Sensor stops frozen carcase bandsaw before injury occurs

By Rick Pendrous

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Sensor stops frozen carcase bandsaw before injury occurs

Related tags: Cut, Injury

The risk of injuries to workers in abattoirs caused by bandsaws used to cut up frozen primary meat carcases can now be reduced, thanks to the new BladeStop technology available from Interfood Butchery.

This senses and stops the machinery within milliseconds of human contact with blades, or when people are dangerously close to them.

The obvious hazard is contact with the fast-moving blade, which is a common cause of accidents within the meat industry.

Injuries include nasty, deep cuts to fingers and thumbs that might require surgical intervention and, unfortunately, sometimes part or full amputation.

BladeStop, which was developed by Australian company Scott Automation & Robotics working with Meat & Livestock Australia, senses the presence of workers' hands and can bring the cutting blade to a complete stop in no more than 0.015 seconds, claims Interfood Butchery.

Contact Interfood Butchery​ for more information. 

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