Awarded Nissyoku Excellent Food Machinery/Material Award (Machinery Category)
The YOKOTA Defoaming/Degassing Pump ASP Type received
the 19th Nissyoku Excellent Food Machinery/Material Award in the machinery
The "YOKOTA Defoaming/Degassing Pump ASP type" received the 19th
Nissyoku Excellent Food Machinery/Material Award in the machinery category.
The 19th Nissyoku Excellent Food Machinery/Material Award ceremony, established
by the Japan Food Journal Co. Ltd., was held September 9th, 2016 in the
Dai-ichi Hotel, Tokyo (Tokyo Minato Ward, Shinbashi) where the company's
Defoaming/Degassing Pump ASP Type received the award in the machinery category.
The Nissyoku Excellent Food Machinery/Material Award was established by
the Japan Food Journal Co. Ltd., in 1998, aimed at the development of machinery
and robots supporting the food industry and materials industry, and to
reward and show appreciation for their contributions, with this year being
the 19th time that the award was presented. The target products include
all machinery/robots, intermediate materials/sub-intermediate materials,
and the software utilized by them, which are useful to the quality improvement
of food products and support the food industry, such as food product-related
machinery/robots/apparatus and their software, intermediate materials/sub-intermediate
materials for packaging containers, food additives, essence, food ingredients,
and functional raw materials. The awards are decided by a selection committee
made up of representatives in various food industries and academics who
discuss with and consult each other in reaching decisions.
The company's "Defoaming/Degassing Pump ASP type" enables the
instant and continuous removal of wasteful foam, bubbles and gas occurring
in the food product manufacturing process, and it has been credited with
contributing to the improvement of product quality and production efficiency,
which led to it winning the 19th Nissyoku Excellent Food Machinery/Material
Award in the machinery category.
The award presentation appeared in the media as follows:
|Featured in The Japan Food Journal newspaper issued on Friday, Sep. 9,
|Twelve products honored in three categories
The 19th Nissyoku Excellent Food Machinery/Material Award
The Japan Food Journal Co., Ltd. will hold an awards presentation ceremony
and celebration for the 19th Nissyoku Excellent Food Machinery/Material
Awards at the Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo in Shimbashi, Tokyo on the 9th from
2 o'clock in the afternoon. This year a total of 12 products were selected
which included 6 products in the machinery category, 4 products in the
intermediate material category, and 2 products in the raw material category.
The selected products were fairly decided by a 10 member selection committee,
which included Chairman Takasuke Ishitani (Director of the Japan Food Packaging
Association). The awards presentation ceremony and celebrations for the
20th Professional-use Processed Food Hit Product Awards and the 4th Regional
Food Industry Contribution Awards will be held together on the same day.
The award winning products will be on display in the ceremony hall, and
the executive chairman of Nippon Access, Inc., Shigeharu Tanaka will give
a commemorative lecture titled, "High Expectations for the Professional-use
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|Contributing to productivity and quality improvement
Yokota Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Defoaming/Degassing Pump ASP Type
Promoting itself as a company finding solutions to water and liquid handling
problems, YOKOTA manufacturers and sells pumps and valves, and holds more
than 100 patents. The "YOKOTA Defoaming/Degassing Pump ASP type"
is a pump that was developed by applying the self-priming pump technology
accumulated over many years and it can transfer water only after separating
and discharging the air from the water.
In combination with an interlocked vacuum pump, it can instantly and continuously
discharge wasteful foam, bubbles and gas occurring when blending and agitating
liquid food products. By equipping self-priming and pressurization functions,
the conventional notions that food product defoaming/degassing requires
expensive and large equipment have been overturned. In addition to its
ability to manage everything from pumping to agitation, defoaming/degassing,
and pressure feed as a single unit, the compact 300 mm wide and 800 mm
long design enables its installation with almost no changes to an existing
processing line, making it all the more attractive. What's more, because
the pump has a minimal number of parts and a simple structure, maintenance
and disassembly, and cleaning are easy.
The intended use is for defoaming/degassing processing at each stage in
the manufacturing process such as the boiling, maceration, extraction,
oil pressing, agitation, fermentation, and preservation, and defoaming
processing and transfer prior to bottling of liquid food and dairy products,
and it targets various products from high-fluidity liquids to high-viscosity
liquids, and even to near-solid products such as miso paste. In addition,
because it mechanically defoams and degasses and there is no need for the
use of food additives such as defoaming agents, such indications on packaging
are also unnecessary, which not only contributes to improved productivity
and quality, but realizes improved safety and assurance, and reduced cost.
|Contribution to improved productivity
President Mario Miura
The "YOKOTA Defoaming/Degassing Pump ASP type" applies the company's
original self-priming pump technology and can continuously extract foam,
bubbles and gas in liquids. The pump has been highly credited for its ability
in assuring the uniform quality of food products and beverages and contributing
to improved productivity, and currently over half of the manufactured pumps
are being used by customers in the food product-related industries.
We are continuously addressing the needs of customers and striving to provide
even higher performing products.
|Featured in The Japan Food Journal newspaper issued on Wednesday, Sep.
|Copyright for this article is with The Japan Food Journal
Opulent awards presentation ceremony and celebration
The 19th Nissyoku Excellent Food Machinery/Material Awards
The 20th Professional-use Processed Food Hit Product Awards
The 4th Regional Food Industry Contribution Awards
Established by Japan Food Journal Co., Ltd.
The Japan Food Journal Co., Ltd. held an award presentation ceremony and
celebration for the 19th Nissyoku Excellent Food Machinery/Material Awards,
the 20th Professional-use Processed Food Hit Product Awards, and the 4th
Regional Food Industry Contribution Awards at the Dai-ichi Hotel Tokyo
in Shimbashi, Tokyo on the 9th. About 450 industry participants gathered
at the ceremony to celebrate the honors. The machinery/material awards
were presented to 12 products in 3 categories, the professional-use processed
food hit product awards were presented to 15 products in 5 categories,
and the regional food industry contribution awards were presented to 6
Related article on second page (Minoru Wakui)
The chairman & CEO of Japan Food Journal Co., Ltd. Masayoshi Konno
gave the opening address on behalf of the organizers at the awards presentation
ceremony. He expressed gratitude to the companies and products receiving
awards in the 3 categories which support the development of the food industry.
Afterwards, the selection process for each prize was explained, and a plaque
and certificate were awarded to the representatives of the companies receiving
At the celebration party hall, the machinery/material award winning products
were on display and samples were distributed, and a food and drink tasting
events was held for the products that won the professional-use processed
food hit product awards and regional food industry contribution awards.
Additionally, prior to the presentation ceremony and celebration party,
the executive chairman of Nippon Access, Inc., Shigeharu Tanaka gave a
commemorative lecture titled "High Expectations for the Professional-use
Food Market, Nippon Access Innovation and The Future of Professional-use
For details of this product, please refer to Defoaming, Degassing Pump DP, ASP type.
Equipment suitable for defoaming relatively large amounts of liquid is
For details, please refer to Defoaming Pump UPSA type.