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Autodrain GlassPopper

Autodrain GlassPopper

GlassPopper is used for removing urethane-bonded windows. It can get to those hard to reach areas were other glass tools can’t. It works entirely on the outside of the window. A little "Flameless Heat" on the inside of the window combined with a little pressure and out it Pops!
Autodrain web site
Contact Autodrain by email or telephone: 0113 2059332
Address: AutoDrain, Wakefield Road,Rothwell Haigh, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS26 OSB

Iris-Mec glass removal

Iris-Mec TVP Pneumatic Glass Cutter

Designed specifically to safely cut the front and rear windscreens from the car. This tool is both safe and quick, and it does not produce micro-dust. It has a 60 Litre stainless steel tank, with a 1,2 HP three phase vacuum pump for continuous use. It is provided with an automatic on-off system, and it is supplied with castors for ease of movement and storage.
Iris-Mec website
Contact Iris-Mec by email or telephone: 01604 642020
Address: CIS Ltd, 25 Hatton Close, Moulton Park Ind. Est., Northampton, NN3 6SU

SEDA WindscreenCutter

SEDA WindscreenCutter

This special SEDA tool is a fast and easy solution to remove windscreens from cars. With our special milling technology a shattering tool is not necessary. The risk of laceration from broken glass is down to almost zero.
The powerful vacuum unit suck off any glass dust, shards and splinters and collect it in a specific storage container.
• electrical
• pneumatical

SEDA RescueCutter

SEDA RescueCutter

Road accidents involving vehicles usually end with unpredictable results. Rescue teams must be prepared for every situation. With the SEDA RescueCutter they are able to cut windshields quickly to get into the car.
The SEDA RescueCutter is a lightweight, always ready hand held tool with its own rechargeable power supply and cuts through vehicle windshields in seconds.
Locked, blocked or damaged doors cost life threatening delays in administering crucial first aid. The “Jaws of Life” and other hydraulic devices can give access to the victims but are bulky and take valuable minutes to set up. So how do rescue teams administer critical first aid to drivers and passengers without delay? They use the SEDA RescueCutter.
• Mill for Polycarbonate windows (Panorama windows)
• Also available with cable connection

SEDA GlassTrolley+Blanket

SEDA GlassTrolley+Blanket

In order to remove side door windows and rear windows in an even more effective way, SEDA present two options. It is fast and save.
For easy removal of car side windows and collection within the trolley.
Flexible blanket for side and rear car window removal and collection.
• Easy disposal of the collected glass
• Window punch included
• Protection against flying glass splinters
• Easy to use
SEDA web site
Contact SEDA by email or telephone: 0750 2023859

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Latest stories

Who’s buying our salvage vehicles in Europe?
It seems that there are some questions surrounding the purchasing of vehicles by other European countries, in particular Cat B vehicles. One of our readers asked us the following:
Diesel and petrol car sales to be banned from 2040
In recent news and following on from France’s commitment to take polluting vehicles off the road by 2040, Britain has also followed suit by banning the sales of all new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2040. The final plan is due by the end of July.
Palladium cost has increased, hitting a 16 year high
Automakers may have to decrease the use of palladium and seek an alternative due to higher prices of the metal
There is a use for rusty old cars!
This years’ Glastonbury featured ‘Cineramageddon’ – an interesting use of old vehicles.
The pressure’s on for tyres!
The Tyre Recovery Association (TRA) and National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) warn of rising costs on tyre recycling due to regulatory changes and market conditions, factors that will affect used tyre collectors and re-processors.
Volvo to go electric by 2019
Volvos plan is to launch five electric models between 2019 and 2012 and a number of hybrid models and they aim to sell one million electrified cars by 2025.
We’re not a scrap yard, we’re a vehicle dismantlers
Atf Pro met up with the guys at Skan 4x4 Ltd to take a look at their great setup.
Code of practice flawed, the opinion of the BVSF
One has to be concerned when the insurer’s new Code of Practice (CoP) that received its “soft launch” a week or so back isn’t supported by either the Motor Vehicle Dismantlers’ Association or the British Vehicle Salvage Federation, two of the main owners of the pre-existing code.