PET Food Processing - March 2018 - 79

ADVERTORIAL

Accumulation Solution Solves Bottleneck

A Problem / Solution Application, from Mepaco

Problem

hoppers were designed with extrended side walls for high capacity
loading.

A Pet Food Processor needed to increase throughput due to production delays in waiting for grinders
feeding directly to blenders.

Solution
Mepaco engineered a solution that
placed surge loaders between the
grinder and the blender, allowing
the processor to accumulate and
stage a full batch of products to be
fed into the blender. This system
allows the processor to select
different volumes of products from
a fresh grinder and a frozen block
grinder and feed them together
into the surge loader. As soon as
the downstream blender is empty,
the surge loader quickly refills the
blender to begin the next batch.

An integral piece of equipment is
the Screw Elevator. This equipment
was designed with CIP (clean-inplace) spray ball. It features a fixed
based with an elevated pivot track
to reduce sanitation time.

Another vital piece of equipment
are the specialty loaders. These

Product staging and storage was
a key factor in getting the maximum throughput from this grind/
blend system. This solution saves
valuable minutes off each batch
that would be spent waiting if the
grinders were to directly feed a
blender.
Mepaco, part of Apache Stainless,
is known for grinding and blending systems. Equipment products,
which are customized for the
application, include thermal processing solutions, mixers, blenders,
cookers, augers, dumpers, sanitary
conveyors and material handling
systems.

PART OF THE APACHE STAINLESS EQUIPMENT CORP. FAMILY
200 W. Industrial Drive | Beaver Dam, WI 53916 USA
920-356-9900
www.mepaco.net


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