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.