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New stun gun measurement device available to UK customers
Published:  16 November, 2017

A new device to measure the stunning performance of slaughter tools is now available to the UK industry. 

Launched by Accles & Shelvoke, the device is inspired by an increased public awareness of animal welfare at time of slaughter. The technology measures the precise velocity of the captive bolt of Accles & Shelvoke’s CASH penetrative stunning tools. 

The firm said the motive behind the device arose from concerns and legislation around animal slaughter. To ensure regulations are met, stunning devices must be regularly checked to make sure they comply with the rules. 

Meeting demands, the stun check device measures the precise velocity of the captive bolt within specified tolerances. The Captive Bolt Stun Check ensures the stunning equipment is working efficiently and effectively at all times, and is compliant with legislation.

“The legislations around the use of stunning tools are improving all the time, and we want to assure all our customers that our tools are compliant,” said Joe Holland, general manager of Accles & Shelvoke.

“The new stun check device supports all our existing penetrative stunning tools range and produces measurable data for the requirements of an animal welfare audit.”

Customers have the option to choose an adapter for the CASH stunning tool to be tested, and the device is pre-programmed to be used straight out of the box. Additional adapters are available for users with more than one CASH stunning tool.

Accles & Shelvoke’s system can be used wirelessly through Bluetooth technology with a tablet and a PC, with an Android tablet pre-loaded with the compatible software and Microsoft Windows compatible PC software. Both are pre-configured for the CASH Stunning Tool of the user’s choice.

Measuring the upper and lower velocity limits of the captive bolt, the results also show the user if parts of the device need to be replaced or serviced.

Name and serial number of the tool, cartridge specifications, operator name, date and time of the test are all recorded to produce a comprehensive data for audit, which can be saved and shared in an MS Excel spreadsheet format.