Fry the perfect veggie chip with Elea PEF Advantage Belt systems

Increase yield, develop new product opportunities, control acrylamides, improve quality and reduce cost with Elea PEF Advantage systems for veggie chips.

Reduce costs

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

Increase yield

PEF treated vegetables are softer resulting in easier cutting and less fines and breakages.

Control acrylamides

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 vegetable chips.

New product opportunity

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

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

Find the right Elea PEF Advantage system for your veggie 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 system 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 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 Belt systems bring fantastic product & process benefits to both batch & continuous process lines

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

New vegetable product opportunities

PEF treatment softens the vegetable allowing new product opportunities from harder to process raw materials,
including sweet potato, plantain, cassava, taro, etc.

Better shape, brighter colour & less waste

Above we compare untreated and PEF treated vegetable chips. The untreated samples (left) have all been taken directly from products available on supermarket shelves. The PEF treated samples were prepared by us in our pilot hall.

Easier cutting, greater flexibility, new product opportunity

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

Elea PEF Advantage benefits for vegetable chips in greater detail

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

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.
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