Baader unveils new salmon processing technology

Published on
October 4, 2016

Baader Group recently unveiled its latest salmon processing technology at its Baader Technology Center in Luebeck, Germany.

At a recent event in September at the Technology Center, more than 120 Baader customers gathered to see the new equipment and software and listened to presentations from industry leaders. At the 1,140- square-meter, state-of-the-art facility, Baader demonstrated new equipment and software solutions to help to optimize raw material utilization as well as reduce processing times, cleaning times and labor costs.

“With the current challenges in raw material harvesting, the customers face constant pressure to find a way to avoid destroying quality by rough and stressful handling of the sensitive product fish,” Baader said in a statement. “Baader finds a most humane and efficient method for stunning and bleeding of salmon/trout and many other fish species, utilizing percussive stunning and bleeding technology.”

The Baader SI automated harvest system, for example, takes advantage of the fish’s natural behavior, so they swim into the stun/bleed machines with the absolute minimum of stress, the company said.

The equipment demonstrated by the global food processing technology provider includes: Baader 144 Salmon Gutting System; the Baader 1570 Speed Feed System; the Baader 101 salmon stunning and bleeding system along with a filleting, trimming, pinboning and weighing line.

Baader’s salmon gutting system and speed feed system includes automatic camera detection of the cleaning result. Each single product can be automatically transferred to the best suitable processing unit – based on customer demands, and the guts are removed without any contamination of water, then separated and collected in a second cyclone.

In addition, Baader’s new skinning machine for salmon is designed for twin (which can run around 50 fillets per minute) or single lane skinning. In addition, the skinning result is “even and perfect due to self adjusting blade holders.”

In addition, Baader demonstrated its solutions for by-product refinement, a washing robot for inside and outside cleaning and its chlorine dioxide disinfection system.

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