The FDS 2000 Skinning Machine is more advantageous when skinning large fish fillets. The fillets are fed on the cold drum from the top. The skin surface "freezes" on the drum through a combination of gravity and pressure. A rotating band knife cuts the fillets away from the skin and the skin is scraped off the drum. The thickness of the cut is easily adjustable. The freezing is only on the surface of the skin.
The main advantages of the machine are:
All of the skin surface is flat against the drum using gravity.
Pressure can be adjusted to help press the skin surface flat on the drum.
The drum is wide enough for two large fillets side by side.
The capacity is about 80 fillets per minute.
Extra cutting, vertical or horizontal, can be added to the machine.
The refrigeration system operates on a system of indirect cooling. A refrigeration unit cools down a secondary cooling medium. The liquid is then transported to the drum and cools the surface of a rotating drum to below the freezing point.
The system can be hooked up to a central refrigeration system in the factory.
Advantages of the FDS system
The machine is able to skin many types of fish, different qualities and with different yield. The band knife can be infinitely adjusted to cut the skin from 0 to 25 mm deep. The unique "freezing" to hold the fillet, ensures that no strain is put on the fillet and makes it possible to skin fillets with soft meat and weak, thin skin.