Used catalytic converters are collected and recycled in order to reclaim the precious metals Pt, Rh and Pd. Typically, the entire honeycomb core is removed and ground into fine powder. Once in powder form, the precious metal catalysts can be extracted, or the powder can be sold to a refiner. The honeycomb core is typically ceramic, containing combinations of the elements Al, Si, Fe, Zn, Sr, Zr, Ba, La and Ce. Some cores can be made of a stainless steel honeycomb and so would contain higher Fe and other metals....
Dismantled ELVs (End of Life Vehicles) are sold to shredder operators and are reduced to fist-size pieces by large rotating hammer mills. The Shredder Light Fraction (SLF) is removed from the stream by suction, the intensity of which determines the amount and composition of the SLF. SLF consists essentially of plastics/rubber (~60%), Glass/sand i.e. mineral substances (~15%), Textiles/leather/wood (~10%), Paint dust/rust (~10%) and Residual metals (~5%). Other names for SLF are ASR (Automobile Shredder Residue)...
Polymer and plastics are materials composed of repeating hydrocarbon structural units, typically connected by covalent chemical bonds. Today polymers can be found everywhere, a range of applications that far exceeds that of any other traditional material from packaging materials, adhesives, foams, plastic containers, textiles, fibers and construction parts in airplanes and automobiles. The list of polymers includes: Rubber, Bakelite, Neoprene, Polypropylene (PP), Polystyrene (PS), High impact polystyrene (HIPS),...
Granutech’s MAC crushers are the industry-leading automobile crushers. With over 40 years of experience and more than 2,000 machines in operation, we have developed a line of reliable and durable auto crushers designed to meet the needs of the automobile recycling and scrap industry. The crushed car from a MAC is the most preferred form for shredding and the safest form for feeding into car shredders.
Granutech Saturn Systems design and manufacture white goods shredders and systems capable of sorting the ferrous fraction from the fluff and can equip these with eddy current and other finder technology to sort aluminum, stainless, and other recoverable metals.
Machine Condition Monitoring based on oil analysis has become an important, if not mandatory, maintenance practice for the construction, mining, and agricultural industries. Equipment in these industries are frequently exposed to severe environmental and working conditions. An effective oil analysis program will keep important assets in operation by reducing unexpected failures and costly unscheduled downtime.
Over-the-road trucking fleets depend on their vehicles for their business and revenue. Vehicle availability is critical and unexpected breakdowns can be costly – not only due to the cost of the repair but towing charges of a large truck and the lost revenue can add up to an expensive event.
Municipal fleets include public works vehicles, public transportation and emergency vehicles. Keeping the vehicles in these fleets up and running is critical to the operations of any city or town. Many locations have their own maintenance garages to service the municipal fleet which can include hundreds or even thousands of vehicles.
The processing of scrap metal is closely related to the steel industry. For this reason, it is essential to obtain a uniform output material with a high specific weight. Forrec`s metal scrap shredders use efficient shearing machines and hammer mills to achieve a reduction in volume, making the product shovelable. Processing focuses on safety, the wear and tear of the plant, and electricity consumption.
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based in Santa Giustina in Colle, ITALY.
Law Enforcement and Military applications for borescopes are quickly expanding. Borescopes allow military and Police personal to inspect dangerous or hard to reach places with less risk and allow non destructive inspection of suspicious, packages, vehicles, or luggage. Borescopes can be used to look into rooms under locked doors, be inserted into holes to see through walls, ceilings or floors. This allows tactical teams to monitor actions in places they don’t have access to, minimizing the danger in and...