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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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FTNON Open Days to showcase fresh-cut solutions

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JBT FTNON will showcase several of its groundbreaking innovations developed to improve food safety, hygiene and processing efficiency for fresh-cut salad and vegetable producers at a series of Open Days taking place at the company’s facility in Almelo, the Netherlands from November 11-15 2019.

Visitors to the Open Days will be able to view demonstrations of solutions including the CoreTakr® Flex and the CoreTakr® Iceberg for safe, efficient robotic de-coring of iceberg lettuce, cabbage and other products. The Bell pepper de-corer (SPD-200) removes the unpleasant and time-consuming task of having to core bell peppers manually, while improving productivity and yield in the process. 

The Magnetic Onion Peeler (MOP-200) – developed by FTNON in collaboration with Gills Onions and the American USDA – reduces the costs of maintenance and is able to process up to 120 onions per minute by using frictionless permanent super magnetism, eliminating the need for wires, tubes, belts and springs. 

FTNON’s washing and drying lines include the Super Batch Centrifuge SBC, a solution which has been especially developed for drying fragile salads by evenly dividing the pieces around a centrifuge in a conical drum. The system’s easy-to-clean, hygienic design helps ensure less product damage and at the same time reduces energy costs and the overall footprint. 

The Open Days will also feature demonstrations of JBT FTNON alliances and JBT’s new IoT software platform known as iOPS®.

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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 Fresh Produce Technologies celebrates landmark 90th anniversary

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JBT’s recent appearance at two of 2019’s most prominent produce trade events – Fruit Attraction 2019 in Madrid, Spain and PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim, California – was made even more significant by the fact that JBT’s Fresh Produce Technologies (FPT) business unit is this year celebrating its landmark 90th anniversary. 

It is an achievement that John Siddle, JBT’s FPT Global Product Line Director, describes as a testament to the enduring quality of JBT solutions. “We’re excited about being in business for 90 years,” he says. “It speaks to the quality of what we produce and the longevity of our organization.”

From founder John Bean’s invention of a continuous spray pump to battle scale in his almond orchards through to the introduction of the world’s first continuous rotary pressure sterilizer for processing low acid foods such as vegetables, the development of FPT can be traced through the history of JBT. 

This commitment to developing new FPT solutions has continued with the Endura-Fresh™ line of coatings and the Freshgard™ decay control range, which can help improve product appearance, shelf-life, and guard against weight loss. More recently, JBT has brought on board two companies that can offer innovative solutions in fresh-cut machinery and produce packaging – FTNON and Proseal – both of which featured at PMA Fresh Summit 2019 and Fruit Attraction 2019.

According to John Siddle, much of this continued success can be traced to JBT’s technical expertise, which has allowed the company to adapt to the changing needs of the produce sector.

In particular, he says JBT’s FPT business has grown significantly over the past 20 years, almost doubling in size as a result of a move into produce labelling, fruit coatings and a focus on natural and water-based products. 

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Global expansion
The growth in the FPT business unit over the past two decades can be traced back to the outbreak of citrus greening in JBT’s former core market for juice extractors, Florida, which prompted a shrinking of the industry and a move of much of the production to California. “We saw growth opportunities for other FPT solutions in other parts of the US and we have made strides forward with that,” says Siddle. These solutions included the introduction of the JBT Tall Bin Scrubber, which has become a valued tool for field bin sanitization and the Freshgard® Chemtrol Programmable Controller for safe, reliable and low-cost control of the pH and sanitizer level in re-circulating water systems.

However, another major factor was JBT’s desire to develop its FPT market share outside the bounds of the US by taking the solutions and technologies to customers worldwide. “We’re now a whole lot more global than we were 20 years ago and we keep expanding,” adds Siddle who identifies the Middle East and Asia as two key growth markets for the years to come.

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JBT HPP Seminars to visit Japan and Brazil

The advantages of using JBT Avure’s innovative High Pressure Processing (HPP) solutions for food and beverage processors, which can extend shelf-life and neutralize harmful bacteria without compromising on flavor or product quality, will be highlighted at HPP seminars in Japan and Brazil in late October-early November for both existing and new customers. 

The JBT Technical Seminar, ‘HPP – How it Works’, which earlier in October visited Melbourne, Australia, will focus on both current applications – juice, beverages and dairy – and newer success stories, including ready-to-eat and minimally processed foods.

Customers in Tokyo, Japan will have the chance to learn about the benefits of HPP on October 25 at the JASSO Center in Odaiba, where the event will feature customer success stories and an update on applications and packaging requirements from JBT Avure’s Dr. Errol Raghubeer.

On November 6, the Seminar will move to the Hotel Comfort Suites, Campinas, Brazil where delegates will hear about the potential of HPP technology to help food processors develop clean label products with an extended shelf life. Speakers will include Willie Brand, CEO of HPPSA, the biggest HPP tolling center in South Africa. 

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JBT technologies ready for CibusTec innovation showcase

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From solutions for ready meal production to fresh-cut salads, JBT will be showcasing its full range of food and beverage innovations at the upcoming CibusTec 2019, the food technology exhibition taking place in Parma, Italy from October 22-25. In particular, CibusTec will provide JBT with an opportunity to highlight some of the newest additions to the JBT family, including powder filling specialist PLF International, fresh-cut innovator FTNON and tray sealing solutions provider Proseal.

One of the key areas covered will be prepared foods and the related sauces and dressings segment. JBT has become a well-known name in the industry, providing process kitchen solutions that range in size from individual tanks/processors to high value design-builds. Similarly, JBT SF&DS offers a comprehensive range of processing and packaging solutions to extend shelf life of ambient, shelf stable and refrigerated dairy products and food.

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JBT is also a leading global solutions provider for the juice and beverage industry. From primary processing to final retail packaging, JBT’s complete line solutions for juices, non-carbonated beverages and dairy-based drinks will be another major focus for CibusTec.

However, it will not just be established solutions on show, as some of JBT’s recently-integrated companies will also share the limelight. Among them, JBT Proseal will showcase its advanced tray sealing solutions that satisfy the needs of a wide variety of products and applications including the increased focus on sustainable packaging, while JBT FTNON will highlight its range of state-of-the-art technology, including pre-cleaning, produce preparation and mixing systems, for the fresh-cut salad and prepared vegetable industries.

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Also featured will be JBT PLF International, the worldwide market leader in the design and manufacture of vacuum filling machines for any powder or granular product into a rigid container, which are built to facilitate the stringent demands of food and beverage processors.

JBT will be appearing at CibusTec 2019 in Pavilion 5, Stands 036 and 042 at the Fiere di Parma exhibition center, Parma, Italy from October 22-25.

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