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” and 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 all non-transparent fish and has proven to be one of the best shrimp counters available.

ADVANTAGES

  • Accurate counting, over 99%
  • 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

FEATURES

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

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Fish size: 0.003g-30g.
  • Capacity: up to 300,000 100mg fish/hour
  • Dimensions: 68x35x130cm (LxWxH)
  • Power supply: 110/220V
  • Pipe mount: camlock fittings and reducers

OPTIONS

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

FISH SPECIES

All non-transparent fish.

Pico Counter Comparison Table

 Pico 2.5"Pico 4"Pico 6"
Accuracy99%99%99%
Capacity100.000 fish/hr@1g160.000 fish/hr@1g240.000 fish/hr@1g
Fish Size0,003g - 3g0,003g - 10g0,01g - 30g
Weight45kg50kg85kg
Dimensions70 x 50 x 130cm70 x 50 x 130cm70 x 50 x 130cm
Counting width110 x 18mm 250 x 41mm375 x 61mm
Power Supply110/220V110/220V110/220V
AP/ Remote MonitorYesYesYes
Size EstimateNoNoNo
Technical SupportYesYesYes
TrainingYesYesYes
Customer DesignYesYesYes
WarrantyTwo yearsTwo yearsTwo years

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.

References

REFERENCE LIST FOR PICO COUNTERS
Nr. of GradersCustomerCountryType
1SolacuaUnknown4" Pico
1Stofnfiskur hf.Iceland1" Pico
1Atlantic Canada Eels Inc.Canada2" Pico
1Natural ShrimpUSA2" Pico
1Mowi Norway ASNorway2" Pico
1Berezan Shrimp co Ltd.Canada3" Pico
2Tru Shrimp SystemsUSA2" Pico
1FAI FarmsUK1" Pico

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

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.