MPE announces the Gemini Series Model IMD 779.2 Coffee Capsule Granulizer with variable roll speed ratios for achieving the strongest particle size distribution for coffee pods, pads, and capsules. The Gemini has Independent Motor Drives for each roll, allowing customizable roll speed ratios ranging from 1:1 to 1:4 to yield particle size distribution differentials engineered for each application. Its automated recipe-driven control system provides the repeatability of all parameters and grind characteristics. The Gemini is the pinnacle of precision capsule grinding equipment and ultimate grind control.
SaltWorks® is a sea and mineral salt company located in Woodinville, Washington producing a range of specialty salts for wholesale customers and consumers. In addition to their selection of popular salts, they also produce custom salts with customer-selected characteristics—not the least of which is grain size. SaltWorks is unique within its market because of its economies of scale in producing high quality salts.
Coarse Red Hawaiian-Style Sea Salt
Coarse Bolivian Rose™ Andes Mountain Salt
Cyprus Black Mediterranean Black Sea Salt Flakes
Flor de Sal Portuguese Sea Salt
SaltWorks reached out to MPE because their previous grinder was not doing a great job and translated to higher production costs for two reasons:
A high number of fines up to 25% meant more product was needed for yields of a desired grain size. While excess fines were still valuable for use in other products, processing them a second time required extra inventory and labor
Switching between Himalayan pink salts and white sea salts require cleanings to ensure purity and integrity. However manually cleaning their old grinder was a laborious and inefficient process
For these reasons, plant managers wanted to find a grinder that could reliably achieve a lower fines rate and integrate into SaltWorks’ existing environmentally conscious clean-in-place (CIP) system.
A supersac unloader unloads larger crystals into their IMD79, which sits on a mezzanine
A true showroom-quality facility with even the finest details executed with perfection
MPE engineered a custom IMD 79 Gran-U-Lizer for SaltWorks (model IMD79) with two roller stages, affording an ideal amount of control and precision in the particle size reduction process. The programmable logic controller (PLC) allows operators to electronically set grind size and improve consistency across all products. Additionally the IMD79’s 4 rolls were made out of stainless steel and therefore can be wet washed as part of SaltWorks’ CIP system.
SaltWorks production managers are now experiencing a fines rate of only 2-3%. Their two-stage electronically controlled gap adjustment grinder allows for nimble transitioning between orders of varying grain sizes—with repeatable accuracy. Plant managers have never been happier when it comes to particle size reduction.
Activated carbon (also known as activated charcoal) is a highly porous material used in a wide range of applications—if you’re reading this you probably already know that though. What you may not know however is that MPE offers the latest in activated carbon grinder technology for achieving high yields (80% – 95%) on a wide range of target sizes (20 x 50, 30 x 80, 80 x 325 mesh, etc.). Unlike conventional grinding equipment, our activated carbon Gran-U-Lizers produce narrow particle size distributions with fewer “fines” (dust), resulting in higher yields and less screening. The MPE activated carbon Gran-U-Lizers handle all target ranges, and adjust configuration in seconds, with a fully automated option available.
Our product line ranges in capacity from 500 to 5,000 lbs/hr (226 to 2267 kgs/hr). And are appropriate for virtually all activated carbon applications; including coconut, coal, coke, and wood-based carbon products.