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Great opportunities for the auto recycler at CARS

Combi-Lift and OHRA
Companies, such as OHRA and Combi-Lift are teaming up to put on displays of a whole process rather than individual machines
Next June’s CARS show is shaping up to be a great few days for anyone involved in auto recycling who wants to keep on top of their game. From the exhibition standpoint, there’s going to be plenty to see, whether that’s materials handlers for moving equipment around the yard or the latest in depollution kit - the thing with CARS is that you can actually see the kit doing its job.


And it goes much further than that. Companies who supply different areas of expertise are linking together to give us comprehensive demonstrations rather than machines in isolation. A great example of this is the way two companies, OHRA and Combi-Lift are working together. OHRA are a racking specialist who make the cantilever racking that allows you to safely stack cars three high, maximising your yard space while Combi-Lift make the lifting equipment to ensure that the vehicles are readily accessible should parts be required.

For the dismantler this means that you can make an informed judgement as you can get a real feel for how effective or efficient these racks are at being loaded and unloaded. Where else can you see that!

Another pair of companies that have teamed up are depollution specialists, Vortex Depollution Systems and JMC Recycling Systems. What they are planning at the show is a complete vehicle processing line. Once the Vortex machines have dealt with the depollution aspects, JMC’s products will then handle areas such as the wiring looms, CATs, engines and transmissions. Finally the remaining hulk will be baled. This sounds an exciting prospect, maybe they can get a company like Pinnacle involved to demonstrate how effective technology is at deciding which parts need removing before the recycling.

Stay tuned for further news or visit the CARS website

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