The hopper washer steel belt conveyor is usually used to transferred the raw fish from the truck to the fish washing machine.
Generally, eyelink conveyor belts are driven directly on the eyelinks by means of specially developed drive chain sprockets. The chain sprockets will be placed in combination with a roller. In all applications with chains a negative bend of the belt can easily be achieved by means of chain sprockets or wear strips of the hollow pin roller chain. For a moderate length and belt load, drive sprockets with a minimum of 8 teeth are used.
The hopper is equipped with an air bubbling system which helps cleaning the fish for the first time. Along the belt conveyor, there is a spray system which helps cleaning the fish again. At the end of the conveyor, there is an air spraying system to help dehydrating the fish.