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New CAT de-canner from Crow

Crow Cat de-canner
Is de-canning your own CATs a good way to increase your profits?
Last month Crow announced the launch in the UK market of their CAT de-canner which according to the company can increase the return for dismantlers by over 50%


Sounds like quite a claim and I would like to see some facts and figures to back it up but the idea is that rather than selling your cats to a dealer, it you buy their machine and separate the core from the can you will pay back the cost of the machine in eight weeks if you process 100 CATs per week.

The unit is relativley simple, using a guillotine to cut the CAT and then squash the can to crush the inner core, allowing the valuable ceramic and dust to be extracted. The material is stored in a 45 gal drum which fits under the work table.

The Guillotine is fully interlocked to meet European and American HSE requirements. The whole process is done within a dust extraction hood ensuring every grain of dust is recovered. Unlike other units on the market there is no need for high level working platforms or tented areas.

A pulverizer is available which will minimize the shipping volume and reducing costs further. And as we said at the start, according to Crow, in a recent test of 1200 CATs the difference between selling the CATs to a recognized dealer and selling the de-canned material was over a 50% increase in the return, giving the machine an amazing pay back of just 8 weeks if you process 100 CATs a week.

Definitely sounds worth looking at. If you want to know more call David Pinner on 01473 290267 or email him at Crow environmental.


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