BLADESTOP MEAT BANDSAW - REDUCING INJURIES FOR MEAT INDUSTRY
New BladeStop GloveCheck technology released. The success of the unique BladeStop bandsaw safety mechanism keeps going from strength to strength since being commercially launched in January 2014. Demand for BladeStop equipped saws has exceeded all expectations and production volumes have been increased to meet market needs. In a further development GloveCheck technology is now available as an option for BladeStop equipped bandsaws. GloveCheck (patent pending) uses a sensing system that detects operator gloves moving at high speed in a zone directly upstream from the band saw blade, triggering the BladeStop mechanism to stop the blade. GloveCheck operates in conjunction with the existing BladeStop body sensing system, so the risk of operator injury is further reduced by sensing the glove in front of the saw, or if the fingers are obscured under the meat, the BladeStop body sensing system will detect contact with the blade, and in both cases stops the blade in under 15 milliseconds.