Systems Group are behind the processing of this product for a major aviation supplier. Aerospace companies, navies, and space

Food-Grade Grinder with Exceptional Access for Strict Sanitary Requirements

BY Jentry Prine | August 28, 2023 | Case Study , Food, Chemical, & Mineral

A leading global manufacturer of colors, flavors, and other specialty food ingredients contacted MPE, interested in updating their older roller grinder. This roller grinder was used to resize thin candy sheets into smaller chunks and pieces, but was outdated and not producing a high yield of quality product. After contacting MPE, our experienced sales engineers

High Purity Silicon Grinding

BY Edmund Sinnott | July 31, 2023 | Case Study , Food, Chemical, & Mineral

In this case study, we explore the use of MPE’s precision particle size reduction equipment for grinding silicon granules into seed for Fluidized Bed Reactors (FBRs). This process is key to producing an extremely pure silicon at a fraction of the energy when compared to other refining methods. An MPE engineered Gran-U-Lizer with special ceramic

Pepper Grinding Process System

BY Edmund Sinnott | April 25, 2023 | Case Study , Process System Chain-Vey Food, Chemical, & Mineral

A large international spice company wanted a new pepper grinding process system to meet growing demand. The goal was grind flexibility and high yield results. They hired MPE’s Systems Group to design and implement a system comprising Chain-Vey tubular drag disc conveyors, IMD 1042 Gran-U-Lizers, screeners, diverter valves, and bulk bag unloaders—all integrated with controls

Precision Particle Size Reduction in Large Scale Himalayan Pink Salt Grinding

BY Edmund Sinnott | March 2, 2023 | Case Study , Food, Chemical, & Mineral

A large scale salt processor in the Middle East reached out to MPE, partly based on MPE’s valued role in a large US-based salt grinding operation, to assist them in their own efforts to scale their grinding operation. The company’s Himalayan pink salt is a globally exported favorite, used by many at-home cooks and professional

A Journey Through a Wicked Cool Coffee System

BY Edmund Sinnott | June 8, 2022 | Case Study , Process System Coffee Chain-Vey

Wicked Joe Coffee is a mid-sized roaster in the Northeastern United States. Their MPE-sourced system comprises all the processes from green bean intake to retail-ready bags of roasted whole bean and ground coffee. Their system is special for several reasons: Unlike other systems that require relatively large batch sizes for blend accuracy and scaled efficiency;

World’s First Dual Drive Tube Conveyor Creates New Opportunities and Capabilities

BY Edmund Sinnott | May 25, 2022 | Case Study , Chain-Vey

When other bulk material transfer methods came up short, a leading food manufacturer turned to MPE’s conveyance expertise to bridge the gap between two processing facilities, saving $6 million annually. As a key step in their operations, the global company needed to move 25,000 lb of product every hour from their processing facility to a

Peanut Intake and Cleaning

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

Context: A leading peanut processor needed to build a new roasting facility to keep up with increasing demand, improve food safety and replace existing capital with better and more efficient equipment. In the strategic planning phase, the search began with looking for the right engineering partner with the following attributes: One with expertise managing a

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

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

BY Cyberoptik | 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