Vélfag is proud to announce that we have received a grant from the Technology Development Fund for a two-year project
Vélfag has signed an agreement with the Technology Development Fund (Rannís) for funding the design and development of a new type of fish processing machine. The new machine will revolutionize fish processing as we know it and make it easier for fish processors to produce higher-value products.
The Technology Development Fund is a competitive fund that issues its calls for proposals twice a year. The role of the fund is to support research and development activities, which aim towards innovation in the Icelandic industry. A total of 459 applications were received, and Vélfag was one of 73 projects that got funding. The grant categories were; Practical Research Projects, Seeds, Sprouts, Growth, and Market Strength.
We look forward to working on this project and entering a successful partnership with the fund.
The electropolished machinery from Vélfag repels dirt and water and ensures better durability and corrosion resistance. In addition, the space-saving and straightforward design save you hours of cleaning time. Conveyors are easy to take off for deep cleaning, and automatic wash is optional with internal nozzles.
It takes under 5 minutes to clean the whole machine from being stained to shining and spotless.
Consumers are now increasingly aware of food businesses' requirements and the processes needed to produce safe and suitable products.
Not only will consumers question poor food handling and hygiene practices, but they are also more likely to return to clean, well-maintained premises.
With the simplicity of the machinery, modern technology, and food-grade materials, Vélfag ensures the material flows smoothly through the shortest period with the highest quality and hygiene standards possible for safe and wholesome fish production.
Increased hygiene reduces microbial formation, ensures the quality of raw materials, decreases bacterial growth, and prolongs shelf life.
Vélfag would like to congratulate Krossfiskur ehf on their new M700 filleting machine.
Krossfiskur is one of Iceland's processing plants located in Stokkseyri, south Iceland.
The M700 has a proven record of maximum durability, minimum need for maintenance,
increased yield and profitability.
Vélfag completed delivery and startup this month, and we are very excited to have you on the team!
Vélfag delivered two fish processing lines in Ireland, reaching a maximum range from 350g-10kg fish with the new M705 that sets a new industry standard.
Last month Vélfag delivered two processing lines to Ireland in cooperation with BIM
(Ireland seafood development agency).
The forward-thinking company Atlantis invested in one of the lines, including the M521 (H&G), the M705 computer-controlled filleting machine, and the M822 skinning machine.
BIM and Vélfag started discussing possibilities filleting-wise for the Irish market, which is different from the Icelandic one as the Ireland species are more miniature, extra sensitive, and normally, they would need two machines to handle their size range.
Vélfag introduced the newest fully computer-controlled M705 machine, which measures each incoming fish with laser accuracy and positions the cutting knives accordingly, using servo motors. It allows for total control of knife movements (lift and timing) through the touchscreen and adjustments to bone guides, cutting speed, and stiffness off infeed guides.
It offers alteration from one fish species with a push of a button and differentiating between stiff (new) and soft fish.
These features enable the machines to operate in a broader range of different species and increase yield, which was an essential fit for Atlantis.
Since we had the concept ready, we dove into the process of adapting the machine to
fulfill BIM’s/ Irish criteria. In preparation, Atlantis first got the mechanical M700 for trials, and, based on their experience and good results, they decided to invest in the advanced M705 filleting machine along with the M822 skinning machine and the M521 heading machine, which is designed to both head whole fish and take the collarbone off pre-headed fish (H&G). The M521 eliminates the danger of fillets getting stuck in the filleting process and subsequently the fillets that follow.
We spent over a month working with Atlantis to adapt and perfect the M705 for their needs,
ranging from 350g to 7kg fish of Hake, Haddock, Whiting, Cod, and Ling.
We can with confidence say that both parties are happy with the results.
Velfag would like to thank both BIM and Atlantis for the opportunity to build a machine that uniquely suited the Irish producers in performance and adaptability to their multiple species and sizes.
The excellent cooperation was very productive and bore fruit with our exclusive filleting process, which sets a new industry standard.
The M521 is a V-Cut heading machine & Collarbone Cutter designed for
Removing the collarbone before filleting is crucial to secure optimum yield, fillet quality, and up-time processing. As a collarbone cutter, the M521 also plays a vital role in a state-of-the-art filleting line; effectively removing the collarbones and:
The M521 deheading and collarbone cutting machine is a neat and powerful tool for the seafood industry when building their eco-labels and sustainability certification.
Ilivileq GR 2-201 Kick-started the year by fishing 2200 tons of whitefish in the Greenland Waters on the first tour in 2021. About 100-110 tons, mainly cod, were processed on the vessel each day with Vélfag machinery, including; two computer-controlled M505 heading machines, M700 filleting machine, and the advanced M725 big fish filleting machine. Both filleting machines are combined with Vélfag's skinning equipment to maximize throughput and uptime.
The majority of the catch was large fish, and 60-70% ran smoothly through the M725 filleting machine.
"The machines were terrific, and get a straight A's ! " -said one of the technicians onboard.
We look forward to joining the technicians and, believe it or not, make the machines to be even more efficient!
You can read more about the Vélfag equipment on board here:
Vélfag has delivered a refurbished M700 filleting machine to GPG Seafood in Bakkafjörður, Iceland, one of GPG Seafood's processing plants in Iceland. Vélfag's experts successfully completed delivery and startup last week. GPG Seafood prides itself on offering quality fish that reflects the purity of Icelandic nature. The raw material originates in the pristine waters of the Atlantic Ocean around Iceland. Strict quality requirements and processes within the company ensure the delivery of stable quality products all year round. Therefore, fish processing machines and solutions from Vélfag are a perfect match for ambitious companies like GPG Seafood.
This cleverly designed M700 machine is a perfect example of the durability and robustness that our customers receive when buying equipment produced by Vélfag. This filleting machine had previously served non-stop for years on board an Icelandic factory trawler until replaced by its previous owner for a new computer-controlled filleting machine from Vélfag.
-The Vélfag team would like to congratulate GPG Seafood on their new filleting machine. We are thrilled to have you with us.
Murman Seafood in north Russia has premiered a new promotional video from the opening ceremony in September. The factory is seen as a showcase for the Russian Seafood industry, and the video is an excellent example of how forward-thinking companies drive the seafood modernization.
Vélfag is one of the plant's leading suppliers by delivering four filleting lines with a matching platform and conveyor system.
Vélfag's M700 and M725 filleting machines meet future requirements in the fast-changing world of fish processing with its high automation and optimum yield level. The TakeControl operating system can deal with different species with a touch of a button and can change character in a matter of microseconds.
Furthermore, Vélfag launched its new M521 heading machine in Murman Seafood's processing plant. It removes the collar bone with excellent results in terms of yield and quality.
The platform and conveyor system's design makes the delicate fresh material flow with minimal impact through the process by keeping a steady height from the heading through filleting and skinning until delivered into the adjacent cutting and trimming line. Vélfag's solution also ensures optimal working conditions for the operators and maintenance.
With high-class standards, Murman Seafood secures the consistent quality of the products all year-round.
Vélfag would like to congratulate Murman Seafood with the remarkable accomplishment!
You can watch the whole video on the link below.
Samherji's brand new high-tech production plant in Dalvík is now up and running. The new 9,000 square meter fish processing facility is among the world's most advanced groundfish plants. Samherji's investment starts at around ISK 6 billion (37M €), and automation is at the forefront. Vélfag filleting machines are at the heart of the transformation process, now with both M700 and M725. Samherji founded in 1983 is one of the largest companies in the Icelandic fish industry and has long been in the lead in the fisheries sector, primarily due to their way of improving and using technology in their part of the value chain in fishing, land-based processing, and utilization of raw materials.
In addition to the robust mechanical M700, Samherji has now also invested in the M725, a fully computer-controlled machine designed to fillet large whitefish enabling Samherji to produce clean, high-value fillets. Along with our proprietary filleting process and TakeControl operating system, the machine sets a new industry standard.
The TakeControl software offers features such as data collection, tag-based login, fish size adaptive control, automatic lubrication, and data collection for both quality of the product and valuable information on machine condition and upcoming service.
The Vélfag team would like to congratulate Samherji on their modern processing plant in Dalvík. We're proud to be part of the ambitious project.