Innovative machine for efficient deheading of carps and other cyprinidae

Authors: Mariusz Kosmowski, Andrzej Dowgiallo, Marek Jakubowski, Jarosław Diakun

Company/Faculty/School: National Marine Fisheries Research Institute and Koszalin University of Technology

Country: Poland



The subject of the invention is a carp deheading machine with circular cut, which is an innovation in relation to known solutions. Another innovative solution is the use of a cylinder deheading knife. Due to its modular design, the knife does not require sharpening, but only the replacement of an inexpensive blade – the cutting band, if necessary. Another innovation is the laser pointer used in the machine, which allows for precise positioning of the fish in relation to the deheading knife.