Automated Nugget Line

A cut above

  • Optimized nugget portioning process
  • Increased yield and productivity
  • Uniform, automated production
  • Lowest giveaway
  • Reduces manual labor


The Automated Nugget line is an integrated automated solution for the consistent production of cubes with exactly the same weight and shape, specifically for water-chilled markets. The line starts with an I-Cut 122 which cuts equal strips, followed by a SpeedSort which discharges the off-cuts. Next is the SingleFeed to singulate the strips. Then the StripPositioner rotates incoming products 90 degrees and spaces them appropriately so they are in the perfect position for the second I-Cut 122. This portion cutter will then take care of optimized nugget portioning.

Uniform with lowest giveaway

The Automated Nugget Line produces uniform whole muscle nuggets, cut to the customer’s specified fixed weight and dimensions. Giveaway is amongst the lowest in the market. Combining high throughput and impressive reliability, the Automated Nugget Line achieves highest added value and saves considerable labor. This automated cubing solution is truly “A Cut Above”.


Marel’s StripPositioner is an add-on feature to the SingleFeed module where singulation is done with wet products (water chilled or applied water mist). While the SingleFeed singulates bulk items for downstream processing, the StripPositioner positions strips or tenders for optimal cutting.

The StripPositioner is an added functionality with low maintenance, excellent cleanability and simple operation. It eliminates the bottleneck area of feeding and orientation of strips without the need for extra labor to operate it.

Higher productivity

The Automated Nugget Line provides higher productivity with a reduction of labor. It improves yield by reducing rework/trim pieces that are caused from poor infeed quality. This cube cutting solution realizes approx. 30% higher throughput with 5-6% higher yield and at the same time better product quality with a labor reduction.

  • Fully automated nugget portioning
  • Complete solution consisting of 2x I-Cut122, SpeedSort, SingleFeed, and StripPositioner
  • Throughput improves by approx. 20-30%
  • Suited for water-chilled markets
  • Optimized singulation and orientation process
  • Reduced labor costs
  • Easy to operate
  • High cleanability
  • Low maintenance


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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