Whole Fish Grading

Fully automated high-speed packing

Production Flexibility and Single Fish Traceability

The BAADER 1870 Wholefish Grader sorts the incoming gutted fish into bins and drops a portioned amount of fish into boxes via a takeaway conveyor and a filling station. Each box is automatically packed with fish from both of the distribution conveyors to give the correct head-tail orientation.

The grader can either be used as a stand-alone machine or combined with the BAADER 1570 Speed Feed System to give a highly automated system. The BAADER 1870 Wholefish Grader can handle high capacities of up to 160 fish per minute.

The BAADER 1870 Wholefish Grader allows for Single Fish Tracking that can include additional information, such as the k-factor, digital images from the BAADER 144 Gutting Machine. Such information is collected and attached to the individual boxes leaving the packing line.

Dynamic Bin Allocation controls the number of bins automatically, in accordance with the fish size. This feature ensures that the necessary quantity of bins available for the current production.

The BAADER 1870 Wholefish Grader can be incorporated into a complete system that can include a check weighing solution with Late Order Binding. With such a system, the empty boxes entering the line are tracked by QR code, then weighed for tare weight, fish weight and ice weight, before being labelled and moved into the palletizing area.

No weighing scales are needed as individual fish weights have already been taken inside the BAADER Gutting Area and tracked with the fish. The BAADER 1870 Wholefish Grader handles up to 160 fish per minute.

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  • Reduced labour costs due to automation
  • Single fish tracking into the boxes
  • Reduced handling of the fish

Technical Data

  • Fish species
    Atlantic salmon
  • Working range (approx.)
    2–11 kg


High Speed Packing

  • No weighing scales needed, individual fish weights have already been taken inside BAADER Gutting area and tracked with the fish
  • BAADER 1870 Wholefish Grader handles up to 160 fish per minute

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Even small fish –big yield

  • Small fish possible with optional small fish kit
  • Cod from 550g – 2,500g h&g
  • High speed for small fish (with optional small fish kit)
  • Smart recipe management
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Smart bin management

  • Dynamic Bin Allocation controls the number of bins according to the fish size
  • Quantity of bins for the single sizes can be scaled up or down to adjust to current production
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Hygienic design

  • Open design and reduced number of components allow for excellent access
  • Cleaning platforms along the BAADER 1870 Wholefish Grader are an integral part of the machine
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Advanced electric control

  • Equipped with I/O-link technology for detailed monitoring of sensors and machine performance
  • Easy user interface for smooth operation and flexible adjustments
  • Motion control of infeed motors allows for precise fillet positioning

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Gentle handling

  • State-of-the-art deflectors are used in the sorting and packing process
  • Shallow angled chutes and reduced drop heights allow the fish to be gently handled throughout the packing process
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Dennis Peukert, Sales Manager, highlights how optimizations and innovations like camera analysis and machine software lead to a high performance of the BAADER 988 in trimming up to 50 fillets per minute all day long.

The flexibility of the machine offers the possibility to choose the most profitable trim by using so called super recipes.

With Dennis Peukert

2:20 | Release Date 2.11.2020

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