Marlen designs and builds innovative solutions for the food processing industry. Our premium products have long set the standard for quality and performance in vacuum stuffing and pumping, portioning, size reduction, thermal processing, and food handling. Our premium products have long set the standard for quality and performance in vacuum stuffing and pumping, portioning, size reduction, thermal processing, and food handling. It’s the Company Behind the Machine that Makes the Difference.
Custom designed around your product, process and facility, our food processing ovens, cookers, and industrial smokehouses provide a more uniform product with smart balance precision for process repeatability day after day. With full control of the "breakpoint", weight, appearance, and internal temperature are maintained which is essential for repeatable processing and quality, uniform product. Visit our Riverside facility for a virtual reality tour of a Marlen batch oven (industrial smokehouse) to get a better understanding of our innovative design features and the Marlen advantage.
As a medium-sized processor, you know how important it is that your equipment is not too big, not too small, but just right. Our Medium Spiral Ovens give you all the cooking power of a much bigger machine, without taking up too much room in your plant.
Marlen Spiral Ovens are engineered to deliver the highest product quality and consistency, while maximizing control and productivity per square foot. Our unique design equilibrates temperatures across the belt and minimizes energy loss at the infeed and outfeed, minimizing energy utility requirements and boosting overall efficiency. The oven’s control system automatically adjusts to operator recipes with precision results on product color, texture, and moisture, so you can yield those juicy, crispy, tender, cooked-to-perfection results. Better Process…Better Food®.
Our chillers feature a continuous chill process, allowing maximum heat reduction at a uniform rate, resulting in faster chill times, higher yields, and greater product uniformity while achieving maximum energy savings. Custom chilling recipes allow the product to aspirate naturally, giving up a precise amount of moisture and no more. This recipe not only brings about rapid stabilization but does so with optimum uniformity -- no "hot spots", no errant crusting.
Marlen’s Medium Spiral Chillers are ideal for processors looking for a scalable solution that is fully welded, mechanical, and compact. Use as a standalone solution or build multiple lines with this industrial production machine. Our Medium Spiral Chillers deliver ultra-hygienic design features while maximizing production capacity in a compact design. This chiller’s horizontal airflow offers efficient freezing or chilling without the ongoing operational expense of cryogenics such as nitrogen gas. The chiller’s control system automatically adjusts to recipe setpoints including a signal for automatic defrost. Marlen Medium Spiral Chillers provide a reliable solution for targeting consistent product core temperatures, with optimal moisture retention, so you can yield those juicy, crispy, tender, and safely frozen or chilled-to-perfection results. Better Process…Better Food®.
Just like our AdvantEdge dicer series, our DuraKut™ series dicers are designed and built in the USA for complete cutting versatility of fresh, vacuum tumbled, crust frozen or cooked products into cubes or strips. Equipped with VFD or servo drives, the DuraKut 2D dicer‘s powerful and precise indexing movements deliver the very best final product appearance. DuraKut’s robust durable design with tool free disassembly, including removal of the conveyor belt and spiral knife, reduces changeover and sanitation tear down times for different cut sizes. DuraKut frames are built to the latest sanitary standards with open stainless steel channels and no tubular framing. With continuous flow processing and high throughputs, DuraKut models are controlled via a user-friendly HMI with iconbased graphics for the most intuitive interface. DuraKut — CHANGING THE FOOD INDUSTRY ONE CUT AT A TIME.
Features a twin-piston vacuum stuffing and pumping system with a variety of hopper options designed to match product requirements. Maximum capacity 10,000 lbs per hour, 250 psi pumping pressure. Ideal for smaller application design. Can be equipped with an optional hydraulic fluid cooling unit without the need for water cooling.
Our Afoheat™ Select dual-sided grill marker applies natural grill marks to fully cooked extruded products such as sheet meat & value-added pet treats in a continuous production environment. This grill marker is equipped with two drums that are custom designed to reflect the desired branded look for a specific application. Integral to the design is a removable cartridge-style brander drum for quick changeovers and easy access for cleaning. Heated by gas burners, the drums apply grill marks to both the top and bottom sides of the product. Temperature sensors control energy to each grill marker for optimal color control.
Our continuous Afoheat™ Select Grill Marker is equipped with gas-powered direct flame technology. Safe CE Compliant design has led to installations around the world for a variety of applications including roasting and searing of both bulk and convenience foods. At the core of the design concept is customization. Each machine is designed and built specifically around the customer’s needs. Our Grill Marker is perfect for processors looking for premium grilling technology that is flexible and compact. Use as a standalone solution or integrate the grill marker into any continuous thermal processing line. The control system adjusts the power to each burner independently and even adjusts the temperature of the grill marker for precision results in natural color and enhanced flavor profile. Better Process…Better Food®.
AE 5000 3D Dicer is designed for three-dimensional cubing. A combination of the 1D Slicing and 2D Dicing models provides complete versatility for cubing of whole muscle, cooked or fresh log meats and other products.
Marlen’s Opti-Xtrude Extruder is designed for the extrusion of viscous, shear-sensitive corn masa or potato starch. Our Opti-Xtrude model, with its zero-slip, low-shear operation is capable of extruding a variety of products with improved product appearance and a higher product quality. From potato rings and twists to corn chips and snacks, Marlen extruders are known as the leader for continuous pumping.
Programmable one-dimensional meat portioner for deli meats, deli loafs or snack sticks. Specify lengths or numbers of lengths for portion control accuracy of 1/16", and automatically remove ends and clips.