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JBT presenta innovaciones en el Seminario de Cítricos de Argentina

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La mejora en la extracción de jugos, pulpa, aceites esenciales y soluciones innovadoras para el seguimiento de embarques y la integración virtual de equipos, serán algunos de los temas que se abordarán durante el Seminario de Cítricos de JBT a celebrarse en Argentina el próximo día 26 de noviembre, en la ciudad de Tucumán.

El evento, dirigido tanto a los clientes existentes como a los que recién se incorporan, abarcará una diversidad de temas de interés para los procesadores de cítricos, desde los métodos para la recolección de pulpa hasta el uso de la tecnología de gateway iOPS® patentada por JBT para mejorar el control de los procesos de producción.” Analizaremos las mejores prácticas en sistemas de extracción y procesamiento de JBT, pero también incluiremos contenido adicional que resulte útil para los participantes”, dice Januário Soligon, Director de Ventas y Servicio de la división de Alimentos Líquidos de JBT en Sudamérica.

Soluciones tecnológicas
Entre los contenidos del seminario se incluyen una visión general de la estructura de la EEAOC y de los servicios disponibles para el sector citrícola argentino, a cargo del Dr. Hernán Salas, destacado investigador con sede en Tucumán, y un análisis de los obstáculos que se han adoptado para evitar la propagación de Huanglongbing en la región, por parte de Pablo Padilla, presidente de la Asociación Citrícola del Noroeste Argentino, ACNOA. 

Las soluciones tecnológicas serán uno de los temas centrales del seminario, y habrá oportunidad de ver las recientes innovaciones de JBT que ya están disponibles en Argentina. Destacan entre ellas SafeTraces, un nuevo aliado de JBT, que se especializa en soluciones innovadoras para el rastreo de envíos de productos a todo el mundo. 

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Se expondrá la capacidad que ofrece la plataforma iOPS, que recopila datos en tiempo real de equipos y maquinaria interconectados, y que permite a los clientes tomar decisiones oportunas. Durante este proceso, el gateway iOPS puede mejorar la eficiencia general de las operaciones, permitiendo la detección de problemas potenciales antes de que se conviertan en problemas. “El disponer de un sistema gateway de iOPS les ofrece a los clientes mucha más información sobre los procesos y datos precisos sobre el rendimiento y la eficiencia, ayudándolos a tomar mejores decisiones en el día a día”, agregó Soligon.

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Beneficios tangibles
También se analizarán en el seminario, los sistemas de recuperación de pulpa y se explicará cómo se puede envasar asépticamente la pulpa separada en contenedores. El sistema, explica Soligon, puede ofrecer beneficios reales y tangibles a los clientes al permitirles sacar más provecho del mismo volumen de fruta.

La extracción de aceites esenciales es otro tema de gran importancia que dará la oportunidad de conocer la cuarta generación del exitoso sistema MORE (Modular Oil Recovery Equipment), que incluye nuevas funciones automatizadas para facilitar el trabajo de los operadores, y también se dará a conocer a otro aliado de JBT, IceGen, que ofrece soluciones de congelación rápida para el transporte seguro de zumo, puré y pulpa.

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JBT innovations to take centerstage at Argentina Citrus seminar

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Improved juice, pulp and essential oil extraction, as well as innovative solutions for tracking shipments and virtually integrating machinery will be among the key topics discussed at a JBT Citrus Seminar in Argentina to be held on 26 November in the city of Tucumán. Aimed at both existing customers and newcomers alike, the event will cover a range of subjects of interest to citrus processors, from methods for pulp recovery to the use of JBT’s proprietary iOPs® gateway technology for improved monitoring of production processes. 

“We will be looking at best practices in extraction and processing systems from JBT, but also will be including additional content that will be useful to participants,” says Januário Soligon, Director of Sales & Service for JBT Liquid Foods in South America.

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Technological solutions
This content will include an overview of EEAOC’s structure and services available to the Argentinian citrus sector delivered by leading Tucumán-based researcher Dr Hernán Salas, and an examination of barriers adopted to prevent the spread of Greening in the region from Pablo Padilla, president of the ACNOA citrus producers’ association. 

Technological solutions will be a central focus of the seminar, with a look at recent JBT innovations now available in Argentina. This will include an overview of SafeTraces, a new alliance partner of JBT’s, which specializes in innovative solutions for tracking produce shipments worldwide. 

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The potential offered by the iOPS platform, which collects data in real time from inter-connected equipment and machinery  enabling customers to make timely decisions, will be featured. In the process, the iOPS gateway can improve the overall efficiency of operations, allowing for the detection of potential issues before they become problems. “Having an iOPS gateway in place provides customers with much more information on processes and accurate data on performance and efficiency, helping them to take better day-to-day decisions,” adds Soligon.

Tangible benefits
Pulp recovery systems will also be examined at the seminar, including a look at how the separated pulp can be filled aseptically into containers. The system, explains Soligon, can deliver real, tangible benefits to customers by enabling them to get more out of the same volume of fruit.

Oil recovery will also be a key topic with a look at the recently-launched fourth generation of the successful MORE (Modular Oil Recovery Equipment) system, which includes new, automated features to make life easier for the operator, plus there will be a look at another JBT alliance partner, IceGen, and their rapid freezing solutions for safe transportations of juice, puree and pulp.

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Egypt seminar focuses on solutions to support export growth

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Effective methods for increasing the shelf life of citrus, as well as new solutions for packaging and labeling, as well as tips for benefitting from growing demand for fresh-cut foods, were just some of the topics tackled during JBT’s recent one-day seminar in Cairo, Egypt, which attracted growers and packers from across the country.

The event – JBT’s first dedicated post-harvest seminar in Egypt – took place in the headquarters of the country’s Agricultural Export Council (AEC) and featured a range of top-level speakers from both within and outside JBT. Discussion subjects included citrus coatings, packhouse performance improvement and produce processing.

Among the speakers was Arno Erasmus, a Postharvest Plant Pathologist focusing on disease control and fruit quality management for major US-based grower-marketer Wonderful Citrus who examined the benefits of post-harvest fungicides for citrus.

John Siddle, JBT’s Global Product Line Director for Fresh Produce Technologies, discussed the science of citrus coatings, including JBT’s innovative Endura-Fresh™ range, while techniques for effective tray top sealing were the focus of a presentation from one of the newest additions to the JBT family, Proseal.

Francisco Peris, JBT’s Sales & Business Development Manager for Fresh Produce Technologies said the seminar, which attracted 61 delegates from 25 leading packers, was aimed at helping meet the Egyptian produce sector’s high expectations for market growth. “Egypt has the water and the land, and we expect to see strong growth in the produce sector in the medium term,” he said. “JBT will be looking to support this growth with our post-harvest solutions, which can help improve the shelf life for citrus.”

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JBT to stage Technology Seminar in Mexico

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JBT will be hosting a Technology Seminar focusing on emerging trends and technological solutions for citrus, fruit, vegetable and dairy processors, and canned foods on October 9-10, featuring presentations from JBT and industry experts. 

Taking place in the Hotel Hyatt Polanco in Mexico City, the two-day event will take an in-depth look at expected challenges to the food industry from 2020-2030 and the technologies that can offer practical solutions, including High Pressure Processing (HPP) from JBT Avure.

Other current market trends that will be discussed will include the latest developments in fresh-cut and processed vegetables, citrus and fruit processing, and new JBT options in automation and IoT. Focusing on best practices, the seminar will also examine state-of-the-art installation, JBT packaging technologies, and sterilization best practices in the dairy, food and beverage industries. 

The JBT Technology Seminar will take place from October 9-10 at the Hotel Hyatt Polanco, Mexico City.

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JBT prepara Seminario de Tecnología en México

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JBT será el anfitrión del Seminario de Tecnología que se enfocará en las tendencias emergentes y las soluciones tecnológicas dirigidas a los procesadores de cítricos, frutas, legumbres y lácteos, así como a los fabricantes de productos enlatados. Los días 9 y 10 de octubre serán las fechas en las que representantes de JBT y otros expertos del ramo se presenten. 

Con sede en el Hotel Hyatt Polanco de la Ciudad de México, el evento de dos días será la ocasión para examinar detenidamente los desafíos que se vislumbran para la industria alimentaria entre el 2020 y el 2030, además de servir como escaparate para las tecnologías que pueden brindar soluciones prácticas a dichos desafíos, entre las que destaca el Procesado por Altas Presiones (HPP, por sus siglas en inglés) de JBT Avure.

Entre las tendencias actuales del mercado que habrán de discutirse se encuentran las últimas novedades en verduras recién cortadas y procesadas, y en procesamiento de cítricos y frutas, así como la nueva oferta de JBT en automatización y el IoT. Enfocado en las mejores prácticas, el seminario también analizará la instalación de la última tecnología, las tecnologías de empacado y las mejores prácticas en esterilización de JBT, dirigidas a las industrias láctea y de alimentos y bebidas. 

El Seminario de Tecnología de JBT se llevará a cabo el 9 y 10 de octubre en el Hotel Hyatt Polanco, en la Ciudad de México.

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JBT Thermal Processing Course offers hands-on experience

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JBT will be staging a Thermal Processing Course for food processing professionals in Madera, California from October 14-18, providing a thorough insight into the technical issues surrounding the thermal processing of foods. The five-day course, which takes place inside a JBT facility, will help attendees better understand how their decisions can positively impact the quality and safety of their food products.

The educational program, which includes hands-on pilot plant experience, is aimed at helping participants understand the critical parameters that control the safe and quality-friendly thermal processing of foods. It will be followed by a two-day Aseptic Training from October 22-23 at JBT’s Madera Process Technologies Laboratory.

Karen Brown, Senior Research Engineer at JBT Process Technologies Laboratory Madera, said: “Not only will we be talking about JBT retorts, we will also be talking about all sorts of retorts and federal legislation. The people we expect to attend will be typically from the low-acid canned food industry because these kinds of foods, which are heavily regulated, can support the growth of the organism that causes botulism. 

“The course includes the micro-biological background and some of the history of thermal processing for low-acid canned foods, as well as the methods that are used to test sterilizers and products that form part of the development of safe thermal processes.”

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JBT Chile to stage seminar for fruit exporters

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One of the newest additions to JBT’s global business, JBT Chile, is marking its foundation and the integration of new technologies and brands to the JBT family with a new event for Chilean fruit exporters and processors. The ‘Technical Seminar on New Developments for Fruit Processors’ will take place on August 27 in Rancagua, Chile, and will include a look at new technology from a JBT ally that uses DNA to improve traceability.

The focus of the event will be on introducing the newest developments from JBT when it comes to solutions for fruit processing, coatings, labelling, traceability and packaging, among many others. 

The seminar will include presentations on innovative new systems for fresh-cut fruit and vegetable processors from JBT FTNON, an innovator in solutions for ready-to-eat fresh foods, which joined JBT in July 2018.

Delegates to the events will also have the chance to learn about Proseal, a specialist in thermo-sealing for packaging, and SafeTraces, a JBT ally which specialises in innovative technology using DNA to achieve more effective traceability.

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JBT Chile anuncia seminario para procesadores de fruta

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Una de las nuevas oficinas de JBT, (JBT Chile), está celebrando su reciénte apertura y la integración de nuevas tecnologías y marcas a la familia JBT con un nuevo evento para empresas procesadoras del sector frutícola. El ‘Seminario Técnico sobre Nuevos Desarrollos para Procesadores de Fruta’, que tendrá lugar el 27 de Agosto en Rancagua, Chile, incluirá información sobre nuevas soluciones ofrecidas por JBT incluyendo sistemas de trazabilidad que utilizan el ADN.

El objetivo del evento será para dar a conocer varios temas de actualidad desde el procesado de la fruta, los recubrimientos, el etiquetado, la trazabilidad, y el envasado, y muchas otras soluciones tecnológicas que ofrecen JBT y sus empresas para procesadores.

El seminario incluirá presentaciones sobre nuevos sistemas de cuarta gama para procesar frutas y verduras ofrecidos por JBT FTNON, una especialista en soluciones innovadores para productos frescos listo-a-comer que unió a JBT en Julio 2018.

También, los delegados tendrán la oportunidad de conocer Proseal, un especialista en los termo-sellos para envasados, y SafeTraces, una empresa aliada de JBT que es innovador en el uso del ADN para la trazabilidad.

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JBT webinar to show why LESS is more

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JBT will be holding an invitation-only Customer Webinar on the innovative JBT Low Energy Suction System (LESS) on May 29 at 2:00pm EDT, with the focus on explaining why this technology not only can lead to very substantial energy savings but can also deliver more cases of product to the warehouse every day.

A technological break-through (patent pending) for 1800mm static Steam Water Spray (SWS) retorts, LESS achieves energy savings by employing a new, suction system that reduces retort water volume by up to 45%, thereby decreasing heating and cooling costs per process. 

But more than just an energy-saving application, the improved efficiency of the solution means that process times can be reduced leading to increased throughput.

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“We developed this system to save energy – if there is less water in the retort, it takes less steam to heat up and cool, so you save energy both on the heating and the cooling side,” explains Rick Wilson, JBT’s Global Product Line Director, Retort & Rotary. 

“With faster heating and cooling times, you speed up the whole process and are able to run more cycles per day on the same piece of equipment.”

Already being used by food processors across a wide range of industries, LESS-equipped 1800mm retorts are capable of quickly and efficiently processing products in everything from ready-to-drink pouches and other flexible packaging to glass jars, plastic tubs, aluminum containers and cylindrical cans.

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Powder Technology Day to provide 360° view of industry

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Renowned packing experts and high-profile existing customers will be among the speakers delivering presentations at the upcoming, Powder Technology Day from JBT’s PLF International business on June 12, which is expected to attract delegates from across the globe.

Taking place at PLF’s facility in Harwich, UK – just two hours’ drive from London – the event will give visitors the opportunity to see two vacuum powder filling lines and a SeamTec closer, but will also feature a look at ancillary equipment, from XVision x-ray systems to labelers.

Significantly, Powder Technology Day will also mark the first time that non-JBT speakers have delivered presentations at a JBT event, with the confirmed agenda including a speaker from Nestlé who will give ‘Nestlé’s view on the metal can as a package for powdered food’. An expert on the packing and powder industry from analyst GlobalData will also be on hand to detail ‘Global Market Trends & Prospects in Powdered Food Packaging’.

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Ben Verbeeck, Business Development, Marketing EMENA and Global CRM Coordinator, Liquid Foods, said: “There will be presentations, not just from JBT, but also from Nestlé who will be talking about their experience with the application, and from a packing expert from GlobalData who will be talking about the powder industry in general and where it is heading.”

Following the morning sessions, delegates will receive an exclusive tour of PLF’s manufacturing facility where they will have the chance to view a pre-gassing powder filling and closing line for cans.

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