Category: Shrimp dehead
Off with their heads – Prawn processing industry still lacking automated first step…
Prawn processing in the age of robotics and the new normal…
Untouched by human hands. Zero additives. Buy shrimp heads-on…..
….however CONVENIENCE is a major end consumer requirement and becoming more so across the globe.
It is the major US market shrimp demand pull. It is a North/South European divide.
Unfortunately further processing, such as de-heading, deveining and peeling shrimp brings along it’s own issues – of course firstly, manual handling carries its own human to food safety and, secondly, labor issues – including high risk work environment, low wages, worker exploitation and even cases of slave labor in the associated fish feed industry.
Seek a robotic shrimp de-heading machine and, well, there ain’t any!
BUT hang-on there…….
iRaishrimp S.L., a specialized shrimp aquaculture industry company based in Valencia, Spain, together with local and US partners, have been progressing successfully.
With a prototype built, full tests to be completed end of March 2021 and a priority date obtained on a utility patent filing iRaishrimp S.L is currently seeking a further round of pre-seed investment that would see them through the final development milestones and on to the stage of production of their first commercial inventory.
Seems like their robotic shrimp de-heading/deveining machine has CIP with UV and washdown capabilities. Further enhancements look to include defect controls, size classification, bespoke robotic tail peeling, and even a steam cook function.
So, if interested, or if network interested, do not hesitate to get in touch :
Fernando Sanchez de Lara – email@example.com
Joel Raposo – firstname.lastname@example.org