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Project details

In 2020, KER received the contract to complete a first of its kind “Mobile Weighing System” for Pelagic Weighing Systems.

Works completed

Overview

  • 1 x Infeed Fish Hopper – Total Capacity 8m³ of fish and 4m³ of chilled water
  • 2 x Speed controlled Conveyers feeding the Flow Scales with 6 x Fans (per conveyor line) for dewatering the fish
  • 2 x Flow-Scales 600mm wide belt
  • 2 x inclined Conveyors
  • 1 x 6,800 x 700mm wide Bi-directional conveyor for discharging fish into tankers
  • 1 x clean in place (CIP) system for washing
  • 2 X pumps fit at the bottom of conveyor. 1. is for pumping water back to the boat. 2. is fitted with a flow meter and controlled by PLC for pumping into tankers.

Project Description

KER Group, commissioned the first of its kind “Weighing Platform” for Pelagic Weighing Systems. This Mobile Weighing Platform is used to weigh at point of landing in Killybegs, whilst ensuring the quality of the fish. The weighing platform, uses an 8m³ infeed hopper and conveys the fish up and across two weigh scales supplied by “Marel”. These scales are the same specification as already installed in the fish processing facilities in Ireland.

The fish travel forward onto a bi-directional conveyor that can feed the fish left or right into the tankers ready to transport to the processing factories. The “Weighing Platform” is completely self-sufficient, central control PLC system controls the speed of the conveyors, hopper and Marel’s.

A return water system can return the water to the tanker or the fishing vessel and is fully automated. Its own silenced generator provides power for everything to run continuously. The unit was designed with health and safety at the fore, and the ease of use and cleaning are paramount. The system was designed and built within 17 weeks, all works from design layout to programming were carried out by KER Group.

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Location: Killybegs, Ireland
Client: Pelagic Weighing Systems