The Duravant family of operating companies serve the food processing, packaging and material handling segments.

Size Reduction – Slicers, Meat Dicers, Shredders, Meat Grinders, Jet Knives


Size reduction equipment includes slicers, meat dicers, shredders, meat grinders, and jet knives. No machines on the market today can match their versatility or accuracy. These state-of-the-art, continuous flow, fresh or cooked product machines allow our customers to take control of their processing with higher quality product, less handling, improved hygiene, and reduced labor costs -- advantages you need to operate in today's food production environment.
  • DuraKut™ 6000 2D VFD (or) Servo Dicer

    Just like our Carruthers AdvantEdge series, our Carruthers DuraKut™ series is designed and built in the USA for complete cutting versatility of fresh, vacuum tumbled, crust frozen or cooked products into cubes or...
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  • DuraKut™ Horizontal Slicer

    Our horizontal slicer is designed to be paired with our Carruthers DuraKut™ 6000 series 2D dicers, or can be used as a standalone unit, for 3D cuts of the highest quality. The system’s...
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  • AE 5000 1D Slicer

    AE 5000 1D slicer is a one-dimensional slicer for continuous slicing of whole muscle, cooked or fresh log meats and other products.
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  • AE 5000 2D Dicer

    Our AE 5000 2D Dicer provides cuts to length and width spec, in sequence (leaving natural height/thrid dimension in tact). Known as a meat dicer, this model processes whole muscle cooked or fresh...
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  • AE 5000 2D 20″ Twin Dicers

    Do you need to one- or two-dimensionally dice or strip-cut hot cooked meats after exiting a 40" spiral or linear oven belt? If so, Marlen has the solution for your plant! By combining...
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  • AE 5000 3D Dicer

    AE 5000 3D Dicer is designed for three-dimensional cubing. A combination of the 1D Slicing and 2D Dicing models provides complete versatility for cubing of whole muscle, cooked or fresh log meats and...
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  • AE Logger Meat Portioner

    Programmable one-dimensional meat portioner for deli meats, deli loafs or snack sticks. Specify lengths or numbers of lengths for portion control accuracy of 1/16", and automatically remove ends and clips.
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  • XT Strip Cutter

    Our Marlen XT Series Strip Cutters are designed for continuous strip cutting of raw (or fresh) beef, pork, poultry and veal. The machine can be fed manually or placed inline where there is...
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  • Automatic Meat Shredder

    Our innovative and uniquely designed Carruthers automatic meat shredder is a continuous flow machine with throughput exceeding 2,000 pounds (907 kg) per hour without the expense of intensive manual labor. This is our...
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  • Tabletop Meat Shredder

    Our economical, space-saving tabletop Carruthers Meat Shredder is designed to efficiently shred smaller batches of beef, poultry or pork to produce "hand pulled" products without the expense of intensive manual labor. Increased volume,...
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  • Vari-Kut Inline Electric Meat Grinder

    Marlen's Vari-Kut electric inline meat grinder is a particle reduction system with variable speed control. It is regarded as one of the industry's best grinding solutions available.
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  • Vari-Kut In-Line Meat Grinder

    Marlen's Vari-Kut hydraulic in-line meat grinder is a particle reduction system with variable speed control. It is regarded as one of the industry's best grinding solutions available.
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  • Jet Knife Forming System

    The Marlen Jet Knife is an attachment to the In-Line Grinder Particle Reduction System. Ideal for forming individual particulates such as pizza topping or meatballs, or particulates that are used in other products...
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  • Carruthers Knife Sharpener

    Using our newly designed CE compliant Carruthers knife sharpener will keep circular gang blades in prime condition and optimize the performance of your Carruthers slicers/dicers and loggers. This circular knife sharpener is engineered...
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