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JMC launch new Engine Crusher

JMC CAT Engine Cracker
JMC's new Engine Cracker can handle up to 5 tonnes per hour.
Nottingham based, JMC have launched a brand new engine crusher that’s powerful enough to completely break up whole engines which they claim will greatly enhance subsequent separation of steel from clean and irony aluminium.


Known as the Cracker, the new machine can handle up to 5 tonnes of engines and gearboxes per hour and has a cycle time of 2 minutes which makes it a pretty quick bit of kit.

The Cracker is compact as well, only taking a footprint of 1.4 metre x 3.1 metres. JMC told us that size and simplicity were key to the product’s success as it needs to fit easily into the day to day operation of the site.

The power source is a four cylinder Perkins diesel engine that is clean and quiet, meeting the EU Stage 111B requirements. An electric version is also available.

JMC will have the engine crusher on show at the CARS show, along with their range of process equipment that’s designed to add value to your end of life vehicles. One of those products that looks interesting is a cat recycling system that offers the potential to bring cat recycling in house.

In the meantime, if you want to know more now you can visit JMC’s website, call them on 0115 940 9630 or email them.


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