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Maximising the value of an ELV

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JMC Vortex plan to show you where to find added value in your elvs at CARS 2014.
That’s what headline sponsor, JMC Vortex plans to demonstrate at CARS 2014 in June at Motorhog’s Doncaster site.


The JMC working line makes the ideal opportunity to find out where and how to extract more value from the vehicles passing though your business. Here at atfPro we have been great believers in this concept and look forward to seeing what’s on offer at the show.
So what’s involved in taking a vehicle back to its base materials?
JMC’s Working line will cover the following processes to demonstrate the additional value available at each stage of the recycling process. Naturally, one has to appreciate that any parts for re-sale in the normal working environment would be removed after the depollution process.
Depollution
JMC’s Vortex range of depollution equipment is where it all kicks off. We are all well used to the concept of depollution but as with other products, processes and methodologies are constantly being improved and updated meaning higher productivity rates. The show is a great opportunity to see the latest equipment available.
Big Machine Area
Once depolluted the vehicle is transferred to the big machine area. Although not part of the JMC range, here we can see how effective attachments such as Overton’s Auto Dismantling System and Powerhand’s Vehicle Recycling System are. The engines/transmissions will be separated from the hulk along with key items such as axles, hubs, radiators, wiring looms, bumpers and dash panels. In fact, the majority of major components of an elv.
Engine Crusher
Engines, transmissions and axles will be sent to JMC’s Engine Cracker. This unit has been designed to crack engines allowing their different component parts to be separated. With a crushing force of 120 tonnes, this is a compact but powerful machine able to break between 3 and 5 tonnes per hour of engines. It can also handle electric motors and alloy wheels and is available with either electric or diesel drive.
Edi-Current Separator
The crushed items will then pass through Eriez’s eddy current separator which will remove the ferrous from the non ferrous element, cleaning up the material to a much higher value. These separators are equally effective on the shredded hulk, again cleaning up the material streams and increasing value.
Copper Granulation
JMC’s Matrix cable granulator, designed specifically to overcome the problems associated with vehicle looms can handle not only all the wiring harnesses but also the radiators. The result is a high value product ready to return to the smelters.
Plastics Granulator
JMC’s Bumper Humper will make easy work of large plastics items, turning them into a granulate, ready for re-pellitising at the plastics processor. Plastics may not be the highest value materials in an elv but with ever increasing environmental targets, recycling the major plastics components is going to become more and more important - well worth taking a close look at this area!
Cat Processing
The JMC Cat Comrade provides a complete recycling solution for the recovery of precious metals from catalytic converters. This is a robust platform with an integrated fume filtration plant which is then combined with your choice of JMC catalytic converter shear. Use of a high-quality JMC shear improves cutting speed and performance. The platform is designed to incorporate two full-sized bins at an optimum height to allow processed material to fall into a drum or bag.
Baling the hulks
And finally, what do we do with the hulk? JMC will demonstrate their Tabarelli S5000 metal baler. It is a versatile metal baler ideal for baling cars and all grades of ferrous and non ferrous scrap metal. It has a 5 metre box and a production rate of 8 to 10 tonnes an hour depending on the scrap metal input. It can be remotely controlled and has a bale ejection door. Metal bale size is 800 x 600mm. Electric and diesel versions and crane options are available.

That’s basically it. There will be plenty of other smaller pieces of equipment on show from the JMC range, all aimed at maximising the return you can get from your ELV’s. We believe what JMC is putting together is a first for this industry and a great opportunity for us all to look at our businesses with fresh eyes - I guess that’s what CARS 2014 is all about - see you there!

For further information on any of the JMC Vortex range, visit their website or call Mike on 0115 9409630

March 2014

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