Machinery Automation & Robotics BladeStop bandsaw safety device

Monday, 25 November, 2013 | Supplied by: Scott Automation & Robotics Pty Limited

While bandsaws are an essential tool in the meat processing industry, they also pose a high risk to health and safety. Bandsaw accidents can result in injuries such as cuts, muscle damage, nerve damage and amputations.

In collaboration with Meat and Livestock Australia, Machinery Automation & Robotics has developed a solution to bandsaw injuries. BladeStop is designed to reduce risks of serious injury by mechanically stopping the bandsaw blade when the unit senses that a person has come into contact with the blade.

On sensing contact with the operator, the blade stops operating within 15 ms, which can mean the difference between a small skin cut and an amputated finger.

According to the company, the product can reduce production time lost to injuries, insurance premiums, operator turnover and training costs, and product spoilage.

Phone: 02 9748 7001
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