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DSI debuts solutions for tough pork processing

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Pork ribs and other similar meat products can be notoriously difficult to cut even with the 4000 bar waterjet technology – now used worldwide for trimming and portioning poultry, pork bellies, ham slices and red meat – that DSI (now part of JBT) pioneered over 30 years ago. However, the recently-introduced DSI 6000-bar waterjet system now offers processors a means of achieving superior cutting performance on tougher food products.

The higher-pressure system, which can lead to significant labor savings and improved product quality, allows automated processing to reach new applications, and is just one of the new solutions that JBT has introduced for pork processors.

The DSI system for pork rib application is another recent addition to the JBT portfolio, which allows processors to automate the typically labor-intensive process of splitting full pork racks. DSI Q-LINK Portioning Software enables the use to cut between ribs to create retail packs at belt speeds of 9-12 meters per minute. The software also allows the processor to fill orders then switch to the next product code, or it can help optimise yields by using downstream DSI scanning and sorting solutions.

Space savings
DSI has made further improvements to its waterjet systems with the DSI 800 S, an expandable, modular portioning solution, which features enhanced ventilation and jet capture to reduce mist and noise generated by the waterjet cutting process. The system, which is available in two, four, six or eight cutters to allow for production expansion, includes enhanced cutter assembly for higher performance and longer service life, while reducing maintenance downtime.

However, perhaps one of its greatest advantages is in terms of maximizing capacity. The DSI 800 S is the narrowest waterjet system yet available, delivering 30% higher production capacity per unit of floor space – an important factor for crowded production facilities. 

Learn more about DSI Waterjet Portioning Systems

Newest members of JBT family to feature at TecnoCarne 2019

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JBT will be showcasing the technological solutions offered by the company’s most recent recruits at the upcoming TecnoCarne 2019 trade exhibition, which takes place in São Paulo, Brazil from August 6-8. The largest show of its kind for the animal processing industry in Latin America, TecnoCarne focuses on new technologies for protein processors and is expected to draw visitors from across the continent.

JBT will use its presence at the event to highlight some of the newest additions to the JBT family, including machinery from Prime Equipment Group which operates a unit in Brazil, showcasing the company’s turnkey primary and water re-use solutions for the poultry industry.

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The JBT stand will also feature an equipment from JBT CAT – the specialist in weighing and monitoring systems, among a range of other solutions – plus consumables from Tipper Tie and sample High Processing Processing (HPP) baskets from JBT Avure.

JBT Brazil Marketing Analyst Bruno Valetta says JBT will also use the occasion to detail the benefits of choosing Frigoscandia and other freezing solutions for Brazilian meat processors.

“Brazil is one of biggest meat processors in the world, but the challenge is always to open new markets,” says Valetta. “JBT always tries to offer the most innovative solutions available to support companies looking to export their products overseas.”

Request an appointment at the JBT stand at TecnoCarne

XVision: cost-effective x-ray technology makes European debut

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JBT’S innovative XVision™ system, whose unique modular design has helped make x-ray technology more affordable for food processors, is now available for the first time to customers in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East after finalising EU CE certification. The technology, which has already achieved considerable success in the US where over 250 units have been sold, has been installed in JBT’s Helsingborg, Sweden Research & Technology Center where customers can view the system in an active production environment.

XVision’s European debut the recent launch of a new version of the machine, XVision CE Pack, earlier this year for wet foods, amid growing interest across the international food and beverage processing industries in the multiple applications of x-ray technology and it’s ability to safeguard against costly recalls or even lawsuits.

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JBT’s newly-launched XVision CE Pack during testing

Key advantages
Dino Carbone, Division Product Manager for JBT XVision, says Low Cost of Ownership as a result of the innovative modular design is one of the advantages offered by the system. “Customers are able to replace key components of the machine, so there’s no need for expensive technical support,” he says. “It’s completely plug-in and go.”

However, cost is far from XVision’s only advantage. The system, continues Carbone, delivers excellent detection performance being capable of identifying stainless steel – the most common metal contaminant found in production facilities – with three times more accuracy than standard metal detectors. 

Crucially, XVision is also simple to operate, with the emphasis on making it as straightforward to use as possible. “We’ve really taken a lot of the complexity out of the operation,” says Carbone. “Once the machine is trained, it’s less likely the end user will have problems with the settings.”

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Reputation protection
XVision is capable of identifying metals, stones, calcified bone, glass and other contaminants across a wide range of products from bagged and pouched foods through to ready meals, protein bars, candies, nutraceuticals, and fruits and vegetables. The system can also be used to carry out process quality checks by accurately measuring the weight of objects and filled pouches to within 2-3% of the optimum fill level.

“We are seeing an increasing level of interest from customers in XVision because of both it’s versatility as a technology and it’s ability to protect brands against recalls or even lawsuits, which can be very costly and damaging to reputations,” adds Carbone. 

Learn more about XVision

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