- François-Xavier Branthôme
“To reduce steam and water consumption while maximizing product throughput”
JBT Corporation, a leading technology solutions provider to the global food and beverage industry, recently announced the launch of its SuperStatic Retort, a cutting-edge stainless steel retort solution that offers reduced process times, energy consumption, floor space, and more. The improved solution achieves target food safety and shelf-stability objectives with lower costs and greater productivity.
Designed to sterilize an array of food and beverage products, the SuperStatic Retort is equipped with enhanced heating and cooling technology to ensure uniform and efficient thermal processing of shelfstable products. Customers also benefit from steam and water savings, while maximizing product throughput with the SuperStatic Retort’s unique features. Initial tests of the technology showed come up time reductions of up to 30% and cooling time reduction of up to 34% for convective products.
“The SuperStatic retort is a patent pending solution that, among other improvements, shortens the overall process time, equipping our customers across the food and beverage industry with the technology to simultaneously increase product output and save energy,” said Rick Wilson, global product line director at JBT Corporation. “Furthermore, this technology could result in fewer retorts overall, reducing capital expenditure and requiring less floor space.”
“With its sustainability benefits, the new SuperStatic retort is another example of JBT’s commitment to continued innovation across our product lines,” said Carlos Fernandez, Executive Vice President of JBT Corporation and President, Diversified Food and Health. “JBT is proud to bring this unique solution to market that addresses critical needs for our customers and our planet.”
The JBT SuperStatic Retort increase the processing companies’ bottom line by saving process time, floorspace and energy. The new equipment can sterilize foods such as beans, fruits, vegetables, meat, soups, and pet food.
This retort also includes JBT’s processing management system LOG-TEC™ Process Controller, which provides customers a user-friendly interface for review and approval of thermal process cycles. The system provides an overview of ongoing retort phases, a listing of manual interventions, and a summary of alarms with a quick link to process trending. The LOG-TEC™ Process Controller is coupled with a Steam Water Spray System (SWS), ensuring uniform and efficient thermal processing of the packaged foods. The JBT SuperStatic Retort utilizes several unique features to reduce steam and water consumption while maximizing product throughput.
Features & benefits
• Steam Boost Valve: Faster Come-up Time and Increased Product Throughput
• High Capacity Heat Exchanger: Faster Colling and Increased Product Throughput
• Dual Pumps: Increased Process Flow and Content Flow Throughout the Thermal Process
• Low Energy Suction System: Reduces Steam, Cooling Water, and Process Water Required in the Retort
• Static Processing: No damage to sensitive products
• Process Overpressure: Container Integrity
• Insulated Shell: Reduces Stem Consumption
• Stainless Steel Construction: Corrosion Resistant
• Clog Resistant Nozzles: Reduced maintenance
Some complementary data
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JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) is a leading global technology solutions provider to high-value segments of the food & beverage industry with focus on proteins, liquid foods and automated system solutions. JBT designs, produces and services sophisticated products and systems for multi-national and regional customers through its FoodTech segment. JBT also sells critical equipment and services to domestic and international air transportation customers through its AeroTech segment. JBT Corporation employs approximately 6,200 people worldwide and operates sales, service, manufacturing and sourcing operations in more than 25 countries. To learn more about JBT FoodTech, connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Sources: jbtc.com, foodindustryexecutive.com