PICO COUNTER

Accurate Counting, High Capacity and Image Verification

Pico Counter

The VAKI Pico Counters are designed for accurate, high speed counting of fry in 2,5” & 4” & 6” fullwater pipe. The Pico Counters are easily deployed and maintain high accuracy. The Pico Counter has all the benefits of the complete Macro Counter Range with remote online support, count reports and image recording for count validation. The Pico Counter is available for fin fish, lumpfish and shrimp.

Features

ADVANTAGES

  • Accurate counting
  • Very high capacity
  • Easy to install / set up
  • Gentle on fish – fish are in water at all times
  • Images are saved for verification of the count
  • Counting report printed from the computer
  • No need to dewater
  • Can cope with different turbidity / visibility

FEATURES

  • Counting report
  • Overload alarm
  • Removable counter head for servicing or storing
  • Can be connected to VAKI Cloud

OPTIONS

  • Remote monitoring
  • UPS – backup power supply
  • Service contract

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Fish size: 0.01g-100g.
  • Capacity: up to 300,000 100mg fish/hour
  • Dimensions: 68x35x130cm (LxWxH)
  • Power supply: 110/220V
  • Pipe mount: camlock fittings

FISH SPECIES

All non-transparent fish.

Technology

The counter uses VAKI computer vision technology originally developed for counting fry, smolts and juvenile fish. The fish is pumped through scanner were an imaging line scanning camera is used to grab silhouette image of every single fish. The silhouettes are analyzed and used for counting and size estimation. The touch pad screen on the counter head is used to operate the counter. The main screen of the program displays numbers, average weight and through put. A graph shows the rate of fish going through the counter and the maximum capacity. Should the counter be overloaded a warning signal is given.

After each count an image file and a report file are saved. Files can be displayed on screen and transferred to a flash drive or internal network.

THE COUNTING SOFTWARE

All fish images are stored and can be used for verifying the count. Information about the count can be saved automatically to the VAKI Cloud.

RECORDING IMAGES

A chart indicates the number of fish counted during the entire count and is used to select a time frame for further analysis. The screen displays images of fish passing the camera for each one-second interval.

Testimonials

The Shrimp Pico Counter offers us great options when moving
shrimp,” says Rodney Johnson, a technician for TruShrimp
Systems. “I also like the mobility of the unit and the computer
and screen on the cart right above the camera. The great
thing about the Shrimp Pico Counter is the ability to know
exactly how many shrimp are in a tank when we move our
shrimp in the various growth stages. Knowing this is very important
so we don’t overfeed or underfeed. This gives us optimum
shrimp growth and best water quality possible.

RODNEY JOHNSON

TRUSHRIMP SYSTEMS

Since we have incorporated the Macro Counter into our system, we have been able to improve inventories to within 2 to 3% accuracy. I would recommend VAKI’s equipment to any large fish farming aquaculture operation

GEORGE SLIM

PACIFIC AQUACULTURE

Contact

+354 595 3010

Akralind 4, 201 Kópavogur

VAKI AQUACULTURE SYSTEMS LTD.

Akralind 4
201 Kópavogur
Iceland
Tel (+354) 595 3000

About Us

VAKI focuses on fish counting and size estimation. The feature all our products have in common is that they offer the user accurate information to facilitate planning and decision making. They also raise the level of automation and contribute towards increased efficiency.