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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’s Madrid Citrus & Juice seminar to focus on positive solutions


JBT will be bringing annual Citrus & Juice Seminar roadshow to Madrid, Spain this month, with a focus on how new filling technology is helping comply with market demands and how JBT can help achieve better tasting, more nutritious products with the minimum of processing.

Taking place in the Hotel NH Nacional, Atocha in Madrid from July 16-17, the event, which has previously taken in visits to Israel and Greece, will feature sessions on market trends and technology solutions and is open to customers and non-customers alike in Spain.

Talks will include a look at non-thermal technologies, including High Pressure Processing (HPP) from JBT Avure and cooling solutions from JBT ally IceGen. Food sterilization using innovative Ohmic heating, as used in the JBT Sterideal® Ohmic Heat Exchanger, will also be discussed.

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The event will also focus on how to get the most out of citrus waste and by-products, examining the possibilities for reusing waste peel and extracting valuable d-LIMONENE oil, cloudy peel juice and comminute – a puree that is derived from whole citrus fruits.

According to JBT’s Francisco Purroy, the seminar will also feature a look at the recently-launched AsepFlex™ Linear Pouch Filler, a solution that has been developed to overcome typical problems with aseptic pouch filling, such as a high rejection rate and low capacity. “The market is demanding a huge variety of formats, SKUs, bottles and pouches of all sizes and shapes, so we are adapting our aseptic filler to be the most versatile on the market,” says Purroy.

Given recent media reports on juice sugar content, Purroy says there will also be discussion on how to transit the message that citrus juice is a healthy product, with no added sugar. JBT, he says, can help support producers through solutions that deliver an improved product with better flavor and better nutrition, with the minimum of processing.

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JBT to outline World Juice Trends at Citrus Australia Forum


Australia’s juice processing industry is a key market for JBT Liquid Foods, but it is one which is increasingly marked by two competing tendencies. While on the one hand the country remains a net importer of juice concentrate, on the other Australia has experienced a boost in exports of not-from concentrate orange juice to markets across Asia.

This is the message that will be given at a keynote presentation on World Juice Market Trends by JBT’s Global Product Line Director for Fruit & Vegetable Processing, Michael Mas, at the upcoming Citrus Australia 2019 Juice Forum, which takes place in Griffith, New South Wales on June 12.

“The Australia juice processing industry has been growing over the past few years, and is a key market for JBT Liquid Foods as a whole,” says Mas. “Interestingly, while still a net importer of concentrate, Australia’s exports have grown through bottled not-from-concentrate orange juice to Japan, New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, and other APAC countries.”


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By-product recovery
In addition to the focus on world market trends, JBT’s Sales Manager for Liquid Foods Technology in Australia and New Zealand, Grant Day, will deliver a presentation on means of ‘Extracting by-products and maximising juice extraction’. This will include an in-depth look at JBT juice extraction technologies, and innovative by-product recovery systems for maximising the commercial potential of citrus pulp and valuable d-Limonene oil.

A key event for citrus processors and juice producers in Australia, the 2019 Citrus Juice Forum is expected to attract some 150 participants to the one-day seminar.

Citrus Australia’s 2019 Juice Forum will take place at the Griffith Exies Club, Griffith, New South Wales on June 12.

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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


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’.


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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JBT vai apresentar soluções exclusivas de embalagens no Brasil


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O enorme potencial oferecido pelas soluções de preservação e esterilização da JBT para os setores de processamento de laticínios, tomates, verduras e frutas do Brasil (do aquecimento eficiente ao enchimento asséptico) será apresentado em um seminário de um dia, que ocorrerá no Centro de Pesquisa e Tecnologia da JBT, em Araraquara, no estado de São Paulo.

Esse evento exibirá a série de soluções Sterideal® da SF&DS para esterilização e pasteurização eficazes (que preserva, ao mesmo tempo, o sabor e a cor dos laticínios), mas também apresentará sistemas inovadores para o enchimento de sacos e latas e a esterilização eficiente de frutas, verduras e tomates processados.

A ser realizado em 16 de maio, o seminário “Tecnologias para Esterilização e Envase de Alimentos” detalhará as vantagens da utilização dos equipamentos de processamento dentro de recipientes da JBT, incluindo o Unifiller, Hydromatic® Hydrostatic Sterilizer, Batch Retort Sterilizers e Rotary Pressure Sterilizers.

De acordo com Januário Soligon, Diretor de Vendas e Serviços da América do Sul da JBT Liquid Foods, o seminário apresentará várias soluções (como o Hydromatic Hydrostatic Sterilizer para latas e sacos) que estão sendo lançadas no mercado brasileiro.

Esterilização eficaz
Em relação a laticínios, o evento apresentará soluções da SF&DS (antiga Stork Food & Dairy Systems), incluindo o Sterideal® HX Coil, cujo design exclusivo oferece a máxima transferência de calor e permite o aquecimento e resfriamento de produtos com extrema rapidez. O resultado, segundo Soligon, é uma esterilização eficaz combinada com uma excelente preservação do sabor e da cor.

Enquanto isso, o Sterideal HX SteriCompact UHT Sterilizer, que se baseia no sistema Sterideal HX UHT da JBT, um sucesso em todo o mundo, possui uma configuração helicoidal exclusiva de tubos concêntricos que asseguram um tratamento térmico eficaz combinado com uma recuperação de calor eficiente e um manuseio ideal dos produtos. O conceito do JBT UHT, prossegue Soligon, foi adotados por produtores de laticínios de todo o mundo devido à sua robustez, qualidade do produto final, facilidade de operação e Custo Total de Propriedade (Total Cost of Ownership – TCO) favorável.


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Tecnologias inovadoras
Incluindo uma apresentação do Diretor Administrativo para a América do Sul da JBT, Miguel Ruiz, sobre tendências dentro do setor de bebidas, o seminário também terá uma introdução ao Fog-in-Place®, um inovador sistema de esterilização da empresa parceira da JBT, a Aurratech, para tanques de armazenamento, equipamentos e salas de processamento. Esse sistema utiliza apenas uma fração da água e dos produtos químicos das técnicas tradicionais de esterilização. Além disso, o evento incluirá um tour na instalação de Araraquara e uma visão daquilo que a JBT está realizando em termos de pesquisa e desenvolvimento.

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JBT to showcase solutions for Brazil’s dairy, tomato & fruit processors


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The huge potential offered by JBT’s preservation and sterilization solutions for Brazil’s dairy, tomato, vegetable and fruit processing industries – from efficient heating to aseptic filling – will be highlighted at an upcoming one-day seminar at the JBT Research & Technology Center in Araraquara, São Paulo State. 

The event will showcase SF&DS’s Sterideal® range of solutions for effective sterilization and pasteurization while preserving the taste and color of dairy products, but will also highlight innovative systems for pouch and can filling, and the efficient sterilization of processed fruits, vegetables, and tomatoes. 

Taking place on May 16, the ‘Technologies for Sterilization and the Filling Food’ seminar, will detail the advantages of using JBT’s in-container processing equipment, including the Unifiller, the Hydromatic® Hydrostatic Sterilizer, Batch Retort Sterilizers, and Rotary Pressure Sterilizers.

According to Januário Soligon, Director of Sales & Service – South America for JBT Liquid Foods, the seminar will feature several solutions – such as the Hydromatic Hydrostatic Sterilizer for cans and pouches – which are new introductions to the Brazilian market.

Effective sterilization
On the dairy side, the event will feature solutions from SF&DS (formerly Stork Food & Dairy Systems), including the Sterideal HX Coil, whose unique design offers maximum heat transfer and allows heating up and cooling down of products extremely quickly. The result, says Soligon, is effective sterilization combined with excellent preservation of taste and color.

Meanwhile, the Sterideal HX SteriCompact UHT Sterilizer, which is based on JBT’s globally successful Sterideal HX UHT system, features a unique helical configuration of concentric tubes that ensure effective thermal treatment combined with efficient heat recovery and optimal product handling. The JBT UHT concept, adds Soligon, has been embraced by dairy producers worldwide for its robustness, end-product quality, ease of operation and favorable Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). 


‘Fog-In-Place’ from Aurratech

Innovative technologies
Including a presentation from JBT South America Managing Director, Miguel Ruiz, on trends within the beverage industry, the seminar will also feature an introduction to Fog-in-Place®, an innovative sterilization system from JBT-allied company Aurratech for storage tanks, equipment, and process rooms that use a fraction of the water and chemicals of traditional sterilization techniques. Additionally, the event will include a tour of the Araraquara facility and a look at what JBT are doing in terms of research and development.

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HPP Europe Seminar to offer first-hand look at technology

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The multiple benefits of High Pressure Processing (HPP) technology are well known, from doubling or tripling shelf life to improved preservation of healthy vitamins, but for smaller companies purchasing the equipment is often not an easy option. JBT Avure-approved tollers provide access to HPP technology with no capital investment required, and it just such an option that will be highlighted at an upcoming JBT Avure Seminar in the Netherlands.

Staged in conjunction with JBT Avure toller Pascal Processing, the HPP Seminar in the Netherlands will offer an opportunity to not just hear about the advantages of the system, but to see it working in action.

The event, which takes place on May 9 in Helmond close to the city of Eindhoven, will examine HPP technology, how it works and its uses, as well as growing market for HPP-treated products. Featuring a presentation from JBT Avure’s Dr Errol Raghubeer on new and emerging HPP applications, the seminar will include a tour of Pascal Processing’s nearby facility, including a look at juice extraction and an HPP juice test.

“The event will offer a chance to visit a contracted HPP provider – or toller – which provides the service for companies that are not yet sure about making an investment in the technology,” says Lisa Wessels, Marketing Director-HPP for Avure Technologies. “It’s a chance to see the machines running and see what Pascal does.”

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Fresh appeal from JBT in South America


An exciting year is in store for JBT’s South America operations, with the introduction of FTNON fresh-cut technologies across the continent and an expanded presence for High Pressure Processing (HPP) from JBT Avure. Added to this, are an ambitious program of seminars, conferences and Open House events, explains JBT’s Vice President and General Manager for South America, Miguel Ruiz.

Ruiz began work with JBT some 28 years ago in the packaging division, before moving on to the citrus processing business and 10 years working with JBT’s protein solutions, and subsequently fruit and juice solutions. Now head of JBT’s South America operations – encompassing Liquid Foods, Protein and AeroTech – Ruiz has responsibility for a wide range of product areas, from frozen chicken and ready meals to passenger loading bridges at airports to juices and beverages and fresh fruits and vegetables.

FTNON showcase
It is in this latter category that JBT will be making one of this year’s most significant introductions in the region, with the South American launch of JBT’s FTNON solutions for processing fresh vegetables and salads. “We currently have three installations in progress in Brazil, two for vegetables, and we will be bringing a working FTNON demonstration line to Brazil later in the year where we will showcase FTNON’s complete solutions,” says Ruiz.


HPP introduction
Another major focus for JBT South America is on High Pressure Processing or HPP technology from JBT Avure, particularly for juice processors. “We’ve been spending a good amount of time introducing HPP technology in the region, and we’re excited about its potential in South America, especially in Brazil and Chile,” says Ruiz. In fact, he reveals that later this year JBT will be sponsoring the first-ever South America HPP regional summit in Brazil, which is likely to feature the participation of a major food university. “We’ll be inviting representatives across the entire food and beveragle industry that might be interested in HPP,” Ruiz adds.

Application-focused Technical Seminars covering the citrus, dairy and tomato segments will also take place during the course of the year.


Open House events
But perhaps one of the most significant initiatives undertaken by JBT in South America are the quarterly Open House events, which take place at JBT’s Araraquara facility in Brazil’s São Paulo State, as well as in San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina. “We open our facility for two weeks and invite the entire sector to visit JBT, taking advantage of the fact that we have all the different JBT technologies being built there,” Ruiz explains. “The Open House events have been very effective in helping deliver the JBT message across the sector, not just to existing customers, but also to other food and beverage processors that might be interested.”

“We typically have one customer per visit, one in the morning and another in the afternoon, so it’s a very tailored discussion with every single customer. This goes for any JBT technology. For example, for tomato processing equipment, we invite companies from across that segment to visit and discuss their issues and how JBT can provide solutions specific to them,” he adds.

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JBT iOPS: Empowering customers to drive success

Collecting and learning from data drawn in real-time from systems and machinery can detect potential issues before they become problems or even improve the overall efficiency of operations. This is the theory behind Intelligent Operations or iOPS, the latest stage in delivering more joined-up, efficient system management solutions, which is now being offered by JBT to customers worldwide.

As Matthew Jin, JBT’s IoT (Internet of Things) Program Manager explains, JBT iOPS systems collect information and data from equipment as part of a solution that enables customers to make vital, timely decisions to improve operational running or deal with problems.

“JBT iOPS delivers a connected device experience where we can collect data and convert it into actionable insights,” he says. “Through decades of industry know-how and expertise, we can analyze and detect issues before they become a bigger problem. Through analytics, we can detect issues quickly to keep equipment running efficiently day in and day out.”

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JBT iOPS can check the functionality of systems throughout a facility

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Provided as a turnkey solution, JBT specialists visit customers to install iOPS hardware and software, which enables the collection of up-to-the-second information from equipment and machinery. Once completed, customers can access the information through their laptop, mobile device or tablet where a program will enable them to visualize the data. JBT can customize and tailor information displays into dashboards and reports, which provide customers with vital data covering everything from yield to production to alarms and errors.

“Customers can’t afford to have downtime and they need critical equipment to be running at optimum levels, so being able to monitor key performance indicators from those processes helps customers drive throughput, improve yields and where possible avoid defects,” explains Jin.

“With real-time notification and smart reporting, iOPS empowers our customers to drive success.  In the end, everyone’s a winner when we let data do the talking.”

Matthew Jin will be delivering a presentation on IoT and iOPS as part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) 2019 TechTalks Showcase. The Tech Talk, ‘Smart IoT Made Simpler’, takes place at 3.10 PM on February 13 at Booth B8725, IPPE 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

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