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.
RS View32 and FactoryTalk View are Human Machine Interface (HMI) software’s from Rockwell Automation. These programs provide a visual representation of an industrial monitoring system and typically reside on a Windows desktop. Have you lately been thinking of migrating from RS View32 to FactoryTalk View? If not, it is time to start considering it.
What can you learn from 25 straws, 25” of masking tape and a raw egg? At JCS, we put all the Engineering brainpower to work, along with a dash of Fabrication, and stirred it up with a pinch of Finance and Purchasing for good measure to meet the challenge.
The new product utilizing Millisecond Technology breakthrough enables Vaquería Tres Monjitas to produce local fresh milk that will last 30 days on the shelf, where currently Fresh Milk only lasts 13 days.
We are excited to welcome aboard Harry Williams joining the JCS family as an Account Manager. Harry will intently focus on fostering existing customer relationships, as well as building new partnerships with customers while working from his home office in East Central Indiana.