After a PEF treatment of sweet potatoes, the structure is much more pliable and cutting is improved. Water leakage enables sugar release, resulting in less acrylamide production while frying.
Drying apples after a Pulsed Electric Field pre-treatment achieve a product of amazing flavour retention, shape preservation and retained colour.
Pulsed Electric Fields help with osmotic drying, too. Diffusion is enhanced and the dried fruits have a larger volume and better shape. Drying is accelerated with better sensory attributes and retained colour.
PEF dried mango is extra rich in flavour and benefits from a completely retained structure with no shrinkage. A bright colour and drying process optimization results in a premium quality product.
For vegetable chips such as carrot chips, parsnip chips or beetroot chips, a Pulsed Electric Fields treatment of the raw produce results in better cutting, sugar release, less acrylamide and better quality.
By applying a Pulsed Electric Field treatment prior to making beetroot chips, the open structure enables better cutting, frying optimization and reduced temperature for great colour retention and taste.
Treating berries with Pulsed Electric Fields for drying purpose will result in gentle water release and excellent shape and quality retention. PEF treatment can also enhance juice extraction for juices or smoothies!
Pulsed Electric Fields treatment of broccoli opens the structure and makes the extraction of healthy compounds possible without extra heat. That means an energy saving process and improved extract quality.
A treatment with Pulsed Electric Fields can make grass as feed better digestible due to the cell disruption and therefore be more effective for animals.
Both, dried carrot snacks and fried carrot chips benefit from a Pulsed Electric Field pre-treatment in smoother cutting, better processing performance, product optimization and overall higher quality retention.
Treating meat with Pulsed Electric Fields results in the tenderisation of the meat structure. The opened pores improve brining and a higher yield. A reduction in marinating time enables faster production.
Using Pulsed Electric Fields in Cassava or Manioc production enables structure softening and improves peeling. Outcomes are better cutting with less breakage and huge energy and water savings.
A Pulsed Electric Field pre-treatment forces structure opening and a better water release while drying enabling process optimization and energy savings. The result is a retained colour and great shape retention.
PEF assisted onion drying brings great benefits to the production process including faster moisture release and drying process optimization. Drying acceleration enabling energy savings and less shrinkage.
Sugar cane consists of very hard fibres and using Pulsed Electric Fields as a cell disruption method opens the structure. This results in increased sugar yield and aims for a low energy sugar extraction.
A Pulsed Electric Fields pre-treatment brings great achievements to tomato processing. The faster moisture release enhances peel removal. No heating step is needed meaning better colour and taste.
A Pulsed Electric Field pre-treatment of chicken breast brings improvements in the tenderisation processes and a soft mouth-feel. Improved yield and reduced marinating time are great production benefits, too.
Opening the beans cell structure with Pulsed Electric Fields results in accelerated soaking time making the process faster and more energy efficient.
Sugar beet is a hard tuber and using Pulsed Electric Fields for cell disruption means a low energy sugar extraction method with greatly increased sugar yield.
Freeze-drying of fruits assisted by Pulsed Electric Fields enables extraordinary shape, colour and flavour retention. FD PEF fruits are healthy natural snacks, make a perfect ingredient in muesli or covered in chocolate.
In chips manufacturing, a Pulsed Electric Fields pre-treatment results in better cutting, less feathering and enabling more extreme shapes. Frying optimization and less oil uptake result in better chips quality.
Pulsed Electric Fields treatment of hard structures such as asparagus means low energy cell disruption for texture modification and enables improved saponins release, too.
A Pulsed Electric Field pre-treatment enables structure softening and great cutting improvements for French fries production. Resulting in less feathering, less breakage, much longer fries and an even colour.
Structure softening with Pulsed Electric Fields eliminates the need for a pre-heater, allowing for energy and water savings. With the resulting smoother cut and starch retention, more product yield is achievable.
The Elea SmoothCut™ One is a compact, single-unit system that still provides all the benefits of PEF including improved quality, greater yield and thrilling potential for new snack products.
We’ve taken the technology and intelligence of the traditional SmoothCut™ system and reworked it to create a compact, all-in-one system that’s an affordable and flexible solution for businesses looking for an output between 1 and 6 t/h.
The SmoothCut™ One optimises softening and cutting which allows our customers to find new product shapes that have never been seen before such as a spiral or twist, with much less fracturing. Crisp producers have found this particularly beneficial and are eagerly exploring these new possibilities.
This system benefits from the same quick start-up and low energy and water usage as the original SmoothCut™ system which improves processing efficiency, however, it has a much smaller physical footprint that slots seamlessly into the rest of the manufacturing process.
During the reduced-time deep-frying process, products treated by the SmoothCut™ One absorb less oil which results in an even and overall more attractive final colour.
Our state-of-the-art control system with touch screen panel means that the PEF process can be reliably and safely managed, and the operator has full control.
We’ve also built in the option to operate the SmoothCut™ One remotely, which means that maintenance and aftercare is a thorough service.
Our SmoothCut™ One systems are manufactured in our Quakenbrück facility in Germany. Each of our designers, engineers and system builders is an expert in the field of PEF.
The high-quality build and solid-state typology of the SmoothCut™ One system mean that you can have peace of mind that it will be able to withstand 24/7 operation, as well as low-cost maintenance.
Our compact and single-unit SmoothCut™ One systems are built to last and withstand high usage with little to no downtime, and our range of service contracts can include around the clock technical support too.
TAILOR YOUR SYSTEM
Our SmoothCut™ One systems can be tailored to our clients’ requirements. Fully scalable, we can create a bespoke system based on your design, software programming and mechanics needs.
We’ll make sure that our experts are working with you every step of the way, so even if you need a products processing solution such as a split belt, we’ll be able to integrate it into your lines’s design.
We collaborate with our clients to ensure that they’re getting the most out of their SmoothCut™ One system and really unlocking the potential and benefits of PEF. You tell us about your product and application goal and we’ll develop a tailored treatment parameter.
Our SmoothCut™ One systems may be compact, but they’re also designed to work in conjunction with any standard processing control system and have been fully certified and accredited to be installed anywhere across the globe.
There’s no need for a full-time operator, we design our SmoothCut™ One systems to be run without one.
Every year your SmoothCut™ One system should receive an annual inspection from the Elea service team. We’re taking continual steps to make our service options as easy and hassle-free as possible, however there are some parts of the SmoothCut™ One system that may need attention due to wear and tear. In addition, we recommend that our clients carry out a monthly PPM on their SmoothCut™ One which should only take an hour.
Every part of the SmoothCut™ One system that has direct contact with your product is made from either Stainless Steel or CE and FDA listed plastics. All of our systems are supplied with certification for your records and reference too.
Certainly. We grit polish all the metal parts of the SmoothCut™ One system after welding, and every mental part is made from Stainless Steel 1.4301 or higher.
Can I download data and control the system remotely?
Our SmoothCut™ One system is a plug-and-go solution with no additional set up needed. In the event any parts do fail, they are quick and easy to replace.
Does the SmoothCut™ One system special have any special cleaning requirements?
You’ll need electric, water compressed air and separate cooling water for the generator.
Not only do we provide training for operators and maintenance personnel during installation of your SmoothCut™ One system, but we can undertake additional training at our Quakenbrück facility too. We’ll also provide copies of training material and tailor your training to your specific system.
It sure can. Due to its unique design, the SmoothCut™ One system is able to process both floating and sinking products as standard.
Although it essentially depends on the product volume and cleanliness of the product, you can expect to need between four and six water changes every 24-hours. However, as the SmoothCut™ One system automatically monitors and controls the water conductivity, it can drain small amounts of water from the tank and replace with fresh water.
Certainly. The electrical cabinets found on the SmoothCut™ One system are designed for this type of usage.
You can. Some of our customers prefer to use a closed loop cooling circuit for their SmoothCut™ One system generators using water or glycol with a minimum temperature of 15°C.
Yes, this is one of the main benefits of using PEF to treat your products. For example, every potato introduced to PEF in the water tank will be treated the same.
Not only do we provide SmoothCut™ One system installation, but our team of technical and PEF experts provide a complete training programme, maintenance and support, no matter where in the world you are.
Ensure your SmoothCut™ One system is operating under ideal conditions and with high performance. Whether you’re learning about yield, settings, up-time or safety, it’s so important that your operators and maintenance personnel are knowledgeable about the system.
We can offer on-site SmoothCut™ One system training that’s specific to your particular system configuration to make sure your staff are experienced in the PEF process.
Depending on the level of service option you choose, we’re able to send our team of highly-skilled staff to provide full installation and maintenance as and when you need it, no matter your location.
We’re also able to monitor and run diagnostics on your SmoothCut™ One system remotely, so even if it’s the middle of the night, our Customer Service department can still offer our support should you require it.
MAINTAINING YOUR SYSTEM
Your SmoothCut™ One system can be tailored, so the maintenance programme can be too. We offer proactive and preventative measures to keep you up and running and able to concentrate on creating exciting new snack ideas.
We’ll also conduct inspections to enhance your maintenance schedule and can replace any SmoothCut™ One system parts if needed so production up-time can be maximised.
Full crop, cutting and quality control with the SmoothCut™ One system and Elea CutControl™
INSTANT TEST RESULTS
Identify seasonal variations and effects quickly and easily so you can select the optimum PEF treatment conditions.
The Elea CutControl™ measures the cutting force of tubers before and after PEF treatment then displays the results instantly.
FLEXIBLE PROCESS ADJUSTMENT
PEF treatment using the SmoothCut™ system gets rid of seasonal variation in raw produce firmness to provide an even and consistent cut throughout the year.
The PEF treatment intensity can be easily monitored with the CutControl™ to identify the ideal parameters for the best possible product yield, quality and flexibility.
PORTABLE AND ROBUST
Elea’s CutControl™ is more cost-effective than a texture analyser and doesn’t need an extra computer to display results. It’s robustness and portability make it the perfect device for SmoothCut™ system process control in industrial production line.
The device comes with a range of cutting grids, sample preparation grid and a handy transport case too.
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