Autonobbing for pelagic fish

Best choice for fish 14-20 and 20 – 25 cm. Lowest nobbing cost per kg processed


The fish cutting machine handles 14-24 cm long pelagic fishes, such as Sardines, Herring, Anchovies, Mackerel, etc. The machine can process from 400 to 500 fish per minute, depending on the fish species and its freshness.

The cutting line performs all stages of nobbing: fish is delivered from the hopper tank, head-tail orientated and automatically infed into the cutting unit; there fish is de-headed and the vacuum sucks the guts out of the body; additionally, as an option it’s also possible to cut the tail off. Then the HG/HGT fish falls into boxes or onto a conveyor for further processing.

The automated cutting line completely removes the need for manual labor during the heading and gutting stages of fish processing. One operator only needs to fill the tank of the hopper elevator and the whole cutting process will be done automatically. From time to time, you might only need one operator for quality inspection.

Thanks to this approach, the fish processing becomes much faster and safer. The cutting line produces more qualitative products at smaller costs.

Main benefits:

Awards received:

“PERUZA proved to be a reliable and professional partner, and helped us improve our shipment processing speed and internal process automation when adjusting to the rapidly increasing volume of shipments."

- Jānis Grants, CEO OF DPD LATVIA -

Technical information

Technical characteristics:


Pelagic fish

Size of processed fish (length)

140…250 mm

Equipment dimension (LxWxH)

3700 x 5700 x 2600 mm

Number of operators on the machine

0 (1 is suggested for quality inspection)

Volume of receiving tank (efficient)

0,6 m3

Water level

Adjustable water level control

Additional options

Ready product collection conveyors

All features & benefits

Extensive module system

Faster production time

Up to 120 products can be processed within a minute with only four operators involved, thanks to the extensive module system.

compact and clever design

Compact size

The unique design allows for the equipment size to be one of the most compact in the market – the machine takes only 6100 x 1750 mm of floorspace! Beyond the dimensions, the thoughtful design allows for highly efficient use of space in smaller factories and various production lines with previously limited capacity.

3D RECOGNITION & weight calculation unit

Reduced giveaway

Precise calculators in our 3D dimension recognition and weight calculation unit reduce the giveaway of the product and increase the line capacity. The final weight range in packaging and current line setup can be adjusted in a smart, easy-to-use interface. 

Adaptable functionality

Fit for various products

The easy-to-use, intuitive user interface allows for the weight range to be adjusted, and this machine can be adapted for various products ranging from fresh or frozen meat and fish to vegetables and fruit.

How it works

Step #1

Arrival on product conveyor

Firstly, the products arrive onto the main product conveyor one by one in 1, 2 or more lanes.

Step #2

Passing through 3D recognition unit

Then the product is passed through 3D dimension recognition and weight calculation unit.

Step #3

Product placement into a tray or box

The program sends a signal to the robot with appropriate gripper to pick up and place the product into a tray or box to reach a set final weight range in packaging that can be adjusted in the user interface.

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