Valka introduces a revolutionary salmon cutter

The Valka Cutter is a giant leap forward in salmon cutter automation and removal of pin bones. 

Cutting edge technology comes together with deep industry knowledge to set this salmon Cutter apart from the rest. X-Ray imaging makes it possible to skillfully detect and remove pin bones while 3D imaging analyzes each fillet for cutting. These imaging systems work together with robot-controlled water jets to ensure the precise salmon portioning and removal of pin bones as accurately as possible.

This innovative salmon cutter’s imaging system accurately analyzes each fillet and calculates a three dimensional image with all relevant information of size and thickness needed for optimum cutting. That allows for an array of different cutting patterns and programs to be uses based on the size of the fillet.

In an effort to accommodate the various states of salmon fillets at the time of processing, the Valka Cutter engages a number of different tools. It’s a salmon cutter that can process both pre-rigor and post rigor fillets. Through the use of tilted 2D and dynamic 3D water jet robots complex optimizations tasks can be performed. And both skin on and skinless fillets are held firmly in place during cutting with a unique serrated steel belt.

With traditional parallel line cutting techniques at its foundation, the Valka Cutter takes cutting a step further by offering virtually unlimited cutting options. With the ability to cut angled and curved patterns the fillet is used to its fullest potential and waste is kept to a minimum. As all of these components are part of one cutting machine, there is less handling of the product and the amount of labor needed for trimming is reduced.

Different robot types are available for the Valka Cutter allowing for customization to suit a variety of portion types.

Since debuting its water-jet cutting machine at Seafood Expo Global 2014 in Brussels, Belgium, Valka has been focused on increasing its processing presence worldwide. The company contracted with Båtsfjordbruket in September 2019 to provide two complete automated fillet processing lines for whitefish and salmon. It also contracted with Norway’s SalMar in March 2020 to give the seafood supplier with a state-of-the-art salmon grading and packing system.

Learn more about Valka’s cutting edge salmon cutter here.