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MPE Adds Two New Products

Modern Process Equipment (MPE) has developed a new coffee grinder that allows users to control the average grind size and introduce a percentage of smaller particles or ‘fines’, into the grinding process to improve coffee extraction characteristics. This innovative technology is Plurimodal Grinding, also known as Bi-Modal Grinding. Specifically, for pod producers, Plurimodal Grinding allows for an increase in the extraction time, packing density and amount of froth created during extraction without ruining the optimal flavor profile. For all coffee producers, Plurimodal Grinding keeps coffee temperatures low and increases grind consistency, achieving a better end product. In addition, MPE also recently launched the Model RT (“Real Time”) Coffee Granulizer. The Model RT measures ground coffee size and density immediately upon exiting the grinder. This eliminates the need to capture samples, perform lab analysis and make manual adjustments. With the Model RT, producers can increase product consistency, reduce “off-spec” material and improve coffee characteristics. Some existing MPE units may also be fitted with Real Time Technology.

Modern Process Equipment, Inc. 3125 South Kolin Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60623. Tel: (1)(773) 254-3929, Web: www.mpechicago.com.

Mahlkonig’s “Grind on Demand”

Mahlkönig has recently introduced its “Grind-On-Demand Espresso Grinder.”

The company has also announced a re-design on its’ shop grinder K501, which features a reinforced, plastic hopper, a new type of finger protection with integrated magnet, individual decors and an improved starting mechanism with integrated bag holder.

Additionaly, Mahlkönig has a new product that aids in grinding for pod packaging. The industrial grinder, the DK27, is an adaptation of its proven high-volume grinding concept, where coffee is pre-ground before being packed into pods or pads.

The company also features new coffee bean silos/bins made from sanitary polished stainless steel in new designs and sizes. The bins are now available in smaller sizes, all with selectable brass or nickel plated fittings.

Mahlkönig Vertriebsgesellschaft GmbH, Rungedamm 22 D-21035 Hamburg, Germany. Tel: (49) (0) 40 7341-0413 Web: www.mahlkoenig.de.

Flowserve Offers New Valves

Flowserve Corp. has launched the Limitorque Actuation Systems L75 series of electric valve actuators. The L75 provides remote control actuation of quarter-turn valves and other rotary devices, including on/off and modulating rotary valve applications.

The L75 is available in eight sizes and produces torques to 3000 in-lb. L75 series actuators may be used on the complete line of ball valves from Flowserve Worcester Controls, and on other quarter-turn valves or devices requiring rotary operators. Because of their ability to provide power in both directions through selected arcs from 20° through 300°, the L75 series actuators are ideal for the control of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning duct systems, as well as automatic and remotely operated equipment.

Flowserve, 5215 N. O’Connor Blvd., Suite 2300, Irving, Texas 75039. Tel: (1)(972) 443-6500.

Weighpack’s New AutoWeigher

Weighpack Systems developed and introduced its new, AutoWeigher, built with the idea of reliability, simplicity and maintenance in mind. The new machine, which the company touts as, “user-friendly,” weigh-fills automatically into any type of container, making packaging easy and efficient. Ideal for coffee packing, this table top companion is available in two different models depending on weight range requirement. It can weigh in ounces or grams (up to 10 pounds) and has tool-less parts that make it easy to clean.

Weighpack Systems Inc., 2525 Louis Amos, Montreal, Quebec. H8T 1C3. Tel: (1)(514)422-0808, E-mail: info@weighpack.com, Web: www.weighpack.com.

Tea & Coffee - December/January, 2006


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