Turnkey Solutions for Shellfish - Onshore

Computerized Visioning

Automatically analyzes crab for quality defects, size-grades product and sorts left and right claws.

Efficient Freezing

Several rapid freezing options—all at a fraction of the cost of cryogenic.

Purpose-Designed Technology

Thawing, peeling, shell removal, cooking, freezing, glazing, etc. — system is customizable for a range of shellfish lines.

In-Tray Cooking & Freezing

Product cooked and frozen in tray and simply overturned into packing carton.

Hard-Freezing & Glazing

Depending on application, product is hard-frozen in tray then automatically dip-glazed, or spray-glazed.

Turning & Packing

Tray-loaded product overturned into carton for gentle and efficient packing.

contact our specialist

Shellfish present a particular challenge in the processing world, as they are often a highly perishable product and especially susceptible to unfavorable environmental conditions. For these same reasons, shellfish processing benefits greatly from careful temperature regulation, short processing times and precision automation, which is both efficient and gentle when it comes to this high-value product.

In both onshore and onboard applications, the Skaginn 3X process maximizes product quality by keeping temperatures consistently low and minimizing processing times. Moreover, Skaginn 3X systems are all designed with automation, energy efficiency and low maintenance requirements in mind. The equipment is optimized for easy yet thorough cleaning to support industry standards for hygiene.

System Overview

As shellfish represent a diverse range of products, the turnkey solutions that Skaginn 3X offers are highly customized and specialized for each, specific application. Below are several of the most popular units that often are included in turnkey solution for shellfish.

1. When applicable, product chilled with Fluid Ice System at all buffering points
  • Consistent low temp shortens freezing time and prevents bacterial growth
  • Temp range of -5°C to 0°C
  • Slurry thickness adjustable 10% to 50%
  • Automatic delivery system throughout the process
2. Crab analyzed and sorted automatically by Crab Grading/Sorting System with Vision and loaded into trays
  • Automatically analyzes each individual with computerized vision for size, weight, quality (freshness) and condition (number of arms).
  • Automated analysis and sorting minimizes processing time and increases system capacity
  • Automatic quality control identifies damage individuals
  • First-in/first-out principle regulates product flow controlled by vision unit
  • Improves working conditions by reducing workload and heavy lifting
3. Product like crab and shrimp cooked and frozen in Automatic Brine Freezer
  • Automatic infeed and output ensures short processing time and can be integrated with existing processing flow.
  • Brine solution chilled to -17°C delivers rapid freezing with minimum loss
  • Fully automatic requiring no operator
  • Compact design offers easy cleaning and maintenance
4. Processed crab automatically transferred from trays into shipping cartons with Crab Packing Machine
  • Trays automatically overturned into cartons
  • Ensures gentle handling of product
  • Efficiently packs up to 8 boxes per minute
  • Easily integrates into existing processing lines
5. Any remaining shell or particles after peeling removed with Air Separator for Shell Defect Removal
  • Effectively removes loose shell from product
  • Provides optimal distribution before moving on to sorting
  • Improves scanning results so sorter can focus on “real” defects
  • Increases capacity for each sorter
6. Alternatively, product automated loading into Automatic Contact Freezer in tray or carton
  • Non-pressure freezing preserves natural appearance
  • Fully frozen in 3-4 hours
  • Low yield loss
  • Each freezer handles from 5 to 100 tons per 24 hours
  • Runs up to 7 days between defrosting
7. Alternatively, product like scallops automatically frozen with ConTech™ IQF Contact Freezer
  • Crust and full freezing belts combined in one freezing unit
  • Patented TCAB contact belt freezes the product up to 40% faster than conventional IQF freezers
  • The TCAB belt along with the unique design of the freezer ensures extremely low yield loss
  • The freezers are available in various sizes with a capacity range of 250 kg up to 5,000 kg per hour
  • Only requires defrosting and cleaning once a week
8. Protective glazing applied with Glazing Unit For Shrimp
  • High Capacity -up to 2,000 kg per hour
  • Efficient glazing ensures sufficient ice coating
  • Flexible arrangement: 1 to 5 lanes with fully adjustable nozzle heads
9. Product prepared for transport with Packing Lines for Shellfish
  • Accurate batching
  • Accurate and uniform packing for various species
  • Reduced manual labor
  • Fast and automatic batching reduces labor costs
  • Modular design
  • Integrates easily into existing processing lines

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.

Related Products

contact our specialist