Drum Plucker

The best of both worlds

  • Combining high automation and the best plucking performance
  • Full product plucking (including feet and head)
  • Can cope with wide weight, shape and size variations
  • Modular system, can be configured for a perfect match with your capacity and types of product


When duck sizes, shapes or weights vary largely within a flock, Marel PMJ’s automated Drum Plucker delivers the best possible result. The modular setup can be configured to match every capacity and product type perfectly. After unloading of the products from the overhead conveyor, the drum plucking system is a complete, automated defeathering solution, ready to deliver the best possible plucking result in the market.

Automated loading and unloading

This rotary-type Marel PMJ plucker offers an automatic loading and discharging system as well as easy pluck cycle and speed settings. The plucking operation includes head and feet. There is no limit to an average bird size, a bigger variation within one batch can be handled easily while maintaining good plucking quality.
It is commonly known that this rotary type of plucker offers great defeathering results, especially when dealing with size variations. Marel PMJ's solution reduces the typical disadvantages of conventional rotary-type plucking systems to a minimum. Thanks to the automatic loading and discharging system, the ease of pluck cycle and speed settings, Marel PMJ's Drum Plucker represents the best of both worlds.


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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