Sea Cucumber Cleaning
The goal of this development project was to develop a system to clean sea cucumber (holoturian), for the Cucumaria frondosa specie, without having to cut it longitudinally. In the traditional manual process, a cut is produced along the cucumber to access and to scrape off its innards. Another goal was to design a semi-automated production line that would allow the same number of workers to increase their productivity, compared to what they were doing manually. Of course these objectives were met by keeping the same yield and same level of quality, which is mainly cleaning the sea cucumbers without removing its flesh or damaging its skin.
The sea cucumber processing line developped by Oceatec team is a success since it improves the productivity of the cleaning activity by reducing dramatically the required time for this processing stage, compared with the entirely manual process.
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