JCS is now a UL508a Certified Manufacturer of Industrial Control Panels

JCS is pleased to announce that we have become a UL508a certified manufacturer (CM) of Industrial Control Panels. The UL508a certification indicates that control panels are designed and constructed to use quality components, appropriate circuit protection, correct wiring and spacing, and conform to electrical code specifications according to UL standards.

Maximizing Production Capacity by reducing challenges in the Spirits industry

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 the JCS UltraBlend, 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:

JCS donates an UltraBlend™ system to the University of Kentucky

JCS Process & Control Systems is pleased to announce its partnership with the James B. Beam Institute at the University of Kentucky to help advance the mission of giving students and researchers in the bourbon industry the opportunity to learn the operation of a distillery and to have a common place to come together to run studies.

Data Management and ERP Integration in the Beverage Industry

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By repurposing existing assets, JCS reduced customer cost and lead time

A dairy processor acquired a single barrier aseptic routing cluster which was removed from a decommissioned dairy plant. The aseptic routing cluster integrated two dual barrier sterile tank valve clusters and two sterile tank End of Line valve clusters. Most of the valve design did not meet customer requirements; to save equipment costs, the decommissioned valves were utilized on new valve clusters. JCS was able to fully disassemble the routing cluster skid and repurpose all aseptic diaphragm valves for the new valve clusters that met customer requirements.

Unplanned downtime is a thing of the past: Top 5 Preventative Maintenance Tips

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.

Increase Efficiency with JCS Data Capture

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.

A continuous standardizing in-line blending solution for the spirits industry

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.

How the JCS Ultrablend™ for enzyme dosing adds value to your milk production

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.

What does JCS stand for?

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.

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