• Accurate fixed-weight batches
  • Minimal giveaway
  • Easy to install, easy to use
  • Equally suitable for small or large packages
  • Throughput up to 30 batches/min, depending on product type and batch size


The Marel TargetBatcher is the easy way to reduce giveaway, combining a pre-determined number of fresh or frozen products into a package of exact weight.

With 7 high-accuracy individual scales and 14 holding bins the Target Batcher selects the best combination of products in the fraction of a second.

How It works

The TargetBatcher uses a line of seven weighing scales, onto which products are loaded manually. The exact weight of each product is registered, after which the weighing bin releases the product into one of the 14 memory bins. The TargetBatcher then calculates the best possible combination of the weights in the holding bins, in order to put together a final batch with the exact predetermined target weight.

The batch is released onto the take-away conveyor belt that transports it to the packing station. Here the batch is normally:

  • Packed into bags – using a manual bagging station
  • Packed into bags – using vertical bagging machines
  • Transported away on a conveyor belt for manual packing and styling in trays
  • Transported away on a conveyor belt for thermoformer packing
  • Automatically loaded onto trays.

Key features

  • Suitable for fresh, frozen or fragile products
  • Overweight or underweight batches are automatically rejected for re-weighing
  • Compatible with Innova production software, for a full overview of the packing process


Benefits of Innova for TargetBatchers

  • 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 TargetBatchers 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 TargetBatcher 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 TargetBatcher 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.

Customer stories

Al Rebass Ernst
Arabian Farms Suheel

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