Splitting Machine for Snow Crab: Opilio or Bairdi

Intelligent Snow Crab Splitting

BAADER 2802 is our answer to the market’s demand for more automation in snow crab processing. Keeping all the benefits of its predecessor 2801, the BAADER 2802 significantly improves safety and accuracy in snow crab splitting with unbeaten Performance.

Depending on legal requirements, BAADER suggests gentle stunning of the raw material prior to the process in order to assure loss of consciousness. The BAADER 2802 provides immediate gutting and splitting results at highest yield.

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  • HMI control
  • Automatic parameter adjustment
  • Quality sorting

Technical Data

  • Crab species
    Snow Crab: Opilio or Bairdi
    Other species on request
  • Working range (approx.)
    95-150mm Carapace
  • Throughput (approx.)
    18-42 crab/min


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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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Defect Recognition

  • Automatic recognition of defects (from top and bottom):
    1. raw material: barnacles, leech eggs, moss, slime, missing legs
    2. processing defects: mandibles and tails
  • Defects related quality sorting
  • Which defects to detect can be set per recipe

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Intelligent Processing

  • Accurate size and positioning detection
  • Automatic adjustment of the processing parameters and tools per crab
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HMI Control

  • Recipe control for defect recognition
  • Individual parameter setting of each processing tool
  • Statistics and analytics internal (screen) and external (via cloud)
  • User profiling

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Efficient Trimming with Maximum Flexibility -Automatic Trimming Solution BAADER 988

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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