FISK Seafood chose M500 heading machine from Vélfag to ensure that the handling of the fish onboard is of the highest quality.
FISK Seafood, one of the biggest fish processors in Iceland, chose the M500 heading machine from Vélfag for the freezer trawler Arnar HU-1.
Vélfag heading machines are designed to increase speed and productivity, which, in turn, leads to higher profits. The throughput is up to 140 fish per minute or as fast as the operator can feed it. Moreover, the belt design and variable knife angle produce an optimal cut and higher yield both for the actual heading as well as the subsequent filleting. The machines are equipped with a Sure-Grip conveyor system to provide better handling of live fish and fish in rigor mortis.
The simple and space-saving machine is easy to clean, which leads to less bacterial growth and better quality of the product. M500 easily handles different fish species, for example flatfish, white fish, and redfish. Onboard Arnar HU-1 all species are processed for markets in Europe, the USA, UK, and Asia. The annual catch is 10.000 tons of live weight, which is around 5.000 tons of products. Their new heading machine can offer long term rewards that will support Fisk Seafood to continue to boom in the fast-paced, ever-evolving market.
The Vélfag team would like to congratulate FISK Seafood with their new M500 and wish them good fishing in the future.