Townsend OTM50 Membrane Skinner

Market-leading skinning performance

  • Improved yields and throughput
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Ergonomic design
  • Simple to sanitize and operate


The Townsend OTM50 is an open-top skinner designed to easily remove membrane or thin skins from pork and beef, without the loss of valuable meat. The machine’s flexibility also allows it to work efficiently with a variety of applications and products.

Optimal user experience

This series of open-top skinners has been developed in close partnership with processors of all sizes to deliver an unsurpassed user experience.

The skinners have an optimal ergonomic design to ensure maximum operator efficiency. Moreover, safety features have been improved even further to increase operator safety.


  • Market-leading yield and throughputs
  • Illuminated indicator lights and E-stop for improved operator interface and safety
  • Hygienic design for easy sanitation
  • Ergonomic design makes for less operator fatigue
  • Low cost of ownership
  • Easy to operate
  • Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) for optimum performance
  • Flexibility in setup to ensure performance
  • Tooled or tool-less blade change options
  • Fixed or adjustable base options


Cutting width 506 mm (19.9”)
Width of machine 844 mm (33.2”)
Height of machine 975 mm (38.4”) fixed base
Depth of machine 723 mm (28.4”)
Machine weight 233 kg (514 lbs)
Power supply 230 V / 60 Hz / 1.5 kW
400 V / 50 Hz / 1.6 kW
480 V / 60 Hz / 1.5 kW
Air consumption 311.5 l / min. (11 SCFM)


Tooth roll gauge

With the tooth roll gauge, Marel offers 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 resists nicks and cuts which minimize wear of the skinning blade. This reduced wear properties, 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 avaoid 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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