Automatic fish skinner with NOCK ACTIVE SKIN GRIPPER® optimized for skinning fresh and smoked salmon


cutting width: 430 mm
cutting speed: 24 m/min


  • 3 methods of skinning:
    • deep skinning with sharp blade
    • thin skinning (shallow skinning) with sharp blade
    • pulling-off the skin with blunt blade (silver skinning)



  • automatic skinning machine with NOCK ACTIVE SKIN GRIPPER® optimized for skinning fresh and smoked salmon.



  • inflated pressure balloon
  • discharge conveyor for removed skin
  • additional possibility of positioning of output conveyor for easy bringing together skin and fillet
  • double lane model (Cortex CBF 496/7 SALMON TWIN)
  • NEW: Cleaning trolley for storage and cleaning of dismountable parts like: conveyors, belts, pressure roller and blade holder


Tip: With the NOCK Cortex CBF 496 SALMON you achieve deeper skinning in the area of the dark side muscle due to the standard hard pressure roller for salmon. This effects more pressure in the middle of the fillet and therefore a deeper skinning. The sides of the fillets are skinned less deep.

  • tooth roller (AISI 316L) with grooves and scraper comb (CF technology)
  • NOCK ACTIVE SKIN GRIPPER® (AGS) for thin skinning with sharp blade, no remaining skin on the fish tail
  • blade gap infinitely adjustable
  • spring suspended blade holder for perfect skinning results
  • pressure units with pneumatic release; infinitely height adjustable
  • special hard pressure roller for salmon, made of polyamide with very long lifetime and more pressure in the middle of the fillet (less pressure at the sides of the fillets = less loss when deep skinning)
  • water cleaning unit for steady continuous operation when processing fresh fillets
  • infeed conveyor and discharge conveyor; can be taken out of the machine within seconds without any tools
  • NOCK POWER PLATES® for a machine construction which is easy to clean, for outstanding robustness and service friendliness
  • NOCK EASY-FLOW® safety cover with pneumatic spring
  • lockable castors
  • stainless steel
  • stainless steel bearings
  • Model
    Cortex CBF 496 SALMON
  • cutting width, mm
  • cutting speed, m/min
  • maximum throughput height, mm
  • apply length on infeed conveyor, mm
  • blade gap, mm
    0 - 5
  • motor performance, kW
  • overall dimension W x H x D, mm
    800 x 1310 x 1860
  • infeed conveyor, mm
    850 x 425
  • discharge conveyor, mm
    850 x 425
  • discharge conveyor for removed skin, mm
    650 x 425
  • weight, kg

Installations, customers’ personnel training, warranty and after warranty service provided by KOMPO North America Inc. certified technicians.

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KOMPO North America Inc. is happy to provide its customers with the longest Warranty on the market. The extended warranty plans are available too.

Please, ask your sales person.

The spare parts are in stock in North and Latin American offices. Spare parts kits are available for any of the equipment you purchase from KOMPO North America Inc.

We are happy to help our customers succeed in their business, supplying the right and reliable machines to manufacture food products.

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