It’s a beautiful sight—for both coffee lovers and personal injury lawyers—heavy bags of excellent green coffee arrive for processing. This can be a costly task in terms of labor, inefficiency, and workers’ comp payouts. MPE can now offer a solution in partnership with Petroncini Impianti S.p.A. to automate the bag cutting and emptying process; increasing labor efficiency and reducing injury risk. The Petroncini automatic bag opener can empty 900 bags/hour and be controlled by MPE’s Plant Control System. Using circular blades opposed to each other that act like scissors, the blades slice the bags in numerous places at low speeds ensuring the coffee can be emptied without bean breakage or yield losses.