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Looking to take advantage of the growing trend towards homestyle textures for poultry and other products? Did you know that homestyle coatings across a range of products – from chicken and fish to vegetables and plant-based protein – are increasingly in demand worldwide, thanks to a winning taste and texture?

It is also worth considering that the global food coating ingredients market is growing at an annual CAGR of 6.2% and is expected to be worth US$4.9 billion by 2028, according to analyst Market & Market.

JBT’s new PRoFLEX drumless breader allows processors to tap into this huge market potential, while at the same time benefiting from a system that revolutionizes the way homestyle coatings are applied to chicken, fish and other products.

JBT Product Manager Jake Deehr takes us through the features that the PRoFLEX offers, explaining how the solution delivers consistent quality while at the same time saving on energy:

Q: What are the key points of difference of the new Drumless Breader compared with previous versions?

Our PRoFLEX completely changes the way homestyle texture is applied. There is no need for a drum or time required to interchange parts. Our PRoFLEX can change from a linear breader to a homestyle texture breader in less than 1 minute. On top of a standard breading machine, we’ve also incorporated a cleaning system to expedite the sanitation process.

Q: What are the benefits to customers of using this equipment?

Our PRoFLEX enables customers to be nimble with product changeovers. The PRoFLEX is also a compact design compared to our competition and is shorter than the competition.  

Q: Does it enable customers to make any monetary savings in terms of utilities?

All motors are on VFD’s allowing the users to minimize energy usage where they can. Having the cleaning system also minimizes the time the sanitation team needs to wash out the machine. Compared to our drum breader, the breading savings and number of operators required at the end of the machine is significantly reduced.

Q: What kind of feedback have you received so far from customers?

The feedback has been very positive and several customers are asking to run the machine in their facility.  We are very pleased with the customer response so far and look forward to installing the PRoFLEX in several customers’ plants soon.

CLICK HERE to request more information about the new PRoFLEX drumless breader