Trimming of salmon, sea trout and wild salmon

Flexibility on Demand

Optimizing the Value of every Fillet

Manual trimming of fillets is a very labour-intensive process and the result depends on the operators at the trimming table. Yield and accuracy can vary significantly from operator to operator and from day to day.

The BAADER 988 Trimming Machine automates the trimming process almost completely, thus reducing the need for manual labour for this process to a minimum. It consistently provides a high level of cutting quality according to the pre-set demands.

The BAADER 988 is an automatic trimming machine suitable for a range of salmonids. It drastically reduces the need for manual trimming and results in a consistently high level of trimming quality. It incorporates an advanced yield-saving process whereby each fillet is evaluated by size, volume, colour grade and trim category.  

The BAADER 988 then calculates the optimal cutting pattern based on the evaluated parameters.

As each fillet is evaluated, the specific grading information/signal can be used for subsequent sorting into different processes – fillets of a specific color or size for example. In addition, each fillet can be trimmed or not, depending upon this grading information.

The BAADER 988 enables processors to ‘design’ specific trims compiled from the belly, back and the surface of the fillets.

The BAADER 988 maximizes production value, yield, throughput and quality.

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  • High speed trimming – up to 50 fillets/min.
  • Trimming on demand
  • Easy adjustment to market requirements
  • Highly accurate trimming

Technical Data

  • Fish species
    Salmon, sea trout, wild salmon
  • Working range (approx.)
    Fillet length: 300–750 mm
    Fillet width: max. 250 mm
  • Throughput
    Up to 50 fillets/min
    (25 fillets each lane) depending on fillet size


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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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User-friendly settings

  • Specific trim parameters can be stored in a recipe management system
  • Settings can be changed during production
  • Easy adjustment to market requirements
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Fillet visualization

  • A camera system detects color, length, width, volume and
  • Orientation of the fillet and calculates the cutting patterns
  • Melanin spot recognition
  • Color detection can be used to define the color category
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Flexibility on demand

  • Trim cuts on demand following the visual data information
  • Relevant parameters can be changed during operation
  • Full flexibility to select specific cuts
  • Optional tail cutter is available
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Easy cleaning and Maintenance

  • The open design allows easy cleaning and maintenance
  • Ready to receive CIP (for vacuum pipelines)
  • Remote service
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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

Mechanical Precision Paired with Digital Intelligence – Automatic Trimming Solution BAADER 988

Patrick Möller, Team Leader After Sales Service, explains easy service handling and recipes’ management on the BAADER 988 as well as corresponding standard equipment like remote service and data management. The open architecture additionally helps servicing and cleaning the machine easily.

With Patrick Möller

1:31 min | Release Date 02.11.2020

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