JBT will have its latest spiral freezer running during the International Trade Fair for Meat Industry (IFFA) May 4-9 in Frankfurt, Germany. The equipment is their most compact and hygienic freezer with the highest capacity of any comparable spiral freezer. Show-goers can check it out at Stand G06/H06 in Hall 8.0.
The Frigoscandia GYRoCOMPACT® 40 Spiral Freezer has evolved from one of JBT’s best selling products, the GYRoCOMPACT® Classic 400 Spiral Freezer, which has sold over 1,100 units throughout the world. This latest technology replaces the outdated wagon drive with the company’s patented FRIGoDRIVE system. It offers a number of benefits, including 30% faster belt speeds, more advanced hygiene features, lower running and maintenance costs, and improved serviceability. The freezer also boasts an increase in capacity of between 15% and 20% on its predecessor.
A key feature of the Frigoscandia spiral freezing technology is the patented self-stacking FRIGoBELT NOVA conveyor, which forms a self-contained product freezing zone.
“With the new GYRoCOMPACT® 40 Spiral Freezer we’ve retained all the best technological features that we’ve developed over many years, and upgraded a best-selling design to meet this demand. This latest model has around 35% to 40% higher capacity than any comparable freezer of the same size,” explains Torbjörn Persson, JBT’s Director of Value Stream & Global Product Line, Spiral Freezers.
A brand-new option for this year is the new patented and revolutionary system LVS QuickDry for fast-drying of spiral freezers after cleaning, helping save hours of non-productive time typically lost attempting – not always successfully – to take moisture out of freezers after defrosting.
“When customers have freezers, the biggest problem – as with freezers at home – is defrosting and cleaning,” Persson says. “You can’t have a wet freezer after cleaning, so you have to dry them out and this can typically take several hours, especially with mid-sized and large spiral freezers where there’s a lot of steel. What this system does is that it shortens the drying sequence by up to one hour.”
With drying often taking up a third for total cleaning time when it comes to spiral freezers, having a dry freezer back in operation as quickly as possible is key to avoiding downtime. The LVS QuickDry is a subsystem connected to the LVS Refrigeration™ system that is required to operate the QuickDry function together with hot-gas availability from the refrigeration system.
DSI® 800 Series Waterjet Portioning System
The company will also present their Waterjet portioning system at the trade show in Frankfurt.
“At IFFA we are proud to introduce the DSI® 800 Series Waterjet Portioning System. The DSI brand has been synonymous with leadership and innovation in waterjet portioning of boneless proteins for more than 30 years, producing systems that are equally effective in cutting poultry, fish, beef or pork, or even products as diverse as pies and pizzas,” according to JBT representatives who also say that the current installed base of DSI Waterjet Portioning Systems is well over 300 Systems globally.
DSI systems are continually refined to provide food processors with ever-improving automated solutions for portioning, trimming, and sorting. In addition to decreasing labor costs, the System has proven to consistently improve product yield and increase productivity.
This portioner is built for high volume portions, a precision machine for high accuracy intense cuts and with a new generation scanner for effortless fat trimming – all-in-one.
Other products exhibited from JBT’s portfolio include the Formcook® 618 Contact Cooker for efficient sealing and searing of products and the XVision™ CCPX™ Pack™ an industry leading technology of X-ray Inspection Systems for contaminant detection of case ready, ready meals, and heat and eat products that is making its European debut.
JBT supplies technology solutions for the global food industry. The company offers integrated solutions across the entire food processing continuum, from meat, seafood and poultry, to fruits and vegetables, baked goods, ready meals and convenience foods. Wherever food is cooked, frozen, packaged, portioned, preserved, processed or inspected, JBT provides superior technologies and services to the world’s food processors, including both larger and smaller regional processors. The company represents more than 30 highly respected product brand names, including Frigoscandia, Stein, DSI, Double D, Formcook and XVision.