FBO Belly and Breast Opener


  • Guaranteed symmetric division
  • Suitable for any animal size
  • No cutting into the intestines
  • Higher organ yield
  • Cleaning after each operating cycle
  • No sawdust contamination
  • No cutting losses
  • Reduction in FTEs


The FBO opens the belly and then cuts the breastbone, ensuring an equal division of the two abdominal halves and breastbone halves of the pig, hanging on the conveyor.

Through a prior individual measurement and length determination, the tool is correctly positioned for the processing of the pig. The belly and breast opener enables further automation and in particular of the deboning process. The symmetric division of the belly halves results in a better performance of the carcass saw or splitter.

The opener works with a carbide blade without teeth, preventing smearing of the carcass by sawdust. The optimal shape of the barrier around the blade prevents damage to intestines and organs.

The machine is provided with a fully integrated cleaning cabin, in which the tool is cleaned prior to each cycle, to ensure an optimized hygienic process.


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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