JBT debuts in Helsingborg Sweden the New DSI 800 SE Waterjet Portioning System delivering superior mist capture and 40% lower energy consumption. This new variant of the industry leading DSI 800 S series waterjet portioning system is designed for the needs of European – and the Middle East Region – protein processors.
A new and proprietary design removes the mist created by the waterjets to achieve challenging shelf-life performance targets for retail and food service products. JBT has added new labor-saving applications such as trimming of thigh meat for retail sale and continued to perfect applications such as weight + dimension-controlled products for QSR’s.
JBT’s ability to improve yields by combining burgers, strips and nuggets with the shape that QSR’s are looking for, all in a single pass system, is only available in a DSI Waterjet Portioner. This is not limited to poultry applications but includes red meat, pork and plant based applications as well!
Lower energy consumption is achieved with a bespoke, exclusive servo pump design that has been ruggedized and sized for the DSI System to meet the needs of meat processing facilities. The servo drive system replaces hydraulics and reduces utility requirements which makes automation easier to implement as smaller facilities with lower-amp service availability move to automate their portioning processes.
Customers new to automated systems with small maintenance teams having minimum automated systems experience have proven the servo pump system is easy to operate and maintain. The DSI 800 SE is available with 2,4,6 or 8 cutters and can be expanded in capacity over a weekend. The highly versatile 8-cutter DSI System, called the 888 SE, achieves the highest throughput per square meter of floor space available in the industry for typical handheld and retail fillet sizes at the lowest sound pressure levels. The new servo pump is available in 4000 and 6000 bar maximum pressure configurations with single, dual or triple heads to match the number and size of cutters in use.
“Our first European installation of this new servo pump this summer has been a major success! The customer is already in discussions to order an additional system,” states Roger Bosson, DSI™ EMEA Business unit Manager who leads the commercial and Customer Care teams for DSI in Europe from the JBT Food Technology Center in Helsingborg, Sweden where a 4-cutter DSI 844 SE is being demonstrated for customers.
“DSI has served portioning customers in Europe and the Middle East for over 25 years,” Roger added. “Visits to those customers are aligned with JBT strategy which leads to continuous innovation and advancement of the DSI product portfolio that includes waterjet portioning and trimming, fixed-position high-capacity horizontal slicing, adaptive slicing for maximum yield, blade portioning, inspection systems up to 1000 mm wide and sorting and the new, hot selling integrated automated portion harvesting system that further reduces labor in the portioning process and can improve yield.”
The DSI Customer Care system is backed by the JBT warehouse in Helsingborg with on-line portioner and pump diagnostic support available as well as a growing team in regional service professionals and applications experts 24/7. JBT is investing in the expansion of this support network to keep up with the growing installation base and sales demand. The JBT iOPS® System is available with DSI Systems to provide product and machine health data analytics, predictive maintenance and support of Industry 4.0 advancements. Customers have the option to receive monthly DSI software updates at no charge to benefit from the ever-expanding applications library of DSI Q-LINK™ Portioning Software.
Contact Roger Bosson HERE to schedule a product demonstration to begin yield, throughput, and product quality testing.
“We’re with you, right down the line”™ will be the theme of JBT’s presence at the IPPE 2022 International Production & Processing Expo, which takes place in Atlanta GA from January 25-27. With the global food industry emerging from the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, JBT will be highlighting its commitment to customers as the number one solutions provider in food processing from start to finish.
Present in two 500 sq ft booths, JBT Protein, alongside Diversified Food & Health, will be showcasing systems from many of JBT’s constituent parts, including Tipper Tie processing and clipping machines, Avure HPP technology, and Proseal tray sealing solutions.
The Protein booth will additionally feature the new Northfield CleanFREEZE Spiral Freezer – whose innovations help customers save time and money – and XVision x-ray technology, which can be combined with the DSI X-ray Guided Waterjet Portioning System to achieve unparalleled accuracy.
Further adding to the highlights list, JBT will be showcasing robotic solutions available from our newly-announced partner RobotGrader with a working robot on display at the booth. The robot’s appearance follows JBT’s agreement with the Sweden-based company to act as its official, authorized North America distributor.
Events at show
Discussing the themes of post-pandemic business recovery and marking JBT’s 40-year participation at IPPE, JBT CEO Brian Deck will be holding a press conference at the booth on January 26 at 9:30 AM. Brian will be discussing the state of the industry, as well as JBT’s plan to combat industry problems, such as labor loss and skyrocketing logistics across the supply chain.
On the customer side, JBT will be staging a Happy Hour event at the booth on January 25 from 3-5 PM, where customers will be invited to meet account managers and other JBT representatives accompanied by drinks and appetizers.
JBT will be exhibiting at IPPE 2022 in Atlanta GA from January 25-27 in Booths C12743 and C12943 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Go to any supermarket or delicatessen to buy a meat product, whether that be hams, chicken or steaks, and the expectation will be a fresh, flavorful eating experience, but behind that product there is a great deal of technology; much of the best from JBT. Typically used to add brine to meats, injection equipment is a key element of the meat processing chain, and are one in which food safety and effectiveness are crucial to their success.
JBT Injection Equipment lead the way in the controlled injection of bone-in or boneless meat, as well as featuring a tenderizer head for boneless meat.
For the poultry industry, the MEPSCO ULTRACAT, Junior ULTRACAT and Double Head Injector & Tenderizer offer uniform distribution, best moisture retention, and superior piece-to-piece accuracy compared with competitor systems. Meanwhile, Schröder/Wolf-tec IMAX injectors, designed and manufactured with German precision, have become the industry standard for performance, consistency, and reliability for bone-in and boneless injection, and marination, for deli meats and poultry.
“The injector needles are used to infuse liquid back into the meat because you want it to be juicy as if it was fresh,” explains JBT Customer Care Business Development Manager, Humberto Hernandez. “You put the meat in one end, set-up the needles – up to 750 at a time – and there is a pump which injects brine to add flavor.” This can cover everything from hams, bacons and briskets to chicken breasts, whole chickens and steaks, Hernandez continues; in fact just about any meat product that can be found in a deli outlet.
Of course when dealing with injecting liquids into both bone-in and boneless meat products, food safety is of the utmost concern, especially given the immense hazard that broken needle parts could pose. In the case of JBT injector systems, the needles are fused and forged to the machine using tempered steel for extra strength and resistance.
“In the case of some competitors, the needles are just welded, which carry the risk of breaking off and can cause a lot of problems down the line, not just in terms of company reputation, but they can also represent a food safety hazard,” cautions Hernandez. “The main benefits of using this system is that it gives flavor by adding liquid to the products. At the safe time, it is simple and safe because the JBT Injector Needles use high quality, tempered steel which won’t break off during the process.”
Hernandez estimates that between 60-70% of meat sold via grocery retail outlets is injected with brine. The remainder is tumbled or massaged; also solutions offered by JBT.