VST50 - Vacuum Tumbler Overview

Basic Overview of the VST50 – Vacuum Tumbler

“Expedite your marination process by upgrading to a VST50-vacuum tumbler that provides precision and efficiency.”

VST50 - Vacuum Tumbler

 

Marinating large amounts of meat is sometimes challenging. Generally, the procedure goes something like this – You add fresh cut meat into a large bowl along with an immaculate marinade mix of soy sauce, possibly some ginger, and spices like salt and garlic to taste. Following several hours, you retrieve the marinaded meat from the fridge for cooking only to find all the marinade has pooled to the bottom of the bowl. What you thought was marinating meat did not, in fact, marinate. In other cases, you had to wait 24 hours for a full marinade on your beef products. Time is the essence when you are doing mass deep tissue marination of food for resale.

Eliminate this frustrating outcome with a VST50-vacuum tumbler that provides a transforming experience for marination. Increase the output and decrease the time for marination to incomparably improve the procedure for commercial-grade results.

 

Expedite your marination process by upgrading to a vacuum tumbler that provides precision and efficiency that does not result from solely placing a bowl of contents in the fridge to sit. A vacuum tumbler simply does the work of marinating meat for you.  With a drum capacity of 50 lbs., the unit provides ample room to marinate any desired combination such as chicken with a soy sauce-based marinade, or fish with a citrus juice-based marinade in bulk with little effort on your part. Get deep tissue marination results in a fraction of the time!

 

Because of the constant churning of the tumbler, the marinades will evenly contact all meat surfaces even in bulk amounts for the full duration of marination time. Additionally, what changes the game to create a robust explosion of flavor is the vacuum system. The vacuum pulls air out of the drum which causes the meat contents to expand and allowing the marinade to reach every surface of the meat to bring out more flavor where even the most basic ingredients can be a tasty meal. The pull on the meat produced by the vacuum also benefits in transforming even tougher cuts, delivering a tender texture full of flavor.

VST50 - Vacuum Tumbler

 

Removable Baffles: Effortless removal makes cleaning easy and ensures sanitary use.

Moisture Collection Reservoir: Functions to collect liquids in order to protect the vacuum oil pump.

Adjustable Tumbler Time: The unit is shipped with set intervals from 0-4 hours. If you require different time intervals, no worries! The times are adjustable via installed dipswitches to match the precision of your marinating process! If interested, then contact the JVR Industries service department for detailed instructions.

50 lb. Drum Capacity: Provides ample space to marinate meat in bulk!

Analog Gauge: This provides an easy way to check the pressure of the amount of vacuum you require.

Stainless Steel Construction: Ensures sustainability, ease of cleaning, and resists corrosion.

Oil Lubricated Vacuum Pump: Longer life span, quieter operation, and pulls higher vacuum than dry piston pumps.

These vacuum tumblers are constructed carefully to provide ease of operation, therefore providing you with simplicity to acquire the desired results.

Prepare the Unit for Loading

Upon unpackaging, place your unit on a flat, solid surface with space to work around it. You will find an unattached component on top of the unit. This is the moisture collection reservoir and does not come preinstalled. It functions to prevent liquid marinade from getting sucked back into the vacuum pump, and, as a result, protecting the oil pump from damage.

 

How to Install the Moisture Collection Reservoir

To install the reservoir, first, locate the screws on the back of the unit opposite the control panel and confirm the screws have not loosened during shipment. The screws can be secured by lifting the cover and tightening them from the inside of the unit. Secondly, connect the hose found on the unit by simply pushing it onto the quick disconnect fitting found beside the screws. Initially, you will feel a click, but this does not ensure a secure seal until you hear a second click. Lastly, line up the holes found on the back of the reservoir to the screws on the unit, insert the screw, and slide down to attach.

VST25 or VST50 - Removable Baffles Shot

 

As stated, this tumbler has the capacity to hold up to 50 lbs. of meat! The following steps will take you through how to load your drum for marination.

1) Step #1 – Lift the drum off the rollers and place it upright onto a flat, stable surface.

2) Step #2 – Remove the lid. Unhook the three clasps by lifting the levers and displacing the clasps.

3) Step #3 – Confirm the fins inside the drum are tightened to prevent loosening while tumbling.

4) Step #4 – Load chicken, beef, or any other meats along with a marinade into the drum.

5) Step #5 – Reinstall the lid and ensure it is centered by feeling around the perimeter.

6) Step #6 – Lastly, reinstall clasps (meant to temporarily secure the lid until the vacuum is applied).

 

The vacuum system is made easy with only a couple of steps to follow! The system is designed to be applied either with the drum upright or set back onto the unit. We recommend getting into the habit of applying the vacuum with the drum upright in case you happen to forget to secure the clasps.

Before beginning, check to ensure the canister on the moisture collection reservoir is tightened by twisting the canister until secure. Additionally, ensure the oil is filled by simply looking through the sight glass.

Now follow these easy steps!

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1) Step #1 – Locate the suction cups on the hose hung on the back of the unit as well as the hose from the top of the drum lid.

2) Step #2 – OPEN the valve on the hose entering the drum.

3) Step #3 – Turn ON the vacuum system using the switch on the control panel.

4) Step #4 – Press the suction cups together for a few seconds until they hold independently.

5) Step #5 – Monitor the pressure using the gauge located on the control panel.

6) Step #6 – Turn OFF after the vacuum reaches the desired vacuum.

7) Step #7 – BEFORE disconnecting the hoses, CLOSE the valve on the hose running to the drum to ensure air does not leak out.

8) Step #8 – Disconnect the hoses.

9) Step #9 – Finally, reinstall the drum back onto the unit (make sure the drum reaches the very back to the stops).

You are now ready to begin the tumbler cycle for marinating!

 

In order to prepare the tumbler cycle to marinate meat, locate the control interface at the front of the unit. You will find these three main controls.

 

On/Off Switch

Tumble Time

Speed Control (Potentiometer)

 

Set these controls to the desired settings to perfect your recipe. Then switch the ON/OFF switch to ON, and stand back for the marinating process!

 

JVR Industries also carries the TM series tumblers distributed by Promarks. JVR Industries has been partners with Promarks for about 20 years and can ensure the unit is constructed carefully to offer the utmost quality for our customers.

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Double Chamber Vacuum Packaging Machine

Double Chamber Vacuum Packaging Machine

“…built to exceed expectations.”

Looking for a Double Chamber Vacuum Packaging Machine? Look no further! The JVR Vac610 – Single Phase Double Chamber Vacuum Sealer, is built to exceed expectations. Highly functional with dual, oil-lubricated, vacuum pumps!  24″ seal bars provide ample room to seal large items or multiple small items all at once. The extra spacious vacuum sealing chamber measures 26.3″ x 21.5″ x 7.5″. The Vac610, chamber vacuum sealer was built for speed and efficiency. 

JVR Vac610 - Single Phase Dual Chamber Vacuum Sealer | JVR Industries

NOTE: The Vac610 [1 PH] requires a 220-volt, single-phase power supply.

JVR Vac610 - 3-Phase Dual Chamber Vacuum Sealer

The 7.5″ maximum chamber height provides ample room for sealing high-profile products. The extra-wide, 10mm seal wire is great for sealing vacuum bags and is a unique feature for a vacuum packing machine at this price point.

JVR Vac610 [1 PH] - Dual Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Powerful Rotary Vane Oil Lubricated Vacuum Pumps

The core component of a vacuum sealer is its vacuum pump, and the Vac610 boasts two extremely efficient ones. With a combined flow rate of 48m3/h, this beast of a machine is capable of removing 99% of the air in under 25 seconds!

Vac610

Effortless Stainless Steel Lid Swing

Take one finger and move the entire lid from side to side effortlessly! Typical double chamber vacuum sealers or vacuum packaging machines are bulky and heavy, but not on our Vac610! Though this lid may be light, the stainless steel construction of the lid is highly durable! The final benefit of a more lightweight lid is the ease of self-serviceability. No more pain of holding up an extremely heavy lid while attempting to service your chamber sealer.

Vac610

Compact Unit with Optimized Distance Between Bars

Even with an ultra-compact dual chamber vacuum packaging machine, we were still able to prioritize optimal space between sealing bars. A whopping 17.5″ distance between seal bars! Seal up to 18″ x. 24″ chamber vacuum pouches in this double chamber vacuum packaging machine. Promoting lower profile and larger cuts of meat! Seal the deal today!

JVR Vac610 [1 PH] - Dual Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Stainless Steel Construction

Four 24″ seal bars

Simple digital controls

Dual high-efficiency 24m3/h vacuum pumps

Toolless seal bar removal

10mm extra-wide seal wire

The biggest reason why the Vac610 Single Phase is superior to any other double chamber machines at this price point is due to the customer support that only JVR Industries can provide, especially for vacuum packaging machines.  If at any point you have a question or need technical support then we encourage you to pick up the phone and call us, it would be our pleasure to speak with you over the phone.  If it’s during normal business hours you’ll immediately speak to an experienced technician or you can email us 24/7 and receive a response within minutes, not days.

 

JVR Industries warrants its equipment to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase. However, this warranty only applies to new equipment that has been purchased directly from JVR Industries or an authorized distributor. If you receive a damaged or defective product, a claim under this warranty must be made within 1 year from the date of purchase of the equipment. Only the equipment’s original purchaser may make a claim under this warranty. Lastly, in the event of abuse or neglect, JVR has the right to deny warranty. If a warranty claim is denied, the purchaser will be contacted by a JVR representative and provided a detailed explanation as to why.

 

NOT COVERED BY THIS LIMITED WARRANTY:

Parts deemed as wearable, which include but are not limited to, lid seal gasket, seal wire, seal bar tape, seal cushion strip, vacuum pump oil, etc.

Equipment not purchased directly from JVR Industries or an authorized distributor.

Damage or failure due to abuse, neglect, poor maintenance, improper storage, environmental conditions, theft, or vandalism.

Internal damage to the vacuum pump due to excessive moisture pickup.

Equipment that has undergone service by an individual or company not authorized by JVR Industries.

Shipping charges when outside of the continental United States.

Labor is not included.

 

No cost over-the-phone technical support is included with every machine purchased from JVR Industries. This guarantee is provided to anyone in possession of a JVR vacuum packaging machine. JVR also guarantees that you’ll speak directly to a U.S.A.-based technician. Most technical issues can be resolved quickly and efficiently over the phone.

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For over 50 years JVR Industries Inc. has supplied commercial vacuum packaging machines to a variety of industries throughout North America.  As a result of the increased demand for an affordable chamber type vacuum packaging machine, we’ve worked directly with an overseas manufacturer to develop and refine the JVR Vac110.  Additionally, we’ve tested this machine to the same standards as those at a much higher price point and the results have been phenomenal.

More Vacuum Packaging Equipment

JVR Industries boasts of a variety of vacuum packaging equipment. We carry small home-use vacuum sealers such as our JVR Vac100 single chamber machine. Also, larger certified rebuilt thermoformers, vacuum tumblers for seasoning your meats rapidly, reconditioned Busch vacuum pumps, and more! With our 50+ years of experience, we can provide equipment suitable for your needs. Our extensive knowledge and expertise create an opportunity for fast diagnosis of issues as well as quick fixes for the issue at hand. Please do not hesitate to call to experience our expertise firsthand. Thanks again for considering JVR Industries!

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Commercial Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Commercial Chamber Vacuum Sealer – Vac310

“…workhorse built with durability and speed in mind.”

JVR Vac310 (1 Bar) - Chamber Vacuum Sealer

The JVR Vac310 (1 Bar) – Chamber Vacuum Sealer may be just a tabletop machine, but it’s a workhorse built with durability and speed in mind. Capable of sealing up to 16″x 20″ vacuum pouches, the Vac310 stands apart from its competition. 

A VacSeries chamber for everybody from home to business.

Who could benefit from owning a JVR Vac310 (1 Bar)?

This Commercial Chamber Vacuum Sealer is ideal for restaurants, chefs, local butcher shops, small custom processing facilities, at-home processing, homesteaders and at- home users who want to seal large cuts of meat.

JVR Vac310 (1 Bar) - Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Reinforced stainless steel chamber

Fast cycle times

Simple digital controls

Transparent acrylic lid to view product

Oil lubricated, high flow, vacuum pump

Toolless seal bar removal

10mm extra-wide seal wire

JVR Vac310 (1 Bar) - Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Easy to remove back panel for simple self-serviceability! Access all of your major components to work on your own JVR VacSeries chamber vacuum sealer. Maintain your vacuum sealer with free technical support from JVR Industries. Access our non-automated telephone service for unmatched customer service. Diagnose your machine quick and easily! We can diagnose your chamber sealer in 24-48 hours with our 50+ years of vacuum packaging service!

The 7″ maximum chamber height provides ample room for sealing high profile products.  Equipped with a 10mm, extra wide seal wire, because we wanted this unit to be unique with incredible seal integrity.  At the heart of every vacuum sealer is the vacuum pump.

Equipped with a highly efficient 1.25 hp vacuum pump that outperforms most 1.5 hp vacuum pumps. 99% of the air can be removed in just 20 seconds, the Vac310 vacuum chamber sealer is built for speed and efficiency. Spend less time learning and more time sealing with the stock simple digital controls!

Seal up to 7 mil mylar and retort canning pouches! Use the standard seal bar assembly on a JVR Vac310 single bar to seal a variety of pouches. Retort pouches are perfect for long term storage of tuna fish, chicken and all sorts of food! Mylar is the perfect companion for MREs, freeze dried goods, and long term food storage. All things consider, our commercial chamber vacuum sealer truly sets itself apart from most lines of industrial vacuum sealers!

Have a question or need technical support? We encourage you to pick up the phone and call us, it would be our pleasure to speak with you over the phone.  If it’s during normal business hours you’ll immediately speak to an experienced technician or you can email us 24/7 and receive a response within the matter of minutes, not days.

Warranty:

JVR Industries warrants its equipment to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 1 year from the date of purchase. 

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JVR INDUSTRIES LIFETIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

No cost over-the-phone technical support is included with every machine purchased from JVR Industries. This guarantee is provided to anyone in possession of a JVR vacuum packaging machine. JVR also guarantees that you’ll speak directly to a U.S.A. based technician. Most technical issues can be resolved quickly and efficiently over-the-phone.

About JVR Industries

For over 50 years JVR Industries Inc. has supplied commercial vacuum packaging machines to a variety of industries throughout North America.  As a result of the increased demand for an affordable chamber type vacuum packaging machine we’ve worked directly with an overseas manufacturer to develop and refine the JVR Vac110.  We’ve tested this machine to the same standards as those at a much higher price point and the results have been phenomenal.

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Troubleshooting a Poor Heat Seal

Troubleshooting a Poor Heat Seal

Troubleshooting a Poor Heat Seal

Vacuum Packaging

Heat Seals… the good, the bad, and the ugly!

Having issues? Today we discuss “Troubleshooting a Poor Heat Seal.” Chances are if you’re reading this article you likely have some type of vacuum packaging machine.  Dating back to the 1940s, vacuum packaging continues to be the best solution for extending the shelf life of most perishable goods.  Without the need for freezing or adding unwanted preservatives, fresh meats, and countless other products can benefit from vacuum packaging.  However, the positive results associated with vacuum sealing are greatly diminished when your packaging equipment is not properly maintained.

In this article, we’re going to review a common problem with vacuum-sealed products and a few potential solutions that may save you a lot of time and money.  Commonly referred to as “leakers”, you may find that a percentage of your vacuum-packaged items will loosen up over time thus exposing your product to oxygen and microorganisms that contribute to spoilage.  Since a slow “leaker” is often not immediately identified they can easily be overlooked and sent out to customers.   Many times, defects in the packaging materials are thought to be the cause of a slow “leaker” but more often it is actually the heat seal applied by the machine that is compromised.  So, let’s assume no changes have been made to your process, what should you look for to reduce the risk of “leakers”?

Answer – check the heat seal applied by your vacuum packaging machine.  Is the seal too hot, too cold, not enough pressure, too many creases, or simply no seal at all?  Knowing how to identify a good heat seal from a poor one is critical when determining the cause of a “leaker”.

A good seal requires three things; pressure, temperature, and a flat bag.

Hold your vacuum-sealed bag up to a light so you can really see what’s going on.  Poor seal pressure will result in a seal that looks spotty or broken.  If this is your problem, then you might be tempted to correct it by turning up the seal time, but this won’t provide the results you’re looking for.  The most likely cause would be a leak in your machine’s seal bellow or piston.  Depending on the manufacturer, your machine will either have bellows or pistons located up in the lid or on the deck.  Both systems require either atmospheric pressure or compressed air to be introduced in order to pinch off and seal the bags inside the vacuum chamber.  Over time these bellows or pistons will likely develop leaks and lose their ability to provide adequate pressure during the seal process, thus resulting in a spotty seal and dreaded “leakers”.

What if the seal pulls apart too easily and won’t hold up during normal handling?  You may simply need to adjust your seal time so the wire heats up more.  Or maybe the seal wire you’re using isn’t correct.  Every machine is designed to use a specific width, shape, and thickness of seal wire.  When replacing you must verify that the Teflon tape and seal wire being installed is in compliance with the manufacturer’s specifications.  Another cause for a weak seal might be that your seal wire isn’t properly isolated from the bar itself.  Many machines are equipped with metal sealing bars typically made out of aluminum.  These bars provide significant advantages over fiber bars because they can last forever if cared for properly.  However, electricity will find the path of least resistance so it’s possible that a weak seal may result from a seal wire not receiving the power it needs so check to make sure your wire is isolated properly.

Oftentimes the most likely cause for a heat seal “leaker” is also the most obvious.  Pay close attention when laying bags across the bar prior to closing the lid.  The opening of the pouch should be laid flat across the bar and needs to be long enough that the mouth is able to close.  When it comes to using the correct vacuum pouch, size does matter!  Don’t settle for using vacuum bags that are too short or too long just because your supplier doesn’t carry them.  JVR carries over 100 sizes of 3 and 4-mil vacuum pouches to fit every product.  Improperly sized bags will be difficult to lay flat and you’ll likely discover unwanted creases in the seal area.  Every crease doubles up the amount of plastic being sealed, and most machines are not designed to seal through four or more layers of material.  So next time your running your vacuum sealer check to see how the bags are being laid across the bar because it might be the reason for your “leakers”.

This article is one of a series of troubleshooting articles meant to assist customers in addressing concerns with their vacuum packaging equipment.  If you’re currently vacuum packaging but aren’t satisfied with the results you’re receiving, then please consider contacting tech support at JVR Industries.  Based just outside of Buffalo, NY JVR has specialized in vacuum packaging equipment for over 45 years and offers free over-the-phone technical support for all brands of equipment.

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