We know the growing concern around COVID-19 has everyone feeling uneasy, especially as we face more changes to our daily routines. At JCS, the safety of our employees and their families is always our primary concern. In an effort to keep our customers informed, we would like to provide some details regarding our business continuity plan.
Manufacturers looking for ease of maintenance, upgradability and employing the IIOT (Industrial Internet of things) will need to upgrade to Ethernet/IP networks to ensure their equipment will be viable into the future and capable of taking advantage of the next generation of industrial control.
Data Capture is the first step towards process improvement. No matter the industry that you are in, if you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it. In the Food and Beverage processing industry, this is not an exception. For process control systems, data capture is a vital part of the overall system and is what validates the finished product. JCS has developed a standardized approach to data capture for each control process - batching, blending, clean in place (CIP) systems, and ultra-high temperature (UHT) systems - to record data for regulatory, troubleshooting, process optimization and reporting purposes.
As plants develop and grow over time, they must continuously deal with the need to maintain and update their assets. Process control systems are one of those assets that must be evaluated regularly for any potential risk to operations as it approaches or passes obsolesce. While control systems can, and often do last well beyond their expected lifecycle, the question becomes what is the risk when an HMI fails, but there is no replacement available for it? Or if there is a replacement available, how long will it take to receive, configure, and install the new HMI? You can keep replacements in stock, but if there are several platforms involved, the costs to stock spares can start to add up, and this may not be the best use of your dollars. Keeping up with current HMI platforms ensures not only that replacement parts are readily available, but in the case of thin client technology makes replacing an HMI on the floor almost trivial.
Only JCS offers you a continuous standardizing, in-line blending solution that guarantees your finished product blend to be the same every time. It is a method of mixing products together through multiple streams of flow into a common header. All the ingredients are metered simultaneously at accurately controlled rates using digital inline blending and the JCS Material Balance technology to assure that the product is always within specification. You never need to “correct” post-production with JCS, because we meter every step of the blending process and immediately correct any variances in real time.
Milk producers are constantly looking for new ways to provide value-added products that deliver more in terms of nutrition and taste to consumers. A common trend in the industry is to provide lactose free milk since many people are lactose intolerant and more and more consumers are demanding these types of products.
If you have worked at or with JCS over the last 32 years then you most likely already know the story behind the company name and logo, for those of you that have wondered here is what it all means.
Last week, we celebrated the 2019 JCS Food and Beverage Forum. The forum took place from Wednesday, September 17th-19th in Rochester, NY. The event had diverse participation of attendees from companies in the dairy, isotonic drinks, juice, plant-based products and beverages in general. This year’s program encompassed sessions to gain valuable information on the latest trends and challenges in product standardization and processing, shelf-life extension, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), and food safety.
On August 30, 2019, Nu Agri Asia and JCS Process & Control Systems signed a Contract whereby Nu Agri Asia will provide JCS Aseptic and Product Standardizing Systems to the Asian Market. This will include line expansion to existing plants, as well as four large scale new plants that are in various stages of development. The contract was signed by the CEOs of the two companies. Left on the picture is Dan Baron, CEO of Nu Agri Asia and right is Philip R Frechette, CEO of JCS Process & Control Systems. The signing was executed just following three days of successful meetings with the movers and shakers of the International Coconut Markets at the 2nd World Coconut Congress in Manila Philippines.