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Automatic Poultry Loader


Top and PCS Exclusive Features

  • Bag detection
  • Optional labelling

Why package with APL?

The Automatic Poultry Loader APL packs chickens up to 2.0 kg in polyethylene bags. Products are fed in manually; the packaging process is fully automatic. The machine processes wickets of bags with a minimum material thickness of 35 μm. The bags are closed with aluminium clips, optionally plastic clips, on spool.

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Technical Data

Bagging and closing

  • Automatic packaging of poultry in bags for reduced manpower
  • Processes bags from a wicket
  • Up to 18 bags per minute


  • Maximum efficiency by fully automatic bagging, hocking, closing and labelling
  • Processes both, poultry with wet or dry skin
  • Depending on loading speed up to 18 bags per minute can be closed
  • Highly ergonomic handling
  • Sensor check if bird is in the bag
  • Check of the bird's leg length, if too long the bag is not clipped but sorted out for manual clipping, therefore product waste is avoided
  • Pressure reducer with filter
  • Processes high-quality clips – certified safe for use with food by SGS INSTITUT FRESENIUS
  • Clip and loop manufacture certified in accordance with ISO 22000

Quality and hygiene

  • Hygienic design made of stainless steel and industrial plastic for easy cleaning

Equipment options

  • Clipping machine built-in version processing plastic clips on spool, suitable for metal detection
  • Remote maintenance module

Function and operation

The Automatic Poultry Loader APL, designed for efficient packaging of chickens, is electronically and pneumatically operated. The products are inserted one at a time by the operator. Apart from this the process is fully automatic: bagging, hocking, closure with original clips and labelling. When designing the APL, particular emphasis was placed on strict observance of hygiene requirements and on maximum machine uptime.

Possible combinations

  • ES 5000
  • Product identification with the labelling system ES 5000 incl. label feeder and thermal transfer printer


S-Clip (spool): S 4526

P-Clip (spool): P 632, P 638


1490 mm


1710 mm


800 kg


2680 mm

Three-phase current connection

200 – 230 VAC, 380 – 460 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Power input

3.5 kW

Fuse connection

16 A

Compressed air

6 — 8 bar

Air consumption

43 NL/Cycle

Subject to technical modifications.

The Poly-clip System quality promise

Our machines, consumables and services meet the highest standards. This is promised not only by numerous certifications, but above all by our own claim: Excellence in Clipping. In this way, we guarantee you the reliability and dependability that you can expect for your production. We ship spare parts worldwide within the shortest possible time, quickly and without complications. If necessary, our technical service is on the spot via the fastest route.

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