It is quiet and works continuously so that fouling organisms are not allowed to settle on the net. The brushing process is gentle both on the net and on the fish.
The fish shows no sign of stress when a NetRobot is working. The NetRobot will therefore not cause a reduction in the feed intake, and a healthy growth rate can be maintained.
The NetRobot must be checked daily in order to ensure optimal function. This will help keep the net clean at all times and the ﬁsh healthier.
We have tested the NetRobot at different locations with various types of nets. Our experience shows that it is necessary to adjust the power of the robot’s horizontal and vertical thrusters to achieve optimal effect on each type of net.
Fouling on aquaculture nets follows the same cycle as nature in general – the organisms start to grow in spring and continue growing through the summer and autumn.
When the seawater gets warmer, the amount of fouling increases, and it may become necessary to clean the nets every two weeks.
In-situ cleaning dislodges the fouling, and the organisms ﬂoat freely inside the cage – which can affect the fish. Periodically cleaning of nets also increases wear and tear and the risk of damage to the net.
The NetRobot brushes the net 24/7 preventing the fouling from settling and eliminating the need for jetting. The underlying principle is the same as for a robot lawn mower.
Mørenot Robotics is based in Bodø and became part of the Mørenot group in 2018. The NetRobot allows us to provide our customers with complete net solutions that reduce overall costs and help to rationalize aquaculture and improve fish health.
Mørenot has been a supplier of technical equipment to the marine industry for 70 years. We are currently a leading global developer and manufacturer of equipment for the fishery, aquaculture and offshore industries. We are a driving force in technological development in the industry, and contribute to many diverse development projects.
We are present along the coast where the position of the aquaculture industry is strong – and we are never far away.
Please contact our sales department for more information