Case-ready Coated Products Line

Gentle coating and optimal raw material utilization

  • Minimal manual product handling
  • Same weight and shape of products
  • Gentle flattening process and little fluid loss
  • Flexible line settings


Coated products such as schnitzels can be produced in many ways. The Marel line for coated products is fully flexible in set-up and usually consists of the following steps to ensure optimal raw material utilization and minimal manual handling of products.

Deboning and trimming

Starting at the StreamLine, Marel’s deboning and trimming system, operators debone and trim the pork loin from the mid-section. It is then conveyed to the portioning line - going through an optional injecting and tempering process.


The pork loin is cut into portions, either on a conventional belt portion cutter, like the I-Cut 55 or I-Cut 130 PortionCutter or a volumetric portion cutter, like the V-Cut 160 or V-Cut 240. The portion cutter delivers slices in a singulated row.


A Platino Flattener then flattens the slices using rotating “knuckles”, simulating a meat hammer. This has a tenderizing effect on the meat, and gives better yield because less fluid is squeezed out of the meat.

Battering and breading

The automatic battering and breading process, is the final step in the process before the stream of products are loaded into trays. The Marel BatterApplicator and BreadingApplicator allow the user to set the type and amount of batter and breading.


Marel offers a range of service solutions for customers to prevent failures, maximize performance or reactive service in case of unexpected breakdowns.

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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