Processing hardware to the fore


MAREL will be bringing its latest whitefish and salmon processing machines and software to next month’s Seafood Processing Global, in Brussels.

Whitefish processors will be interested in the demonstration of the revolutionary technology of the Icelandic company’s FleXicut automatic pinbone detection and removal system and the introduction of a new Innova production control software. This innovative, new generation of processing technology is already in operation at Fisk Seafood, Norway Seafoods, Jakob Valgeir and Vísir. The system enables them to greatly reduce labour, increase yield and improve product quality.

Marel will introduce the new Innova FleXicut software, which can manage and control all FleXicut actions from a single environment, including setting up activities to define which raw material enters the machine and how it should be trimmed and portioned. The software collects production data on all pieces and portions in real time, giving users an effective tool to analyze and optimize their process.

Meanwhile salmon processors will be able to see the new MS 1355 – a single lane skinner that operates head-first, using the same technique as its double lane counterpart, the MS 1710. This method greatly reduces manual handling and helps maintain the best raw material quality possible in the skinning process.

Continually developing new applications to meet customer need, Marel will show a new infeed system for the MS2730 Filleting Machine that can handle salmon and trout in sizes down to 1.5 kg. The new system enables processors of smaller fish to process their raw material with automatic, quality technology.

Marel is also introducing a new Service Program for the MS 2730 Filleting Machine and the FleXicut whitefish pinboning and portioning system. Preventive maintenance is at the heart of the new program, offering a structured way to reduce the risk of unexpected breakdowns and maintain maximum performance.