Filleting of fresh or defrosted whitefish like cod, saithe, haddock, hake, Alaska pollock

Robust – Reliable - Intelligent

Simplified Procedure ensures Usability

The BAADER 588 is a unique and user-friendly filleting machine for small and medium-sized whitefish – fresh or defrosted. The consistent running of fish through the machine guarantees a higher throughput. Centralized mechanical adjustments of cutting parameters allows for different species and precise cutting.

The BAADER 588 produces fillets of outstanding quality – even from soft fish.

It has been specifically designed to allow for easy and efficient cleaning and servicing. The BAADER 588 significantly reduces subsequent trim work downstream.

B’Logic® is our dedicated software solution for performance monitoring and yield control.

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  • For fresh or defrosted raw material
  • Continuous and stable operation
  • Simple to use
  • Precise cutting tools minimize ‘giveaway’

Technical Data

  • Working range (approx.)
    Cod: 400–2,500 g / 35–70 cm
    Haddock: 400–2,300 g / 35–65 cm
    Saithe: 400–2,000 g / 35–62 cm
    Hake: 160–800 g / 20–47 cm
    Alaska Pollack (h+g): 150–450 g
  • Throughput
    Up to 35 fish/min.
    Up to 40 fish/min. (Alaska pollack)


Simple operation and maintenance

  • Rapid changeover for to different species
  • Easy to access, maintain and clean

Best fillet quality

  • Active cutting tools
  • Smooth surface as a result of reduced fillet stress during processing
  • No gaping
  • No blood spotting
  • No black belly skin
  • White membrane on


  • Suitable for a wide range of species
  • Fresh or defrosted raw material
  • Small machine footprint
  • Direct fillet transfer to BAADER 59 Skinner possible for consistent product flow

Hygienic, open and flexible design

  • Open design for easy access and supervision
  • Open design allows for easy cleaning
  • Quick and easy to remove conveyor belt system
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Even small fish –big yield

  • Small fish possible with optional small fish kit
  • Cod from 550g – 2,500g h&g
  • High speed for small fish (with optional small fish kit)
  • Smart recipe management
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Efficient Trimming with Maximum Flexibility -Automatic Trimming Solution BAADER 988

Dennis Peukert, Sales Manager, highlights how optimizations and innovations like camera analysis and machine software lead to a high performance of the BAADER 988 in trimming up to 50 fillets per minute all day long.

The flexibility of the machine offers the possibility to choose the most profitable trim by using so called super recipes.

With Dennis Peukert

2:20 | Release Date 2.11.2020

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