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. To resolve this, 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. The pin bones must be visible and sticking out in order for the machine to remove them. Your fish should be in post rigor for the machine to be able to grab the bones.
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.
Remove the top lid/cover of the 1203 Control Box by removing the screws in each of the four corners. You will see two mounting
holes, as shown in the picture below. You may need to drill through the holes to the back. These holes can be used to fasten
the machine to a wall or table. Be careful to not over-tighten the
screws, as this may cause the control box casing to crack.
If you prefer to mount the unit using the corner holes, you may do
so. Below is an image of the location of the holes, after you have
removed the top cover.
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.
The fitting (water line connector) is screwed into the EXOS head. It
may come loose. It is important to keep it screwed in tightly. Like
any part that screws in, it must be installed and tightened with care.
Do not strip the threads in the EXOS head fitting hole or on the
connector piece that screws into the hole.
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.
STCValve Part MCS6R1-4W Web Page Here
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.
The nylon guides will need replacing at some point depending on your processing volume and use of the machine. There is one nylon guide on the EXOS 130 and two nylon guides on the EXOS 221. They need replacing if
the guide is no longer smooth or is scratched. We recommend this might
need to be done once a year. The nylon guides cost about $54 +
shipping and can be ordered by calling us at 800-939-6811 or emailing us at
ELECTRICAL PLUG NOT INCLUDED.
There are many different kinds of electrical plugs in the world, so one is not included. You will have to buy and install a plug appropriate to your location. The wires follow the EU convention for colors:
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.
If you have larger species, please refer to the listing here. You will likely need the 221 model.
The 221 works best on larger fish like these species:
- Great Silver Smelt
- Perch (large)
- Pike Perch
- Sea Trout
- Sockeye Salmon
The 221 does NOT work on these species:
- Carp (or related)
- Sea Bass
- Sea Bream
- Small Trout
- Whitefish (too soft)
We do not typically accept returns, however if you
have a situation where a return may be warranted because the machine
does not work on your fish, please feel free to give us a call. If you
have had the EXOS for less than two weeks, we may be able to authorize a
return on a case by case basis.
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.