Fish Counters

Fish Counters

The VAKI Pipeline Counter is installed in a pipeline from a grading machine or on the end of the pipe into a tank. The fish are counted as they pass through the counter using infra-red light, a technology utilized on other VAKI products for over 30 years.


  • Accurate counting
  • Easy to install / set up
  • Gentle on fish – fish in water at all times
  • Can be mounted directly to a grader / de-watering set up or on the end of the pipe from pump
  • Four scanners can be connected to the control unit

3 Different options

  • Single channel display unit, powered by 12VDC.
    External 110/240V power supply available. IP66 waterproof.
  • 4 channel display unit, mains powered. IP66 waterproof.
  • PC-based, 4 channel control unit with additional reporting and interfacing capabilities. IP65 waterproof.


  • Fish size: 10g – 11kg.
  • Capacity: 30 – 50.000 fish/hr (100g).
  • Adaptors: for 110mm, 160mm and 220mm pipes.
  • Power supply: 110 – 240V.
  • Single channel or 4 channel display.
  • Remote servicing, count reports / image file verification with PC version.

Available as Lumpfish PLC

The fish are counted when sliding through the pipeline, using infra-red light beams. A robust technology for harsh environment.

PC Based

An industrial PC can be used to connect up to 4 PLC scanners. The advantages of the PC interface as compared to the normal display unit are numerous.

  • The entire counting session can be recorded for verification later on.
  • Real-time counting results can be viewed with all android and IOS devices.
  • Detailed reports available.
  • Bright display, easily read from a distance.
  • App for all remote control.

Counting Report

A count report is produced automatically after each count.

Each count report includes the total number of fish counted, total counting time, average counting speed (fish/min).

The thru put graph can be used to identify when peaks /maximum throughput in fish/min, and where (if any) overloads occurred.