For as long as I can remember, the shrimp industry has been trying to find ways to automate the deheading and peeling and deveining of shrimp.
Well, the wait is over. We have been working with a company called NovaTech on their new ShrimpWorks platform. Basically a processing machine that automatically dehead, and deveined, then peels our Sun Shrimp.
Always the subject to much rumor and intrigue, after 2 years of intense development, the machine is now ready for commercial use.
We have been using the ShrimpWorks system daily for the past 6 months, and recently installed a third line. The final product looks amazing, and the fact that the shrimp tail does not have to be "butchered" in order to clean it allows the shrimp tail to stay whole. Truly a ground breaking product that should help our industry move away from the intense processing labor currently required.
A cleaner, more efficient and better looking shrimp, we have been marketing our cleaned Sun Shrimp for the past three months and the results and feedback have been overwhelmingly positive.
This weekend we are installing our third line at our facility and we have actually removed our manual deheading table to make more room.
Highly recommend that anyone who processes shrimp take a look at this system. For us it is a game changer!