Potato Chips and Crisps Measurement

Fast continuous on-line measurement or rapid at-line analysis of moisture and oil in potato chip and crisp processing provides real-time information about the process so that meaningful control can be achieved.

Customer loyalty is key to the snacks industry and key to that in chips and crisps processing is consistency and quality.The range of NDC chip and crisp moisture, fat and oil analyzers are designed to ensure high standards can always be achieved.

The MM710e On-Line Snacks Gauge and the InfraLab At-Line Analyzer, are specifically configured for chip and crisp processing environments, can be supplied as a  single component Moisture sensor or in dual component Moisture + Oil measurement formats.

The MM710e can be incorporated into closed loop control systems due to its choice of Ethernet and Analog connectivity to maintain key moisture and oil parameters for chip and crisp production within the limits of the specification.

With the ability to measure a sample in just 5 seconds, InfraLab improves process visibility and provides a rapid alternative to gravimetric and laboratory chemical methods of moisture and oil analysis in potato chip and crisp processing. With Ethernet Connectivity and a USB data download function, data can be accessed with ease.

Potato chip and crisp applications for MM710e and InfraLab include:

  • Chips or Crisps
  • Hand cooked or batch cooked chips
  • Baked potato starch based snacks

Key benefits include:

  • Better Product Consistency
  • Increased Productivity
  • Less Reliance on Routine Laboratory Testing
  • Meeting Labelled Specifications
  • Ensuring that the products have the desired "Crunch"

Note that baked snack products may also benefit from a Measurement of the Degree of Bake. This can give valuable information about the product quality and can be incorporated into the MM710e measuring moisture and/or oil.



NDC is a member of the European Snacks Association, an organisation dedicated to advancing the savoury snack food industry on behalf of member snack manufacturers and suppliers.

ESA membership is open to any global manufacturer of savoury snacks or snack nut products and to companies which supply the industry with ingredients, flavours and processing / packaging equipment. (Read more...)

ESA European Snack Foods Association


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