Gutted salmon pass through quality control for manual examination for defects in appearance, before entering the whole-fish packing and distribution grader. The highly advanced grading and distribution system automatically controls the distribution of each fish, directing it to the optimum process, for example freezing, filleting, or to the automatic box filling station for whole gutted salmon.
The distribution is based on weight and quality and it is also possible to apply the condition factor (K-factor) to direct specially designated fish to pre-determined processing stations. This can be of great value for the filleting process or other processes where fish of similar condition (size) will provide improved yield and quality of the finished product.
The system handles up to 120 fish/minute, and the box packing has a capacity of up to 28 boxes per minute.
With all of the plant's logistics operating on Marel's Innova production management software, the distribution to the various processes will also be matched to purchase orders.
If you want to know more about Marel's whole salmon grading and distribution systems, please contact the nearest Marel office for consultation: marel.com/offices
or read more on WWW.marel.com/wholesalmon
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