Meat bandsaws

Spanish

The Guardian Bandsaw delivers an unprecedented vision safety system to reduce serious bandsaw injuries in the meat processing industry.

3D Vision TechnologyTM stops the blade before injuries occur

Traditional contact sensing only activates after the operator already made contact with the blade. The Guardian anticipates injuries and stops them in their tracks.

3x cheaper to maintain than other safety bandsaws

Increase your throughput and keep your maintenance costs low, thanks to smart engineering decisions.

/

Safety activations without bandsaw damage

Our patented high-speed camera vision system detects operators’ gloves, no matter how obscured their glove may be. The vision system creates a three-dimensional safety area for the full length of the blade

/

Easy cleaning with IP69k washdown rating

To clean the machine, just open up the door. All electronics are protected with Moisture GuardTM and can withstand high-pressure, hot water washdowns.

/

No forced maintenance intervals

We customize our service model so you have the support you need, no more, no less. With extensive documentation, your in-house team can solve most problems without paying expensive technicians.

Products

We offer solutions for almost any requirement. If you need help or custom specs, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Guardian Lite

Designed to fit in small workspaces, the Guardian Lite is an excellent saw for butchery and grocery retail spaces.

Learn more

+

Guardian Lite

Blade Size

3873 X 16mm or 152 1/2” X 5/8”

Blade SPeed

32m per sec or 105f per sec

Motor

2.2 KW or 3 HP

Cutting Capacity

330(W) X 390mm(H) or 13”(W) X 15.4”(H)

G300 Series

The G300 is our smallest machine for industrial meat processing applications.

Learn more

+

G300 Series

Blade Size

3873 X 16mm or 152 1/2” X 5/8”

Blade SPeed

32m per sec or 105f per sec

Motor

4 KW or 5.5 HP

Cutting Capacity

307(W) X 361mm(H) or 12”(W) X 14.2”(H)

G400 Series

The G400 is our best-selling production machine, balancing power and floor footprint.

Learn more

+

G400 Series

Blade Size

3873 X 16mm or 152 1/2” X 5/8”

Blade SPeed

32m per sec or 105f per sec

Motor

4 KW or 5.5 HP

Cutting Capacity

407(W) X 407(H) or 16”(W) X 16”(H)

G600 Series

The G600 is the next step up from the G400, delivering more power and space for larger cuts.

Learn more

+

G600 Series

Blade Size

4900 X 19mm or 193” X 3/4”

Blade SPeed

32m per sec or 105f per sec

Motor

7.5 KW or 10 HP

Cutting Capacity

600(W) X 475mm(H) or 24”(W) X 18.5”(H)

G900 Series

The G900 is our largest and most powerful bandsaw, equipped to handle your largest cuts.

Learn more

+

G900 Series

Blade Size

5486 X 20mm or 216” X 0.8”

Blade SPeed

32m per sec or 105f per sec

Motor

7.5 KW or 10 HP

Cutting Capacity

900(W) X 600mm(H) or 35.4”(W) X 23.6”(H)

Guardian Skinner

The first vision-safety meat skinner with unmatched yield.

Learn more

+

Guardian Skinner

Blade Size

n/a

Blade SPeed

250 RPM

Motor

2.2 KW or 3 HP

Cutting Capacity

500(W) or 19.6”(W)

Guardian Poultry Wing Saw

The first safety wing saw with a zero accident track record.

Learn more

+

Guardian Poultry Wing Saw

Blade Size

235 (⌀) mm or 9.25”

Blade SPeed

1500 RPM

Motor

1.1 KW or 1.5 HP

Cutting Capacity

n/a

G900 Series

The G900 is our largest and most powerful bandsaw, equipped to handle your largest cuts.

Learn more

+

G900 Series

Blade Size

5486 X 19mm or 216” X 3/4”

Blade SPeed

25m per sec or 82f per sec

Motor

7.5 KW or 10 HP

Cutting Capacity

900(W) X 600mm(H) or 35.4”(W) X 23.6”(H)

G600 Series

The G600 is the next step up from the G400, delivering more power and space for larger cuts.

Learn more

+

G600 Series

Blade Size

4900 X 19mm or 193” X 3/4”

Blade SPeed

25m per sec or 82f per sec

Motor

7.5 KW or 10 HP

Cutting Capacity

600(W) X 475mm(H) or 24”(W) X 18.5”(H)

G400 Series

The G400 is our best-selling production machine, balancing power and floor footprint.

Learn more

+

G400 Series

Blade Size

3873 X 19mm or 152 1/2” X 3/4”

Blade SPeed

25m per sec or 82f per sec

Motor

7.5 KW or 10 HP

Cutting Capacity

407(W) X 407(H) or 16”(W) X 16”(H)

Meat-cutting tables

Configure your Guardian bandsaw to your exact requirements with our wide selection of cutting tables.

"Throughout the years, you've seen lots of injuries. With Guardian, it's down to zero."

In 2020, Silver Fern Farms took delivery of three Guardian bandsaws. The result was a reduction of bandsaw injuries to zero.

Alan Higgs

Secondary Group Leader, Silver Fern Farms

“Guardian provides the protection the operator needs, but also allows us to track production hours, blade usage, and blade stops.

Guardian stood out from the rest with their safety technology and amazing customer service. There was never a question that went unanswered. They provided videos, quick responses, and assistance with finding the gloves that met their specs but also met ours. I would highly recommend this company to everyone."

Jake Jones

EHS   Manager, Matthews Cemetery Products

Frequently asked questions

How does the vision safety system work?

There are four cameras constantly monitoring the blade for a specific colored glove, which creates a virtual safety zone. As soon as one of the cameras detects the glove inside the safety zone, the bandsaw stops before the operator’s hand comes into contact with the blade.​ This is done in a matter of milliseconds.

Does the safety system really work?

Yes, it does. Guardian has thousands of bandsaws operating around the world, which have amassed over 1.5 million run-hours and zero injuries.

Will the bandsaw work without the safety systems live?

No, the bandsaw always fails to a safe state and will not start again unless all safety systems are functional. This ensures the absolute safety of your operators.

Can I wash down the bandsaw?

Yes, our bandsaws are IP69k washdown-rated. We accomplish this with Moisture GuardTM - triple-sealed stainless steel that shields electrical components from moisture.

To clean the bandsaw, your team can simply open up the door to access all areas. This process has been verified food-safe by Ecolab.

I can see that Guardian is an international company. How will my bandsaws be serviced?

Guardian has multiple locations and an operation in Omaha, Nebraska. Here, we stock spare parts and employ service technicians to provide excellent after-sales support. ​