- Volume 26 Issue 2
The hydraulic line haulers are now widely used to haul the main line, but the other hauling operations are still done manually in most pot fisheries. The oval type hooks which are connected between the loops and the post are tested for basic capability by the universal tension meter in order to develop the automatic separating system. The pots attached to the oval type hooks are separated automatically from the loops while the oval type hooks are running through the trumpet separator with the side roller and the results are as follows: 1. The tension of the large oval hooks (ø3.1mm) for missing pots and the compressive load at the end of hooks by hand are about 60kg and 6kg, and range of tension for passing through the trumpet is 11~15kg. 2. Automatic separating ratio of the pots with the large oval hooks is about 99% when the trumpet separator is attached to front or rear of the side roller in the laboratory. 3. The separating ratio of the pot with the large oval hooks while hauling operation in the sea is about 97% when the trumpet separator is oriented on the port bulwark departed 2m from the side roller.