IN THE FISH AND SEAFOOD INDUSTRY, PRODUCTS FROM THE PROCESSING LINES MUST BE WEIGHED AND BATCHED FOR DELIVERY. ACCORDINGLY, SPEED AND ACCURACY ARE KEY FACTORS TO OPTIMISE PRODUCTION. TO MEET THE DEMANDS, CABINPLANT IS PRESENTING A FULLY AUTOMATED SOLUTION FOR WEIGHING AND BATCHING LARGE PORTIONS OF FISH AND SEAFOOD ENSURING FIVE TIMES LESS GIVE-AWAY AND THEREBY, REDUCING PRODUCTION COSTS.
“With other solutions the weighing accuracy of a 20-kilo batch can be up to +/- 200 grams, while the Multibatcher has a give-away of maximum 40 grams per weighed out portion. This way, it ensures up to five times less give-away than other systems,” explains Søren Hansen, Technical Manager, Fish and Seafood Processing at Cabinplant.
“The significant reduction of give-away is directly tied to the production costs, which of course depend on the value of the product. For example, a product is valued at USD/kg 2.92 with ten batches a minute. If we add up the reduction of give-away on a yearly basis, it comes to a total reduction worth USD 210,000,” he says.
Accurate high-speed weighing
The fully automatic Multibatcher performs accurate high-speed linear combinatorial weighing and handles portion sizes between two and 30 kilos of whole or processed pelagic fish.
“Usually, weighing portions are between 4.8 and 5.2 kilos. The system then calculates which of the weighing pans are most suitable for obtaining accurate portion weight at 20 kilos,” says Søren Hansen. He continues:
“For example, the weight empties two portions of 4.8 kilos along with two portions of 5.2 kilos and transfers the four portions to packaging in standard fish boxes or typical Multivac thermo forming machines. This way, the Multibatcher handles up to 20 batches a minute with more accuracy compared to other weighing systems.”
Low maintenance and cleaning-friendly
In addition to high-speed and weighing accuracy, the solution requires minimal spare parts maintenance and costs.
“The Multibatcher does not have a lot of spare parts and therefore, it is easy to maintain and clean,” says Søren Hansen.
“At the same, the design is more hygienic than comparable solutions to the fish and seafood industry because it is made from 100 percent stainless steel and other food approved materials,” he adds.