10/02/17 Updated 05/07/19

New salmon deheader introduced at Salmon ShowHow

Marel has developed a new salmon deheader—the MS 2720—that minimizes manual handling and improves quality and yield.

Salmon Deheader

The new MS 2720 automatic deheading machine for salmon was exhibited at the annual Marel Salmon ShowHow in Copenhagen on February 8, 2017. This innovative system is still in its pre-release phase and Marel is working with key salmon industry operators to finalize its development.

Optimum yield from every fish

The new deheader is designed to achieve optimum yield from every fish by measuring each fish and adjusting the cutting tools accordingly. The tail is also cut off so that the salmon exits the machine ready for filleting.

High precision cutting

Using the latest servo technology, the MS 2720 is capable of deheading up to 20 fish (2 to 10 kg) per minute.

The MS 2720 is equipped with 6 high-quality knives that achieve high yield and quality output from the various cutting processes. Precision cutting of the head and tail maintains the quality of the fish and ultimately delivers a better fillet.

Automatic transfer to filleting

The MS 2720 improves both yield and quality with precision cutting and less manual handling of the fillet. The deheader is designed to be fully integrated with Marel’s filleting machine, the MS 2730.

The automatic transfer of the fish from the deheader to the filleting machine minimizes manual handling and helps maintain the best possible product quality.

Released for sale later in 2017

Expected to be released for sale in Q4 2017, the new Marel salmon deheader is designed to improve quality, yield, and throughput in this stage of salmon processing.

For further information, please contact Marel at salmondivision@marel.com