HB Grandi opts for FleXicut for new factory trawler
HB Grandi has signed a deal with Marel for a FleXicut system and packing graders to be installed aboard its new freezer trawler, due to be delivered by Astilleros Armon in 2019.
â€˜Marel has sold more than 30 FleXicut machines since the revolutionary pinboner and portioner was introduced in 2014 and this is the fifth sale of the onboard version,â€™ said SigurÃ°ur Ã“lason, managing director Marel Fish.
â€˜We are very pleased to be creating a new best standard in offshore processing with HB Grandi.â€™
The complete FleXicut system will produce boneless fillets and enable HB Grandi to increase its value-added production.
The FleXicut Marine machine aboard the new trawler will X-ray each fillet, evaluate its weight, detect pinbones and use water jets to cut them out of the fillet. Rotating knives will then portion the fillet according to set criteria.
FleXicut improves yield and quality while reducing labour costs.
â€˜As the second generation of FleXicut emerges, greater interconnectivity and new features are improving results all the way through processing, while the reliability of existing systems is further fuelling the constantly growing interest in FleXicut from the industry,â€™ SigurÃ°ur Ã“lason said.
WorldFishingToday - 24-04-2018