Vard Aqua developed a new range of feeding solutions, the Exact Series, for accurate and predictable feeding. These new solutions aim to make sure fish get the right quantity of feed at the right time, and make work at the facility a whole lot simpler. The Exact series consists of two feeding solutions, the Exact Feeding Robot and a new version of the independent Exact Mini Feeder.
The Exact Feeding Robot has undergone rigorous testing and has been developed over decades in collaboration with researchers and experienced fish farmers. “This system is a plug and play type solution that is easy to install without help from us or other technical assistance,” said Svein Arve Tronsgård, sales and marketing manager of Vard Aqua Sunndal. The robot calculates feed quantities automatically, based on information about the biomass registered in its control system. The feeding robot comes with up to four feed hoppers and can be set up to refill automatically between each feeding round.
The mini feeder comes in four different sizes, 1, 3, 5 and 10 liters. “The mini feeder is perfect for small quantities of feed, and so is well suited for things like start-up feeding of lumpfish,” Tronsgård said. “The hopper is a see-through plastic container, so it’s easy to see how much feed is left,” Tronsgård explained, and adds that the design prevents clogging. The mini feeder design ensures that the feed is protected from moisture.