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Mepaco Parts Status Update

Updated 3-26-20

There are no major disruptions in our supply chain, but here is a status update with a breakdown of lead times and also recommendations for inventory.

RECOMMENDED SPARE PARTS IN-STOCK*

Disharge Seals
Door Gaskets
Seal Housing
Air Seal Kits
Cover Gaskets
Discharge Bearings
Safety Switches

*Most common spare parts are in-stock, but uncommon parts have a lead time of 2 - 3 weeks.


LONG LEAD TIME PARTS

Agitators  8 - 10 weeks 
 Part Factory Paint / Unpainted    Washdown Paint
 Cylinders 4-5 weeks 7-9 weeks
 Motors 1-3 weeks 5-8 weeks
 Gear Motors    2-3 weeks 5-8 weeks
 Gearboxes 2-3 weeks 5-8 weeks

 

We are working with required distancing and sanitation to help our customers maintain their production schedule. Our parts and service specialists are on stand-by to support you.

Contact parts@apachestainless.com or call 920-356-7347.


Meat and Food Processing Industry Resources for Coronavirus

 

We want to share Coronavirus information from industry resources and associations:

Mepaco is working on parts and service strategies, and communications, to help processors keep down-time to a minimum.

We appreciate the long hours and resource challenges by all in the meat and food processing industries and professionals who are dedicated to supplying the country during this time.

With sanitation and distancing policies in place, we are fully staffed and our experts are available to answer service and support questions.

Contact Parts & Service
Contact Sales Support

 


Announcement: On-Line Manuals and Parts Information

Starting 2020 , Mepaco's manuals and parts information are now on-line. Since Mepaco's equipment is highly customized by application, we are developing manuals to include standard options. 

As projects near completion, customers will be invited to sign-in to create a folder and password.  Manual access is also available at  www.mepaco.net/library or simply by clicking on MANUAL ACCESS at the top of every web page. Once signed up, customers will need to follow the email prompts to set up a password.  Manuals, parts lists, parts drawings, controls information and any other custom addendums will be available in the customer folder.

The Mepaco Manual Library:

  • Password access is given by company name (on your PO) and (ship to ) city with a password reset every six months
  • Maintenance and purchasing team members can also be granted password access
  • All your new equipment parts lists are available at any time in your secure customer/city folder
  • Access all Mepaco's product line manuals
  • Access to revised manuals when technology updates are available
  • Receive email notifications when new documents are added

For more information, download our flyer.

 


Ask the Experts-At Process Expo-The ThermaBlend Cooker

 

This ThermaBlend Cooker is available for customer on-site testing and we are glad to have it on display at Process Expo.

In the video, Tom Hoffmann takes you on a tour of the features of this machine in our "Ask the Expert" video series that we are posting daily at Process Expo.

Be sure to scroll through our blog for other "Ask the Expert" videos from Process Expo 2019.


Ask the Experts-At Process Expo-the Pump Feeder

 

It was great to be able to display this customized Pump Feeder at Process Expo - Chicago.

This video is one of several in an "Ask the Expert" series that highlights show equipment. 

 In this video, Cory Buchholz does a walk-though of the Pump Feeder which is part of a system display with the DP3000 Dumper.


Ask the Experts - at Process Expo - the Screw Conveyor

We are highlighting the Screw Conveyor on display at the Process Expo in this video. This particular screw conveyor was customized for a specific pet food processing application.

Mepaco is fortunate to have all this equipment available this year to bring to Chicago.  

Scroll up and down in this blog to watch other videos in this series, called "Ask the Experts".


Ask the Experts - at Process Expo - The Lab Mixer

 

Tom Hoffmann, Director of Mepaco Sales, gives a tour of a lab mixer at Process Expo.  The lab mixer was engineered and manufactured for UW-Madison's new meat science lab.  The equipment is being donated for their new facility and educational center opening 2020.

This video is part of a series called "Ask the Experts" to highlight the equipment at the Process Expo.


Ask the Experts - At Process Expo - DP3000 Dumper


Mepaco is exhibiting this week at Process Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago - booth S2024!

 

To promote our event, we are hosting a daily series on Ask the Experts and highlighting the equipment in our booth.

 

Our first video is in the DP3000 Dumper with a tour given by Cory Buchholz.

 

 

 

 



Tech Tip Download: 3 Seal Trouble Signs

Mepaco's Field Services team have developed a quick-read download on the seal trouble signs that our technicians see in food processing plants. Also Learn about and compare Mepaco recommended seals commonly used on our equipment. 

Download the Tech Paper to learn about the Top 3 Seal trouble signs and what to do to fix them:

1. Product escapes or purges out of the seal

2. Downstream food contamination

3. Loss of vacuum

Our techs make hundreds of service calls to troubleshoot and make repairs to seals on all types of food processing equipment and in many applications.  If you have any questions or have seal related issues, give Joe Hertel a call in Mepaco Field Services at 920-356-7334.

DOWNLOAD TECH SHEET


Holiday Shut-Down Parts Planning [Infographic]

[Infographic] 7 Parts to Consider for Holiday Shutdown.

Tis the season: Are you planning maintenance during the holiday shutdown? Do you have a spare parts budget to use before year end?  

The infographic is a quick guide for common Mepaco parts.  Some items have a longer lead time than others.  Some parts are must-have inventory items.  If you have any questions about parts or timing,  contact monica.planash@apachestainless.com

Please have the model number and the serial number available for inquiries, and include the Apache/Mepaco part number on purchase orders.

Order parts now for your holiday shutdown!


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