JBT Corporation, a technology solutions provider to the global food and beverage industry, has announced the launch of the JBT 2.1m pressure rotary, which is said to provide superior product quality and consistency at a lower cost per unit produced.
The company says manufacturers can maximize product output and quality while simultaneously minimizing the facility’s footprint with the help of the new technology.
The JBT 2.1m pressure rotary provides the features and benefits of the standard sterilizer. However, the larger diameter offers an increase in production throughput from 25% to 50% compared to the 58” (1.5m) pressure rotary with approximately the same floor space.
The sterilizer can gently handle a broad range of cans, allowing for high-temperature/short time (HTST) cooking, and rapid, efficient cooling by agitating the container in an automatic, continuous process. This ultimately allows for fewer resources and utility consumption per can while increasing the throughput, the company says.
“Our goal for this new addition to our rotary product line was derived from the two things we continuously strive to provide our partners — simplicity and efficiency,” said Rick Wilson, global product line director at JBT Corporation. “As a result, we are offering a sterilization solution that can do more with less.”
The new sterilizer allows customers to increase capacity with the same floor space or consolidate a number of existing rotary sterilizers into one high-capacity 2.1m rotary. For most applications, the existing 58” (1.5m) rotary thermal process will not change when upgrading to the 2.1m rotary. JBT’s proven sterilizer solutions can minimize downtime and put more high-quality, sell-able products in the warehouse to meet your customer demand.
For over a century, the JBT continuous rotary pressure sterilizer has been a key player in global food production. With more than 7,500 units in operation since 1921, these sterilizers now process over 50% of the world’s canned foods, preserving a vast range of items, including ready-made meals, vegetables, soups, sauces, milk, and non-carbonated beverages.
Every year, an estimated 100 billion food cans are produced globally, with the JBT Rotary Pressure Sterilizer being the preferred choice for over half of them.
JBT Corporation 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.