OTM50 Fish Skinner

Market-leading skinning performance

  • Improves yield and throughput
  • Maximizes operator efficiency
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Improved safety features


New and improved features

The OTM50 is an open-top fish skinner from the Townsend skinner line. The OTM50 improves yield, increases throughput, maximizes operator efficiency and significantly reduces the time needed for sanitation and maintenance. It is suitable for a variety of fish species including flounder, cod, sole, catfish, tilapia, squid, salmon and tuna.


  • Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) for optimum throughput and performance
  • Blade clamp can be removed without tools for easier maintenance (optional)
  • E-stop button and illuminated indicator lights improve user interface
  • No gearbox means a reduction in maintenance costs
  • Operator can install/remove trim tub from front or back of machine
  • Electro-polished trays aid in overall sanitation and ease of operation
  • Flat foot treadle and adjustable base (optional) improve ergonomics


Cutting width 506mm/19.9”
Width  of machine 723mm/28.4”
Height of machine (fixed base) 975mm/38.4”
Width of machine 844mm/33.2”
Weight of machine 233kg/514 lbs
Airborne noise <86dB
Air consumption 311.5l/min (11 SCFM)
Water consumption 0-15l/min (0-4 GPM)


Tooth roll gauge

A convenient tool to secure your skinning yield by regular testing of the state of your tooth roll.

Townsend Skinner Blades

The combination of the Townsend Skinner and the Townsend Skinner Blade ensures the best skinning performance and highest yields possible.

The Townsend Skinner Blades are precisely manufactured to resist nicks and cuts which will minimize the wear of the skinning blade. This reduced wear property decreases drag and energy demands from both the machine and operator which results in a longer skinning cycle.

Each Townsend Skinner Blade is packaged individually in an impact-resistant plastic tray and sealed to avoid movement during transit. The easy-open package makes installation safe and easy for skinner personnel.

Townsend skinner blade


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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Title Brochure Townsend open top Fish Skinner OTM50 Size (0.1MB) Document Download PDF
Title Service notice: How to check the state of your tooth roll Size (0.1MB) Document Download PDF

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