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Ergonomic Stainless Lifts are Easy to Use

Mepaco offers two models of lifts that meet most manual pallet lift or product lift operations. In the video, Mepaco's Greg Gruber demonstrates the EZL2500 lift in our manufacturing facility.

The EZ4000 Product / Pallet Lift handles up to 4000 lb. loads and raises to any level up to 36 “ for ergonomic comfort. This model includes a self-contained power unit with up-down hand controls and optional turn table.

The EZL2500 Product / Pallet Lift has a load capacity of 2500 lbs. This height adjustable (up to 37”) unit offers a low-profile deck for floor level loading. A hydraulic power unit is included with safety up-down foot pedal control.

These lifts are fabricated from stainless steel with a pickle passivated finished. Both the EZ4000 and EZL2500 are stock units and available for immediate delivery. Portable, rotary top units and other custom built lifts are also available.

Both stainless lifts are kept in-stock for quick delivery.

Register here for immediate pricing.


Magnetic Grate: Another Safeguard Against Contaminants

Magnetic grates help to remove ferrous metal contaminants from flowing gravity-fed product streams in processing equipment.

In the video demonstration, a pen adheres to the magnetic grate, which is part of a screw elevator system. The grate is also easily cleanable for sanitation with the magnet constructed inside the stainless tube. The magnetic grate in the screw elevator shown in the video is hinged and accessible for inspection and manual removal of foreign material and testing.

Grate magnets, suitable for wet or dry food product offer efficient, economical protection of processing equipment while improving product purity.

Various styles and strengths of magnetic grates are available for Mepaco equipment, including: Hoppers, Cookers, Mixers, Blenders and Screw Conveyors. They can be utilized on any piece of equipment that receives free flowing gravity fed food product.

For more information on Screw Conveyors and Systems


A Video Walk-Through of the Auger Cart

At a recent trade show, here is a video walk-around tour of the Auger Cart on display.

Features:

  • 3000 lb. dual screw auger cart with pump discharge
  • Available with single or double screws with optional leveling ribbons
  • Sanitation steps
  • Safety guarding with hinged grating for accessibility
  • Electropolished finish on product contact surfaces
  • Positive displacement pump for a metered flow
  • Ergonomic HD hinge design for ease of pump maintenance

Mepaco’s booth is at 3202 – Lakeside at McCormick Place.

For more information on Auger Carts, call Mepaco’s sales team.


Video Walk Through of the Articulating Conveyor at Process Expo

Here is a video walk-through, given by Roy Howe of Mepaco, of the Articulating Conveyor that made it’s way to the Process Expo this year.

Highlights:

  • Lowering / Elevating capabilities for safe and efficient sanitation and maintenance
  • Pivoting capabilities to promote versatile production possibilities
  • Electropolished screw and food contact surfaces for sanitation effectiveness
  • Magnetic safety grate

Download brochure for more information.


Automated Samples Saves Down Time

The integration of a Vacuum Sampling System in a Mixer / Blender is an efficient way to take product samples. There is no need for equipment and production stops because the vacuum sampler is automatic and can be delivered at different intervals to provide a true test of product consistency.

Compared to manual sampling, the vacuum sampler is much safer for the operator.


Batch Cooking and Chilling that Tastes Like It Came from Mom’s Kitchen

Cooker/Chiller Equipment with close up of a spoonful of cherry pie filling

In the process of manufacturing fruit pie filling, the ThermaBlend™ first cooks the product to 185°F; then cools it to the proper filling temperature of 75°F.

The cook step and the chill step take approximately 30 – 40 minutes each, which is critical to maintaining product integrity and reaching the production goals of this application.

While focusing on production, yields and product integrity, the ThermaBlend™ provides an effective solution with key features, including:

  • Dual zone ASME wrap-around heat jacket for full or partial batches
  • Proven effective, patented scraper system
  • Agitator design that provides homogeneous blending while minimizing shear
  • Electropolished, non-stick product surface
  • Flexible controls with recipe programming to optimize the performance of the ThermaBlend™

More information on the ThermaBlend™.


Dumping Equipment Options Help Meet Food Safety Goals

In the video are two options that can be added to a dumper system to eliminate debris from finding its way into the product.

The first is a pallet retention system (PRS) which is integrated into the loading base. It is engineered to securely remove the pallet away from the product “dump zone” so that wood and other impurities are prevented from entering the product stream.

The next option is the liner hold-down mechanism which is also engineered to hold back the liner during the dumping process.

These options meet food safety goals and the liner hold-down prevents operators from having to reach and try to control the liner by hand.

Check out our FAQs and read more about Pallet Retention and Dumpers!


Mepaco’s 170 Mixer-Blender is an Effective Part of any Emulsifying Line

Mixer Blender Emulsifier

A recent shop floor walk through shows a Mepaco Mixer-Blender discharging into a Pappas Emulsifier.

The large chute directs product discharging out of the Mixer-Blender into the cutting head of the emulsifier. Once the product is emulsified to the desired consistency, it can then be transferred to a linker, former or surge vessel.

In this application, the product is being emulsified and then combined with other product ingredients in a separate blender. Mepaco’s Mixer-Blender is part of an efficient line that produces 400 Lbs/Min out of the emulsifier.

Visit Mepaco’s 170 Mixer-Blenders!


EZL-2500 Wide Wing Lift Provides Flexible Access

EZL 2500 Wide Wing Lift

The EZL-2500ww (wide-wing) is a low profile lift that can be loaded from the floor level with a pallet jack or fork truck. The wide wing model is designed with the cylinders located under the platform to allow manual operator access from all sides for loading and unloading.

This unit is accommodates 42” x 48” pallets and has a 37” travel (2500 Lbs capacity).

In this application, the EZ-2500ww addressed an ergonomic concern related to a pack-off line where a floor level lift was required with access on all four sides. The wide-wing provided the access and safety the customer required. With the standard hand-pendant controls, the operator was able to locate the load at a height that allowed for quick and easy access.

This style can also be designed as a drive through lift (without the back rail).

Visit the EZ-lift web page.


Sanitation Features Demo on Mepaco’s New Sanitary Conveyor at the IPPE show

The IPPE show (International Production and Processors Expo) is underway in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgia World Congress Center.

In the video, Joe Abitz demonstrates the moving and removable components to allow access for sanitation on Mepaco’s newest display, a modular Sanitary Conveyor.

Stop by to talk with Joe Abitz, Roy Howe, Tom Hoffmann and Dennis Buehring at Mepaco’s Booth N7065.


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