Scanning the Horizon: 3D laser scanning a step closer

Scanning the Horizon: 3D laser scanning a step closer

Xelect’s ambitious plans to create a groundbreaking new scanner took a big step forward this week after a successful set of tests at Mowi’s Fort William processing factory. The new scanner will be able to analyse live fish using 3D laser imaging technology, and process the data using our powerful AI algorithms to predict fillet yield.

Senior Breed Programme Manager José Mota-Velasco oversaw the tests, during which over 300 atlantic salmon were processed. Fillet yield has always been difficult to measure with live fish, but we know that small gains in this area can equate to major increases in profit for our customers.

Operations Director Tom Ashton commented “The scanner is just one of a number of R&D projects we’re working on to break new ground for the aquaculture industry, and has been part funded by a Scottish Enterprise SMART award. Thanks to Mowi Scotland for helping us with the trial!”

For more information on our 3D laser scanner get in touch.

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