The Material Transformation People
Custom-configured process equipment and systems to handle nearly any material transformation imaginable.
Make Processing Your Competitive Advantage
At Bepex, we make processing your competitive advantage. That’s because we specialize in process and product innovation, working with you as an extension of your R&D team.
Sure, we have the equipment – with one of the broadest product lines in the business. And the expertise, born of more than a century of processing innovation. But more importantly, we combine them to develop custom solutions that help make your innovative products possible. That’s Bepex. Solutions, products and options that just can’t be found anywhere else.
Innovation for a More Sustainable Future
At Bepex, we’re committed to improving the sustainability of our products and to helping you reach your sustainability goals. We’ve long been known as innovators in the material transformation world. With these four initiatives, we recognize our corporate commitment to and responsibility for broadening our vision to help our customers create a more sustainable future.
Feed The World More Sustainably
Food processing can be extremely resource intensive. For decades, Bepex has pioneered processing technologies that reduce water and energy use and cut emissions. Bepex innovation continues as we develop equipment to make processing alternative proteins and other foodstuffs more cost effective and sustainable.
Enable Fuller Material Valorization
Processing creates waste. But locked in that waste are opportunities to create additional value-added products. Bepex works with processors to find alternative uses for processing byproducts. That helps processors reduce their waste steam while contributing to their sustainability goals and bottom line.
Reduce Energy Intensity and Carbon Footprint
Bepex helps manufacturers find new, more sustainable, sources for their basic product ingredients and components. From modified starches to plant-based plastics, we work with our customers to develop production processes to produce feedstocks that are more biodegradable, renewable or recyclable.
Expand the Frontiers of Feedstock Innovation
Bepex designs its equipment for minimal operational and environmental impact. Now we’re also working with innovative partners to develop new, sustainable alternative energy technologies. From alternative biofuels to EV battery components and recycling, Bepex expertise helps companies develop and scale production processes for products that support reducing non-renewable energy consumption.
What Do You Need To Do? Make It:
Bepex works with graphite suppliers to replace energy-intensive batch processes with continuous processing equipment that saves material-handling time, reduces floor space requirements, lowers energy and emissions, and cuts labor costs. That means higher capacity, lower operating costs and better cap ex returns.
Recycled Battery Materials
Bepex works with recyclers to reclaim lithium and other materials from spent batteries. With the industry’s widest range of drying, devolatilizing and other technologies and decades of lithium processing experience, Bepex is the ideal partner in development of new recycling processes.
Bepex works with PLA producers to extend the uses for PLA polymers through post-processing thermal treatment. Bepex equipment crystallizes PLA pellets, making them easier to process, stronger, and less transparent. That makes PLA usable in more products, expanding markets for this sustainable solution.
Bepex is a leader in equipment to recover protein from spent yeasts. Bepex provides superior control over drying, lower operating costs, and high capacity in a compact footprint. The result: better product and better cap ex return than traditional drying technologies.
The Bepex food-grade starch processing system offers independent mixing, drying, heating, and reaction processing. Adjustability in residence time, temperature and gas concentration allows for easy modification of color, RVA profile, or other functional requirements. That provides production flexibility while creating a premium product.
Silicones for Cosmetics
Silicone in cosmetics involves tough processing challenges including a highly volatile solvent, zero tolerance for impurities, and capacity limited by batch processing. Continuous processing with Bepex produces a higher quality, more consistent end product. Plus it’s safer and eliminates opportunities for product contamination.
Bepex transforms “waste” pomace into high-value protein products. Bepex offers a total solution to ensure consistent feeds, wring water from the pomace, and dry the wet cakes into powder or small granules. That improves efficiency and product quality, while lowering costs and reducing emissions.
Corn Fermented Proteins
Corn-protein feeds are easily damaged in processing. Traditional drying equipment often damages proteins. Bepex’s proprietary drying technology dries non-pumpable, water-laden solids without excessive heat input. Plus it offers tighter control over product quality while utilizing far less utilities and floorspace.
Plant Based Proteins
Bepex offers the most energy efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly systems for processing plant-based production. Bepex systems require less energy and create less emissions. Plus they provide more control over protein modification, resulting in a higher quality product.
Cottage Cheese Production
For more than 30 years, Rietz-Bepex has been the go-to solution for continuous cottage cheese production. Continuous processing lowers labor requirements, produces more product in less time, and requires a smaller footprint. The integrated, automated system ensures productivity, operating efficiency, and product quality.
Industrial Starch Manufacturing
Bepex brings scalable, continuous processing to starch production. The Bepex starch processing system provides independent control over mixing, drying, heating, and reaction. That provides operational flexibility while creating superior product with lower production costs — so you can create a wide range of products with consistent, repeatable results.
Meat and Bone Broth Cooking
Bepex helps convert broth production and pressure cooking from batch to continuous processing – improving product quality and profitability. Bepex also offers equipment to grind and reduce blocks of meat, tissue, and bone into a consistent feed stream ahead of cooking – further increasing production efficiency.
Bepex has been supplying processing technology for lithium carbonate or lithium hydroxide production since the early 1990s. Now Bepex is pioneering drying and milling systems to streamline lithium production while reducing the energy needed and emissions resulting from production.
Bepex helped pioneer the equipment and technology needed to support continuous reaction processes, so we can provide the best reaction process solution plus the up- and down- stream equipment needed to complement reaction processes.
For nearly a century, Bepex has pioneered innovation and excellence in mixing and blending processes. Whether simply mixing multiple solids into a homogeneous blend, or agitating solids with binders to form agglomerates, Bepex has a broad range of proven equipment and proprietary technologies.
Puree coarse material to create a homogeneous paste, slurry, or liquid product. Designed for food processing, our sanitary hammer mill is easy to install, easy to maintain, and easy to change over to produce a wide variety of products with the same equipment.
Micronizing Fine Grinding
Bepex offers advanced small particle grinding and micronizing systems, solutions and engineering support for tough small particle challenges. Made and supported in the USA, we’re the expert’s choice for hitting exacting product specifications.
Bepex liquid separation equipment is engineered to be part of a total drying process designed to produce a better product with lower utility usage and less impact on the environment. Plus Bepex equipment provides more precise control; maximum liquid recovery; and proven, pre-verified performance.
Instant mixing technology creates particles with highly controlled dissolution properties. Particles are formed through adding a binder to a solid then drying the wet particle. When rewetted, the solids dissolve quickly. Bepex paddle mixers produce highly dispersible products ranging from ultra-fine powders to small granules.
Bepex provides more than 100 years of experience in designing full-process heating and cooling systems. We offer the industry’s broadest selection of thermal processing equipment, plus the up- and downstream equipment needed to create a total heating or cooling solution.
Bepex offers options for both wet and dry granulation and a broad line of equipment for both up- and downstream additional processing. Transform powders, dust, or other fine feeds into granules of consistent size, shape, density, strength, and solubility.
Bepex offers the industry’s broadest range of drying technologies, so Bepex can create the exact drying solution you need. The result? Superior performance. Compact operations. Utility savings, lower overall cap ex requirements, and increased sustainability.
Bepex extruders combine mixing, kneading, forming and extruding into one unit. Form pastes or dust-free free granules, noodles, pellets, or particles with tight control over particle integrity and dispersion characteristics.
Bepex offers the equipment, experience, and product development support needed to engineer your exact delumping solution. Backed by a century of experience, based on time-tested Rietz Manufacturing designs, we’ve set the standard for reliability, innovation, and system cap ex value.
Bepex transforms your crystallization process from bench or batch mode to a continuous system. We typically employ mechanical agitation in crystallization, which produces a more uniform, lump-free crystal size. This reduces crystallization time, while improving crystal quality.
Bepex offers a wide range of solvent recovery and devolatilization equipment. Bepex’s proprietary designs, true plug flow operation, and system adjustability packs high performance into a small footprint – resulting in reduced operating and cap ex costs.
Bepex produces the industry’s broadest array of size reduction equipment for a wide range of food, industrial, mineral, and chemical applications. Built and supported in the USA, Bepex coarse grinding systems are backed by a century of experience, innovation, and proven performance.
At Bepex, we offer multiple options to coat or encapsulate powders, particles and granules – either as part of the agglomeration process or as a spray-on process after forming. From animal feed to advanced pharmaceuticals, Bepex has the experience to develop your unique continuous coating solution.
Bale & Block Grinding
Reducing large, bulk materials like bales or blocks is the first step in many processes. Our block and bale grinder’s compact high-torque, low-speed design delivers maximum power with minimum heat generation. Plus our rugged construction and easy-to-maintain designs ensure continuous, dependable operation.
Produce briquettes and pellets using pressure without adding liquid binders, saving drying cost and time. Create new products with exact control over shape, size, density, strength, and solubility. Compact powders or waste dust to cut transportation cost, improve material handling, and solve bulk storage issues.
Unique Processing Challenges. Custom Processing Solutions
We deliver the custom-configured processes and systems that make your innovative products possible.
We welcome inquiries at any stage of your process – from back-of-napkin inspirations to full-fledged RFQs.
Because we’ve developed a broad range of equipment – and a century’s worth of solutions for our customers – we can offer options you won’t find anywhere else.
Shouldn’t you at least know all your options?
Let’s build something great together.
Proven, customized systems
We offer the industry’s broadest lines of thermal processing, size reduction, and agglomeration systems. All proven in tough processing applications. All custom configurable for your needs.
Focused on profit, not just processing
Bepex systems are ROI friendly. Built to use less utilities. Take less floorspace. Make cleaning and changeovers easy. That means less op ex and better cap ex. You’ll love our performance. So will your CFO.
Your challenges = Our challenges
You’re not buying equipment; you’re buying a solution. From quick evaluation of your existing process to prototyping solutions to leveraging us for toll production while you ramp up, we’re here to solve processing challenges together, not just sell processing machines.
Take the guess work out of development. Our Process Development Center works with you to analyze, design, quantify, prototype, and scale solutions to meet your processing challenges. And we guarantee the results.
A sandbox for solution development
Solutions need space to develop. Our Process Development Center is a 25,000 square foot, multi-level, multi-test bay R&D facility and lab staffed with experienced technicians, engineers, project management experts, chemists, mechanics, and more.
Great ideas. Expedited.
We get it: Time is not on your side. That’s why we specialize in fast, accurate, responses. To questions. To samples. To flow sheets. To whatever you need to make decisions and deliver on your timeframe.
Ensuring successful start up
Implementation and start up is a team sport. We’re there with you. Our team of field service technicians, control engineers, and application specialists are on-site to provide start-up assistance; working to get your new system, processes, and workflows up and performing.
Customized service and support
No matter how good we build it or how well you maintain it, stuff breaks. At some point, you’ll experience unexpected downtime due to mechanical failure. We support more than 5,000 customers – some with equipment that’s many decades old. From OEM parts, to rebuilds, to routine maintenance, to repair pros ready to jump on a plane today, we’ve got you covered.
Your new strategy. Our proven experience.
Batch processing has challenges. And it’s tough to scale. Continuous processing multiplies those challenges…unless you know what you are doing. We support customers transforming and scaling their operations from batch to continuous operations. If you think that just involves finding someone to sell you equipment; you’re not ready to make the move.
You can’t win in today’s world with yesterday's solutions.
If you are interested in just buying machinery – give us a call. We can refer you to someone else that may be a better fit.
If you are interested in improving performance, profitability, sustainability, and in developing process manufacturing leadership, we should talk.
Others sell equipment. We build processing solutions with our customers. And we guarantee the results.
Let us show you how.