It is no surprise that coffee is one of the most popular beverages around the world. And, as a result, coffee roasting operations are quite prevalent anywhere from Seattle, Washington to Durban, South Africa. With so many roasters in operation in various capacities, there is a need to handle the product in order to get it from point A to point B throughout the operation. This is where our Line Vac product has come into play.
As mentioned, coffee roasting companies can vary in size from small, custom houses, to large concerns who produce the bulk of the coffee roasted. The Line Vac tends to work very well in the hopper loading applications for the smaller, custom roasting companies who might process up to a few hundred pounds of a particular blend. More specifically, our Stainless Steel and 316 Stainless Steel varieties are used due to the normal practice of using stainless steels in food processing applications. Generally, most customers stick with the 1-1/2” size as this seems to convey the coffee beans quite well and at a reasonable conveying rate. This would be either model 6063 or 6063-316 depending on your process preferences concerning which type of stainless to use.
The Line Vac is easy to disassemble for cleaning and sanitizing purposes as well.
If your company is concerned with roasting coffee (and thus transporting it around), perhaps the EXAIR Line Vac might be a real solution to your handling needs.
Neal Raker, Application Engineer