Creating one of the world’s thinnest potato chip was a challenge that required a well-integrated approach, meticulously finetuning all different elements of the processing line. And that is exactly what Rosenqvists did when they were asked by a major chips processor to produce potato chips with a thickness of only 0.8mm. While classic potato chips vary between 1.2 and 2mm thickness, to develop an ultra-thin potato chip of only 0.8mm, it was ever more important to be able to use the most accurate and advanced processing equipment.
As Rosenqvists Project Manager, Peter Wedenell explains, “it is important to wash out free starch before frying and separating the slices in the frying process. To fry an even thinner chips slice is difficult to do in an industrial scale and many tests had to be done before reaching the appropriate settings. In the end, the vibratory shaker, the high-speed belt with air blowers and suction box, the fryer design with the immense possibilities to set all frying parameters succeeded to produce each thin slice in the right way”.
An important element that contributed to the successful creation of this very thin potato chips was FAM’s Centris 400P centrifugal slicer and its unique SureSet technology with 16 cutting segments. FAM’s potato chips cutting equipment offers a consistent slice thickness and extremely high cut-quality combined with an exceptional capacity and low TCO. As such the Centris 400P significantly contributed to the successful production of this uniquely thin, flower-shaped potato chips offering consumers a unique taste and crunch experience.
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