Busy days at China Fisheries
07 Nov 2011
Busy days for Marel at the 16th China Fisheries & Seafood Expo, staged in the port city of Qingdao from November 1 – 3.
Among the products featured at the show was a large TargetBatcher with a takeaway conveyor and packing chute.
Ergonomically designed to optimise worker comfort and ease of use and specifically developed for the local market, the unit proved a particular hit among visitors to Stand B909.
Using the system, finished products, such as frozen portions and/or fillets, are scraped and graded, and the trays/boxes/baskets intended for packing for retail are brought to the TargetBatcher.
The packs are then placed on the working platform or stand, where operators place them onto the TargetBatcher, which automatically sorts them into batches of the desired weight.
The takeaway conveyor takes them to the out-feed chutes, and the completed batches drop into baskets for the rest of the packing process.
Throughout the show, a team of Marel specialists was on hand to provide information and advice on all the company’s equipment for processing whitefish, shellfish and farmed species, including Pangasius and Tilapia.
Strategically set in the heart of an area that is home to the largest seafood re-processing industry in China, the China Fisheries & Seafood Expo has grown to become Asia’s largest seafood show, attracting exhibitors from all over the world and visited by thousands of buyers and decision makers.
Each year, local companies and those in the surrounding Shandong Province import and export some USD$6 billion worth of seafood, almost a third of China’s total international seafood trade.