Contramatic Plucker

Highly efficient for plucking ducks

  • Counter-rotating defeathering
  • In-line solution
  • Highly efficient, saving energy costs
  • Easy to adjust, clean and maintain


Marel PMJ's in-line Contramatic Plucker is an in-line solution that makes use of the counter-rotating plucking principle. Alternating drums in each plucking bank are rotating in opposite directions, thereby causing the attached flexible plucking fingers to put more centrifugal forces on the feathers. The opposite wiping movements of the ribbed surfaces of the fingers are more effective in removing feathers from the carcass than unidirectional drum rotations. This technique ensures optimum plucking results with higher efficiency, allowing to reduce the number of machines, resulting in lower energy costs.

The first in line

With minimal adjustments, it is easy to fine-tune the system to defeather a wide range of products. This is also due to the hydraulic adjustment system. The machine is easy to maintain and clean. It features one defeathering block at the breast side and another one at the backside. 

The Contramatic Plucker succeeds in removing the vast majority of the feather pack, leaving little work to be done in the post-processing phase. In a larger plucking line, the Contramatic plucker should be the first attack plucker, followed by one or more regular in-line puckers. 


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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