Custom Process DesignWright Process Systems specializes in designing customized process systems to address unique challenges or complex production issues. The strength of our Custom Process Design emerges from the strong partnerships we build with every customer. By understanding your production needs, we can apply our process engineering expertise to your specific issue, custom-designing a system with the best possible components for your production needs.

In the past, we have used this collaborative process to tackle projects that few design-build companies in the world could handle, such as systems to unload 6,000-gallon liquid tankers in 6 minutes, or produce grape seed oil from waste seeds and skins, or inject and blend exotic oil mixes into butter. We have designed new product plants for emerging markets, built first-of-their-kind process systems, and developed new solutions for sensitive product handling environments. If you have a specific challenge, we will work with you to solve it.

TechTimes recently highlighted some up-and-coming trends in the alcoholic beverage industry, including micro-distilled spirits and innovations in portable wine...

A calendar of food safety events taking place across the nation.
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California drought necessitates water planning, but it is a best practice nationwide
Water usage is always a hot topic in the food processing industry, but it is especially relevant to California producers...

With the potential to deliver better food safety, sanitation, accuracy and value, is size-reduction equipment the right investment for your process design?
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If you have been following industry news in the past few years, you will have noticed a few themes that seem to come up with some regularity: energy-efficiency and sustainability; product line diversification...

Many manufacturers experience a bit of a production slowdown this time of year, which gives you the perfect opportunity to check in on your benchmarks for the year. Did you meet...

For years, Wright Process Systems has brought its innovative process improvement methodology to the world of brewing and beer bottling. We apply our experience and process engineering...

According to the California Water Science Center, more water is used each day for agricultural irrigation (80% by some studies) than any other water use category...

Forward-thinking process design is critical for automation implementation
When building a new process plant, or designing a new system, process engineers must consider an automation system’s necessary features, overall cost, scalability...

It is no secret that consumer demand for more natural and fresh foods continues to flourish. The Canadian publication Food Safety Magazine calls it a “lifestyle, not a trend, for many shoppers"...

A new steam generator generates cleaner energy while satisfying California’s tough emission regulations.
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Engineering specialist urges looking at consumer trends and buying habits
In an interview with Food Engineering magazine, engineering specialist Madinah Allen urged food manufacturers to look at consumer trends and buying habits to inform their process design decisions...

An Israeli graduate student has discovered a way to attack illness-producing biofilm that can affect fresh produce. The new technology could be incorporated into the corrugated cardboard boxes used to ship produce.
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Sustainability goals are high on the list for many food producers, and one leading candy company recently achieved one of its major environmental goals. All 10 of Mars Chocolate North America plants...

Two-thirds of small- to mid-size manufacturing companies surveyed expect to add jobs within the next 12 months and 90 percent expect growth in that period. One trend to watch is the move toward bringing operations back to the United States vs. off-shoring as domestic business conditions improve.
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For Californians, news of the current state of emergency around quickly depleting water reserves is never far from thought. From our digital highway marquees to daily coverage in our newspapers...

Maintenance and updates for processing plants to prepare for a prosperous 2015
As you wind down the 2014 calendar year, it is a great time to set the stage for a successful 2015 at your food manufacturing facility with some proactive maintenance...

The right design and equipment can streamline your produce operation

September is the height of harvest season, and fruit and vegetable producers are working at a break-neck pace to keep up with the volume of produce coming in from the fields...

As we close out the summer, the California drought and water-use topics remain a top concern for many of our food producer clients, and they are looking to OEMs and engineering firms like Wright Process Systems to help them identify ways to reduce, reuse and recycle water...

Market offers prime opportunity for equipment manufacturers
The number of breweries is on the rise nationwide – up 18.6 percent overall between 2013 and 2014. Smaller operations, including craft breweries (19.4 percent increase) and microbreweries (27.8 percent increase), are showing a particular upsurge in American markets...