Turnkey Solutions for Groundfish -Onboard Frozen

Market-Driven Processing

Revolutionary VersaPack™ system allows production to be directed in response to market demands, prioritizing more valuable end-products as they’re needed

Rapid Computerized Visioning

Computerized vision technology detects species, size-grades fish and creates basis for full product traceability on individual level.

Optimized Washing & Bleeding

Efficient washing and bleeding technology, based on first-in/first-out principle, delivers higher end-product quality.

Efficient, Non-pressure Freezing

Self-loading and unloading plate freezers designed for use at sea deliver superior product quality and operate in a fully enclosed cabin.

Fully Automated Packing & Palletizing

Mixed product from simultaneous processing lines automatically packed and palletized as needed, simplifying zoo-keeping, landing and greatly reducing labor.

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The Skaginn 3X turnkey onboard solution for frozen groundfish is breaking new ground in demand-driven fishing. As market demands shift, the Skaginn 3X can respond in real time with simultaneous processing lines and the VersaPack™ system, which allows producers to pick, pack and freeze a range of product in response to demand onshore, yet palletize in an optimized way that fully utilizes pallet space.

The innovative Skaginn 3X equipment is characterized by a high level of precision automation, including computerized visioning, batching, freezing, packaging and palletization. Moreover, the entire system is purpose-designed for operation at sea and to support high energy efficiency while minimizing the overall carbon footprint. As with all Skaginn 3X technology, product quality is a priority, made possible here by a short production time, low temps, optimized bleeding and non-pressure freezing.

System Overview

The Skaginn 3X turnkey solution for groundfish onboard frozen processing is highly customizable. Below is an example of a buildout, although the solution offers great flexibility and is invariably configured to meet each client’s particular needs by the Skaginn 3X team of engineers and designers in close collaboration with the client.

1. Catch enters processing deck
  • Brought to heading quickly but with gentle handling
  • Processing flows for groundfish (cod, haddock, saithe, etc.) and redfish
  • Multiple onward lines from each station
  • Rapid workflow into bleeding
2. ValuePump™ sets new standard in transport logistics
  • Replaces belts, chutes and tubs with value-added conveyance for various product (whole round fish, fillets, portions, roe, liver or heads and frames)
  • Combines conveyance with product treatments (bleeding, chilling, surface disinfection, heating, etc.) in a single process
  • Closed, low-pressure system is gentle and hygienic
3. Vision Whole Fish Grader uses computerized visioning to grade groundfish for size, weight and species
  • Compatible all major groundfish species with 99% accuracy
  • Creates record of individual fish, creating basis for full traceability
  • Rapid flowthrough keeps system at optimal capacity
  • No operator required, saving on labor
4. Redfish Grader uses species-specific V-grading conveyors to sort mechanically by size
  • High capacity at 15 tons per hour
  • Flexible size-grading
  • Grading improves filleting accuracy and product yield
5. Product mix batched and configured from simultaneous processing lines with VersaPack™
  • Pick, pack and freeze market-ready product at sea
  • Complete flexibility in product mix—different species, different cuts, different packaging—in unified workflow
  • Modular tray sizes mean total optimization on pallet
6. Automated loading in Onboard Automatic Contact Freezer
  • Specially designed for operation at sea
  • Non-pressure freezing preserves natural appearance
  • Eliminates vertical plate freezing and its crushing effects on product quality
  • Utilizes deck height to save floor space
  • Runs up to 7 days between defrosting
  • Eliminates heavy lifting for safer working conditions
  • Size of packing units (cartons, bags and naked product) optimized for palletizing, leaving no wasted space on pallet
  • Loaded, wrapped, labeled pallet moved to cargo hold via elevator
  • When cargo hold is full, palletizing hotel serves as cold storage
  • No sorting on land necessary—product emerges ready for transport

Specifications

System capacity

100 MT/24 hrs

Footprint

Energy use for chilling per 100 MT of finished product

Total energy use w/o chilling per 100 MT of finished product

180 m2

200 kWh

300 kWh

* These specifications are provided for reference only and do not reflect how all buildouts perform. As the Skaginn 3X solutions are highly customizable, results vary greatly depending on how each system is configured.

Specifications

System capacity

200 to 450 MT/24 hrs

Footprint

Employee hours per shift at 200 T capacity

Employee hours per shift at 450 T capacity

300-900 m2

10 hrs

30 hrs

* These specifications are provided for reference only and do not reflect how all buildouts perform. As the Skaginn 3X solutions are highly customizable, results vary greatly depending on how each system is configured.

Specifications

System capacity

1000 MT/24 hrs

Footprint

Employee hours per 1,000 kg of finished product**

Energy use for freezers per 1,000 kg of finished product

Total energy use for factory w/o freezing per 1,000 kg of finished product

3,000 m2

0.94 hrs

60 kWh

66 kWh

* These specifications are provided for reference only and do not reflect how all buildouts perform. As the Skaginn 3X solutions are highly customizable, results vary greatly depending on how each system is configured.

** Employee hours is based on all factory employees, including cleaning time and technical service. This is based on 750 metric tons/24 hours of mackerel production with a total of 30 employees.

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