The new infant formula seamer technology meets powder market demands and efficiency.

Kevin Cronin, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2024

2 Min Read
infant formula seamer
JBT Corp. introduces the SeamTec 2 Evolute for powder products. Image courtesy of JBT Corp.

JBT Corp. introduces the SeamTec 2 Evolute for powder products. This development offers improvements in hygienic design and cleanability, ergonomics, and machine simplicity, while retaining the high-performing core features for powder, such as spill reduction, packaging size flexibility, and explosion-proof technology. The seamer can be used in an expanded amount of configurations by infant formula producers.

 

The SeamTec 2 Evolute features redesigned elements to exceed powder market demands and optimize production. The powder seamer is easier to operate and maintain with its simplified design and features a large window for maximized visibility inside. The reduction of the technology’s footprint allows for improved layout optimization and cost reduction.

 

Key features for the infant formula market include:

  • Hygienic Design: No infeed chain is required, no hollow body design and a sealed-off seaming area. The new open design is easier to clean and reduces the amount of lubricant for operations and guarantees no airborne oil particles, making the equipment more hygienic and further reducing contamination risks during production. 

  • Reduced Powder Spill: Features an infeed scroll till seaming table, stopping lifter, and a high number of seaming heads for decreased rotational speed.

  • Ergonomics: Combined with a heavily reduced weight of change parts, the ergonomics of the equipment are improved and feature poka-yoke and combi execution.

  • Multiple Configurations: Configuration for each high-speed powder application, while having the possibility for low changeover possibilities for a 3-, 4-, and 6-head and combi 4, combi 6, and triple 6 are possible. All possible for POE or DDE cans, with the possibility for changeover.

“The evolving requirements within the industry in terms of hygienic design, ease of use and economical constraints created the need for a redesign which resulted in the SeamTec 2 Evolute for powder,” said Ronald Annendijck, JBT’s global product line manager filling & closing. “This equipment is an unrivaled seaming technology offering the highest hygienic design currently within the market.”

 

JBT Corp., Chicago, IL 312-861-5900 www.jbtc.com

About the Author(s)

Kevin Cronin

Editor-in-Chief, Powder & Bulk Solids

Kevin Cronin has been editor-in-chief, Powder & Bulk Solids, for 30 years. For several years, he also edited food and chemical industry publications. He received a B.A. in communications—with a concentration in journalism—from the University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, in 1988.

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