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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Opening the beans cell structure with Pulsed Electric Fields results in accelerated soaking time making the process faster and more energy efficient.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drying apples after a Pulsed Electric Field pre-treatment achieve a product of amazing flavour retention, shape preservation and retained colour.
Pulsed Electric Fields treatment of hard structures such as asparagus means low energy cell disruption for texture modification and enables improved saponins release, too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Elea PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage Belt system and reworked it to create a compact, all-in-one system that’s an affordable and flexible solution for businesses looking for output between 1 and 6 t/h.
The PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage Belt 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 PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage B 1 remotely, which means that maintenance and aftercare is a thorough service.
Our PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage B 1 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’ design.
We collaborate with our clients to ensure that they’re getting the most out of their PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage B 1 systems to be run without one.
Every year your PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage B 1 system after welding, and every mental part is made from Stainless Steel 1.4301 or higher.
Yes. We can link to any factory Scada system and allow full access to our PLC and controls as if you were standing next to your PEF Advantage™ Belt One system. Additionally, if required we can log in from our office to assist with any issues.
Our PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage B 1 system are designed for this type of usage.
You can. Some of our customers prefer to use a closed loop cooling circuit for their PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage B 1 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 PEF Advantage B 1 system parts if needed so production up-time can be maximised.
Full crop, cutting and quality control with the PEF Advantage B 1 system and Elea Cut Control
INSTANT TEST RESULTS
Identify seasonal variations and effects quickly and easily so you can select the optimum PEF treatment conditions.
The Elea Cut Control measures the cutting force of tubers before and after PEF treatment then displays the results instantly.
FLEXIBLE PROCESS ADJUSTMENT
PEF treatment using the PEF Advantage Belt 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 Cut Control to identify the ideal parameters for the best possible product yield, quality and flexibility.
PORTABLE AND ROBUST
Elea’s Cut Control is more cost-effective than a texture analyser and doesn’t need an extra computer to display results. Its robustness and portability make it the perfect device for PEF Advantage Belt system process control in industrial production lines.
The device comes with a range of cutting grids, sample preparation grid and a handy transport case too.
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