Since the first FleXicut installation in 2015, Vísir has more than doubled their productivity, with new jobs created in other parts of the factory to support the higher volume.
Automatic pinboning and portioning
Vísir and Marel have worked together for many years, constantly redefining the limits of processing technology to transform the way fish is processed. One of the highlights of the partnership was the introduction of the FleXicut automatic pinboning and portioning machine in 2015.
Before investing in two FleXicut machines, Vísir had been running the new technology as part of a development agreement with Marel. At the time, this was a huge step forward in automation; reducing the need for skilled labor, increasing throughput and greatly improving overall yield and quality.
Vísir now uses the whole FleXicut system including automatic product distribution and, since 2017, a streamlined infeed of pre-trimmed fillets to the FleXicut, providing automatic quality feedback to individual workers on the trimming line.