JBT debuts Electric TwinDrum Spiral Oven offering new way to heat

JBT Electric TwinDrum

New electric version of TwinDrum allows for easier maintenance and the use of renewable  energy sources to help customers achieve their environmental goals

As a global technology equipment supplier to the food processing industry, JBT has  announced the launch of the new, electric version of its successful Stein TwinDrum  Spiral Oven, offering a range of features including simpler maintenance and  connectivity to JBT’s iOPS platform, as well as giving customers the opportunity to  better meet their green commitments.  

The TwinDrum Spiral Oven is the latest spiral oven cooking technology from JBT that builds  on decades of oven engineering by adding a uniform temperature and excellent roasting  capabilities via an efficient two-zone spiral system. The TwinDrum spiral oven’s design  enables processors to increase their processing yield compared with existing ovens, while  at the same time ensuring consistent cooking of food items by uniformly distributing the hot  air flow across all tiers. 

But with the introduction of the electric TwinDrum, JBT is offering customers a new way to  heat by foregoing gas and oil-based heating systems, and plugging directly into the grid, according to Stefan Paulsson, JBT’s Director of Value Stream & Global Product Line  for Cooking & Linear Freezers. “Through the electric TwinDrum, we are offering a new  way to heat,” he said.  

“We come in contact with a lot of new food producers in the world wanting to cook and fry  alternative proteins, but often, for these small scale start-up producers, investing in a ther mal fluid system can be quite expensive. Having an electrically-heated fryer and oven is a  good and more affordable alternative for this group.” 

Double savings  

Until now, the TwinDrum was heated by an oil-based thermal fluid system that made use of  either natural gas or electricity to heat air inside the oven. With the electric TwinDrum,  Paulsson continued, customers are able to save twice: by having one single rather than  two heat transformations, and by not having to invest in a separate boiler and piping. 

“Instead of having to pay for a thermal heating system, you just have cables that go directly  into the machine,” he said. “The electric heater is fixed in the machine, so it can be easily  accessed for cleaning and maintenance, while having fixed wiring means better  reliability. Electric heating also gives processors the ability to use renewable sources of en ergy that could help them to achieve their environmental goals or commitments.” 

Temperature controls 

Additional features available with the electric TwinDrum include proportional control for the  heating elements to achieve more accurate temperature control, plus built-in connectivity  with JBT’s own IoT (Internet of Things) platform iOPS, which enables the monitoring of  temperature fluctuations and energy consumption across systems, meaning areas where  energy savings can be made can be easily identified. 

The Stein TwinDrum adds to a growing range of electrically-heated cooking solutions from  JBT, including fryers, Double D Revoband ovens and the Formcook Contact Cooker.  “The TwinDrum offers all the benefits of a thermal fluid-heated system: it looks the same,  it’s just electrically-heated,” Paulsson added. 

About JBT  

JBT supplies technology solutions for the global food industry. The company offers integ rated solutions across the entire food processing continuum, from meat, non meat protein,  seafood and poultry, to fruits and vegetables, baked goods, beverages, juices, dairy  products and convenience foods. Wherever food is cooked, frozen, packaged, portioned,  preserved, processed, squeezed or sterilised, JBT provides superior technologies and ser vices to the world’s food processors, including both larger and smaller regional processors.  The company represents more than 30 highly respected product brand names, including  Frigoscandia, Stein, DSI, Double D, Formcook, XVision, SF&DS, PLF International, A&B  Process Systems, FranRica, FTNON, Proseal and Prime Equipment. 


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