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Pulsemaster Establishes an Office for the German Market

On Saturday, October 15th, 2016, the Dutch company Pulsemaster announced the establishment of an office for the German market in Lohne (Oldenburg), Lower Saxony, Germany. Pulsemaster is focused on further growth in the potato, vegetable, and fruit industry, rapidly expanding its export activities in Germany.

“Especially in Germany, the potato industry has shown great interest in our Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology for making French fries, crisps, and specialty potato products. An office in Lohne with service, engineering, and R&D facilities to support our PEF technology is highly appreciated by the German potato industry at large, and particularly by the potato processors situated near Lohne in Lower Saxony,” states Pulsemaster’s Technical Director, Dipl.-Ing. Werner Kohorst.

Alternative for Preheaters in the Potato Industry

In the processing of potatoes into products such as French fries, PEF systems are an excellent alternative to traditional preheaters. PEF technology not only results in superior cut quality and a reduction in French fry breakage and shattering but also improves drying efficiency. The pulsed electric field creates tiny pores in the potato cell walls, known as cell permeabilization, facilitating cutting, blanching, drying, and frying processes.

Increase Yields and Reduce Process Costs

“Commercial-scale development of pulsed electric field systems continues at Pulsemaster to increase yields and reduce the costs of processes like drying, osmotic treatment, freezing, extraction, and diffusion processes,” says Pulsemaster’s Information Technology (IT) Director and Manager of the German office in Lohne, Dr.-Ing. Stefan Bröring.

Marx Solid State Typology Pulse Generators

Pulsemaster can supply a range of robust PEF systems, covering a wide power range up to 100kW per system. “Our typology is a Marx solid-state pulse generator with a rectangular, unipolar pulse wave shape, based on our experience in designing, building, and evaluating over 70 PEF systems since 2009 for a broad spectrum of applications and outputs in the food industry worldwide. Each Pulsemaster PEF system is built with the highest quality German and Dutch engineering to withstand continuous operation in the industry,” says Pulsemaster’s Engineering Director, Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Rohe.

Honored to Announce

Both Werner Kohorst and Thomas Rohe have years of unique experience with pulsed power technology in potato processing. “All PEF systems based on Marx solid-state typology, successfully running in the potato industry in Germany, the US, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Australia, India, and China for making French fries and crisps, technically originate from the work of Werner Kohorst and Thomas Rohe,” says Pulsemaster’s Managing Director, Mark de Boevere.

“Their skills and expertise in designing, building, and installing PEF equipment have been recognized within the industry. Stefan Bröring has joined to elevate Pulsemaster’s Information Technology (IT) development to a higher level and coordinates the German office. We all continue to invest in the development of our PEF manufacturing and sales capabilities. We are honored to announce that Werner Kohorst, Thomas Rohe, and Stefan Bröring have joined Pulsemaster.”