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New White Paper: Comparing Agitator Solutions


Mepaco has recently published a new white paper, "Comparing Agitator Solutions for Food Processing Applications".  The paper, developed in collaboration with sales, engineering and applications teams, is a guide for agitation solutions in Cookers, Mixers, Blenders and Drop Tanks.

In the white paper, there are many details about the technology of agitators, highlighting: ribbon, paddle, combination and double agitator applications.

Download and learn more.

Controls Showcased at Process Expo

 

At the Process Expo, we had a chance to showcase our electrical controls capabilities on the PosiFlo Automatic Chub Loader. In the video, Jason Hicks demonstrates the HMI (Human Machine Interface) capabilities programmed into the pumping system.

In the demo, there are monitoring devices that measure and correct product level, pumping pressure, loading efficiencies and speeds. The monitoring devices talk to the controls program to adjust pumping speeds to meet the requirements of the equipment being fed by the PosiFlo. Downstream and upstream production is monitored through the program to allow for automatic operation and timing.  Another feature is the safety switches which will automatically flag and stop the system if the gates, or pump access are opened. For maintenance and safety, we also monitor the local motor disconnect positions.

On the PosiFlo, Allen Bradley products are featured. However, the components used in our Controls packages are flexible to customer requirements.

There is also an option for remote secured connection which allows for isolated/firewalled connection to Mepaco's equipment for remote support and assistance.

Controls and interfaces are available on all Mepaco equipment and systems.

 

 


A Tour of the New PosiFlo Automatic Chub Feeder

 

The PosiFLo is on display at the Process Expo. A new solution for loading chub machines, the PosiFlo is an automatic chub loader system that can be integrated with most types of chub forming machines.

 

In the video, Tom Hoffmann gives a tour of the features and many benefits of the equipment.  It was engineered with a pump design that improves product consistency and flow to chub forming equipment. With modifiable sizes and speeds available, the PosiFlo solves for increased chub forming production and efficiencies in maintenance and sanitation.

 

Download the PosiFlo Brochure.


How can custom modified equipment solve for process efficiencies? Ask Mepaco Experts

Are you planning on going to Process Expo? Click here to see our show page!

We are highlighting systems and showing you how smart system designs and modified-to-order equipment, customized to specific applications, solves for processing goals:

- Increased Yield Performance

- Optimal designs for maintenance and operation

- Increased sanitation efficiencies

- Vigilant food safety compliance

We are also showcasing our new PosiFlo Chub Feeder that is a 28 cubic foot auger/loader with leveling ribbon and horizontal pump. We will demo the HMI unit that is integrated with the system. Other show equipment includes an industrial cooker, a sanitary design conveyor and a sanitary ergonomic lift.

Our tenured Mepaco sales and engineering teams are driven and dedicated to solving production problems for industrial food processing customers. Our specialists have an average of 20 years of experience from application support to equipment fabrication that forms an effective team to provide performance solutions.

Check out our show page and Ask the Experts at Process Expo!


Meet the New Service Team

Our long time service expert, Greg Ebert, has retired. Greg served Mepaco for over 30 years in a technical support role. We wish Greg a very happy retirement and we thank him for sharing his expertise with our sales, service and engineering team.

Meet our new service tech team who are ready to service your equipment and troubleshooting needs, from left: Bob Dolan, Jacob Jongebloed, Mike Sutton, Ray Henry and Josh Schladweiler.

If you are in need of service, please call your sales representative or call Monica in Parts and Service at 920.356.7347 or 920-344-2085.


Process Expo Sept 19 - 22; Free Pass!

The Process Expo is the nation's largest trade show dedicated to bringing the latest technology and integrated solutions to all segments of the food and beverage processing industry.

Don't miss the networking benefits, demonstrations, educational sessions, new equipment and technology that is showcased at Process Expo.

Come visit the trade show on us! Here is your FREE PASS CODE 42589.

https://registration.experientevent.com/ShowFPS171/Default.aspx

Mepaco, Booth #1637

Process Expo, September 19 - 22

McCormick Place, Chicago, IL


New Click Book from Mepaco

A new "CLICK BOOK" brochure has been created to showcase Mepaco's animations and videos on equipment and systems for food processing.

This interactive brochure has links to various system demonstrations, brochures, blogs and videos.  Users simply click on the play button or information button specific to the piece of equipment or system.

Check out Mepaco's CLICK BOOK!

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Mepaco provides a custom system approach to customer plant and processing requirements that include immediate and long term performance goals, as well as sanitation and safety requirements.


New Animation: Clean Sweep Surge Loader

Mepaco's Clean Sweep Surge Loader offers a solution that mechanically clears food product between batches on surge loading applications.

In the animation, paddles sweep the sides of the tub and continually push product into the feed screw.

The spin ridge keeps product from barreling, maintaining positive conveyance until the food product is completely unloaded.

This solution reduces food waste and eliminates the need for personnel to have to manually clear product.

The Clean Sweep Surge Loader has been engineered for prepared foods, ground or trim meat products. The design is modified to meet the requirements of the application. Some of the options include different agitator configurations, customized safety grating, load cells, pneumatic covers on the screw conveyor discharge and electropolished food contact surfaces.


Large Vacuum Mixer Blender part of Meat Processing and Forming Line

This 8000 lb. Mixer Blender is equipped with vacuum and CO2 injection, required for downstream forming and packaging operations.

Mepaco's Mixer Blenders are engineered to specific application parameters. These industrial mixing solutions are code-stamped and ASME rated, with high-pressure dimple or stay-bolt jackets. Cooling jackets or injection systems, like in this Mixer Blender, are also available with applicable solenoid controls, manifold, injectors and exhaust covers. Designed to produce homogeneous blends quickly and efficiently, Mepaco's Mixer Blenders provide results in increased productivity and yields.

This unit has a hatch in the cover for access to sanitation and to manually add ingredients. It also features dual paddle agitation and discharge. The interior was polished to a 32RA and the exterior is passivated.

For more information, visit Mepaco's page on Mixer-Blenders.


Now Playing at the Mepaco Booth B4853 at IPPE

 

Now playing at the Mepaco's IPPE Booth B4853 are several system videos and 3D animations that showcase Pre-Blend Systems, Grind Blend Systems and Accumulation Systems. Mepaco's entire sales team will be at the IPPE show to answer questions on how to increase production, yields and product integrity.

Mepaco provides a custom system approach to customer plant and processing requirements that includes immediate and long-term performance goals, as well as sanitation and safety requirements. Our equipment includes grinders, mixers, blenders, vacuum pumping units, hoppers, loaders, screw and belt conveyors and dumpers.

We strive to be a strategic partner with a team of long-standing, experienced engineers and project managers who work with you on your specific application. Our equipment designs are modified to specific requirements to meet customer product, safety and sanitation goals. We are a complete SOLID WORKS 3D capable engineering design team.

Also as a strategic partner, Mepaco has in-house controls capabilities with the latest in software and device technology to bring the best results in process and material handling systems. Customers can expect UL listed industrial control panel design and assembly, as well as UL listed stainless NEMA 4 enclosures, allowing Mepaco to provide controls programming and integration with your system.

The Mepaco team understands how valuable production uptime is to your company's bottom line. We are evolving our service team  to provide quick response commissioning, ramp-up, maintenance, repair, and emergency break-down support.

IPPE International Production and Processing Expo

Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta Georgia

Jan. 31 Tuesday 10am -5pm
Feb. 1 Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Feb. 2 Thursday 9am - 3pm

 

 

 

 


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