JBT has announced the new, free-of-charge JBTConnects Webinar Series for the food processing industry on a variety of wide-ranging topics, all with the idea that a more informed processor is a better processor. Taking place on December 3, TIPPER TIE will be hosting the latest in the series, targeted toward processors looking to increase productivity and efficiency when netting turkeys and hams.
With the festive season upon us once again, demand for sliced hams and frozen turkeys is bound to rise, but almost like never before – amid the ongoing pandemic – food processors are facing pressure on costs and unexpected employee absences.
The new TIPPER TIE TN3004 Netter presents companies with the means of improving automation of turkey and smoked ham netting, while at the same time keeping overall costs low. An upgrade on the existing auto netter, the TN3004 delivers significant production efficiency by reducing netting waste, lowering labor costs, and minimizing product handling.
Cost reduction For customers handling fresh and frozen turkeys or smoked hams, the TN3004 both maximizes automation, which reduces the need for manual labor, both contributing towards an overall cost reduction during the packaging process and making the process safer.
Traditional netted products like whole turkeys, spiral-sliced half hams, bone in turkey breasts, and quarter hams are ideal for the TN3004, while the system can also handle shellfish, mortadella and flower bulbs, among other products.
The JBT TIPPER TIE Increasing Productivity with Automated Netting of Turkeys and Hams webinar will take place on December 3 at 3 PM EST.
As nutrition options have been improving across Asia in recent years, so food processors have been seeking efficient means of delivering safe protein products across borders. JBT’s latest product innovation to support this development is the JBT ADVANTEC M Modular Impingement Freezer. This technology more efficiently uses flash freezing to quickly freeze vegetables, seafood and other products.
Maintaining freshness “We are fortunate to be in a world where improving nutritional options are available to a wider segment of the global population,” says JBT Asia Pacific President, Marshall Coleman. “This isn’t truer than in Asia where frozen product supply chains are allowing farmers, growers, fisherman and other producers to extend the reach of high quality foods to broader elements of the population.”
“The JBT product innovation team,” he continues, “is supporting these developments with new technology well-suited for a variety of applications. The latest development – the ADVANTEC Modular freezer – employs flash freezing as the most efficient way of delivering those products to market.”
Improved elements “The ADVANTEC M gives customers in the frozen vegetable and seafood markets an economical way to quickly seal in the freshness of a product before packaging,” adds Coleman.
“Our team has improved elements of frost management, hygienic design, product height variability and unit maintenance while maintaining an economical cost. Please reach out to our commercial team and we will help you determine if the ADVANTEC M is a good fit for your business.”
JBT is continuing to innovate and amplify its Frigoscandia line of spiral freezers and chillers by adding even more power to the GYRoCOMPACT 60 Spiral Freezer. With an increase in length to 600mm, JBT engineers have been able to boost capacity by up to 25%, while maintaining high food safety, functional reliability and ease of maintenance.
The new power-boosted GYRoCOMPACT 60 Spiral Freezer can freeze up to 3.5 tonnes of product per hour on the smallest possible footprint. With the unique Frigoscandia self-stacking belt, the foundation for all GYRoCOMPACT spiral freezers, it is not only the most efficient way to drive a spiral freezer but also the most compact in terms of footprint and headroom.
JBT is dedicated to producing freezer technology that sets the standard for hygiene, durability and cost of ownership, says Torbjörn Persson, JBT’s Director of Value Stream and Global Product Line. “Food producers are constantly looking for ways of making their production more efficient in uptime and at getting greater capacity out of their existing processing lines to stay competitive,” he explains.
“It is expensive to expand with new production facilities to get the volumes up so the aim is to build in as much capacity as possible in existing buildings which means that compact solutions with high production output is of great value.”
“The secret behind the new high performance version of the GYRoCOMPACT 60 Spiral Freezer is the more powerful heat exchanging system,” continues Persson. “With just a small increase in length, 600 mm, our engineers have managed to increase the capacity by up to 25%, all while maintaining the inherent benefits of the self-stacking principle such as high food safety, functional reliability and ease of maintenance. We know our customers have been waiting for this and we’re excited to further place our customers in the forefront of their industries and help them meet and overachieve their production quotas.”
The Frigoscandia brand has been at the forefront of developing freezing technology for decades. Other JBT brands include the Stein range of ovens, fryers and coating equipment, DSIslicing and portioning systems, the Double D range of high impingement cookers and searer/grill-markers and Formcook contact and combi cookers, all of which can be integrated to suit specific applications.
JBT has Food Technology Centres near Edinburgh in the UK and Helsingborg in Sweden, where customers come to test equipment at first hand with a trained technical team.
Click HERE to find out more about the GYRoCOMPACT 60 Spiral Freezer.
JBT Thailand has been presented with an Award of Appreciation by customer Thai Delmar at the Grand Opening Ceremony of a new plant and facility in the country’s Samut Prakan province. JBT Customer Care Director for the APAC region, Guilherme Goinhas, received the award on October 19 in recognition for JBT’s contributions during the factory’s construction.
(right) JBT’s Guilherme Goinhas, Customer Care Director APAC – Protein, receives the Thai Delmar award of appreciation
Attended by Thai Delmar President and CEO, Akihiro Mikajiri, the ceremony was described by the company as a golden opportunity to thank JBT for a long-running, successful business partnership. Thai Delmar produces a number of seafood products including frozen fish and seafood meal options.
From faux-meat veggie burgers to healthy snacking options, plant-based foods have very much stepped into the limelight over the last 12 months, with meat-replacement meals that aim to look, cook and taste like beef garnering reams of media coverage. High-Pressure Processing (HPP) systems from JBT that can extend the shelf-life and preserve the flavor of plant-based foods will be the subject of a free JBT webinar taking place on October 16.
Developed for customers in the Asia-Pacific region, the 30 minute, live HPP Plant-Based Food Trends webinar will deliver an overview of trends within the plant-based food sector, looking at how the phenomenon has spread across the food and beverage industry, and giving examples of success stories.
The webinar will also examine how HPP systems from JBT Avure can benefit plant-based foods by extending product shelf-life through the use of cold pasteurization technology. Attendees will get the chance to learn how the technology ensures food safety without the use of heat or preservatives, while maintaining fresh food characteristics such as flavor and nutritional value.
The JBT HPP Plant-Based Food Trends Webinar will take place on October 16 2020 at the following local times: