BladeStop™ is available worldwide and is uniquely designed to reduce risks of serious injury by mechanically stopping the bandsaw blade when the unit senses that a person has come in contact with the blade.
BladeStop is available in two sensing methods. Upon sensing contact with the operator, the blade stops operating within 9 milliseconds. This can be a huge difference between having just a small skin cut or an amputated finger. In addition GloveCheck can also be added which detects the operator gloves moving at high speed in a zone directly upstream from the meat saw blade. This triggers the BladeStop™ mechanism to stop the saw blade within 9 milliseconds.
Woolworths Meat Company’s meat processing facility is the centre of excellence for meat production plants across the country. BladeStop has proven invaluable to the plant and bandsaw operator safety.
Band saws are an essential tool in the meat processing industry, but can cause severe cuts, muscle and nerve damage, or even amputations.