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Continuous PEF treatment for roots, tubers & vegetables SMOOTHCUT™ Improved quality, greater yield & new opportunity

SmoothCut™ Systems

The worlds most popular PEF solution

Almost 100 SmoothCut™ systems installed worldwide are already treating food like this:

Olives

Olives

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Olives

Olives

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Olives.

  • Enables cold-pressed olive oil.
  • Increases flavour quality.
  • Improved extraction.
Cassava

Cassava

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Cassava

Cassava

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Cassava.

  • Increased softening.
  • Improved peeling.
  • Texture modification.
Fries

Fries

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Fries

Fries

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Fries.

  • Texture modification.
  • Cutting improvement.
  • Bigger more flexible shapes.
  • Lower frying time.
Grass

Grass

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Grass

Grass

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Grass.

  • Improved extraction.
  • Cell disruption.
Asparagus

Asparagus

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Asparagus

Asparagus

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Asparagus.

  • Improved extraction.
  • Saponins release.
  • Improved texture modification.
Beans

Beans

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Beans

Beans

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Beans.

  • Improved drying.
  • Improved infusion.
Pesticide

Pesticide

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Pesticide

Pesticide

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Pesticide.

  • Extended shelf life.
  • Improved decontamination.
Fruit puree

Fruit puree

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Fruit puree

Fruit puree

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Fruit Puree.

  • Extended shelf life.
  • Improved flavour.
Spinach

Spinach

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Spinach

Spinach

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Spinach.

  • Colour extraction.
  • Microbial inactivation.
Meat

Meat

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Meat

Meat

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Meat.

  • Improved brining.
  • Improved tenderisation.
Acerola Cherry

Acerola Cherry

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Acerola Cherry

Acerola Cherry

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Acerola Cherry.

  • Antioxidant extraction.
Rapeseed

Rapeseed

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Rapeseed

Rapeseed

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Rapeseed.

  • Improved oil extraction.
  • Improved protein extraction.
Mushroom

Mushroom

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Mushroom

Mushroom

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Mushroom.

  • Better flavour concentration.
  • Texture modification.
Tomato

Tomato

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Tomato

Tomato

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Tomato.

  • Better peel removal.
Sugar beet

Sugar beet

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Sugar beet

Sugar beet

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Sugar Beet.

  • Low energy sugar extraction.
Kale

Kale

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Kale

Kale

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Kale.

  • Juice preservation and cell disintegration.
  • Extended shelf life.
Onion

Onion

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Onion

Onion

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Onion.

  • Drying enhancement.
  • Texture modification.
Broccoli

Broccoli

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Broccoli

Broccoli

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Broccoli.

  • Extraction of healthy compounds.
  • Texture modification.
Flowers

Flowers

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Flowers

Flowers

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Flowers.

  • Improved perfume oil extraction.
  • Improved colour extraction.
Potato

Potato

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Potato

Potato

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Potato.

  • Improved water release.
  • Texture modification.
  • Improved cutting.
Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato

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Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Sweet Potato.

  • Improved water release.
  • Texture modification.
  • Improved cutting.
Chips

Chips

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Chips

Chips

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Chips.

  • Texture modification.
  • Bigger, better cuts.
  • Flavour enhancement.
Vegetable chips

Vegetable chips

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Vegetable chips

Vegetable chips

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Vegetable Chips.

  • Texture modification.
  • Bigger, better cuts.
  • Improved flavour.
Chicken

Chicken

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Chicken

Chicken

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Chicken.

  • Improved yield.
  • Reduced marinating time.
Dried Meats

Dried Meats

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Dried Meats

Dried Meats

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Dried Meats.

Dried Fruit

Dried Fruit

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Dried Fruit

Dried Fruit

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Dried Fruit.

  • Improved moisture release, greater mass transfer.
  • Significantly improved drying.
  • Greater market reach.
Strawberry

Strawberry

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Strawberry

Strawberry

SmoothCut™ PEF treatment for Strawberry.

  • Significantly improved drying.
  • Greater market reach.

Increase yield and quality

The cell membrane of a raw material is gently opened by PEF with SmoothCut™, achieving many processing advantages including a stronger, softer, higher quality product.

Cutting becomes easier due to a softer more malleable raw material, creating less feathering and breakage in your final product. Longer product length and size increases yield throughout processing, as well as less breakage and less starch in the process water.

With 10% less oil uptake and shorter frying times, products treated with SmoothCut™ have a better mouth feel and a more even color.

 

Decrease your costs

SmoothCut™ has a significant positive impact on manufacturing costs due to it's low temperature processing characteristic. Water, energy, labour and equipment wear costs are all reduced.

PEF saves up to 90% of energy and water costs, in comparison to the traditional blanching / pre-heating methods. The low-temperature processing reduces microbial load and enables fortnightly operational intervals.

SmoothCut™ reduces the need for equipment replacement and increases operational knife expectancy by producing a softer raw material.

New product opportunity

At the end of the PEF process the physical structure of your raw material is altered, making harder materials that are difficult to process more malleable, allowing for novel product opportunities.

Pulsed Electric Field restructures raw material. Produce treated with SmoothCut™ retains greater structural integrity as well as increased strength and flexibility, making new, novel complex shapes, longer and thinner cuts, a reality.

With SmoothCut™ Pulsed Electric Field systems we can successfully process hard raw materials such as Cassava, Tarrow and Golden Beet.

What can SmoothCut™ do for you?
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Manufactured to the highest standards 24/7 operation in any production enviroment

Robust build
Robust build
SmoothCut™ PEF systems are manufactured using the highest quality materials and are made for continuous operation and maximum performance.

The SmoothCut™ system is designed to operate with minimum downtime to fit in with existing maintenance schedules. We build all of our systems to operate and last in the harshest factory conditions.

Customisable
Customisable
Our dedicated team of personnel working in manufacturing, design, electrical, mechanical and software programming can create a tailored system for you.

We work in close proximity with the client to ensure all of their individual requirements are met, such as the extension of an output belt, or the division of a process belt.

Total control
Total control
Food Physics' systems are designed to be compatible with any control system and are fully accredited and certified for regional installation in all locations.

We provide our customers with full control over the Pulsed Electric Field treatment parameters allowing them to maximize their processing efficiency and final product quality.

PEF Training, global support & installation Food Physics engineers will keep your SmoothCut™ PEF system up and running

Training
Training
Training your maintenance engineers and operators will result in the best possible system operation and performance.

We offer training in two ways: firstly, at the time of installation and commissioning of your system. Secondly, a service and training day, which can be conducted at your processing plant or at one of our facilities.

 

PEF Trials
PEF Trials
Food Physics provides comprehensive product testing in our pilot hall facilities, in Europe, America and the U.K.

PEF Pilot™ Pulsed Electric Field systems are used to conduct trials at one of our facilities, or we can deliver a system to your site to run your trials, with the aid of one of our professionals in Pulsed Electric Field trials.

Support
Support
 As part of our service contract, we supply each customer with round the clock PEF problem solving and technical support.

We provide maintenance training, advise and annual servicing upon installation. Production uptime is maximised by conducting inspections in conjunction with a proper maintenance schedule and the replacement of parts as necessary.

PEF Pilot™ Trial System