In terms of material used in food processing and commercial equipment, here is the list of stainless materials from smoothest to the roughest RA range.
Electropolished surfaces range from 6 RA – 14RA microinches. Electropolishing can change RA values up to 50% smoother, depending on the material being treated.
2B Mill Finish – This is a widely used stainless steel finish, common in industrial, chemical and food applications. It is corrosion resistance and has a typical range from 15RA (16 gauge) – to 40 RA (7 gauge) microinches.
No. 4/Dairy Finish – For processing industries, the Dairy finish is required to meet the basic 3-A standards. It uses a 180 grit and has an RA range of 18-31 microinches.
No. 4 Finish – This finish uses a 150-grit abrasive creating a polished brushed surface. The RA range is 29-40 microinches.
No. 3 Finish – The No. 3 finish uses a 120 grit abrasive. It has a semi-polished finish with an RA range of 36 – 58 microinches.
Bead Blasted surfaces have a soft satin appearance and low reflection. The process of bead blasting utilizes bead material such as glass or ceramic beads to produce a non-directional, textured surface. The finer the blasting media, the more corrosion resistance the surface performance. The RA values are typically higher than 45RA microinches, but are dependent on the blasting process and the stainless material.
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Here is a quick read on our products and industries that Mepaco serves.
Equipment Products: Cookers, Blenders, Dumpers, Metering Screw Conveyors, Mixers, Pump Feeders, Sanitary Belt Conveyors, Sanitary Design Lifts, Vacuum Stuffers and systems.
Food Manufacturing Industries: Dairy, Meat and Poultry, Pet Food, Plant-Based Foods and Proteins, Processed Foods and RTE, Fruits and Vegetables.
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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.
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*Most common spare parts are in-stock, but uncommon parts have a lead time of 2 - 3 weeks.
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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.
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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.
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Mepaco, Booth #1637
Process Expo, September 19 - 22
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
The Mepaco group has just released a new website design that provides users with intuitive access to products and industries. Simplified site navigation and enhanced search capability will make it easier for visitors to find information about our food processing systems and industry experience, including:
Many videos and animations have been added to the website, as well as easy access to brochures and FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions). The new website will also perform very well on mobile devices.
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At a recent trade show, here is a video walk-around tour of the Auger Cart on display.
Mepaco’s booth is at 3202 – Lakeside at McCormick Place.
For more information on Auger Carts, call Mepaco’s sales team.
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.
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