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The VAKI Wellboat Smolt Counter is specially designed for use with big vacuum pumps or pressurised flow on wellboats. The well proven technology on hatcheries all over the world, has been adapted to the wellboats, and it gives accurate count that can be verified with images of every fish.
- Accurate counting of fish from 30g
- Capacity up to 300,000 smolts per hour
- Counting reports for every delivery
- Images are stored for verification of the count
- Measurement of average weight & size distribution
- 1400 - 2100mm wide counting area, depending on type
- Automatic leveling system
- Excessive dewatering from vacuum pumps
- Full control from the bridge
- Gentle handling of fish
- Can be connected to VAKI cloud
2 standard widths (special sizes on request)
- 2.1m counting width
- 1.4m counting width
- Size range: 30 - 1000g
- Capacity: 200 - 300.000 fish/hour
- Accuracy: over 98%
- Trained agents for installation
- Repair service at each main area
- Critical Spares in place with main agents
- Routine Service contracts from distributors
- Updated Service / operating manual
- All units fully tested for hardware & software performance before delivery
- 2 years Warranty guarantee
- Customer service & back up
The Wellboat Smolt Counter is well suited for all kind of fish such as: salmon, cod, turbot, halibut, trout, tilapia, sea bass and bream.
|Bioscanner||Pipeline Counter||Nano||Micro||Macro||Macro Exel||Smolt Counter||Channel Counter
|Fish Size||3g -6kg||10g-10kg||0.05g-30g||0.1g-200g||0.1g-400g||Up to 800g||Up to 500g||50g and up||50g and up|
|Capacity||16.000 fish per hour
|45.000 fish per hour (50g)||200.000 1g fish per hour||500.000 1g fish per hour||1.000.000 1g fish per hour
200.000 50g fish per hour
|1.200.000 1g fish per hour
240.000 50g fish per hour
|200-300 fish per hour||40-100 ton/hour per channel||40-100 ton/hour per channel|
|Weight||Control unit 7kg
Scanner unit 3kg
|Scanner frame 6kg||92 kg||150kg||300kg||360kg||S-1400 200kg
|Y-1300 300 kg
|Dimensions||Control unit 35x28x17cm
Scanner unit 25x10x35cm
|Scanner frame 45x45x35cm||(L x W x H)
|(L x W x H)
|(L x W x H)
|(L x W x H)
|(L x W x H)
|- 2.1m counting width
- 1.4m counting width
|- 1.9m counting width
- 1.3m counting width
|Counting Width||N/A||260mm||400mm||500mm||1000mm||1200mm||- 2.1m counting width
- 1.4m counting widths
|- 2.1m counting width 1.4m counting width||- 2.1m counting width
- 1.4m counting width
|Custom Design Available||N/A||N/A||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Warranty||Two Years||Two Years||Two Years||Two Years||Two Years||Two Years||Two Years||Two Years||Two Years|
Full control from the bridge of the wellboat
The counting technology
The counter uses VAKI computer vision technology originally developed for counting fry, smolts and juvenile fish. Fish pass over a light source where an imaging line scanning camera is used to grab silhouette image of every single fish. The silhouettes are analyzed and used for counting and size estimation.
The Counting Software
The advanced software is used to count the fish as they pass the counting area. All fish images are stored and can be used for verifying the count. The screenshot to the right shows one second of smolt counting where the capacity is up to 100 fish per second.
Among other features the Macro app provides the user the option to run the counter, view the results and email the count report from a smart phone or tablet.
Automatic Report Function
The automatic count report gives valuable and detailed information on the counting. The report can be supplied to the receiver of fish along with the counting file containing the images of all the fish. The throughput chart shows the rate of fish passing thru the counter. With this information the quality of the count can be assessed by checking for any overload time.
The average weight and the size distribution of the counted fish are shown on a graph along with information on the total biomass of the fish.
Since we have incorporated the Macro Counter into our system, we have been able to improve inventories to within 2 to 3% accuracy. I would recommend VAKI's equipment to any large fish farming aquaculture operation.
Just want you to know that I applied the training that I received from you. Utilizing file space on the Macro Counter and remembers to download file on the hard drive to the memory stick. We graded after you left. Knowing how the counter work made it effortlessness to operate and at ease to explore the capability of the unit. So your trip here were productive and I learned valuable lesson on how to operate and use counter properly.
Buckmans Creek Hatchery
Osland Settefisk, Norway has invested in VAKI Micro and Macro Counters for the best possible control of production. The equipment has very good capacity and is accurate in all phases of production when it is used properly. Sorting and distribution have never been better. We believe to have good control of biomass and numbers with VAKI equipments.
Kjetil Rørtveit, Driftsleiar
Osland Settefisk AS
We have been using several Macro and Micro counters in our hatcheries and pre-growing plants for many years. Macro counter is extremely fast, reliable and accurate. Fish are into water all the time, so counting task is a low stress process and fish do not receive any damage. The counters are suitable for a wide range of fish weights and species. We have been using them combined with fish pumps and graders, which allows you making several tasks at a time. Wifi connection makes possible to send counting files directly from the counter to our data base. These counters are a safe bet
The use of the counters has allowed us to maximise growth and minimise unnecessary stress by transferring the exact number of fish for harvest and leaving the remaining fish to feed and grow.
Adam Norris │ Bath Manager
Huon Aquaculture Group Pty Ltd.
We have been using the VAKI Smolt Counters on our wellboats for many years.Fast, gentle and accurate delivery of fish is important to us and our customers.Therefore we choose VAKI Counters that are reliable, have huge capacity and very good accuracy. We are very pleased for the possibility of documenting all counting with image analysis
I have been in the industry for 19 years and have never had equipment with similar capacity and accuracy as the VAKI Macro counter
Frank Meløysund │ Site Manager
Neptun Settefisk invested recently in VAKI Macro and Micro products and with these products we have achieved great control on our production.The equipment has a very high capacity and is really accurate in all phases of production. Grading of the fish is also much faster.We have a lot more control on the biomass and fish number after we invested in the VAKI Fish counters
Viggo Reinert │ General Manager
Neptun settefisk AS
We have been using the VAKI Macro fish counter for several years. The counter employs advanced digital camera technology which gives both high counting capacity and excellent accuracy. In addition, the VAKI Macro fish counter offers good weight estimates of counted fish. The experience of our hatchery staff in using the counter is very positive. The unit is well built and very easy to use. It works very well in combination with fish pumps and graders reducing labor requirements and greatly improving our fish inventory control. It is also virtually maintenance free and, year after year, it provides us with consistent, trouble free operation. Highly recommended
Janusz Wicikowski │ Boot Lagoon Hatchery Manager
We use the VAKI Macro counters all the time on our fresh water cage farms in Scotland. Despite the obvious weather challenges from wind and motion and rain on these sites, the counters work very well most of the time and give us a high degree of confidence with our stock control.
David Catto │ Production Manager
Migdale Smolt Ltd.
Not only was the count accurate to 99.5%, but the ease and lack of stress impressed not only myself but also our customers.
We use the Micro for all counting at our cod hatchery. The Micro has proven to be very accurate and to be able to count fish down to 0.2 grams is of very big value to us.
Havlandet Marin Yngel
The Macro has outperformed all expectations. Speed, accuracy and low stress on the fish are key advantages .
Willie Young │ Managing Director
We use our pumps almost daily. At the moment we have 2 pumps one at each facility. The Heathro Pump is gentle on fish and is easily controlled with its remote control, which makes it possible for only one person to operate sorting and moving of fish. We are very pleased with our choice of pumps that are perfect fit for our needs and production.
Driftleder - Neptun Settefisk avd Botnan
The Pipeline Counter (PLC) has been very useful for us. Especially in the planning process where it is very important for us to know how many fish are in each cage. The PLC has saved us much time and effort and we are very happy with the easy installation and the opportunity to integrate to other equipment on our site.
Fish Manager – Stolt Sea Farm Iceland
The Shrimp Pico Counter offers us great options when moving shrimp,” says Rodney Johnson, a technician for TruShrimp Systems. “I also like the mobility of the unit and the computer and screen on the cart right above the camera. The great thing about the Shrimp Pico Counter is the ability to know exactly how many shrimp are in a tank when we move our shrimp in the various growth stages. Knowing this is very important so we don’t overfeed or underfeed. This gives us optimum shrimp growth and best water quality possible.
The VAKI Grading System has been helpful for us to make the transfer of our fingerlings more effective and soft. Now we have optimal size distribution and know exactly how many fish we have in every cage.
Sinode Godang Sinaga
Regal Springs Tilapia, Indonesia
The new Lumpfish Grader from VAKI has increased our grading efficiency a great deal. We are very pleased with the possibility to grade in three categories instead of the usual two, as with the old hand grading system (the box grader).
The grader is very gentle to the fish and is pumped into the grader instead of netting/ and handling as it is done with the old method.
Also important is the saving of time and manpower. Before we had two to three people grading by box, but now we only need one person grading when using the VAKI Lumpfish Grader. We find the grader really easy to work with and compact, that gives us the possibility to move it around and grade where ever we want. We find the benefits of the new Lumpfish Grader quite bigl
Sölvi Sturluson Snæfeld
Production manager – Hafnir, Lumpfish Hatchery
|Company||Contact||Boat Name||Counter type||Pump Type|
|Marine Harvest Fjæra||Roger Selset||on a smolt site||S- 2100|
|Norsk Fisketransport AS||Håvard Selnes||Novatrans||Trykklösning|
|Remøyværing AS||Dag Remøy||Viktoria Viking||Trykklösning|
|Bømlo Brønnbåtservice||Geir Agasøster||Øydrott||Trykklösning|
|Mowi Star Holding AS||Svein Martin Sæle||Martin Sæle||Trykklösning|
|Remøyværing AS||Dag Remøy||Remøyværing||Trykklösning|
|Bømlo Brønnbåtservice||Geir Agasøster||Øystrand||Trykklösning|
|Bømlo Brønnbåtservice||Geir Agasøster||Øyfjord||Trykklösning|
|Grov Brønnbåtrederi||-||Nordkoral||14" vacuum pump|
|Frøy Sjøtransport AS||Helge Gåsø||Hedda||14" vacuum pump|
|Bømlo Brønnbåtservice||Geir Agasøster||Øytind||14" vacuum pump|
|Grip Shipholding AS||Sverre Taknes||Grip Transporter||14" vacuum pump|
|Grip Shipholding AS||Sverre Taknes||Grip Superior||14" vacuum pump|
|Remøyværing AS||Dag Remøy||Gripfisk||14" vacuum pump|
|Company||Contact||Boat Name||Pump Type|
|Solundoy Trading Co.||Finbarr O'Driscoll||MV Solundoy||14" vacuum pump|
|Company||Contact||Boat Name||Counter Type|
|Aqua Chile||Sergio Vargas||2 systems|
|Company||Contact||Boat Name||Counter type|
|North Isles Marine Ltd.||Gibby Clark||S-1400|
|Marine Harvest Scotland Ltd.||Dave McEwan||S-1400|