ValueDrum’s inline marinating is much more efficient than traditional tumbling

  • Uniform distribution of additives
  • Less product damage through reduced handling
  • Short process times
  • Labor and material cost reduction
  • Improved product shelf life
  • Easier tracking and tracing of batches


Unlike conventional tumblers which are loaded batch by batch and mainly by hand, ValueDrum features integrated inline production of coated or marinated fresh poultry products.

ValueDrum does away with the need for many of the product handling operations needed for a traditional marinating and massaging process. 

Efficiency and quality

ValueDrum's inline principle not only leads to much more efficiency, but also to much more constant product quality. It also enables reliable product tracking and tracing. 

ValueDrum can process smaller portions with the possibility of applying specific massage components. It also offers a controlled method of adding different ingredients in a predefined sequence.

Operating principle

After a cut-up or deboning line, a batch weigher makes small batches that go straight to ValueDrum. Due to simultaneous operation of the so-called forwarding components that every segment is equipped with, the poultry products are moved simultaneously to the next segment until they end up on the delivery belt to the packaging line. Consequently, further packaging in bulk or on trays can be implemented efficiently.

Equal distribution

The measured quantity of coating or marinade is injected automatically in one or several segments, making it also possible to use combinations of marinades and garnishes. A controllable massage force ensures that the marinade in the sections is not only equally distributed over the products, but also penetrates into the product. Depending on the product and the coating or marinade, dedicated massage components can be placed in the rotating segments in order to achieve the desired quality product.

Modular set-up

ValueDrum has a modular set-up and can be extended with segments to meet the required process time or capacity in the future. The number of segments required depends on the desired capacity, product type and the required process.

  • Automatic infeed, no manual loading
  • Completely inline operation
  • Labor and material cost reduction
  • Short process times
  • Modular set-up, depending on capacity
  • Simultaneous operation of small batches
  • Combinations of marinades and garnishes possible
  • Controllable massage force for product penetration
  • Reliable product tracking and tracing


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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