Velfag’s team at the show received
many comments from visitors on how surprising and interesting they thought it
was to see something so innovative as the M700 ABMD at the show.
Velfag says that its team thought that the market would not be ready for such a
revolutionary idea as a plastic filleting machine, but decided to bring the
project along anyway to celebrate IceFish.
The company says that the M700
ABMD filleting machine will be much lighter than conventional filleting
machines, and will therefore be an interesting option for onboard processing on
smaller boats and vessels where the weight of the equipment is critical.
The ABMD stands for four
different factors that will help facilitate quality and longer shelf life of
the fish product. First, the plastic is blended with new and powerful antibacterial materials from Zell Metal
in Austria. The less bacteria in the
fish products, the more quality and longer shelf life and tolerance
for more environmentally friendly (but often slower transport) and so on. The
plastic is also blended with metal
and magnetic detective materials. The plastic is also blue so that it can be
visually detected by the naked eye
on the surface of the fish products.
Bjarmi Sigurgarðarsson, Velfag´s
main designer and owner, suggests that all kinds of plastic with those
properties could be widely used in food processing plants, not only
to improve quality control, but also improve product quality.
Velfag also introduced the
new M720 filleting machine at IceFish.
This M720 is built on the strong
foundation of the robust M700 machine that has been a big hit since it was
introduced at IceFish 2008, but is also packed with new and innovative
solutions that Velfag´s design team has developed and tested in close cooperation
The M720 filleting machine is
convertible to a filleting machine for small/medium fish with double the
throughput of smaller fish compared to the larger and heavier one. This way customers
will not be stuck with a large ‘unemployed’ machine for XXXL fish once the catch
changes again to more smaller fish than large.