Large plants needed automated machines to deliver abundant quantities rapidly. Let’s take a look at the various steps for both manual and automatic processes. By making a careful comparison between manual and automatic processes, you can recognize the importance of using machinery and equipment in the fish industry.
Sorting and grading: Sorting fresh fish is done to categorize species and examine damage and freshness is usually a manual process. Grading fish size, on the other hand, is effortlessly done with machinery. Machine graders precisely and rapidly sort fish. It is believed that automated grading is up to 10 times more effective than manual grading. Still, small plants usually do not make use of automatic graders because of the price of the machinery.
Scaling: Scaling is another step that may be carried out by hand, but it’s one of the most difficult responsibilities since scales can be hard to get rid of. Employees may scale fish with a hard brush or blade. There is no need to scale fish if they are supposed to be skinned or smoked. Some processing plants provide their employees with electric equipment such as handheld scalers. Electric scalers speed up and make the process easier.
Deheading: Freshwater fish may be deheaded using the hands. Typically, saltwater fish are beheaded on a machine. De-heading large fish using the hands needs too much effort, and an automated deheading machine must be utilized. Deheading machines usually make use of band saw blades, cylindrical knives or guillotine cutters for doing this.
Gutting: The gutting of freshwater fish is also usually carried out using the hands and needs a lot of workers. It involves cutting down the belly of the fish and pulling out the organs. A vacuum suction tool may be employed to pull out the internal organs. Plants might use gutting equipment to process specific species. Some machines offer multi-functional solutions and are capable of beheading, cutting and taking out the internal organs.
Fin removal: It is a difficult process to remove fins using the hands, especially for large fish. An automated device produced from rotating disc knives speeds up the process.
Slicing: Slicing fish into steaks is usually performed with a band saw. Large fish need mechanical slicing. There is a variety of slicing machines, like ones that make use of several rotating circular knives.
Filleting and skinning: Plants might be equipped with a filleting machine that utilizes a rotating disc knife and conveyor belt to accelerate the process. An automated tool for skinning comprises a swinging knife propelled by a small electric motor.
As you see, some of the steps of fish processing cannot be done manually and they need much time and effort, so it is better to use machines and equipment to facilitate the fish process. AKOOfish is a leading and innovative company that is a pioneer in using technology and innovative and modern machinery and equipment to make fish processing more efficient and easier.
We are committed to using modern and advanced machines and equipment to complete all the steps of fish processing automatically.
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