Nobbing machine

The Cabinplant nobbing machine is designed for the cutting of sardines, sprats and other species of small fish. The fish are fed manually, and the feeding speed depends on the number of operators. The fish can be cut in different ways e.g. removal of head, removal of head and tail, or removal of head and tail and cutting into pieces.


Product damage

The nobbing machine is equipped with rotating knife to ensure clean through-cut without damaging the fish.


The power consumption of the nobbing machine is as low as 1.25 kW/h

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Our nobbing unit consists of a pocket conveyor and a nobbing head. The pockets are designed to ensure correct placing of fish prior to head-cutting. The operators position the fish and control feeding of the pocket conveyor manually, ensuring correct feeding and avoiding build-up of damaged fish. The nobbing head cuts the head off the fish exactly at the required point by means of a rotating knife. This way of cutting off the head gives a clean through-cut without damaging the fish. Then the evisceration device sucks out fish viscera which are discharged by the vacuum system.

  • High yield
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Easy to operate
  • Low consumption
  • Hygienic design - easy to clean
  • Food-grade materials
  • Product size pcs/kg 6 - 20
  • Volume pcs/min 350-400
  • Herring
  • Sprat
  • Poultry
  • Sardine
  • etc.

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