Preventive maintenance (PM) is a key part of facilities management, and your goal is to develop and implement consistent practices that improve the performance and safety of the equipment at your facilities. While the implementation of a preventative maintenance plan can be time-consuming and costly, from our years of experience, we believe that the benefits far outweigh the risk of not having one in place. Fewer equipment stops mean less production waste, less unplanned downtime, and a healthier business. Follow these five tips to ensure you have an effective, efficient, and sustainable PM program for your facility.
We are excited to welcome Dave Stoklosa to the JCS family as VP of Sales and Marketing. Dave will focus his efforts on increasing our top-line revenue and leading the overall Marketing Plan for JCS in the years to come.
Spirits manufacturers constantly face many different challenges in their industry, some of the most important being, accelerate proofing, consistent product quality, reduced product giveaway, maximize yields, and satisfying government regulations regarding taxation on %Alcohol by volume. With JCS Continuous In-line Standardizing (JCS-CIS™), distillers can meet these challenges by streamlining their production, eliminating the need for Proof Tanks, currently used to obtain the required %ABV (%Alcohol by Volume), Tightening Quality Control(can include added sugar, flavorings, spices, etc.). Ultimately the producer can save in many ways:
Similar to last year's event, JCS was looking forward to connecting with our customers and partners at the JCS Food and Beverage Forum and discover new perspectives on challenges and trends in the food and beverage industry. But given the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person event.
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.
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.
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.