Introducing The Guardian Lite: A Smaller, Safer Butcher Bandsaw
Worker safety is paramount in any workplace, but in the meat processing industry, it’s absolutely critical. Operators are required to work quickly and accurately, often while juggling the operation of the bandsaw and serving customers in a fast-paced environment. That’s why we’ve developed the Guardian Lite – an industry-leading butcher bandsaw specifically designed for smaller workspaces.
Featuring unparalleled safety features and a purpose-built frame, the Guardian Lite offers a secure and efficient method for processing meat, regardless of the available floor space. By adding the Guardian Lite to your supermarket’s meat processing line, you can ensure reduced injuries, minimize risk to your operators, maximize productivity and profitability.
A Guardian Bandsaw is not just a better bandsaw, it’s a cut above the rest.
230M Product Cuts
1M Run hours
Total hours on all Guardian band saws
8 Second Reset
Why choose a Guardian
Lower Cost of Ownership
Don’t wait for an injury to occur
Why Choose a Guardian Bandsaw?
We’re immensely proud of our bandsaws at Guardian.
They’re purpose-built for the meat processing industry, and with over 5 years of experience engineering the best butcher bandsaws for production facilities, we’ve perfected our design to ensure it’s nothing short of exceptional.
Our bandsaws are built from the ground up to provide powerful cuts while minimizing the risk of injury. Unlike our competitors, we don’t just add safety features to existing commercial bandsaws. We manufacture our own bandsaws and integrate our patented safety technology to ensure the highest level of protection.
Our expertise in the meat processing industry has led us to develop industry-specific safety features, such as our vision-detection system, which stops the blade before any contact is made, setting us apart in terms of safety. With zero reported injuries on a Guardian Bandsaw, our safety technology is unmatched.
We have also optimized our bandsaws to provide a structurally sound, purpose-built frame that enhances safety without sacrificing power. From the pneumonic tensioning, making changing a blade that much easier, to the internal compressor for plug-and-play convenience, we have considered our customers’ needs at every step.
Through our expertise and attention to industry requirements we’ve delivered phenomenal results to our customers – a Guardian Bandsaw that boasts the highest safety standard on the market.
So why settle for an ordinary bandsaw when you can have the assurance, power, and proficiency of a Guardian Bandsaw?
Butcher Bandsaw Safety Features
Vision sensing technology
The patented multi-view four camera vision system can register a saw operator’s blue gloves in 3D.
No tethering required
The Guardian Lite is ideal for stop/start environments, where operators must juggle cutting meat and serving customers.
Guardian Portal for Operators
Supporting our vision sensing technology is the Guardian Portal System.
Guardian Portal for Supervisors
The Guardian Portal is an industry first and sets a new benchmark for safety performance reporting on commercial bandsaws.
Measuring only 32.4″ (W) x 30″ (L) x 81.3″ (H), it’s perfect for tight spaces.
Remote Servicing Support
Our Guardian Bandsaw comes with remote servicing support to provide you with 24/7 assistance in keeping your butcher bandsaw in the best operating condition.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be physically connected to the bandsaw for the safety system to work?
What services are required to run the bandsaw?
How large is the safety zone on your bandsaws?
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?
It does. Guardian has hundreds of bandsaws operating around the world, which have amassed over one million combined run-hours and 0 injuries.
Find out more about why Guardian is the safest bandsaw in the world.
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.
See our Omaha location here
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