PEF accelerates drying, saves energy and preserves more of the natural shape, colour, flavour and aroma of the fresh produce

Elea PEF treatment enhances the production process. Shorter drying times and higher process capacities produce a premium product, with greater energy savings at a lower cost.

Better shape retention

PEF treatment leads to a higher quality product with increased form stability and less shrinkage.

Retain more flavour, aroma and colour

Shorter drying times and better process control enabled by PEF mean that the raw product retains more of its original colour, shape and flavour.

Save energy, increase capacity and reduce process time

Shorter drying times and higher process capacities produce
a premium product, with greater energy savings at a lower cost.

Better rehydration

Better shape preservation with PEF treatment produces a more open product structure, enhancing rehydration.

PEF is applicable to all types of drying

PEF induces electroporation which opens cell membranes in the treated product. This increases the internal diffusion resulting in faster mass transfer for all drying processes.

Freeze-drying
Radiant Energy Vacuum Dehydration
Air-drying
Elea PEF treatment enhances the production process. Shorter drying times and higher process capacities produce a premium product, with greater energy savings at a lower cost.

Find the right Elea PEF Advantage system for your drying

We have installed more than 200 Elea PEF systems globally, working for some of the world’s leading food producers. Every Elea PEF Advantage system shares the same 24/7 production capability and is built to operate under extreme conditions.
Elea PEF Advantage systems have a fully flexible processing capacity. Able to process a single vegetable 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 benefits for freeze-drying in greater detail

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

Elea application support for vegetable chips

From your initial brief to final installation, we quickly get your new PEF system working perfectly for your product.
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 are 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 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.

Elea Pulsed Electric Field for snacks

To witness the Elea PEF Advantage B 1 system in action, take a look at our short film about PEF benefits for potato chips.

Meet the Elea vegetable chips team

Kevin Hill

R&D Engineer (M. Sc.)

Dr. Robin Ostermeier

R&D Engineer

Jimmy Kinsella

Engineering Manager

Johannes Pfeiffer

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