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French Fry manufacturer Agristo has ordered two more Pulsemaster PEF-Systems
Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) treatment of potato results in a more elastic, raw French fry or chip, less breakage, smoother surfaces, and less oil absorption.
Pulsemaster, №1 provider of Pulsed Electric Field systems for potato processing, announces that it has agreed on the sale of two 100 kW Pulsed Electric Field systems to Agristo, a major producer of high-quality French fries and potato specialties.

Agristo is based in Belgium and Holland, operates in the potato processing industry, and has a wealth of Pulsed Electric Field experience within this industry.

Mark de Boevere, Managing director of Pulsemaster:
"We are extremely pleased that a European customer with very high standards and a global reputation has agreed to purchase their Third and Fourth Pulsemaster PEF-system."

Agristo operates their Pulsemaster’s PEF-systems across their manufacturing facilities in Belgium and Holland. 

Pulsed Electric Field treatment can also be used successfully in the production of sweet potato fries, as sweet potatoes are even harder to cut than regular potatoes.

The pulsed electric fields treatment contributes to cell breakdown in the treated potatoes, which results in many benefits for the customer. This is not only beneficial in the production of 'regular' fries, but can also be used successfully in the industrial production of sweet potato fries, as sweet potatoes are even harder to cut than regular potatoes.

Easier cutting also means there is less wear on the cutting blades, which leads to longer intervals between maintenance of the blades. To put a number on the improvement in cutting blade life, Mark de Boevere, Managing director of Pulsemaster, mentions that 40% less cutting force is needed on average and an increased knife durability, up to 60% can be expected.

Pulsemaster's PEF-technology has been proven at scale in the food & beverage industry.

Thomas Rohe, Engineering director at Pulsemaster:

"Our PEF-systems are fully integrated and modular systems for either cell disintegration of solids or microbial inactivation of liquids. For example, make high-quality juices and smoothies with guaranteed food safety and sound commercial benefits like extended shelflife. Through the use of PEF, taste, smell, and color in juices are enhanced."
Marx solid-state typology pulse generators

Pulsemaster can supply a range of robust PEF systems, covering a wide power range per system.

Werner Kohorst, Technical director at Pulsemaster:
"Our typology is a Marx solid-state pulse generator with rectangular, unipolar pulse wave shape, based on the result of our experience designing, building, and manufacturing PEF-systems for a broad spectrum of applications and outputs in the food and beverage industry worldwide."

"Each Pulsemaster PEF system is built with the highest quality German and Dutch engineering to withstand continuous operation in Industry. We are pleased to be partnering with our customer Agristo in these important projects to make high-quality French fries and potato specialties."