ACM convenience food cut-up

Flexible, high-performance cut-up to QSR weight and quality specifications

  • Cutting modules specially conceived for the QSR industry
  • High-performance cutting with optimum added value
  • Flexible set-up possible, for production of various multi-piece cuts
  • Consistent cutting accuracy with precise weights



Flexible, high-performance cuts

The Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) sector shows an ever-increasing demand for chicken products cut accurately into bone-in pieces to compose multi-piece chicken buckets. In every part of the world, a bucket may contain different quantities of chicken pieces, varying from 8 to 11 pieces. Besides that, their weight specifications and quality requirements are very tight. Marel has the perfect matching solution to perform such high-performance cuts in a very flexible way: the ACM convenience food cut-up system.

Stand-alone or in-line

The ACM convenience food cut-up system can function as a stand-alone system with manual shackling, or it can be connected to an in-line process through an automatic transfer unit. Since the number of cuts is limited, the system can be mounted in a compact setup.

Bypass or add

The ACM convenience food cut-up modules are installed in a floor-mounted frame and cut product into wing, breast, thigh and drumstick portions. A keelbone cutter, which can be bypassed, provides an additional portion. All modules are individually adjustable, such as the drumstick cutting module, which is adjustable for knee joint cutting including the H-cut to “KFC” specification. By bypassing or adding modules, any QSR partition of the chicken in multiple pieces is possible.

Tight weight range

Each module is set up in a way to produce consistent and homogeneous portions which all respond to a tight weight range. This is because all pieces together should be prepared in the same amount of time. If desired, all parts from an individual product can be collected on a synchronized conveyor belt.


Marel offers a range of service solutions to prevent failures, maximize performance or in case of unexpected breakdowns remote or onsite assistance.

Marel has offices in 30 countries across all regions, and a global network of highly skilled professionals that provide remote as well as onsite service support. We provide quality spare parts and customized service agreements for our customers to ensure optimal performance of Marel equipment.


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