Versatile, reliable plate former

GEA MultiFormer

GEA MultiFormer is our most versatile and flexible former, designed to add appeal to food by forming red meat, pork, poultry, fish and seafood, cheese, vegetables and meat replacement products into virtually any shape.

GEA MultiFormer

Reliable and easy to use

The GEA MultiFormer is an easy-to-use plate former that uses air and water to knock-out products. The simple design delivers high production capacities, and it comes with a programmable PLC to optimize the forming cycle for every individual product. Easily exchanged forming plates guarantee fast product changeover times.

Main applications

Main applications GEA FreshFormer & MultiFormer

GEA MultiFormer produces rectangular, round, triangular, irregular and novelty shapes with a flat or 3D appearance. Main product applications include red meat, poultry, fish and seafood, vegetables, potato and meat replacement products.


  • Gentle step-feeding system for consistent product quality
  • Excellent structure retention, also with delicate whole muscle products
  • Accurate portion control with minimum waste

Versatile & flexible

  • Wide range of products and a wide variety of shapes
  • Easy and quick product changeover for maximum output for versatility in products
  • Options for stick inserter, paper interleaver, ball rolling unit and tray transverse conveyor


  • Relevant process parameters stored in recipes to ensure consistent product quality
  • Minimum product left in hopper at changeover
  • Proven uptime of 98% or higher, while low maintenance costs ensure value for money
  • Excellent hopper design. Auger product feeding and step filling principle to the filling chamber

Advanced technology

GEA Knockout

GEA Knockout

With patented GEA E-knockout and Varioseal the release of products is excellent by the combination of gravity, air pulse and water. It saves up to 80% in water usage and changing a knockout is really fast and connecting takes only one minute. The knockout concept is also easy to clean from the outside and entirely made in stainless steel for a great hygienic design.

GEA Formplates engineered with precision

GEA Forming plates

With the original GEA FormPlates, you can make every gram of your product count. Nothing beats OEM quality when it comes to minimizing giveaway and optimizing the shape, quality and portion weight of your formed products. The form plates are offered in 5 different materials, ranging from cost-effective PE for short runs and shape tests, to the durable PremiumForm for extreme forming quality and very long production runs.

Technical details

Product specifications GEA MultiFormer 400 GEA MultiFormer 600 GEA MultiFormer 900
Dimension L x W x H 2568 x 3140 x 914 mm 2579 x 2881 x 1652  mm 2579 x 3003 x2000 mm
Belt width 400 mm 600 mm 900 mm
Max. capacity 60 strokes/min 75 strokes/min 60 strokes/min
Max. filling (volume/stroke) 1.1 liter 1.57 liter 1.5 liter
Electric power 8 kW 23 kW 23 kW
Air consumption 300 nl/min / cft/min 300 nl/min / cft/min 300 nl/min / cft/min
Machine weight 1200 kg 1820 kg 2440 kg
Hopper volume 270 liter 380 liter 530 liter

Options for GEA MultiFormer

GEA BridgeBreaker

  • Minimize product bridging in the hopper
  • Ensure consistent flow towards pressing/filling chamber
  • Larger product temperature fluctuation possible inside former hopper

GEA Stick Inserter

  • Added value to your product by attractive stick into product
  • Extra selling argument for your end product
  • Easy to separate pre-formed connected sausages
  • Easy access to stick cassette for refilling during production
  • Reduction of labor by automatic inserting

GEA Ball Rolling Unit

  • To roll cylindrical products between 5 and 50 gram
  • Top belt moves back and forth crosswise
  • For 400 and 600 mm wide lines

Related products

GEA Insights

Stay in touch with GEA innovations and stories by signing up for news from GEA.

Sign up

We are here to help! With just a few details we will be able to respond to your inquiry.

Contact us