The STZ-6 consists of two basic units:
– a power supply unit with separation transformer with electronic measurement and control system as well as PIG821 slaughter parameters controller and parameters recorder,
- stunning tongs
On the side wall of the STZ-6 there is a power socket with a special pin.
The operation of the device is based on the principle of automatically measuring the resistance of the body of the animal. At the ready-to-operate condition, only a low safety voltage of approx. 22 volts is present on the open electrodes of the tongs. When the electrodes are clamped on the body of the animal, the resistance is measured and the reading of stunning voltage <400 V appears, which turns off automatically once the stunning process is finished (when the electrodes open).
The STZ-6 is designed to stun electrically animals by applying electrodes to the animal’s head. Equipment complies with Council Regulation (EC) No 1099/2009 of 24 September 2009 on the protection of animals at the time of their killing and also meets the requirements of the European Union on the humanitarian treatment of animals.
|Power supply||230 V; 50 Hz|
|Stunning voltage (output)||< 400 V; 50 to 800 Hz|
|Output current||0.02 to 2.5 A|
|Electric charge||0.1 to 99.9 C|
|Measuring voltage||~16 V|
|Weight of power supply||15.0 kg|
|Weight of tongs||3.0 kg|
|Dimensions (power supply)||480 x 365 x 205 mm|
|Dimensions (stunning tongs)||960 x 210 – 700 x 110 mm|
Minimum current values for electric stunning with electrodes applied on both sides of the head
|Animal type||Cattle from 6 months of age||Cattle over 6 months old||Sheep, goats||Pigs||Chickens||Turkeys|
|Minimum current values||1,28 A||1,25A||1,00A||1,30 A||240mA||400mA|
Stunning parameters recorder
The recording device fulfills the requirements of the Council Regulation No. 1099/2009 of
24 September 2009r. (Annex II, point 4.1) on the protection of animals at the time of killing.
The recorder device is factory-installed in the STZ 6 stunning device. During stunning process, the recorder performs the measurement of electrical parameters related to the slaughter and saves these parameters on the SDHC memory card located in the recorder socket.