New raw material
Faster frying time
New cuts and shapes
Longer knife durability
The Elea Pulsed Electric Field belt systems are the optimal solution for the treatment of potatoes for potato chips production. The SmoothCut system is available in a range of four models: SmoothCut One, 10, 100 & 1000 able to process capacities from 1 t/h up to 60 t/h. All of them have a quick start-up, small footprint and can be easily implemented into your potato chips line. Elea PEF systems bring large energy and water savings as well as many process and product benefits.
Less oil uptake
Faster process time
Low energy use
Faster frying time
Improved texture and crispiness
New cuts and shapes
Reduced blade wear
Enhanced process optimisation
Reduced water consumption
The Elea SmoothCut™ Pulsed Electric Field treatment gently causes pore formation in the tuber cell (potatoes, taro etc). This results in a softer raw material that’s much easier to process and brings added benefit to the production of potato chips. Improved cutting behaviour results in less knife wear and in less breakage. Elea PEF reduces feathering and enables a smoother surface resulting in less fat uptake. The yield is improved by less breakage and less starch in the process water. The SmoothCut™ system saves energy and reduces water consumption. Because the Elea PEF treatment is a cold process, microbial load is reduced and fortnightly operation intervals become feasible. The frying time of the potato chips process is reduced which produces a brighter colour in the chips and improves fryer capacity.
PEF brings positive and dramatic changes to the potato chip manufacturing process
Elea SmoothCut™: saving energy and lowering water usage, increasing yield and improving colour and quality.
PEF brings positive and dramatic changes to the manufacturing process as well as to the actual raw materials themselves.
Through Pulsed Electric Fields, we can create radical new opportunities for food. Elea PEF alters the cell structure and raw materials have their full potential released. For example, here we can see a string made from single potato that has had its structure altered using PEF. The potato now has the strength and flexibility to maintain its structural integrity and provide new opportunity for product development.
The SmoothCut™ One. The latest system designed by Elea is a compact industrial scale system for production of potato chips.
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