Fresh herring fillets

Fresh herring fillet - normally a food industry nightmare due to the sticky nature of each fillet - is processed trouble-free and fast on BILWINCO Revolution Series multihead weighers


  • Whole, fresh herring fillets are sticky like few other edibles. In the multihead weighing business they are infamous for causing blockages or at the very least inaccuracies due to their tendency to remain practically glued in place irrespective of the transport system.

Solution: Our new radial feeder vibrators can be set to vibrate at the natural frequency of the product. When combined with our rotating vibrator rims, no herring fillet can resist the urge to move!

Fresh boiled shrimp

Boiled shrimp is processed in great volume, and each production delay is money flowing out of the company coffers. BILWINCO offers unsurpassed reliability even with difficult products such as boiled shrimp


  • Boiled, peeled shrimp is almost as sticky as herring fillet – but it has an entirely different natural frequency. If processed with a weigher that is optimised for herring, chances are that blockages will occur.

  • Lines processing only one product must be stopped intermittently for cleaning in order to maintain hygiene levels.

Solution: The Bilwinco Revolution Series allows for customised radial feeder vibrator setting, so that your line can be packing herring fillets in the morning and shrimp in the afternoon, both at unsurpassed efficiency levels. And due to the refined design of the multihead weigher the changeover time is up to 50% lower1 than for competing weighers.

1Reductions accomplished through reduced cleaning times and instant product changeover in the weigher software

Canned/tinned seafood

Canned or tinned seafood is also generally a "volume" product, meaning changeover, cleaning and maintenance MUST be easy and fast. BILWINCO canning/tinning lines are unsurpassed in speed and efficiency, also in productions where frequent changeovers occur


  • Cans and tins come in all shapes and sizes, and most packaging lines handle several product and packaging changeovers during a typical day.

  • Many canned and tinned seafood products are sticky or just plain difficult to handle

Solution: Bilwinco designs the filling tools individually for each receptacle, and makes sure that product and packaging changeovers are smooth and quick. The Bilwinco Revolution Series multihead weighers are purpose-built for frequent changeovers, with their superior hygiene and cleanability compared to prevailing designs. Our weighers can be delivered with internal surfaces optimised for your products.

And with the BW Revolution Series Linear Drive radial feeder system even the most difficult and/or sticky product will be moving along at top speed!

Case Stories

08/12/2011 Versatile packaging of seafood at a reasonable price

Fischmarkt Hamburg-Altona GmbH is a medium-sized German company which packs a wide variety of fish and shellfish products for its customers. The products are weighed and packed in bags and cups (thermo-formed and ready-made cups).>>

Category: Case Story, Seafood

The Fresh Fillet Solution

Weighing of fresh herring fillets into glases using the unique Bilwinco linear filling tool.

The Fresh Shrimp Solution

We are using enhanced distribution tools, as you can see below.

Dosing Fresh Shrimps

The Canned Seafood Solution

We are using enhanced servo filling tools, as you can see below.

Servo Filling Tool