MAJA flake ice for emulsified sausage production

Hygienic flake ice for high quality sausages

  • Hygienic ice production for cooling sausage emulsion
  • Different machine versions to meet any ice needs
  • Easy to install and operate
  • Wide range of customized accessories and options


Higher quality scalded sausages 

For producing the highest quality cooked sausage, flake ice (also called scale ice) is added to the meat emulsion during the mincing and preparation process. Our flake ice machines deliver exactly the ice quality that mixes perfectly with the sausage ingredients and keeps the temperature at the desired minimum.

In order to reduce the heat generated during the mincing of meat for the production of boiled and scalded sausage, a part of the water to be added is replaced by ice. The icing can amount to between 30 and 50 % of the sausage meat ingredients. The sausage meat temperature can thus be precisely and individually adjusted. Thanks to the large surface of the fine, one to two millimeter thick ice flakes, the ice mixes evenly with the material to be cooled within a very short time.

Flake ice is also added to adjust the curing brine temperature. Here, the general rule is that approximately 30% of the water is replaced by flake ice.

Another application for flake ice is the cooling of boiled and scalded sausages in a water bath. The temperature of the water bath can be lowered in an energy- and time-saving way by adding flake ice, without wasting large quantities of cooling water.

Decades of knowledge and experience

For almost 70 years, we’ve been supplying highly reliable and energy efficient ice machines to the meat industry. Our many decades of knowledge and experience make us the ideal partner for all your needs in ice production, handling, transport, storage and batching.

We make your ice handling simple and time-saving

To ensure that the ice solution fits into the process, Marel offers an extensive selection of equipment variants and practical accessories. Numerous installation options that have proven themselves in operational practice, such as intelligent ice silos for automatic dispensing, facilitate the storage, batching and daily handling of even large quantities of ice.

Insulated ice transport carts, into which the ice is produced directly, are available for the transport and temporary storage of up to 190 kg of flake ice. Intelligent chute systems allow several ice carts to be filled alternately. As soon as one cart is full, the ice discharge in the chute is automatically diverted to the next cart, or ice production is stopped when the maximum filling quantity is reached.

To produce larger quantities of ice in stock, the use of special silo systems is recommended. For smaller ice quantities between 300 and 1,800 kg, ITS silos with a bottom hatch are suitable. To avoid the need to shovel out the ice by hand, the silo bottom can be unlocked so that the flake ice falls directly into the transport trolleys placed underneath.

Large-scale operations that have to dose several tons of fresh flake ice in batches every day opt for silo systems with automatic extraction. Via one or more stainless steel screw conveyors, the desired ice portions are dosed out fully automatically and conveyed to the cutter car. A Marel floor scale connected to the system allows the exact weighing of the ice batches for the cutter.

Hygienic and sustainable flake ice

Our focus is firmly on hygienic ice production, which lets you create flake ice of the highest quality. MAJA flake ice machines are labeled HY-GEN protected. This stands for excellent sanitary conditions. We also take pride in being the leading manufacturer in sustainable ice production. We can offer solutions using natural, eco-friendly refrigerants, which help you to reduce your carbon footprint.


The MAJA flake ice machines offer a wide choice of more than 70 different ice producing units ranging from 85 kg ice output up to 12,000 kg in 24 hours and are available in different versions:

MAJA SAH 85 L Smallest plug & play flake ice machines in compact version including ice storage and transport cart
MAJA-SAH Compact flake ice machines including condensing unit
MAJA-RVH-L/-LT Split version for separate installation of ice producing and condensing unit
MAJA-RVH Flake ice producing unit for connection to a multi-compressor circuit
MAJA-RVH-CO2 Eco-friendly flake ice production with natural refrigerants with low GWP/ODP, for direct operation with a carbon dioxide R744 refrigeration circuit
MAJA-RVH-NH3 Eco-friendly flake ice production with natural refrigerants with low GWP/ODP, for direct ammonia R717 operation
MAJA-RVH-F Eco-friendly flake ice production, for connection to a heat transfer medium circuit


Ozone degermination  Creating best-possible hygiene conditions for the inlet water supply
Automatic self-cleaning  MAJA-SCS for time-saving and optimum hygiene safety by automating the cleaning process
(included by default in MAJA SAH 170 L, optional equipment for MAJA SAH 85 L)
Control Panel ON/OFF
for remote operation
With wall holdfast and cable 5 m
Control Panel Timer
with timer function
Freely programmable ice production and cleaning cycles
External water pre-heater For low water / ambient temperatures between +2°C and +5°C
Condensing unit in
water-cooled execution
For a temperature difference IN-OUT of about 10 - 20 K
Condensing unit cooling
by heat exchange circuit
For a temperature difference of heat transfer medium or water IN-OUT of about 5 K (tmin -8°C)


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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