PEF (Pulsed Electric Field) technology in potato processing (Video)

The OPTICEPT® (Controlled Environment Pulsed Electric Field Treatment), is a state-of-the-art PEF system developed by FPS Food Process Solutions in collaboration with PEF-specialists OptiCept Technologies. It is specifically designed for the solid food processing industry and brings distinct advantages to the potato sector.

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OPTICEPT - A State-of-the-art PEF system for potato processing

PEF technology can improve quality and efficiency in the potato processing industry, in terms of products and processes. For example, PEF has shown significant advantages over conventional preheaters. PEF treatment softens the potato tissue, minimizing breakage and feathering during cutting, resulting in more uniform fries and higher yields. The treatment requires less cutting force resulting in a smoother cut.

The OPTICEPT® system consists of a PEF generator and a conveyor belt system with a built-in PEF chamber.


Benefits include

A french fry treated with PEF (Pulsed Electric Field)
PEF (Pulsed Electric Field) treatment makes potato products more elastic, thus it's easier to cut.

Optimized efficiency with PEF Technology

PEF technology is a game-changing process for the potato industry, bringing significant cost savings through:

Energy efficiency

PEF technology is energy efficient compared to traditional heating methods. It softens the potato tissue without the use of heat, using less water and energy to operate.

Smoother Surface Area

PEF-treated potatoes have a smoother surface, less feathering during cutting, reduced breakage and less wasted product. This results in uniform fries and higher yield.

Smaller Footprint

The PEF generator is compact, significantly occupying less space as compared to conventional pre-heaters.

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