Southway House
Southway Drive
North Common
Bristol BS30 5LW
01173 12 13 14

Autofeeder for pelagic fish


Auto-feeder is designed to reduce need for manpower for operating fish cutting machines with pocket conveyors. Equipment automatically delivers fish from hopper tank and distributes them into cutting machine pockets automatically, adjusting speed with the speed of cutting machine. PERUZA designed autofeeder is compatible with Cabinplant, SEAC, AB, VMK, Arenco, Baader and similar cutting machines.

Tank of hopper elevator is filled with fish by operator. Elevating belt evenly brings the fish to the head- tail orientation, unit, further fish is proceeded to infeed units. Before infeeding, fish are singulated to avoid infeeding of several fish into one pocket. Singulated fish are passed into synchroniser. Synchronizer finds next free cell of the pocket conveyor to place the fish to be supplied to following device such as eheading, gutting, filleting machine.


Main benefits

  • No workforce efficiency loss due to stroboscopic effect of passing-by pocket belt
  • Up to 4 person economy per one cutting machine
  • Fast payback time
  • Easy operable


Technical Specification

Fish Pelagic fish
Size of processed fish (length) 130…200 mm
Equipment dimension (L x W x H) 5620 x 5080 x 2216 mm
Number of operators on the machine 2
Volume of receiving tank (efficient) 0,6 m³
Water level Adjustable
Additional options Belly-spine orientating add-on


Processing Capacity

Fish length Capacity one head Autofeeder Fish/min (Pocket speed) Capacity two head Autofeeder Fish/min
170…200 mm 250 (350) 500
150…170 mm 300 (400) 550
130…150 350 (500) 650
* processing capacity is based on conditions when no belly-spine orientation is needed and speed of nobbing equipment is faster than 350 fish/m.n.
Capacity can vary depending on fish species.