SmartWeigher GDR

  • High accuracy at highest speeds
  • Auto tare on each shackle
  • Controlling the product flow into the cut-up lines
  • Every product put into its most profitable form


The Stork SmartWeigher inline overhead whole product weighing system is very versatile and can be applied at multiple locations in the processing plant. In the distribution (selection) line, SmartWeigher directly follows the chilling tunnel.

Match products to orders

At this location in the plant, SmartWeigher GDR weighs whole chilled products, after which the optimum destination of each product is determined by Innova PDS. The ability to match products effectively to customer orders and get the most out of each product and product part is crucial for the “bottom line” of any processing operation. Thanks to SmartWeigher, wrongly allocated products belong to the past.

SmartWeigher is capable of handling the highest speeds, with utmost precision and robustness. Its inline weighing performance, separating light, average and heavy birds, enables fast decision-making about the final destination of product and product parts in scope at that moment. The system knows accurately how to control the product flow into the cut-up lines.

Grading and distribution line

In the distribution area, SmartWeigher can be part of a larger integrated solution, the SmartWeigher Grading and Distribution Line. It consists of a SmartWeigher, IRIS vision system, a specifically developed turning shackle (that positions products optimally for the SmartWeigher and prevents wings from touching) and unloading stations. All of this is controlled by Innova PDS software.

The award-winning SmartWeigher Grading and Distribution Line with an 8” pitch enables accurate weighing, grading and distribution of broilers at the highest possible processing speeds. The result is that every single product in the line is put in its most profitable form.

  • Can be installed at multiple locations in the plant
  • Precise inline weighing and robustness at highest speeds
  • Product weighing directly after chilling tunnel in distribution line
  • Match products effectively to customer orders
  • Get the most out of each product and product part
  • Integrated solution in the Distribution and Grading Line
  • Fully integrated in to Innova PDS plant-wide information and control system
  • Weigh sensor calibration needed only once during assembly
  • Turning shackles prevent contact between products
  • User-friendly components with low maintenance requirements
  • Simple hygienic design
  • Low cost of ownership


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.

Customer stories

Sander De Bruijn Jan Legters Esbro
Carlos E Mauricio Rivelli
Hazeldene Australia Poultry
Blaine Van Rensburg

“Products are of a superior quality. We see Marel as being the top.”

Naif Aladhyani

Arasco, Saudi Arabia

"The control, the insight we have into our primary process is simply amazing. We know what’s happening where."

Jan Legters, plant manager


"Having the evisceration line in full operation, its incomparable performance astonished us and our concerns about bird size simply disappeared like magic."

Carlos Rivelli, co-director


"You can be sure that we’ll continue to integrate this tool further across the manufacturing area of our business."

Adam Hazeldene, General Manager Plant Operations


"A speed of 15,000 bph doesn't drive the components to extremes. On the contrary, they are perfectly capable of keeping up with the speed and control of the transfer process."

Anton de Weerd

Marel Poultry

"Our business is a tough one with very tight margins. That is why we have to get the details right.”

Blaine van Rensburg, Managing Director

Banham Poultry

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