PEF processing for potato chips enhances processing, reduces costs, increases yield, controls colour, develops new product opportunities, and improves product quality.

Reduce costs

Reduced energy and water consumption. Softer raw material results in better knife ware.

Increase yield

PEF treated potato is softer resulting in easier cutting and less fines and breakages.

Control colour

Less oil uptake, increased water evaporation and lower frying temperatures lead to less browning and improved colour.

Improve quality

Elea PEF Advantage produces crunchier, crispier, brighter coloured, healthier chips.

New product opportunity

More flexible potato produced by PEF enables more complex cuts and shapes.

Exert greater control over your chip production line with Elea PEF systems. PEF processing for potato chips benefits selection, sugar release, frying control, slicing, washing, frying, flavouring and more.

Find the right Elea PEF Advantage system for your chip line

We have installed more than 175 Elea PEF systems globally, working for some of the world’s leading food producers. Every Elea PEF Advantage systems share the same 24/7 production capability and are built to operate under extreme conditions.
Elea PEF Advantage systems have a fully flexible processing capacity. Able to process a single potato or a full load with no impact on the PEF treatment and putting you fully in control of your production planning. All Elea systems are designed to be easily and fully integrated into your existing production line with minimal disruption.

Elea PEF Advantage B systems increase value, enhance production, improve frying control, expand capacity, and controls colour

Elea PEF Advantage Belt systems bring fantastic product & process benefits to both batch & continuous process lines. 

Potato Selection

To produce high-quality potato chips, it is important to have a good quality potato. Potatoes for chips production are characterized by low sugar and high starch content. However, those potatoes come at a higher price. The PEF treatment allows for compensation of natural variations in the quality of the raw material. This, on the one hand, allows new and normally difficult to process varieties to be used in production; on the other hand, seasonal difference such as an increased sugar content over long storage times can be diminished.

Easier cutting, greater flexibility, new product opportunity

PEF gently opens the pores in the potatoes cell membrane, transforming the structure of the product. It’s a clean, gentle, targeted process. After treatment, the potato is smoother, softer, has better strength and flexibility.

Elea PEF Advantage benefits for potato chips in greater detail

Click on the drop-down menus below for a more in-depth explanation of some of the PEF benefits for chips.

The figures here are for example purposes only and are dependent on the raw material.

Elea application support for potato chips

From your initial brief to final installation, we quickly get your new PEF system working perfectly for your product.
Each and every PEF solution we provide for our clients is tailored to their specific requirements.  

We can trial your product at our specialist PEF piloting facility at our headquarters in Quakenbrück, Germany, or we can run trials on location at your production line.

Once trials are finished you can be sure that you getting the most optimal PEF treatment for your product.

Our scientists and engineers work with our clients every step of the way offering expert guidance and professional advice for your chip product. We take your product concept and apply our industry-leading knowledge and experience to designing a system that will deliver greatest value.

Technical care and support

We offer a range of service options including remote monitoring and 24 hours support.

Installation and commissioning

Our specialist installation teams work closely with our customers to ensure a smooth, swift and successful commissioning of our systems into your production line.

24 / 7 / 365 Support

As part of our service contract we supply each customer with round the clock technical support. With our team of support engineers, options for remote maintenance and on-site spare parts, we keep you up, running and efficient.

Remote monitoring

Optionally the ELEA PEF-systems can be connected for remote diagnostic and support by our Customer Service Department. For this option, ELEA can offer a specific package.

With our team of support engineers, options for remote maintenance and on-site spare parts, we keep you up, running and efficient.

Amica testimonial for Elea PEF Advantage

In early 2021 Elea held a webinar dedicated to PEF chip production. Mr Frank Bianchi, plant manager for Amica chips kindly introduced the webinar and you can watch his testimonial here.

Meet the Elea chips team

Kevin Hill

R&D Engineer (M. Sc.)

Jimmy Kinsella

Engineering Manager

Johannes Pfeiffer

Sales Manager
The Elea chips team includes process engineers, food and biotechnologists, mechanical and electrical engineers and more – all of whom specialise in Pulsed Electric Field.