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Labor-saving: why JBT solutions can help Japan’s processors

The problem of labor shortages is one facing many developed countries, but in Japan – where over 65s now account for some 30% of the population – the problem is now particularly acute, with the nation said to be short of more than 600,000 workers. Technology offers one solution, and JBT is highlighting innovative, labor-saving systems at FOOMA 2022, Japan’s international food industry exhibition, which runs until June 10.

Visitors to the JBT booth in the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition center will have a chance to see how semi- and fully-automatic machines are helping Japanese protein processors cope with staff shortages, while helping improve both efficiency and hygiene. 

Innovative portioning
One such solution is the DSI Waterjet Portioning System, a precision machine for intense, high-accuracy cuts, which uses a next generation scanner for effortless all-in-one fat trimming, weight-based portioning, and nugget generation. Designed for high volume portioning, the DSI Waterjet Portioning System gives processors the ability to mix and match products and orders on any given day.

Optimizing efficiency
Similarly, the Frigoscandia GYRoCOMPACT 70 Spiral Freezer, the latest in the best-selling range of GYRoCOMPACT freezers, features a 100% cleanable, open-profile self-stacking spiral design, including an improved FRIGoBELT® Nova for optimizing efficiency, capacity and layout flexibility.

The GYRoCOMPACT 70 also features significant environmental improvements, including an increased capacity of up to 20% over a smaller space and a reduction in oil consumption of as much as 75%.

For end-of-the-line packaging, JBT Proseal offers an extensive range of manual, semi-automatic and fully-automatic tray sealing machines with throughputs from 6 to 240 packs per minute. In addition, all tray sealing machines in Proseal’s range are capable of modified atmosphere packaging.

JBT will be exhibiting at FOOMA 2022 in Booth 6C-55, Hall 6 at Tokyo Big Site, Japan until June 10.

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JBT’s GYRoCOMPACT: fresh solutions for Brazil’s bakers

Rising demand for convenience food products, economic growth and shelf-life extension along with other factors are primary factors boosting the global frozen bread market. In fact, the market is experiencing consistently strong growth of around 4.3% every year. JBT’s range of hygenic, efficient spiral freezers are ideally placed to support such growth, particularly in growing markets such as Latin America.

Frozen bakery products are increasingly becoming an integral part of the daily diet around the world. Busy lifestyles have contributed to the growth of the bread manufacturing industry and an increasing emphasis on producing new products that can cater to the rise in demand from consumers. The increase in consumption of frozen bakery products is also being strongly echoed in the emerging markets of Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Like many other countries, Brazil is experiencing strong growth in frozen bakery products, whose worth is expected to exceed $26 billion in 2022, according to Caio Guillen, JBT’s Marketing Manager for South America.

JBT will be highlighting its entire portfolio focused on this segment at FIPAN 2022, Latin America’s largest bakery and confectionery trade exhibition, from 19-22 July in São Paulo’s Expo Center Norte. 

Showcasing benefits
Innovation in products and processes has been the main focus of the industry, which has sought even greater and broader professionalization, with investments in larger-scale production lines, with a high degree of automation and technology, guaranteeing products of the highest quality and food safety to the end consumer, says Fabio Viegas, Sales Manager at JBT in Brazil.

FIPAN 2022, an event which brings together some of the largest bakery processors in the country alongside other bakeries and confectioners, will provide JBT with an opportunity to showcase its complete portfolio of solutions dedicated to this segment. These include proofing, chilling, freezing, and baking systems designed to efficiently and reliably produce a variety of safe, attractive bakery and confectionery products.

Unrivalled savings
One of the solutions that will be presented is the GYRoCOMPACT® Spiral Freezer Series, which offers state-of-the-art innovations in continuous freezing. Offered in different models, the GYRoCOMPACT can serve companies from large to small, delivering reliability, consistency, food safety, energy and space savings, quick installation and easy relocation, among other incomparable advantages.

The GYRoCOMPACT 60 delivers amazing energy savings compared with previous versions, including a 65% reduction in drive power usage. This version generally serves lines with a capacity of 2000 to 3000Kg/h.

The recently launched GYRoCOMPACT 70 meanwhile features significant advances in food safety, performance and space optimization, including increased capacity of up to 20% on a smaller space, an enhanced hygienic design and a reduction in oil consumption of up to 75%. Generally offered for lines with a capacity from 3000 to 5000Kg/h.

For smaller bakers, the GYRoCOMPACT 40 – capable of freezing capacities of 1,000 kg per hour – is the most compact spiral freezer ever made, featuring unrivalled energy efficiency savings and an emphasis on hygiene by design.

JBT will be exhibiting at FIPAN 2022 at Expo Center Note, São Paulo, Brazil from July 19-22.

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Growing together: how TIPPER TIE supports small processors

For companies starting out in the meat industry – whether that be a small butcher or boutique meat producer with a line of premium products – having efficient, cost-effective processing solutions in place is key to determining if that venture can be a success. JBT TIPPER TIE offers a range of automated and semi-automated solutions that ensure quality specifically aimed at small companies looking to grow while on a reduced budget.

Designed for smaller processors, the TIPPER TIE KDCM range of equipment – much of which will be on display at the upcoming IFFA 2022 exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany, from May 14-19 – has a low upfront cost but is made to be robust and reliable on a daily basis. 

“We’ve got a whole line of equipment tailor-made for small meat processors, meat lockers, or small butchers who have a variety of different products and want to have a real hand-made, high-quality look and feel to them, especially products made with premium materials or casings,” explains JBT TIPPER TIE’s Director of Product Management, Conrad Faust.

A hallmark of TIPPER TIE solutions, the KDCM line of machines are available in budget-friendly semi-automatic or labor-saving automatic versions and are designed to run and produce day in and day out, even for multiple shifts. 

Modular solutions
One of the unique things about the KDCM family of machines, Faust continues, is its ability to adapt as a customer’s business grows. “The ‘M’ in KDCM stands for Modular because much of the KDCM family was designed in a modular fashion in such a way that if a customer didn’t order a machine with a looper or a stringer, and then needs one, it is easy to add,” he says. “If you are going to add an additional machine, it will already share a lot of parts with your existing machines.”

And as companies increase their productivity, they can smoothly transfer from a KDCM to a KDCMA. Faust says both versions share similar components and operating principles, which means that upgrades can be carried out with minimal disruption for operators. Further, once customers outgrow the KDCMA range and require more industrial pieces of equipment, TIPPER TIE can offer solutions, such as the SVF1800 which offers even more throughput and features.

Worldwide support
An additional advantage for small companies is that because TIPPER TIE is a part of JBT, it has a very strong support network and expert base already in place around the globe. “If you are buying a piece of TIPPER TIE equipment, you are also buying into the TIPPER TIE and JBT family of support, covering everything from spare parts to manufacturing. We keep customers up and running,” Faust adds.

TIPPER TIE will have a range of solutions on display at IFFA 2022 in Hall 8, Stand J90, and K90 in Frankfurt, Germany, from May 14-19, 2022.

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JBT seafood solutions: netting profits for processors

For fish and seafood processors, in common with customers across protein industries, rapidly rising gas prices have made apparently cheaper freezing options very costly. But how to beat the gas price-crisis while maintaining a product that’s superior in both quality and appearance? 

JBT’s Frigoscandia ADVANTEC™ Impingement Freezer, which will be just one of JBT’s freezer solutions highlighted at Seafood Processing Global 2022 in Barcelona, Spain from April 26-28, brings together the running cost advantages of the best mechanical freezers with significant quality and appearance benefits. 

Long-term gains
Liquid Nitrogen prices in Europe have soared in 2021-22, with the increase putting pressure on companies using cryogenic – or gas-based – freezers.

“Although cryogenic freezers have a lower initial investment cost than mechanical freezers, there’s a high running cost for the gas, and this is especially true at the moment,” explains Martin Andersson, JBT’s Application Manager for Value Stream Spiral Freezers. “With a mechanical system like the ADVANTEC freezer, there is a bigger investment at the start, but companies reach a break-even point within a few years, at which point it becomes considerably cheaper.”

Smoother processing
In the case of fish and other seafood, the freezing process itself is not without its challenges, and this is another area where the ADVANTEC offers a distinct advantage. “If you freeze thinner products like fish, you want them to come out without wrinkles,” says Andersson. “With our knowhow and experience we know how to get you the best product appearance.”

Andersson says the ADVANTEC can also be combined for effective glazing. “Almost all seafood is glazed; you need to put some water on it, so the surface doesn’t dry out,” he explains. Fish can quickly become rancid on just the surface but it spoils the product, so you want to glaze. We can assist the customers to find the right solutions and we can do tests for them in our lab to make sure they get the end results they want.”

Reliable solutions
“At JBT, we have very reliable and hygienic freezing solutions that keep customers’ businesses running as they should,” Andersson adds. “If you choose the wrong freezer or process, you can end up with a poor or dry product quality. Whereas, with the ADVANTEC impingement freezer, you will get a juicier and fresher product.” 

JBT will be exhibiting in Booth 3GG201 at Seafood Processing Global 2022 in Barcelona, Spain from April 26-28, 2022.

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Grow with JBT: the innovative options on show at Anuga FoodTec 2022

How to grow your knowledge with JBT’s food experts – whether becoming more connected as a business or how to achieve greater automation in these Covid-hit times – will be the key theme of JBT’s participation in Anuga FoodTec 2022, the world’s leading supplier trade event for the global food and beverage industry. 

Are you thinking about transitioning into plant-based food products? Or looking for a technological partner that can help to grow your business? Under the banner, “Time to grow together with JBT”, delegates to the show, which takes place in Cologne, Germany from April 26-29, 2022, will have the opportunity to learn how JBT is supporting customer growth across broad spectrum of food categories and industries.

Offering a wealth of expertise and knowledge, JBT can support customers in finding the right solution for their products or processes by consulting with JBT experts who will guide them on how our systems and solutions can be adapted to meet their production needs.

Automation focus
JBT’s presence at the 2022 edition of Anuga FoodTec will be focused on several key themes that have been identified as crucial for customer growth during these challenging times. 

The target of increasing automation is especially relevant in a post-Covid environment where staff shortages – in many cases permanent due to resignations and retirements – are putting pressure on productivity. In such an environment, the need to achieve greater automation to stay viable is ever more important. JBT innovations from Frigoscandia, Tipper Tie, Schröder and others will be showcased at Anuga FoodTec to demonstrate how we can help. We will also be highlighting the new GC70 Spiral Freezer and the principal of its unique self-stacking spiral belt design.

Improving connectivity
At the same time, players across the global food and beverage industries are seeking ways in which they can become better connected and integrated; a process which JBT is perfectly poised to support through our innovative Internet-Of-Things platform iOPS. With the assistance of iOPS, JBT technicians can assist customers by identifying potential issues before they become problems, as part of a solution which gives customers complete, live visibility of their production.

Sustainability will also be a key theme for JBT at the event. Through solutions that offer substantial energy, water and physical space savings, JBT’s new generation of equipment has been designed to help customers grow their businesses with the minimum of carbon footprint. We are also the perfect partner for companies keen to become involved in the fast-growing plant-based food phenomenon through adaptable solutions and the support of JBT’s global Food Technology Centres. 

“We’re with you, right down the line” has been a central tenet of JBT’s working philosophy for many years, and even more so during a period that has been difficult for the entire industry. We don’t just sell customers machines, we continue to help them through the entire lifecycle of that machine, helping make systems and production lines more efficient and helping businesses grow.

JBT will be exhibiting in Hall 6.1, Stand D030 and F049 at Anuga FoodTec from 26-29 April, 2022 in Hamburg, Germany.

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