Whole Salmon Grading and Distribution

  • Seamless product flow improves performance
  • Controls logistics
  • Shortens processing time
  • Provides full traceability


With the highly innovative and automated Salmon Grading and Distribution System, fish flow seamlessly from slaughtering through to processing and then dispatch.

The system’s flexible processing capacity means processors can manage seasonal and order book highs and lows with ease—and without pressure to increase or decrease their workforce. It includes two distinct processing areas: the gutting area and the grading and distribution area, which also includes packing of whole salmon into boxes.

The entire system is powered by Marel’s Innova software, which provides rich data and managerial control at every stage of production.

  • Dynamic and accurate weight grading of each fish
  • Dual-lane gutting grader directs fish to optimal gutting machine
  • Fully automatic infeed into gutters
  • Whole salmon grader distributes fish to optimal processes
  • Box-filling line automatically matches batches with target weights from grader


The dual lane gutting grader with automatic gutting infeed has a capacity of up to 120 fish/ and handles easily the combined output rate of the seven gutting machines.

The packing grader has a capacity of up to 120 fish/min.

The four lane automatic box filling station handles up to 28 boxes/min.


Real-time monitoring with Innova

Innova Food Processing Software controls the grading process by setting up grading programs. Innova provides a comprehensive real-time reporting function that gives the operator a complete overview of the production process. Real-time data generates reports on weight distribution, average weights, a packing overview and packing list, as well as the standard overview and lists. This data can be viewed via dashboards.

Based on these valuable KPIs provided by Innova, you can make intelligent decisions on how to optimize your grading and batching results.

When the optional dynamic order control is used, the grader can be controlled by orders to minimize over production. This means that the grader will grade and batch according to order which is assigned to the grader.

Module losses in production are recorded with the optional Innova Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). The reasons for any stoppages are then collated so that it is easy to identify and track the most common causes of lost production time.


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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