Autofeeder for pelagic fish


Application

Autofeeder is designed to reduce need for manpower for operating fish cutting machines with pocket conveyors. Equipment automatically delivers fish from hopper tank and distributes them into cutting machine pockets automatically, adjusting speed with the speed of cutting machine. PERUZA designed autofeeder is compatible with Cabinplant, SEAC, AB, VMK, Arenco, Baader and similar cutting machines.

Main benefits

  • No workforce efficiency loss due to stroboscopic effect of passing-by pocket belt
  • Up to 4 person economy per one cutting machine
  • Fast payback time
  • Easy operable

Operating principle

Tank of hopper elevator is filled with fish by operator. Elevating belt evenly brings the fish to the head- tail orientation, unit, further fish is proceeded to infeed units. Before infeeding, fish are singulated to avoid infeeding of several fish into one pocket. Singulated fish are passed into synchronizer. Synchronizer finds next free cell of the pocket conveyor to place the fish to be supplied to following device such as eheading, gutting, fileting machine.

Processing capacity

Fish WidthCapacity one head Autofeeder
Fish/min
(pocket speed)
Capacity two head Autofeeder
Fish/min
170…200mm250 (350)500
150…170mm300 (400)550
130…150mm350 (500)650

* processing capacity is based on conditions when no belly-spine orientation is needed and speed of nobbing equipment is faster than 350 fish/m.n.
Capacity can vary depending on fish species.

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