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Peanut Intake and Cleaning

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BY MPE | 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

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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

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 | 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

Screw Conveyors vs. Chain-Vey

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BY MPE | 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