Drum type nobbing line

Designed as high capacity small fish nobbing equipment, this equipment can process up to 900 small pelagic fish per minute.


This PERUZA Drum Type Nobbing Machine For Small Fish is designed as a high capacity small fish nobbing equipment. This intuitive and efficient equipment can process up to 900 small pelagic fish per minute significantly reducing the costs of your production. The drum type nobbing line can produce HG or HGT fixed length product.

Drum type nobbing line is perfectly suited for processing fish in length of 90 – 140 mm, such as sprats, anchovies, capelin and other. Processing slightly out of range can reduce output.

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:

Fish type

Small Pelagic fish


Up to 900 fish/minute

Size of processed fish (length)

90…140 mm

Equipment dimension (LxWxH)

7630 x 2250 x 2800 mm

Number of operators on the machine


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

Higher yield

With only 2 operators for fish inspection and seperation before cutting process, PERUZA drum type nobbing line can produce up to 900 deheaded and degutted (HG) or (deheaded, degutted and tail-cut (HGT) small pelagic fish per minute.

economically beneficial

Super efficient

Instead of using up to 15 manual processing specialists for cutting and nobbing process to reach 900 fish per minute capacity, this automated drum type cutting system uses only 2 by automatically feeding, orientating and cutting each fish.

Streamlined production

Higher productivity

By cutting up to 24 fish simultaneously drum type nobbing line can reach 3 times higher capacity than conventional pocket-type nobbing machines.

Intuitive and simple

Easy operable

With years of experience PERUZA has created hygienic and at the same time easy operable equipment design to ease everyday chores for operators by integrated washing nozzles, easy operable control unit and accessible openings for easy washing.

How it works

Step #1

Filling the tank and orienting fish

Firstly, the operator fills the tank of hopper elevator with fish. The elevating belt evenly brings the fish to the head-tail orientation, unit.

Step #2

Bringing fish to head cutting drum

Once the fish are correctly orientated, they are brought to the head cutting drum, where head, according to preset height, is cut off. There are 3 sets of different head height drums.

Step #3

Passing through vacuum suction unit

When the heads are removed, the fish pass the vacuum suction unit where the fish digesting system is nealty removed.

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