Across Regions, Equipment/Technology, Europe, UK, Ireland, News December 2023, Processing, fries, chips, Sustainability

Pulsemaster revolutionizes food processing with new innovative Compact PEF system

In a significant advancement for the food processing industry, Pulsemaster has introduced a new groundbreaking compact industrial-scale pulsed electric field (PEF) system. This cutting-edge technology, designed to treat tubers, roots, vegetables, and fruits, can process up to an impressive 10 tons per hour, setting a new standard in food treatment efficiency.

A Perfect Fit for Small and Mid-Size Production Lines

The Pulsemaster Compact PEF system is a game-changer for small and mid-sized production lines. Its robust, all-in-one design features a minimal footprint, making it an ideal addition to facilities with limited space. Not only is this system easy to integrate into existing production lines, but it also boasts a rapid startup time and minimal energy and water requirements, underscoring Pulsemaster’s commitment to sustainable practices.

Harnessing the Power of Electroporation

At the heart of the Compact PEF system’s success is a phenomenon known as electroporation. This process, which involves tissue softening, is instrumental in Pulsemaster’s mission to implement PEF technology across a broad spectrum of food industry applications.

The technology aligns perfectly with the industry’s growing preference for natural and clean processing methods.

Enhanced Food Quality: Crispier Crisps and Superior Fries

Pulsemaster’s Compact PEF system

The Compact PEF system’s ability to soften texture (through reduced cell pressure) has remarkable implications for food quality.

The technology facilitates easier cutting, diminishes starch loss, and reduces feathering and breakage, ultimately enhancing yield.

Additionally, controlled moisture release and smoother food surfaces lead to decreased oil absorption and lower frying times and temperatures, a boon for both efficiency and health.

A Tailored Solution for the Industry

Mark de Boevere, Managing Director at Pulsemaster, emphasizes the customer-centric approach behind the Compact PEF system: “Responding to customer needs, we’ve tailored this new system specifically for small and mid-scale production lines. Our extensive experience, process expertise, and client feedback have been instrumental in this design. This innovation allows our clients to significantly enhance their business value with Pulsemaster PEF systems.”

Growing Demand and Success Stories

The demand for the Pulsemaster Compact PEF system is on the rise, evidenced by its recent delivery to a European crisps processor. This success story is just one example of the system’s burgeoning popularity in the food processing sector.

A Breakthrough for Frozen Vegetables and Fruits

The Compact PEF system is particularly advantageous for the production of frozen vegetables and fruits. As a wet disruption method of plant cells, PEF technology is applied before dehydration and freezing processes. This method is especially effective for high-water-content produce like strawberries, peppers, onions, garlic, and mushrooms. It extracts a portion of the free water from the produce prior to freezing, preserving cellular structure and organoleptic qualities, and ensuring that the final product retains authentic flavors.

This latest offering from Pulsemaster is more than just a piece of machinery; it’s a testament to the company’s innovative spirit and commitment to enhancing food quality and production efficiency worldwide.

Source: Pulsemaster
Contact for further information:
Mark de Boevere, Managing Director
+31 497 820 300
Photo: An elastic fry. Credit Pulsemaster

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