New Application for AirShirz® Pneumatic Scissors from Bettcher Industries - Wing Segmenting Operations

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AirShirz® pneumatic scissors from Bettcher Industries increase worker productivity while reducing muscle fatigue in poultry wing segmenting operations.

AirShirz® pneumatic scissors from Bettcher Industries increase worker productivity while reducing muscle fatigue in poultry wing segmenting operations.

With their fixed bottom blade design, AirShirz® scissors provide a clean, accurate cutting action, producing a consistently high-quality separation of the wing and drummette, while dramatically reducing the incidence of imprecise cuts and resulting bone contamination.

Fully controllable blades allow operators to use AirShirz® units just as they would manual scissors in the wing segmenting application. Yet these scissors require approximately 90% less muscle activity to operate, while achieving up to 127% greater worker productivity compared to manual scissors.

AirShirz® pneumatic scissors are available in two grip designs: a two-finger grip for smaller hands and a larger finger-loop style, thereby ensuring comfort for each individual operator. All units feature an automatic spring-return action, so no effort is required to open the blades once the cut is completed.

The scissors’ pneumatic operation gives users complete control over the cutting action, thereby guarding against accidents or an inadvertent cut. A safety latch secures blades in a locked position for better safety and to prevent damage when not in use. All Airshirz® units use standard 80 to 120 psi plant air.

When conducting wing segmenting activities, AirShirz® pneumatic scissors help reduce muscle fatigue and exposure to risk factors associated with musculo-skeletal and cumulative trauma disorders. This is a clear benefit for poultry processing managers who are seeking improved employee welfare and lower turnover in addition to increased productivity and throughput.

AirShirz® pneumatic scissors utilize stainless steel blades, which are interchangeable and easily removable for sharpening on conventional sharpening equipment. Based on 80 hours of use weekly, blade life extends to six months if daily buffing and weekly blade sharpening is performed.

Wing segmenting is just one of many poultry processing applications for which Airshirz® pneumatic scissors are highly suited. Using a number of blade styles, the scissors are a highly effective way to perform a wide variety of applications such as neck breaking, paw upgrading, gizzard harvest and others. For more information on the versatility and productive power of AirShirz® pneumatic scissors, call (440) 965-4422, e-mail your request to or visit

Established in 1944, Bettcher Industries brings more than six decades of successful innovation to the food processing industry. The company is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative precision cutting tools for food processing applications. Based in the United States, Bettcher Industries is an ISO 9001-certified company with direct distribution and service in more than 50 countries around the world.

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