It’s not so much increasing capacity as maintaining capacity in our case.  We had the two rotaries in series with the statics behind the first two rotaries.  When we had a typical nice round bean we were able to feed all 16 cores to maximum potential. However, we are seeing more oblong varieties coming through our plant which meant we had to choke our capacity back to 8 cores (50%) in order to maintain a lower clean out.  Going to 16 rotaries we will now not have to bottleneck the rest of our machines.  I believe we have taken most of our production stress off of our gravity due to the ability to fine tune the spirals rejection cut.  We have also been able to decrease down time since we can make adjustments on the fly instead of shutting down and manually adjusting each core.

Chris Ens