In this fascinating short video titled “Secrets From the Potato Chip Factory,” NPR’s Planet Money looks at how technological innovations have transformed the production of potato chips. Some of the key food-making technologies are explained with animated GIFs in this companion article. The video was shot at the Herr’s factory in Pennsylvania.
The OptoSort photographs the potato chips, identifies off-color chips, and blows them off the line with air jets.
The packaging machine heat seals bags of chips at the rate of 100 bags per minute.