Helping You Minimise Waste & Improve Efficiency
SF Engineering provides high-quality process line solutions for fish processing plants across Europe, offering solutions that are reliable, easy to operate and efficient.
Moving to an automated solution will bring your fish processing facility to the next level, offering increased throughput and greater product quality from product intake through to packing and product inspection.
Our solutions give white fish, salmon and shellfish processors the ability to capture and record staff efficiencies and monitor and trace each product batch. This results in a more efficient production solution with yield return through detailed information.
SF experience built into every fish processing line
Within fish processing operations, even small fluctuations in giveaway can have a significant impact on revenue. That’s why each of our solutions focuses on eliminating guesswork and maximising yield, resulting in higher profits throughout your business.
Reducing labour dependency is a key factor when we design our fish processing lines. We offer a range of fully-automated or semi-automated line solutions that ensure you can achieve high-quality products consistently at increased production speeds with less personnel.
Increased hygiene & safety
Our line solutions are ergonomically designed with operative health and safety in mind. We take into account work station heights, reducing heavy lifting and manual handling, conveyor pinch points, and allowing easy access to reduce clean down times.
Superior pack presentation
Control, accuracy and speed are key to achieving superior pack presentation and increased shelf life. We offer a range of world-class leading weighing, packing and sealing technology to ensure your product is presented at its best as it leaves your processing facility.
More Information on Weighing Solutions
We provide a range of weighing scales to suit your processing requirement including, Flow Scales, Bench Top Scales and Floor Scales.
All scales provide high levels of accuracy and are robust enough to match up to the heavy demands of the fish industry.
Our Flow Scales operate at normal production speeds and can be incorporated at specific intervals in your production line to provide operator verification checks, yield checks, and ensure accurate batch or pack weights are met.
Bench Scales and Floor Scales can be used as standalone installations where required.
Batching & Grading
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SF offers a range of batchers & graders to integrate multiple steps of the production line, to provide a total solution that ensures your raw product is weighed, divided and sorted correctly.
Our state-of-the-art technology creates highly advanced accurate and fast grading solutions for whole product, portioned product, fresh or frozen. We offer a full range of batchers and graders to meet all requirements that can withstand the harsh environment of a fish processing facility.
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Filleting & Trimming
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Our filleting and trimming solutions focus on yield, speed and traceability.
By utilising intelligent software, our yield data capture functionality can then be used to report on the individual filleter performance and overall production. The reports feature real-time graphical monitors of filleter KPIs and can record overall filleting yields per ITN (Individual Traceability Number).
Time is of the essence in modern food processing and we’ve ensured that intelligent distribution is a basic element of our solution. Our distribution system means each operator never has to wait for product. Each holding hopper is automatically populated while filleters process the fish.
With traceability being a common concern for the modern processor, SF Engineering’s solutions allow for supplier and product details to be stored at the beginning of each production run. This means individual fish can be uniquely traced from its originating batch and dynamically or statically weighed and tracked through the filleting process.
More Information on High-Precision Portion Cutting Machine
The PORTIO, a high-precision portion cutting machine, suited to fresh products such as fish fillets and whole fish, cutting to fixed thickness or fixed weight portions.
It is capable of up to 1000 fixed weight cuts per minute and will always intelligently decide the best possible cutting pattern to minimise by-products.
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More Information on SF Packing Solutions
Our range of flexible packing solutions are designed to increase process efficiency and ensure optimum product flow. They are available in various configurations and meet all stringent hygiene standards.
The optimal design of the overall solution enables process times to be minimised while maintaining maximum output, contributing to low operating costs and an optimised line footprint.
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Multihead Weighing & Distribution
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We design & build fully-automated multihead weighing and distribution processing lines which are perfect for a high throughput fish processing operation.
The multihead weighing and batching lines are suitable for fresh and frozen fish and seafood products.
The system handles all in-feed, sorting, mixing, and precise weighing requirements to achieve exact weighed batches of product which is then distributed into either an awaiting tray, bag, or directly onto a conveyor belt for delivery to a grading line.
Further downstream processes can include:
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Tray Handling & Packing
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Presentation and speed are fundamental in the tray packing and handling process. SF solutions ensure this phase of production is either fully automated or operating with a reduced labour requirement whilst maintaining optimum throughput and superior pack presentation.
For channelling products from multi-lanes into a single lane at optimal speed, we offer pack turners, singulators and convergers to ensure correct presentation when the pack reaches downstream processes such as labellers.
We offer a powerful range of advanced Tray Sealing & Denesting solutions that deliver the highest standards of pack appearance, convenience, shelf-life, safety and hygiene.
Whether your requirement is to pack a single product or many different products per shift, whether you operate short, medium or long production runs, there is a tray sealer to meet your production challenges.
Quality Control & Labelling
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Correct quality control checks should be made throughout the packing process to promote customer satisfaction and ensure you meet the strictest legislative requirements.
We supply a range of world-class solutions from partners Ishida and Ceia to help you achieve this. Find out more about our solutions :
Industrial Washing Solutions
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We understand the constant challenge of odour and fish scale contamination when cleaning crates, bins, pallets, dolavs and trays. That is why our Industrial washers and dryers are built to suit your exact pollution requirements.
From stand-alone units to fully integrated, automatic washing and drying solutions, each system saves valuable labour and utility costs, whilst maintaining the highest level of hygiene.
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More Information on Hygiene Equipment
The fish industry requires extremely high levels of hygiene. This starts at entering the processing area all the way through to the cleaning equipment used during production.
Our Hygiene equipment helps prevent the risk of contamination. We provide a wide range of high-quality solutions including:
- Access control boot and hand washers
- Hand sanitisers
- Knife washers & sterilisers
- Boot washers and storage racks
- Apron Washers
More information on SF Engineering Hygiene Equipment range.