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Automated guided vehicle system

AGVs receive instructions regarding tasks to be performed via localized wireless I/O communication devices (604) onboard the AGVs from localized wireless communications units (600) positioned about the facility, for example, at conveyors (202). The wireless communications units (600) utilize I/O devices (604) which have a limited range so as to... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Automatic air defrost system

A method and apparatus for controlling the direction of a defrost device for refrigeration coils includes measuring the current drawn by or the torque produced by a permanent magnet motor, wherein the permanent magnet motor powers a defrost device recurrently back and forth along refrigeration coils and reverses the direction... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Macerator having automated roller spacing control

The present invention is a processing device, such as a macerator for use in processing various types of food products, that includes an automatic adjustment mechanism for adjusting the position of a roller disposed within the macerator. The mechanism includes a controller operably connected to a motor that can move... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Radio frequency processing apparatus and method

In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a radio frequency (RF) generator that is to generate a RF signal, first and second electrodes, and an impedance match module in series between the RF generator and the first electrode. The RF generator detects reflected power from the RF signal applied to a... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Apparatus for acquiring and analysing product-specific data for products of the food processing industry as well as a system comprising such an apparatus and a processing products of the food processing industry

The invention relates to an apparatus (10), designed and configured to acquire and analyse product-specific data for products (12) of the food processing industry, comprising a conveyor (11), which is gap-free in the transport plane, for transporting separated products (12) in transport direction T from an intake end to a... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Cutting/portioning using combined x-ray and optical scanning

A processing system (10) and corresponding method (158) are provided for processing workpieces (WP), including food items, to cut and remove undesirable components from the food items and/or portion the food items while being conveyed on a conveyor system (12). An X-ray scanning station (14) is located on an upstream... John Bean Technologies Corporation


A method and system for sorting workpieces, such as chicken nuggets. The sorting system includes a conveyor system that advances in a forward direction and one or more blow off bars positioned over the conveyor system. The blow off bars extend along the forward advancing direction. The blow off bars... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Integrated mobile ground support system for servicing aircraft

An integrated mobile ground support system 10 includes a wheeled cart 12 on which is mounted a power plant 14 to power an air compressor 16 to provide bleed air to an aircraft. The power plant 14 also powers an electrical generator 22, the output of which is controlled and... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Multiple power topologies from single power generator

A power unit for producing both alternating current and direct current includes a switcher connected to a direct current source, wherein the switcher includes circuitry configured to produce both alternating current having first characteristics and direct current having second characteristics, wherein the circuitry comprises a plurality of insulated gate bipolar... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Roller brush mounting assembly

A mounting assembly 10 for mounting a roller brush 12 onto an operating apparatus includes a mounting structure 14 configured to be mountable on the operating apparatus. The mounting structure has a through hole for receiving an idle shaft 16 that is sized to be engageable within a blind hole... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Roller brush mounting assembly

A mounting assembly 100 for mounting a roller brush 12 onto a cleaning apparatus includes a mounting flange 102 and an end cap 104 interconnected together by extension springs 176 spanning therebetween. An idle shaft 106 is slidably mounted in the mounting flange 102 by a bearing interface 108. The... John Bean Technologies Corporation

System and automated, continuous high temperature sterilization and filling of food products

An automated, unmanned continuous system (200) for packaging flowable food products at elevated temperatures and pressures includes an upstream thermal processing station (202) to heat the food products and direct the heated food products to a pressurized unmanned filling station (204), whereat containers (242) are filled with the heated food... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Rotary brush washing apparatus and method

An apparatus for washing and sanitizing elongate rotary brushes used for cleaning fruit, produce, and other food products includes a cylindrical housing (14), within which is installed a carrier assembly (16) for supporting the rotary brushes (12) to revolve around the interior of the housing and also to simultaneously spin... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Retort fluid suction system

A fluid suction system for a retort having a vessel with a vessel length, pooled fluid at a bottom of the vessel defining a fluid surface level, and an outlet placing the vessel in fluid communication with a pump includes an elongated manifold for placement along the bottom of the... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Rotatable manifold cutter for use in portioning

Portioning system 10 includes a scanner 200 for scanning work products 13 being carried on the conveyor 12. A cutter system 17 includes an array or manifold cutter 18 and single cutter 19 for cutting the work products into desired sized end pieces. The cutter assemblies 18 and 19 are... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Blade portioner calibration

Calibrating the operation of a cutter used in a portioning system to cut workpieces into portions, wherein the workpiece is carried along a driven conveyance device past a scanner and then to a cutting apparatus. The calibration method employs a correction algorithm to correct for variables or limitations in the... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Disposable cutting blade for blade portioner and mounting system for blade

An elongated blade (22) is mountable to a mounting assembly (29) of a portioning apparatus (10). The blade (22) uniformly tapers from the heel (70) to the tip (72) of the blade and is substantially straight along its entire length. The cutting edge (76) of the blade (22) extends substantially... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Gap adjustment assembly for blade portioner conveyors

An automatic blade and conveyor gap adjustment assembly for a blade portioning conveyor machine having a blade assembly and a conveyor assembly with an infeed conveyor and an outfeed conveyor includes a blade adjustment assembly suitable for moving the blade assembly between at least first and second positions relative to... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Optimization of blade portioner cutting speed

A method and system (10) are provided for automatically portioning workpieces (14) using a rotating blade (22) passing through narrow gap (20) formed between the ends of adjacent conveyors (12) and (18). A scanning system (16) scans the workpieces (14) to physically characterize the workpieces and control the operation of... John Bean Technologies Corporation

High speed jet blocker with readily replaceable blocking material

A blocker apparatus (20) for blocking a stream (22) of high-pressure fluid includes a blocking member in the form of a sphere or ball (30), or a rod (160) receivable within a partially surrounding seat (34/162) at the forward end of a seat carrier (40) to rotate in the seat.... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Roller brush mounting assembly

A mounting assembly 10 for mounting a roller brush 12 onto a cleaning apparatus includes a mounting housing 14 configured to be mountable on the cleaning apparatus. The mounting housing has a through hole for receiving an idle shaft 16 that is sized to be engageable within a blind hole... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Retort agitation system

A retort agitation system (100) for thermal processing of products includes product carriers 102a and 102b mounted on a low friction support system 104 for reciprocal movement of the carriers along the interior of a retort. The product carriers are driven in reciprocating motion by a drive actuator system 106... John Bean Technologies Corporation

System and assessment of a workpiece in a continuous flow process

A system for measuring physical properties of a workpiece in motion which includes a conveyance assembly for conveying the workpiece, a scanning assembly for scanning the workpiece, and a measurement assembly for measuring at least one physical property of the workpiece while the workpiece is in motion.... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Impingement oven

An impingement oven (40) includes an upper housing structure (46) forming the exterior of the upper half of the impingement oven and a lower housing structure (48) to mate with the upper housing structure. An interior impingement housing (62) is positioned interior to the upper and lower housing structures (46)... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Carriers for processing pouches and other irregular containers and objects

A carrier for processing a container in a thermal processing system includes a carrier body having an exterior configured to roll in the thermal processing system. The container includes a container body extending between first and second container ends. The carrier body has a first end portion configured to receive... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Massaging press roller

A massaging press roller for tenderizing a food product includes a shaft and at least one roller element disposed on the shaft. The at least one roller element is configured to impart a pulsating pounding action on a food product.... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Spray retort system

A spray retort system includes a vessel having an interior and a load defined by at least one paperboard container. The at least one paperboard container comprises a body having a top end, a bottom end, and an exposed edge, and the load is positionable within the interior of the... John Bean Technologies Corporation

Systems and methods for adjusting oven cooking zones

A bidirectional flow system for a cooking oven in accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure includes an oven chamber having a first cooking zone in fluid communication with a second cooking zone, the oven chamber having at least a floor, a ceiling, and a mezzanine for dividing the... John Bean Technologies Corporation

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