RoboBatcher Thermoformer

Fully automated fish packing to minimize giveaway

  • Minimizes giveaway in fixed-weight packs
  • Increases yield, efficiency and throughput
  • Significantly reduces the need for labor
  • Optimizes product quality and hygiene


Fully automated whitefish packing and styling

The RoboBatcher Thermoformer packs and styles whitefish portions into thermoformer pockets, directly after cutting. It does it according to precise fixed-weight or catch-weight requirements and a predefined styling pattern.

Fixed-weight and catch-weight packing for retail

The system uses a unique combination of innovative robotic technology and state-of-the-art batching software to create fixed-weight retail packs so close to target weight that giveaway is always minimal. Pieces within particular weight ranges can be diverted into certain packs to meet specific customer requirements, helping you fulfill orders efficiently and cost-effectively. Any pieces that are out of spec can be bypassed, improving quality control. The system can also create fixed-count retail packs, with up to 200 picks per minute, ensuring you get the most value possible from your raw material.

High-speed robotic processing

With unmatched speed and accuracy, the system can process up to 200 whitefish pieces per minute. It has unique grippers specifically designed for gentle product handling, ensuring even the most fragile fish isn’t damaged during packing.

Hands-free processing for minimal manual handling

The system virtually eliminates manual handling from the packing process so you can create whitefish products of the highest quality and hygiene. It also significantly reduces your reliance on manual labor, making your production process more secure and reliable.


The Robobatcher Thermoformer handles whitefish portions. It can process up to 200 pieces per minute depending on the type of product.

It is a modular system with a two or three cell setup, depending on required throughput. It offers common lane batching with two or more robot heads working together to finalize each batch.

Full-line whitefish processing

To give you full processing flexibility and total production control, the RoboBatcher Thermoformer can be combined into a total fish processing system. This could include a FleXicut for pinbone removal, trimming and portioning as well as SensorX for industry-leading bone detection.


Benefits of Innova for RoboBatchers

  • Real-time monitoring and control reduces giveaway
  • Data collection gives insight to optimize processing
  • Integration with full line optimizes OEE
  • Enhances batch traceability and quality assurance 

Monitor and control batching

The Innova module for RoboBatchers lets you monitor and control your batching operation in real time. The software provides live dashboards showing data for key performance indicators such as giveaway and throughput. They give you a clear overview of actual production and highlight where improvements can be made or whether any corrective action needs to be taken to ensure production is running optimally. Remote program management allows you to control the RoboBatchers settings directly from the office.

Get operational insight

Information about all batches produced is collected and stored in the Innova database. Standard reports can then be created giving you an insight into operational performance on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. This statistical analysis takes away the guesswork and allows you to make data-driven decisions to optimize your batching.

Connect your business

Innova software can be implemented stand-alone with your RoboBatcher or it can be integrated with other Marel processing equipment across a full-line solution. This gives you central control over production, leading to optimized processing, higher yields and complete traceability for each and every batch produced.


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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