The EXOS 130 Electric Pin-Bone Remover series is an efficient one wheel electric pin-bone remover for small fish including Trout.
The EXOS 130 is best used with small fish including Trout fillets as small as 4 oz. The EXOS was originally developed for salmon, making it unsuitable for the bones in smaller fish. So in 2019, we made an optional thicker nylon guide to close the gap between the wheel and the guide. See the photo above. We did this with the help of several trout processors. The machine is working very well on small trout.
Removes ALL Bones
It removes ALL bones, including the neck bone, with very little waste.
Left Hand or Right Hand
Choose either the left or right hand version. Right: Put fish in front of you, head on left. Go from head to tail using the right hand. Left is the opposite.)
Water Rinsing Option
|Video of the water rinsing option|
This machine comes standard with water rinsing. This is a highly desirable feature. It allows you to push a button to clean out the accumulated pin-bones instead of running it under a tap.
The feature allows you to not have to have your pin boning station next to a faucet. You can rinse the bones off with a faucet or this feature, but cannot submerge the unit in water. You cannot dip it into a pail. It will rust and void the warranty.
Unlike most other machines, all EXOS pin-bone removers use electric motors. Other pin-bone removers use compressed air, which requires more maintenance, causes more down time, and results in cold handles for the operator. The EXOS are much lighter and have warm, plastic handles. Many women prefer the the smaller handle on the EXOS 130.
The EXOS 130 comes in a hard sided plastic carrying case. Here is a picture of the wall mount control box and handpiece.
Installation of Water Line
When you purchase an EXOS with water, we include the 6mm plastic water line. It is attached to the EXOS by pushing it into the fitting and then pulling the collar on the fitting up. To release it, you push the collar down and pull the tube out.
You will need to install a water line to an area close to the control box. We recommend that you use a 1/4" line with a 6mm push fitting to attach the water line. Then, using plastic ties, attach the water line to the electric power wire going to the EXOS. Then it will not be in the way. You can order a fitting from STCValve.com as shown below.
At the end of the day cleanup is quick and easy.
Remove 2 parts by hand
Wash them, and put them back on.
No tools required.
Click here for instructions you can download.
The EXOS-130 Electric Pin-Bone Remover has been tested on these species. It works best on smaller fish like small perch or trout.
The 221 works best on larger fish like these species:
- Great Silver Smelt
- Perch (large)
- Pike Perch
- Sea Trout
- Sockeye Salmon
It does NOT work on these species:
- Carp (or related)
- Sea Bass
- Sea Bream
- Small Trout
- Whitefish (too soft)
Links to more info:
Click World Fishing and AquaCulture magazine for an article about the previous 220 series.
Call us to with any questions about buying the EXOS-130 Electric Pin Bone Remover or to discuss your needs and the processing at your facility.