Potato Unloading & Storage

Potato Handling

Peeling / Grading

Electroporation

Cutting

Washing & Dewatering

Blanching

Frying

Fryer Support Module

Oil Filtration

Oil Heating

Oil Cooling

Oil Removal

Oil Storage

Product Cooling

Energy Saving

Pollution Control

Seasoning

Conveying

Weighing

Packaging

Inspection

Support Structures

Controls & Information

Unloading potatoes for potato chip production line

Potato Unloading & Storage

Raw potato handling is simplified as it enters the facility with equipment to unload and store potatoes prior to processing. Truck dumpers, dirt removers, transfer, and bin storage systems handle large volumes of potatoes easily and gently.

Truck Dumping System
Truck Dumping System
Potato handling equipment for potato chip processing

Potato Handling

Transfer, feeding, and potato pumping water flume systems handle large volumes of potatoes easily and gently meter potatoes to processing.

FastLane Slicer Infeed Conveyor
FastLane Slicer Infeed Conveyor
Vertical Screw Elevator
Vertical Screw Elevator
Singulating Auger Feeder
Singulating Auger Feeder
Metering Hopper
Metering Hopper
Crate Dumper
Crate Dumper
Slicer Feeder
Slicer Feeder
Peeling and inspection systems for potato chip industry

Peeling / Grading

Achieve peeling control and high yield with batch or continuous peeling systems that deliver polished peeled potatoes and minimal peel loss. Inspection conveyors provide operator friendly access and full visual inspection.

Inspection-Trim Conveyor
Inspection-Trim Conveyor
Potato Grader-Halver
Grader-Halver
Continuous Peeler-Washer
Continuous Peeler-Washer
Batch Peeler
Batch Peeler
Improve potato chip crunch and taste with Electroporation

Electroporation

Using Pulse Electric Field Processing (PEF) the patent protected E-FLO Electroporation system provides significant product improvement in chip crunch, taste, and texture as well as reduction in acrylamide formation and oil content. The system also replaces or reduces the need to blanch.

E-FLO Electroporation
E-FLO™ Electroporation
Slicing and cutting potatoes

Cutting

Whether it's preparation for delivery to the slicer or slicing the myriad of chip styles you need, we provide a variety of cutting systems.

Washing and dewatering equipment for potato slices

Washing & Dewatering

Removing the surface starch and scraps/fines from potato slices before they enter the fryer will increase production uptime as it helps to ensure the fryer is running at optimal efficiency. All washers are designed to separate slices, eliminate clusters, and feed a mono-layer of slices across the width of the fryer for uniform cooking.

Potato Slice Washer Conditioner
Potato Slice Washer Conditioner
Potato Slice Speed Washer
Potato Slice Speed Washer
Gentle Wash Potato Slice Washer
Gentle Wash Potato Slice Washer
AirSweep Water Removal System
AirSweep® Water Removal System
Air Knife Water Removal System
Air Knife Water Removal System
Continuous Peeler-Washer
Continuous Peeler-Washer
Equipment for blanching potato slices

Blanching

Blanch potato slices before they enter the fryer. All blanching systems are designed to remove sugars from potato slices to produce lighter color chips as well as remove fines before the fryer.Washers are designed to separate slices, eliminate clusters, and feed a mono-layer of slices across the width of the fryer for uniform cooking.

Potato Slice Washer Conditioner
Potato Slice Washer Conditioner
Industry leader in potato chip frying systems

Frying

We provide more choices when it comes to selecting a new fryer. Choose from natural gas, oil, steam, thermal fluid or electric heating. Optimal product handling, uniform oil heating and flow control, efficient fines removal, fast oil turnover, and clean-in-place sanitation are all part of the fryer package that produces the highest quality product with a long shelf life.

Potato Chip Fryer
Potato Chip Fryer
Dynamic Action Fryer
Dynamic Action Fryer®
Universal Product Cooker
Universal Product Cooker
Unitized Vacuum Fryer
Unitized Vacuum Fryer
Fryer support module for potato chips frying system

Fryer Support Module

Significantly reduce the time and cost of fryer system installation by centralizing oil pumps, filters, valves, piping, and other components on a Fryer Support Module.

Fryer Support Module
Fryer Support Module
Filtration for continuous and batch potato chip fryers

Oil Filtration

Remove particulate material from the frying oil to preserve oil quality and to help prevent spoiling of the end-product.

KleenSweep Centrifugal Separation System
KleenSweep® Centrifugal Separation System
Motorized Catch Box Oil Filtration
Motorized Catch Box
Oil heating equipment for potato chip fryers

Oil Heating

Our cooking oil heating and energy recovery systems are designed to provide high energy efficiency, preserve the quality of the cooking oil, and maintain accurate temperature control for uniform cooking.

Booster Heater
Booster Heater
Heat Recovery System
Heat Recovery System
Horizontal Heat Exchanger
Horizontal Heat Exchanger
KleenHeat Heat Exchanger
KleenHeat® Heat Exchanger
Oil cooling for fryer sanitation, cleaning, and maintenance

Oil Cooling

Save time by managing the cooking oil cooling process as you prepare the fryer for shut-down or sanitation. This also helps preserve cooking oil quality. 

Oil Cooling Module
Oil Cooling Module
Low-fat oil stripping system

Oil Removal

Meet consumers taste for reduced-oil foods by removing cooking oil from your snacks.

Low-Fat Stripping System
Low-Fat Stripping System
Oil storage for cleaning and maintenance of potato chip fryers

Oil Storage

Safely transfer and store cooking oil during system cleaning or maintenance while preventing spoilage or solidification.

Oil Holding Tanks
Oil Holding Tanks
Oil Make Up, Transfer Pumps
Oil Make Up & Transfer Pumps
Cool down potato chips after they leave the fryer

Product Cooling

Control the end of the cooking cycle by effectively managing the temperature of your cooked product. This ensures high quality as well as prepares it for the next stage of your process, such as seasoning or packaging.

Ambient Air Cooler
Ambient Air Cooler
Energy recovery systems for potato chip lines

Energy Saving

Choose from a variety of heat management solutions that maximize energy-efficiency and reduce energy costs. Sustainable efficiency and environmentally safe operation are key design elements.

Booster Heater
Booster Heater
Heat Recovery System
Heat Recovery System
Pollution control equipment for potato chip fryers

Pollution Control

Reduce pollution such as oil mist, particulates, and odors from fryer exhaust emissions.

KleenHeat Heat Exchanger
KleenHeat® Heat Exchanger
Oil Mist Eliminator
Oil Mist Eliminator
Seasoning equipment for potato chip production lines

Seasoning

Our unbeatable seasoning showcase includes a variety of systems that provide consistent and uniform seasoning coverage for all kinds of snack foods.

Spray Dynamics Two-Stage Coating System
Two-Stage Coating System
Spray Dynamics MS-I Pulse Oil Spray Applicator
MS-I Pulse Oil Spray Applicator
Spray Dynamics Uni-Spense Dry Ingredient Distributor
Uni-Spense® Dry Ingredient Distributor
Scarf Plate Vibratory Dry Ingredient Distributor
Scarf Plate Vibratory Dry Ingredient Distributor
Spray Dynamics Soft Flight Coating Drum
Soft Flight® Coating Drum
Revolution Seasoning System
Revolution® Seasoning System
Belt-Type Flavor Dispenser
Belt-Type Flavor Dispenser
Mastermatic Roll Salter
Roll Salter
Conveying processed potato chips to seasoning and packaging equipment

Conveying

Our conveying and product handling systems include product transfer systems, horizontal motion conveyors, and accumulation systems that provide a gentle, smart, and dependable product transfer solution.

Incline Transfer Conveyors
Incline Transfer Conveyors
Varilift Bucket Conveyor
Varilift® Bucket Conveyor
FastBack Horizontal Motion Conveyor 90E/260E-G3
Horizontal Motion Conveyor 90E/260E-G3
FastBack Left Right Center Diverting Weigher Infeed Solution
Left Right Center Diverting Weigher Infeed
FastBack Revolution Proportional Gate 3.0
Revolution® Proportional Gate 3.0
WeighBack Weigh Conveyor
WeighBack Weigh Conveyor
Rotary Chip Sizer
Rotary Chip Sizer
MinuteMan Accumulation Conveyor
MinuteMan Accumulation Conveyor
FastBack SwitchBack Accumulation Conveyor
SwitchBack™ Accumulation Conveyor
Ishida weighing for potato chip packaging rooms

Weighing

Ishida has a long history in weighing innovation and revolutionized the industry with the invention of computer combination weighers that reduce product giveaway. Weigh at the highest speeds and lowest lifecycle costs, and interface with any packaging equipment to maximize weighing productivity.

Ishida CCW-RV Series Multihead Weigher
CCW-RV Series Multihead Weigher
CCW-RVE Series Multihead Weigher
CCW-RVE Series Multihead Weigher
CCW-SE3 Series Multihead Weigher
CCW-SE3 Series Multihead Weigher
Ishida CCW-R2 Series Linear Weigher
CCW-R2 Series Linear Weigher
Ishida Semi-Automatic Weigher
Semi-Automatic Weigher
Bag packing and casing equipment for potato chip lines

Packaging

Complete packaging room solutions from in-feed to bagmaker to the case packer, and everything in-between. Our single-source snack food packaging systems provide leveraged and predictive automation with seamless integration.

Inspira Snack Food Bagging Machine
Inspira Series Snack Food Bagmaker
Ishida Automated Snack Food Case Packer ACP-700 Series
Automated Snack Food Case Packer ACP-700 Series
Astro Series Snack Food Bagmaker
Astro Series Snack Food Bagmaker
Ishida Atlas Series Snack Food Bagmaker
Atlas Series Snack Food Bagmaker
Flexible Strip-Pack Applicator
Flexible Strip-Pack Applicator
iTPS Ishida Total Packaging System
Ishida Total Packaging System (iTPS)
Weight checking and metal detecting for food safety

Inspection

Anywhere along the line, protect your consumer and your equipment. Efficient detection of foreign objects is critical to consumer safety, brand survival, and will also protect machinery and prevent downtime. Package seal integrity and correct weight ensures the consumer gets what they expect. We offer a complete line of metal detectors, checkweighers, seal checkers, and X-ray inspection systems from the leading manufacturers: Ishida and CEIA.

CEIA THS/G21 Series Free-falling Products Metal Detection
THS/G21 Series Free-falling Products Metal Detection
CEIA THS/MN21 Ferrous-in-foil Metal Detection
THS/MN21 Ferrous-in-foil Metal Detection
CEIA THS/FFV21 Free-fall Metal Detection
THS/FFV21 Free-fall with Ejection Valve Metal Detection
CEIA Conveyor Belt Metal Detection
Conveyor Belt Metal Detection
Ishida DACS-G/GN Series Checkweigher with arm rejection system
DACS-G/GN Series Checkweigher
Ishida IX-EN Series X-ray Inspection System
IX-EN Series X-ray Inspection System
Ishida IX-G2 Series X-ray Inspection System
IX-G2 Series X-ray Inspection System
Ishida IX-GA Series X-ray Inspection System
IX-GA Series X-ray Inspection System
IX-GN Series X-ray Inspection System
IX-GN Series X-ray Inspection System
Metal Detection Combination Checkweigher
Metal Detection Combination Checkweigher
CEIA THS/21-THS/MS21 Series Metal Detection
THS/21-THS/MS21 Series Metal Detection
CEIA THS/21E Series Metal Detection
THS/21E Series Metal Detection
Ishida TSC-RVS In-line Seal Checker
TSC-RVS In-line Seal Checker
Support structures and platforms for potato chip processing lines

Support Structures

We design customized modular platforms and support structures that dramatically reduce time and cost of equipment installation. All support structures are designed with hygiene and safety in mind.

Cartridge Precision Support Systems
Cartridge Precision Support Systems
Controls system for potato chip processing and packaging

Controls & Information

Rely on the same company that designs and builds the processing line to also supply operating and data management controls and information tools. We provide user-friendly controls systems that focus on achieving automation efficiency.

Packaging Machines Data Concentrator (PMDC)
Packaging Machines Data Concentrator (PMDC)
New Horizon Controls System
New Horizon Controls System
PLC Controls Systems
PLC Systems
Ishida i-Station Link 2 Controls System
Ishida i-Station Link 2 Controls System
Cape Cod Potato Chips
CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY

Small-batch fryers deliver big output in limited space

Cape Cod kettle-cooked potato chips have long been the number one brand in the Northeast and are now one of the top-selling brands nationally. Hosting over a quarter-million visitors each year, Cape Cod's Hyannis Port, MA plant and on-site store are one of the top five tourist destinations on the Cape. Product quality and…

Vitner's bagging machines
CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORY

Productivity increases 20% with Ishida bagmakers

Packaging over 2.5 million bags of snacks every week, C.J. Vitner Co. planned to increase efficiency of its busy packaging lines by replacing some of its older model bagmakers.

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