Since 1990, R-CAP Process Equipment, Inc has been providing stainless steel process equipment solutions in Heat Transfer (heating and cooling), Mixing (high shear and low shear), Material Handling (dry & liquid). We serve customers throughout North America and extensively in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Our customers range from the largest multinational corporations to the smallest startup businesses.
In 2005 R-CAP established a second sales office in Michigan to better serve our customers in that valuable market area.

About - R-CAP Process Equipment


To be the first choice of our customers by bringing together innovative problem-solving products and ideas that will provide a return on investment. Be a sustaining resource of information to our customers.

We will act with integrity, use imagination for problem-solving, work as a team, and have a passion for what we do.

To be a success and succeed in today’s market; we must do an excellent job every day in managing the things we can control.

We must also understand what the influence is of things beyond our control.

Work to integrate both for a successful conclusion.


Why choose R-Cap?

R-Cap has been in business since 1990 and has over 80 years of combined experience in engineering and design to provide innovating problem solving ideas for processing applications. Our team will work with you every step of the way from identifying the solution, to installation and successful startup.

What is Heat Transfer?

Heat Transfer is a general term that covers R-CAP’s broad range of both process heating and cooling equipment lines.  For the generation of a heated and recirculated media (water up to 300⁰F, or oil up to 650⁰F), we offer temperature control units (TCU’s) which utilize electric immersion heaters.  For the generation a cooled and recirculated media (water or glycol mixtures down to -40⁰F), we offer various solutions and technologies, such as chillers which utilize a refrigerant circuit, cooling towers which utilize evaporation, and fluid coolers which utilize ambient air.  The thermal exchange of the heating or cooling energy, is most commonly done indirectly from the tempered media to the process or product.  Typically, this indirect thermal exchange is done with the heat transfer media in a closed circuit on one side of a heat exchanger, within the outer jacket of a vessel, in a piping jacket, in the channels of a platen, or the interior annular space of a double-walled roll.  However, R-CAP also offers equipment for direct-contact thermal exchange via direct steam injection (DSI), to heat a product (or water) instantaneously and efficiently with 100% utilization of both the latent and sensible heat (and no condensate resulting) from the steam source.

What is Vacuum Conveying

Vacuum conveying is a process that uses air and suction to move dry materials such as powders and granules from one suction point to a discharge location through a pipe. Vacuum is typically generated by a compressed air-driven vacuum pump.

What industries does R-Cap service?

We serve a variety of industries such as: Food & Beverage, Beauty & Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical, Diary, and Chemical. Often these industries overlap with similar types of applications that we have experience in. We can apply our knowledge and expertise across these industries to help as many customers as we can.

Is R-Cap Certified?

Our equipment that we offer, is designed, and manufactured to adhere to industry standards and regulations. Additionally, as a woman owned business, we are proud members of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

What support will I receive after the sale?

Along with the manufactures one year guarantee you will receive ongoing support from our team for any situations that may arise from after-market parts and service to duplication of equipment or new product solutions you might need.

What type of products does R-CAP offer?

We provide a wide range of Stainless Steel processing equipment from High and Low shear mixers, Heat Transfer Systems, Powder Induction Systems, Storage and Processing Tanks, Pumps, Valves, Vacuum Conveyors, along with various other accessories and have the ability to integrate all components to turn-key process systems.

What is the difference between High and Low Shear Mixing?

In simple terms, low shear mixing is a spoon while high shear mixing is a blender.  Low shear mixing is typically used to blend liquid products to uniformity which can include suspended solids, and even gases.  It is also used for delicate or shear sensitive products.  High shear mixing is used to speed up mixing, deagglomerate clumped solids, hydrate thickeners, emulsify immiscible liquids, puree fruits & vegetables and help dissolve solids faster. Impeller types can vary greatly between low shear and high shear mixer.

What Vendor Partners does R-Cap work with?

R-Cap has developed a strong vendor network to serve our customers in as many ways as possible. With several years of successful projects completed by R-Cap, our Vendor Network has allowed us to be a single-point resource for customers to help with streamlining workflows through communication & consultation. Customers as well as our Vendors can rely on R-Cap to identify processing challenges and offer high-quality solutions on a repeatable basis.

Can You Design My Custom Tank?

Of course! We are experts at designing and specifying any tank size you need. We have placed thousands of custom tanks for various applications into large, recognized processing factories and into to the smallest startup businesses. We have the ability to offer a complete solution and provide accessories such as mixers, valves, and instruments to go with your custom designed tank. We work with you every step of the way to help meet your process conditions.

Where is the equipment manufactured and where is parts and service support located?

The majority of our products are manufactured right here in the USA. However, some items are produced in different regions such as Europe.