Versatile, reliable plate former

GEA MultiFormer

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

Forming made reliable

Plate forming made user-friendly with the GEA MultiFormer, which utilizes air and water to shape food products effectively. The forming machine's straightforward design allows for high production capacities, while the programmable PLC optimizes the forming cycle for each specific product. The MultiFormer also offers easily interchangeable forming plates, ensuring quick product changeover times.

Main food applications

Plate Formed Products formed with GEA MultiFormer plate forming machine

Plate forming with the GEA MultiFormer makes producing rectangular, round, triangular, irregular and novelty shapes with a flat or 3D appearance possible. Main product applications include red meat, poultry, fish and seafood, vegetables, potato, and plant-based products.

Forming performance

  • Gentle step-feeding system for consistent plate forming and product quality
  • Excellent structure retention, also with delicate whole muscle products
  • Accurate portion control with minimal food production waste

Versatile and flexible plate former

  • Wide range of products and a wide variety of forming 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

Reliable forming machine

  • 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
Knock-Out System for GEA MultiFormer plate forming machine

GEA MultiFormer - Knock-Out System

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
Plate Forming Sets for GEA MultiFormer plate forming machine

Plate Forming Sets for GEA MultiFormer

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 specificationsGEA MultiFormer 400GEA MultiFormer 600GEA MultiFormer 900
Dimension L x W x H2568 x 3140 x 914 mm2579 x 2881 x 1652  mm2579 x 3003 x2000 mm
Belt width400 mm600 mm900 mm
Max. capacity60 strokes/min75 strokes/min60 strokes/min
Max. filling (volume/stroke)1.1 liter1.57 liter1.5 liter
Electric power8 kW23 kW23 kW
Air consumption300 nl/min / cft/min300 nl/min / cft/min300 nl/min / cft/min
Machine weight1200 kg1820 kg2440 kg
Hopper volume270 liter380 liter530 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
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