Retail / Furniture Designer

Fish Stunner

Fish Stunner - Power unit

complete production drawing package 

Working with a local sheet metal company for this project, I was involved from start to finish. I compiled a set of production drawings, an assembly pack and all accompanying DXF profiles to create this stainless steel power unit. The product was being developed in conjunction with a company based in Edinburgh, and offers a faster, more humane way of terminating the life of fish (only if they are of the correct size / age). Scroll through the project photos to find out more about how I developed the product with the team at JHJ Sheet metal.

PROTOTYPE BASE FRAME

AFFIXING THE SIDE STAND TO BASE FRAME

Working in close contact with both the fabricators and assembly teams was a challenge I enjoyed greatly. We held various meetings to get around the complexity of the fittings protected within this power unit, and after many prototypes, managed to devise a product myself and the team are exceptionally proud of. The fish stunner itself is now on sale and shipping to various worldwide destinations including Tokyo and Vancouver. 

SOME PROTOTYPE AND ASSEMBLY SNAPSHOTS

The units are housed in very damp, cold and wet conditions, including fish markets and trawler hulls. It is imperative then, the unit and connecting power supply is secure, as well as accessible incase of electrical failure. This was a problem. If the electrical units never had to be accessed again we could test them after assembly and weld the protective hood over. As this wasn't an option, our design utilises a rubber strip and fixing lip (which isn't shown), to ensure that minimal water could enter the body and potentially damage the electrical components.

AERIAL VIEW OF THE SIGNED OFF PROTOTYPE