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Simple in concept, ingenious in design, the Valka RapidFeed is capable of handling anything from whole fillets to small pieces (Photo: Valka)

A Major Advance in Fish Processing

  (ICELAND, 1/30/2011)

A major advance in fish processing, the Valka RapidFeed infeed control and dispersion machine is a tried and tested solution which revolutionises the infeed and handling of fresh products to an IQF freezer.

Capable of handling anything from whole fillets to small pieces, the Valka RapidFeed can reduce the number of workers required to feed product into an IQF freezer with a capacity of 1000 kg/per hour from 4-6 to as few as two, depending on the size of pieces being processed, and cut the number of workers required to feed an IQF freezer with a capacity of 2500 kg/hour to as few as four.

The groundbreaking Valka RapidFeed is used for feeding the RapidWeigher. Using this unique combination ensures a fully automatic process, all the way from the tub
to the smallest pack, at an impressive throughput of up to 3000 kg/hour

By maintaining a constant flow of product to each worker, the Valka RapidFeed also virtually eliminates fluctuations in production, which in a traditional system may be as much as 20-30 percent of the maximum capacity of the freezer, or 300 kg per hour on a 1,000kg batch.

Gentle product handling is one of the key features of the RapidWeigher

Simple in concept, ingenious in design, the Valka RapidFeed consists of two product dispersers separated by a revolving weighing unit. The first disperser is equipped with a product sensor which maintains a continuous quantity of product in the unit by selectively starting and stopping an infeed device, so ensuring a continuous flow of pieces onto the weighing unit. The second then distributes them evenly onto a conveyor; thereby ensuring that the amount of worker time spent in re-arranging product before it enters the freezer is kept to an absolute minimum.

Simple to operate, the Valka RapidFeed is controlled by a Marel M3000 computer, which comes with a user-friendly interface enabling production parameters to be altered using a few simple keystrokes. At the same time, the system can be easily linked to production control software, providing precision throughput control and a wide range of real-time data on every phase of the production process.

Labour saving, highly efficient and ergonomically designed for optimum hygiene and ease of access during washdown, the Valka RapidFeed requires virtually no worker training to operate it, and offers IQF processors precision production control, improved quality due to less manual handling of delicate product, and rapid payback times, all major steps on the road to higher profits.

About Valka ehf

Founded in 2003 and based in Kopavogur Iceland, Valka ehf specializes in innovative weighing and grading equipment for the fish processing industry
as well as advanced, easy to use fish trading software.

A prime example of the company’s inventiveness is the Valka RapidAligner grading and packing equipment, a processing line which improves yield and maximizes accuracy and greatly improves productivity.

In addition to its design activities, Valka also offers fish processors and other food producers a wide range of independent and reliable consultative and advisory services.

Source: Valka ehf

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