Fats, saltwater, and other materials are removed during fish processing. This is to ensure fish and shellfish products are safe to sell and consume. At Airtech Vacuum Incorporated, our vacuum solutions are designed to clean seafood in a quick and efficient manner, as well as convey waste materials for disposal.

About The Fish Processing Industry

Fish is a term that describes all forms of edible crustaceans, mollusks, and finfish that inhabit an aquatic environment. Fish processing refers to the preparation of freshwater fish and other seafood for human consumption. The product quality of fish and the retention of its nutritional properties are often dependent on how the catch is handled after it has been harvested from its natural aquatic environment.

In most cases, harvested fish must be immediately stored in a low-temperature environment. The chilling process is needed to slow the growth of microorganisms that live in fish. These microorganisms may inhibit the activity of enzymes.

Next, preprocessing of fish can be performed in a shore-based plant. Fish processing machinery may be involved in operations such as butchering, grading, sorting, washing, and inspecting the harvested fish. Depending on how well the butchering is done, up to 70% of the harvested fish may be discarded as waste. With that said, the four procedures used in the final processing of fish includes irradiating, controlled water activity, freezing, and heating. These procedures are designed to extend the shelf life of the fish.

Common Products for the Fish Processing Industry

  • Liquid ring vacuum pumps that enable continuous and quiet operation
  • Liquid ring vacuum pumps for reduced power consumption during fish processing applications
  • Liquid ring vacuum pumps for conveying liquids and gas-steam mixtures
  • … and more!

Why Choose Airtech Vacuum Incorporated For Fish Processing?

Founded in 1982, Airtech Vacuum Incorporated is a leading distributor and manufacturer of stellar vacuum pumps for fish processing applications. Whether you are operating filleting machines or skinning machines, we have got your back. Since our inception, our products are known to provide reliable performance cycle after cycle. What’s more, our company is ISO9001, UL-, CE-, RoHS-, and CSA-certified. Manufactured with durability in mind, you can rest assured that our products are long term investments that will last you for decades. Our products also require minimal maintenance for peace of mind.

Airtech Vacuum Incorporated fully understands that each client has different requirements, and that’s why we are able to provide top-notch custom design and engineering solutions for fish processing vacuum pumps. You can count on our engineers to help you make the right choice of pumps for your application. When you shop at Airtech, you can also enjoy outstanding service, fast delivery, and competitive pricing.

As you browse through our comprehensive range of ready to ship products, do not hesitate to contact our engineering staff for further product and technical enquiries. Start browsing through our inventory today and source for superb fish processing vacuum and pressure products with exceptional ease!