The crab packing system by Skaginn 3X, is a new crab packing line with an automatic sorting mechanism control by Vision- and weighing unit. The flow is controlled by a weighing and Vision unit which sorts the product based on size, weight, quality and condition and delivers the product to the right workstation where the product is packed by an employee. The problem of sorting crabs only based on weight is that large individuals can be incorrectly categorized as a small individuals if they are lacking arms. The Vision unit counts legs number of each individual and categories the product based on both weight and arms number. This automatic sorting mechanism eliminates the need of manual sorting and highly increases the packing capacity. The controlled flow ensures first-in, first-out (FIFO) principle, where the first individual to enter the system is also the first one out.
Automatic Quality Control
Additional benefit of the system is that the Vision unit works as an automatic quality control where the system examines each individual based on muscle color and identifies individuals which are considered to be non-fresh.