The Maskon vaccination system is developed in a close cooperation with the world’s largest salmon producers. Skala Maskon’s fully automatic vaccination machine is operated by a single operator and can vaccinate and grade up to 40 000 smolt per hour. The machines can vaccinate single, double, triple and intramuscular doses simultaneously.
The Norwegian aquaculture industry has an annual need for about 360 million vaccinated trout and salmon. New vaccines are being developed and the industry expects large numbers of fish needing 2-3 different vaccines (PD vaccines and DNA vaccines).
Maskon has developed an automatic vaccination machine that can be operated by a single operator. It will handle fish in the size range 30 - 170 grams. The machine should anesthetize, singularize and orient the fish automatically and with help from machine vision ensure proper vaccination. The machine is user-friendly, reliable, and designed to take care of hygiene and animal welfare. The machine has set a new standard for vaccination quality. Maximum capacity for the largest unit is up to 40,000 smolt per hour. Our vaccination machines are now vaccinating well over 200 mill. vaccinations each year.
More than 85 plants delivered in Norway and abroad
There has been great interest in this solution at home and abroad. In a short period of time more than 85 vaccination units has been sold. For example: Salmar, Marine Harvest, Lerøy, Sævareid, Flatanger, Smøla, Sundsfjord smolt and Wingvax. Skala Maskon has partnership with Sterner in the UK. Sterner will handle sales and technical support in the UK.
In Latin America, Skala Maskon has entered into partnership with PHARMAQ AS, which via its subsidiary PHARMAQ AS Technika SpA will be responsible for sale and service on Maskon's vaccine solutions.
Several units has been delivered abroad to UK, Chile and the Faroe Island.
For more information about Maskon's vaccination system, see product information.