Versatile meat harvesting

  • Meat quality on demand
  • Patented pressing technology
  • 4-6% more yield of input weight at same meat quality
  • Payback less than one year


The linear ProFIVE system is the most versatile and adaptable in its field for harvesting meat from pork bones. It produces various meat qualities and provides additional yield at the same time.

Thanks to new technology, the ProFIVE enables processors to maintain consistent meat quality, while harvesting up to 6 % more yield of input weight, compared to existing systems (at a capacity of up to 2,500 kg/hr).

How does it work?

Suitable pork bones (neck -, loin -, backbones e.g.) are fed into the ProFIVE filling chamber (1).
From there the main ram transports them to the pressing chamber. Gentle pressure causes the bones to rub the meat off one another and allows it to pass through the filter (2).

In the case where high quality 3/5 mm meat is produced, the main plunger (2.A) and counter plunger (2.B) work together in a patented sequence to press the bones more intensively and increase the pressing efficiency.

The bones are retained inside the filter and discharged at the end of the cycle (3). The meat is fed through large diameter pipes into a belt separator to remove sinews, cartilage and the occasional bone particle.


  • Unique patented pressure technology
  • Infeed capacity of 2,500 kg/hr (5,500 lbs/hr)
  • Short stroke, virtually no wear and tear
  • Low maintenance costs
  • High uptime and long lifespan


The ProFIVE harvests meat at both high quality and high yield and enables processors to produce different meat qualities with the one system – from 3/5 mm minced meat to 1 mm mechanically separated (MSM) meat. 

Minced meat is ideal for fresh products like hamburgers, whereas MSM meat is used for cooked products like luncheon meat and hotdogs.

The ProFIVE accepts pork bones, both primal and deboned parts, such as neck bones, loin bones, breast bones, fresh bones, aitch bones, blade bones and picnic bones.

ProFIVE’s flexibility and adaptability allows you to produce the perfect raw material for different qualities and quantities of end products. A number of possibilities:

High quality High yield
Sausage rolls, salami and fresh sausages Hot dogs, frankfurters, mortadella, bologna sausage and luncheon meat


The ProFIVE has been realized with the cosponsoring of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, the province of Limburg, the province of Noord Brabant and the city region Eindhoven (SRE).


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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