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JBT’s newest Unifiller expected to revolutionize filling speeds

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JBT Corporation has announced the market debut of the new High Capacity Filler-Closer Unifiller, a system featuring technology capable of introducing liquids or foods to metal cans and glass or plastic bottles at up to 1500 CPM.

The technology, which includes a newly designed filler based on the Unifiller valve principle, combines the excellent fill accuracy and Clean-In-Place (CIP) features of the Unifiller line, but adds superior speeds and sets a new standard in terms of hygienic design.

While providing all the outstanding features of the range, previous Unifiller systems have been limited to speeds of 750-1000 CPM, depending on container size and product filled.

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The new version of the equipment is capable of speeds of up to 1500 CPM and can fill metal cans – in conjunction with the JBT high capacity closer – as well as glass and plastic bottles.

Douglas Woodruff, Director of Global Research & Development for JBT’s Liquid Foods business unit, said: “The new Unifiller will fill both metal cans as well as glass and plastic bottles. The markets best served with this technology include milk, nutraceuticals, juices with particles, coffee drinks, sweetened condensed milk, and canned beans.”

Woodruff revealed that three of the new Unifillers had already been sold for delivery in 2017 to major liquid foods processors in the US, Asia and South America, while further orders are expected to be confirmed early in the New Year.

Learn more about the JBT Unifiller 

JBT Argentina citrus seminar to highlight lucrative income streams

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JBT will be holding a one-day seminar for citrus processors in Argentina this month, which will focus on major innovations for lemon, orange and grapefruit juice producers that can help improve yields and benefit from the lucrative essential oil market.

To be staged in the Hilton Garden Inn Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán, on November 22, the event will highlight how valuable essential oils and d-limonene can be effectively extracted from citrus peel, while examining other beneficial technologies recently introduced by JBT.

Effective extraction
According to JBT sales and marketing regional manager, Januário Soligon, the seminar will draw particular attention to the successes achieved by JBT’s oil and juice extraction technologies, which have proven to be very effective in extracting essential oils and d-limonene.

“We have now introduced version III of the MORE, a system which extracts essential oils from lemons and other citrus varieties, and will be showing the customers the benefits and gains of yield,” explains Soligon.

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“We are in the process of developing a smaller version of the READYGo d-LIMONENE system for small-to-medium processors who have three-six extractors, which enable processors to recover valuable d-limonene from citrus peel.”

Used for a wide range of applications from cleaning liquids to cosmetics, extracting d-limonene can provide an additional, lucrative income stream for citrus processors that would otherwise go to waste.

Fresh innovations
Special focus will also be placed during the meeting on some of the new technologies and innovations that JBT is making available to processors in South America, including how IceGen’s slurry ice system can be used to preserve juice quickly and safely.

Details will also be given about how innovative pasteurization technology from JBT Stork Food & Dairy Systems – which was previously almost exclusively used in the dairy sector – is being applied in the juice industry. The system, the Sterideal® Coil Heat Exchanger, offers major benefits for processors, including the fact that it consumes only 26% of the steam compared to traditional linear tubing systems.

The Tucumán seminar will also introduce Aurratech’s (a JBT alliance partner) Fog-In-Place technology – a sanitizing system that guarantees 100% surface contact and airborne disinfection using a fraction of the water consumed by traditional sanitizing processes. As well as this, the event will highlight research and development work being carried out by JBT in Brazil to improve fruit yields.

The JBT Citrus Juice Technology Seminar will be held on November 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina.

For more information about the seminar, please contact: 

Martín Castro – JBT Argentina
Martin.castro@jbtc.com

Yara Rocha – JBT Brasil
yara.rocha@jbtc.com

JBT Brazil showcases new solutions for juice sector

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JBT Brazil has held the fourth edition of its Open House events at its Araraquara facility, which was focused on spreading customer awareness and understanding of JBT’s latest innovations, developments and new solutions for liquid food processors.

JBT speakers used the event to highlight – among other innovations – the READYGo™ d-LIMONENE system developed by JBT to extract valuable d-Limonene oil from citrus peel at the highest yields in the market, in the process helping processors take advantage of a potentially lucrative market.

With a range of uses as an ingredient for cosmetic products to a component for cleaning liquids, d-Limonene can deliver additional potential earnings for citrus processors that would otherwise go down the drain.

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New applications
The event, explained JBT’s Januário Soligon, consisted of presentations and a workshop, which were aimed at sharing innovations with customers so they know JBT “always delivers the best in terms of equipment and solutions”.

One major development of particular significance to Brazil’s important juice sector has been JBT’s introduction of innovative solutions that were previously used exclusively in the dairy industry. This comes following JBT’s acquisition of Stork Food & Dairy Systems (SFDS) in 2015.

“SFDS’s coil heat exchanger for aseptic systems has been used in the dairy business for many years, but not featured in the juice sector,” says Soligon. “Having SFDS in the JBT team we are looking at opportunities to leverage these pasteurization systems in the orange juice segment.

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“This technology offers significant benefits for our customers – it uses only 26% of the steam of a traditional tube-in-tube system.”

Soligon says the coil heat exchanger is also beneficial in terms of its size, explaining that through its design it occupies significantly less space than the linear tubing that is typically used in the juice sector, while maintenance costs are also substantially lower.

Citrus Technology Seminar
JBT’s next South America event will be the Citrus Juice Technology Seminar to be staged in the Hilton Garden Inn Tucumán, San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina on November 22. The event will highlight how valuable essential oils and d-limonene can be effectively extracted from citrus peel, while examining other beneficial technologies recently introduced by JBT.

For more information about the seminar, please contact: 

Martín Castro – JBT Argentina
Martin.castro@jbtc.com

Yara Rocha – JBT Brasil
yara.rocha@jbtc.com

 

Innovative JBT coil heat exchanger trialed with purees & sauces

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JBT Corporation has begun trials of an innovative coil heat exchanger for aseptic systems – until now used to sterilize milk products – for processed fruit and vegetable products, with very positive results recorded so far.

Speaking at Cibus Tec 2016, which took place in Parma from October 25-28, JBT R&D manager for Liquid Foods in Parma Antonio Aldini explained that the opportunity to trial the system with fruits and vegetables came about following JBT’s acquisition of Stork Food & Dairy Systems in 2015.

With research and technology centers in Parma and Amsterdam, Aldini said that the JBT decided to “challenge” the coil heat exchanger to test whether it would be as effective with fruit and vegetable concentrates and puree as it had been with dairy.

Following successful initial tests in Amsterdam with tomato sauces and apple puree, which delivered very encouraging results, the research is now being expanded to the Parma facility to include medium viscous products.

Learn more about JBT’s Heat Exchangers for aseptic systems

Unlike JBT’s traditional ‘quad tube’ system, which is also used to sterilize viscous fruit purees and sauces, the coil heat exchanger comprises a single, curving coil, which offers improved heat transfer and a more homogenous product treatment.

With no joints between individual tubes, the coil heat exchanger also offers a more hygienic system that is easy is clean and avoids most risks associated with fibrous material blocking pipes.

JBT’s initial tests with viscous products were positive, with no impact recorded on either the visual appearance or quality of the purees and sauces.

Read Dairy Reporter’s full report on the Cibus Tec seminar

JBT brings fresh innovations to Gulfood Manufacturing

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JBT is highlighting its complete line of solutions, from fillingclosing and sterilization to aseptic and Extended Shelf Life technologies, for food and drink processors at Gulfood Manufacturing 2016, which is taking place in Dubai from November 7-9.

From primary product through to final packaging, JBT offers innovative, technological systems for fruit, vegetable and dairy processors that focus on high product quality and safety while ensuring low Total Cost of Ownership.

Speaking ahead of the show, Patrick Schoenaers, EMENA Marcom Coordinator for JBT Liquid Foods, explained that, following its acquisitions of, among others, Stork Food & Dairy Systems and A&B Process Systems, JBT is now able to offer an even wider range of products and process solutions.

In fact, technologies now available from JBT include in-container sterilization, in-flow thermal processing, and aseptic filling for nearly everything from cans to pouches, glass and plastic bottles.

“JBT now offers a complete line of solutions, not just filling, closing and in-container sterilization, but also aseptic, UHT and Extended Shelf Life solutions – this is the key message we will be highlighting to visitors to our booth,” Schoenaers added.

JBT is exhibiting at stand D1-4 at Gulfood Manufacturing 2016 from November 7-9 in the Dubai World Trade Centre.

JBT to highlight complete processing solutions at Pack Expo

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JBT Corporation’s ability to provide effective technological systems and solutions for an entire processing plant will be a key focus for the company’s Liquid Foods business at the upcoming Pack Expo International 2016, which will be held in Chicago’s McCormick Center from November 6-9.

As part of a One JBT presence – which will include representatives from across the entire JBT FoodTech group at the JBT booth in N5350 – visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the complete solutions – from equipment to installation – now available for processing companies.

With the integration of Stork Food & Dairy Systems and A&B Process Systems this year, JBT has expanded both horizontally and vertically, and is now able to offer much more to the liquid and canned food sector, explains JBT’s US Sales and Service Manager for Liquid Foods, Donn Sabato.

“We were always strong in primary processing, now we’re growing our capabilities in secondary processing as well,” he says. “We now offer everything from blending technology to Clean In Place (CIP) systems through A&B, while retail packaging systems, and thermal and non-thermal technology are available from our Stork Food & Dairy Systems group.”

Fresh synergies
With major players from across the processing and packaging industry expected to attend the show, JBT will tell visitors about the important developments that have taken place within the company over the last 12 months, as well as handing out fresh juice from the Fresh’n Squeeze® Multi Fruit Juicer.

“We’re going to be telling people about the synergies that have been created by the purchase of A&B and Stork Food & Dairy, which is going very well,” says Sabato.

“We have a real nice story to tell in not only being able to supply the equipment, but being able to project-manage it, and install it with our A&B group.”

For an appointment to visit JBT at Pack Expo 2016, please contact:
Donn Sabato
US Sales and Service Manager, Juice Processing Technologies
E: donn.sabato@jbtc.com

JBT announces Cibus Tec seminar program

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JBT Corporation’s new EMENA sales team will be present at this week’s Cibus Tec 2016 in Parma, Italy to stage a series of special conferences, which will cover everything from aseptic solutions for the juice and dairy industries through to details of alternative sterilization technologies.

During the exhibition, which takes place in the Fiere di Parma from October 25-28, JBT is inviting existing customers and interested food and beverage processors to Booth I-036, Pavilion 5 to attend seminars that will both highlight recent additions to the JBT product catalogue and introduce new partner companies, IceGen and Aurratech.

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Stefano Berciga, JBT Application Engineering Manager for Food and Beverage Solutions, explained that specialists from across JBT will be sharing details of topics including new developments in rotary fillers and sealers, and showcasing JBT Stork Food & Dairy Systems’ new generation of aseptic fillers for bottles and pouches.

He said: “Cibus Tec is one of the most important and longest-established food processing exhibitions in Europe, which is expected to attract 35,000 visitors, principally from Europe, Middle East and Africa, although companies from North and Latin America, and the Far East, will also be present.

“Parma is called the Italian Food Valley because several important Italian food processors are located here, including a number of leading dairy companies.”

Berciga added that although current JBT customers will be attending, the seminars will be open to all processors interested in how JBT solutions could have a positive impact on their businesses.

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