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Florigo unveils continuous potato chip fryer
Date Published：10/26/2016 09:10:34 PM
THE NEW continuous potato chip fryer from FLORIGO (from tna) features patented opti-flow® technology for improved frying performance. The new conti-pro® PC 3 fryer’s integrated opti-flow technology optimises the oil flow through the kettle, ensuring that each potato slice is evenly fried, limiting the formation of acrylamides and reducing the amount of rejects by up to 10 per cent.
The patented opti-flow technology is based on an innovative oil inlet section that changes the fluid dynamics within the kettle to increase oil flow speed and produce a more streamlined laminar flow over the full width and length of the fryer pan. Normally, as the oil flow increases in the fryer so does the turbulence, which can cause the oil to spin in one place, resulting in unevenly fried potato slices and therefore an increase in the level of acrylamide and rejects. Florigo’s unique opti-flow technology effectively minimises the occurrence of turbulence by removing 99 per cent of cyclone dead spots at the beginning of the fryer. This maintains a nominal flow speed throughout the fryer, preventing debris from settling and ensuring that potato slices don’t absorb or carry any excess oil. As a result, each potato chip is evenly fried, lowering the level of acrylamides and reducing the number of rejects for enhanced product quality and increased yield.
“At Florigo, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the most innovative frying technology in the industry and our current portfolio of continuous potato chip fryers are without question the most versatile systems in the market,” comments Arnaud Jansse, applications engineer at Florigo. “However, the food industry is constantly evolving and we want to make sure that our customers have the tools they need to meet future demands in terms of yield and product quality. With our new conti-pro PC 3 continuous fryer, we were able to incorporate our unique opti-flow technology into our latest generation of fryers to ensure potato processors can stay one step ahead of the market.”
The Florigo conti-pro PC is the first fryer in the company’s portfolio of high performance processing equipment to feature built-in opti-flow technology. Other features of the Florigo conti-pro PC 3 include a product transport system with spring steel sealing, an easy-to-navigate touchscreen operating system and an insulated hood with condensation collecting pan that can be automatically lifted. The new fryer comes with a unique and durable constructed frying kettle with rounded corners and sloped bottom and is fitted with an Internal Clean in Place (CIP) system with hidden pipes in the hood to further ease cleaning and maintenance. The fryer can also be equipped with a double heat exchanger that enables the injection of cooler oil towards the end of the frying process and an integrated defatting belt to prevent potato slices from absorbing or carrying excess oil. Together with Florigo’s opti-flow technology, the combination of these three cutting-edge features helps manufacturers produce healthier products with reduced acrylamide formation.