It’s a beautiful sight for coffee lovers; heavy bags of excellent green coffee arrive for processing. Unloading these bags and emptying them can be a costly task in terms of labor and potential worker injury. MPE now offers 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 speed ensuring the coffee can be emptied without bean breakage or yield losses.