Named the SPACE (spout-less, pouch, automatic, compact, ecological) aseptic filler, this new breed of technology was built to improve flexibility for processors that fill a wide range of pouch sizes for the foodservice market.
The opening of the pouch is 2-in (6cm) wide, which means processors, can fill products with pieces or particulates more quickly and potentially at a lower cost. Its an suitable unit for functional food products and specialty juices, as the pouches, once filled are ultrasonically sealed to maximise sterility.
The compact-sized filler can accommodate pouch sizes that range from 3kg to 10kg (22 pounds) and from 3L (6 pints) to 10 L (21 pints).
JBT's Manuele Levati is excited at the progress made. He says: "After dedicated effort from our R&D team and the close collaboration with several customers we have developed an exciting unit that complements our range of aseptic technology. We anticipate a growing demand for wider applications in particulate aseptic filling, and after closely listening to our customers requirements we have been able to provide a compact and economic solution."
JBT FoodTech also offers: freezer solutions for the freezing and chilling of meat, seafood, poultry, ready-to-eat meals, fruit, vegetable and bakery products. These include: protein-processing solutions that portion, coat and cook poultry, meat, seafood, vegetable and bakery products; shelf-stable sterilisation solutions for fruits, vegetables, soups, sauces, dairy and pet food products, as well as ready-to-eat meals in a wide variety of modern packages; fruit processing solutions that extract, concentrate and aseptically process citrus, tomato and other fruit.
JBT Corporation is a solutions provider to the food processing and air transportation industries. It designs, manufactures, tests and services systems and products for regional and multi-national industrial food processing customers and for domestic and international air transportation customers through its JBT AeroTech segments.
- John Bean Technologies SpA is based in Parma, Italy. www.jbtfoodtech.com