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McIntyre Grabs More Profit for MDJ Light Bros

Rotobec Grabs –  the perfect choice for MDJ Light Bros

Despite substantial expansion, MDJ Light Brothers’ profits were being undercut by the cost of maintaining its grabs. It turned to McIntyre for a more robust and reliable solution – the solution was Rotobec

Meet MDJ Light Brothers

With 40 years’ experience in the recycling industry, Sussex-based MDJ Light Brothers has not only gained major scrap metal contracts across the South East but a reputation as a pioneer. It has developed ground-breaking treatments for resources such as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), scrap cable and low-grade steel from both treated household waste and Energy from Waste plants. 

Grappling the problem

Grabs are business-critical for the company, helping it to handle around 20,000 tonnes of material per month efficiently through its sites. However, the company’s existing systems were not keeping up with the heavy workload. Repairs were required too frequently, and the resulting downtime, maintenance charges and replacement parts were costing the company dearly. 

Jonathan Light, Company Director of MDJ Light Brothers, said, ‘Pins were breaking regularly, we were repairing or replacing cracked rams at least once a week, and the thin teeth required quite a bit of downtime to flame-cut and weld. What’s more, because the cylinders and rods were not well protected, we had had to commission our own at additional cost. Even with an intensive maintenance regime, each grab required a complete overhaul or replacement after two or three years.

‘Across a fleet of 16 material handlers, this was mounting up to an unacceptable degree of downtime, with a hefty maintenance bill. This undermined our ability to invest for growth, for example in operational innovations or in customer service initiatives.

‘Also, any break in service dents our reputation, which really matters to us […]

By |February 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Bonfiglioli Shear Joy for Singletons

McIntyre is delighted to have delivered a Bonfiglioli shear – an I-Cut 2000 – to Singletons, a major Manchester-based scrap metal merchant.
This mobile, adjustable vertical shear is a must for metal recyclers who export via container.   It is the most powerful, robust and efficient in its class, designed to cut all types of HMS1 and other types of scrap into marketable lengths with an automatic cycle for rapid throughput of up to 32 metric tons/hour.
It is robust too: its blades have 4 cutting edges, and each lasts an average of 250-300 working hours.
Peter Singleton is really impressed with his new machine. He said, ‘It’s an unbelievable shear, with a really superb performance.’

Read more about the Bonfiglioli large shear range from McIntyre here

By |February 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

The World’s fastest metals analyser – Vulcan – launched by Oxford Instruments

Vulcan, the fastest metals analyser for scrap metal sorting has been launched today (24th January 2017). With the most advanced reporting tools on the market, Vulcan is a light, balanced handheld LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy) analyser which is easy to use and has the longest battery life in the business. Vulcan has been designed for the rapid identification of a wide range of alloys. Simply point and shoot and in one second you’ll know what metal is in that load.

Vulcan is available to UK scrap metal processing companies through us at McIntyre.  On site demonstrations are available on request so that you test out this amazing new metals analyser in your own yard.
A fast, accurate, and durable metals analyser
Vulcan is the fastest metals analyser available, taking just one second to measure metal alloys – that’s faster than any XRF (X-ray fluorescence) analyser or any other laser product on the market. This means that large quantities of scrap metal can be sorted easily and fast.

Vulcan offers high performance and guarantees very high accuracy and precision for its analysis results. For example, when analysing aluminium, it not only provides the commercial grade of aluminium but also its accurate chemical composition. As Vulcan is so simple to operate, possible user error has been significantly reduced if not almost completely eliminated, so the results obtained from analysis will be reliable and consistent.

Designed to be rugged and durable, Vulcan is splash water and dust proof (IP54 certified). In addition, Vulcan’s measurement window is protected by strong sapphire glass, meaning no punctured detectors and no expensive repairs. The instrument has been designed to withstand harsh environments and is tough enough to be used in a scrapyard. In fact it is so strongly […]

By |January 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Roter shear baler – this has got to be the deal of the month.

If you want a great shear baler and fast, we have now have available a new Roter RR550.6 shear baler with lifting legs. It is 50% complete – so it could be with you in a really short time, and it can be sold at a great price.

The RR series shear/balers for scrap metal are easily one of the best solutions for compacting and shearing all types of steel and ferrous and not ferrous metals. They have a 550 tons cutting force and are available fixed and semi-mobile version. They are suitable for any yard and can be configured with several options in accordance with customer need.

Roter shear/balers are equipped with a diesel motor and a radio remote control. The 7” colour Touch Screen panel allows the operator to control the parameters of the machine, and to plan the processing of scrap metal. Roter RR shear/balers series are equipped with auto shut-off security sequence which is activated in case of alarms or anomalies that may compromise the safety of the operator or of the machine. An alarms history database, and a working time database, are also available to enable planned maintenance. And as far as maintenance is concerned, all parts are easily reached giving quick and easy access.

Roter has more than thirty years of experience in the production of equipment for earth moving such as tractors, excavators, and loaders. Based on this experience, Roter has created a new “Recycling” division, specialising in the production and sale of machines for scrap metal processing and metal waste. Roter machines are sold exclusively in the UK by McIntyre.

By |July 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Now you can analyse catalytic converters with the X-Met8000

Analyse catalytic converters!  Manufacturers of the X-MET8000 metal analyser, Oxford Instruments has just announced that it can now be calibrated to analyse catalytic converters, giving you an accurate identification/valuation of just what you are buying from the outset.

The X-Met8000 is now be calibrated for the determination of palladium (Pd), platinum (Pt), and rhodium in spent automotive car catalysts.  The “Car Catalyst” calibration is pre-loaded on the instrument so it is ready to use straight out of the box.  This makes it absolutely ideal for the car dismantler or metal merchant dealing in scrap catalytic converters (and alsoA the perfect partner for one of our Catalytic Converter recycling systems).

The X-Met8000 has many advantages including:

Accurate alloy identification – With over 1600 alloys included, the X-MET8000 XRF analyser includes the most comprehensive set of grade libraries (AISI DIN, JIS, and GB) pre-installed – and of course  it can analyse  catalytic converters
Easy to handle: The model is extremely light, compact and has an optional shield to prevent detector and X-ray tube damage when testing small components and sharp objects.
Powerful data management – Store up to 100,000 results including spectra and sample image (with optional camera), share using Wifi and print via Bluetooth
Easy-to-use – Intuitive, icon-driven user interface requiring minimal operator training, coupled with a customisable results screen for fast decision making, Only displays information that is important to you
Low cost of ownership – The analyser is rugged with an IP54 rating (equivalent to NEMA3) for superior protection against dust and water
Minimises downtime – Quick-swap analysis window and optional shield with no tools required to change if broken or dirty
Maximises productivity – Up and running in seconds, and with 10-12 hours of battery life

McIntyre is the sole supplier of the X-Met8000 to the UK scrap metals industry […]

By |February 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

1300 tonne Copex Lidex shear baler sold in the UK

We are happy to announce the sale of the largest Copex Lidex shear baler yet to be installed in the UK.  The 1300 tonne model will be delivered in August 2016.  Copex Lidex shear balers increase productivity by up to 25%. Specifically designed for the compacting and shearing of heavy and bulky scrap metal, the unique range of Lidex shear balers achieve high production levels at minimum possible operational cost.  Copex Lidex shear balers are the first in the world able to operate fully automatically.  They do everything from dropping scrap from the pre-load table into the compression box, through to the closing of the box. From pre-compression to producing the bale and final cutting – it’s all done in an automatic cycle.

Lidex shear balers are available from 800 to 1700 tonne compression force, with box sizes of 6, 8 and 10 metres.  Contact us with your requirement and we will help you to select the best combination for your application, and arrange for a demonstration.

Why McIntyre have chosen to represent Copex

Established since 1948, COPEX is an experienced manufacturer of hydraulic balers for the scrap metals recycling industry.   The company installed its first 1000 tonne shear baler in 1975, followed closely by its first mobile scrap shear.   Since then it has diversified into other industry areas, such as household waste and the nuclear industry.

Always the innovator, Copex puts performance, robustness, flexibility, ease of operation, operational and maintenance safety, reduced running costs, and environmental compliance as its top priorities, which makes them our perfect industry partner.

At McIntyre we recognise that a shear baler is an important and expensive purchase for your business, but buy a Copex machine and you will receive full logistic support, assembly on site, operator training […]

By |January 7th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Finally – a scrap metal grab that lasts

Change the way you think about your scrap metal grab
When we were first approached by Rotobec and asked to market their new scrap metal grab we said no. After all, there are plenty on the market and none of them really stand up to the job. Although they told us this one was different, there’s always that feeling that you’ve heard it all before. And then we saw one at an exhibition in America and were totally sold. This scrap metal grab really is different. Rotobec have considered all the problems you have with damaged cylinders and broken hoses  and they’ve fixed them.  You really don’t have to take constant problems with your grabs for granted.  Imagine the money you could save if you’re not constantly replacing expensive components in order to keep your business running………
World’s best rotators
Called Rotobec for a reason (Rotators of Quebec), this Canadian based manufacturing company has designed the best rotators in the world. Fully sealed to protect them from the elements and external contamination, they offer full 360 degree rotation. There is no need for constant greasing, and they won’t leak.

Rotobec’s cylinders are revolutionary, containing an internal hydraulic channel that eliminates the need for a return hose.  The design allows for a cylinder guard which provides 360 degree protection, with no need for an opening for the return valve.   This self-contained system therefore provides you with a cylinder that is better protected and more durable than any other option on the market.  They are  bigger than everyone else’s too!

Hoses are also provided with protection, being routed in such a way that they are kept out of danger.  The addition of impenetrable guarding prevents costly hose tears.  Adjustable mechanical stops compensate for the inevitable […]

By |December 2nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

Aluminium casting machines set sail for Tunisia

Yesterday our yard was completely full of cranes, flat beds, and containers ready to collect and handle one of our largest ever shipments of aluminium casting machines and ancillaries.  The order consisted of a combination of new and used equipment and included a new McIntyre Orca aluminum casting machine, a used notch bar casting machine and a fully reconditioned Tardis 1062 aluminium dross press.  JMC ingot casting machines were originally developed in our own foundry primarily to work with aluminium.  We wanted our casting machines to last, and to run smoothly with minimum down time, so we designed all our casting machines accordingly.

Orca is a 3 to 8 tonne an hour machine depending on customer choice of moulds and cooling.  It has rapidly become one of our most popular casting machines with systems working in Europe, Mexico and the USA – and now hopefully in Tunisia before Christmas.  Tardis is a unique system for recovering aluminium from hot dross.  Aluminum dross is simply raked directly from a furnace into a Tardis pot.  Once inside Tardis the dross is hydraulically pressed and cooled.  Tardis machines typically pay for themselves in less than a year – so our latest customer should benefit from this used Tardis  extremely quickly.  We have one more left – if anyone is interested!

There’s barely been an inch of room in the factory and it’s now looking a bit bare, with three other large systems also having left us this week.  These machines included a triple catalytic converter unit destined for the States, a combined catalytic converter and opening system for the UK, and also for the UK,  a large bespoke engine cracker with conveyors.  And with them all gone we’ve time for a cup of tea, and a couple of hours to sweep the […]

By |November 5th, 2015|News|0 Comments

SAS Car Dismantling Attachment sold in Europe

The first SAS Extreme Car Dismantling attachment to be sold in Europe has been successfully installed at a large car dismantling facility in Sweden – Walters Bildelar Auto Dismantlers near Gothenburg. The SAS Extreme car dismantling attachment offers greater material separation from ELVs and gives the car dismantler a better return on his scrap by giving better material separation on site and a corresponding increase in value.

The SAS Extreme consists of a rotating head with patented jaws which have jagged teeth for engine pulling and a needle nose flat type tip for wire harness retrieval. The unit has a streamlined exterior for quick and easy piercing of tight and stubborn areas.

The hold down arm to restrain vehicles is an option on the SAS Extreme and the arms are designed to pin to the existing dozer blade mounts, making use of the existing undercarriage hydraulics. This means no extra hydraulics are required. A shorter overall head also gives extended lifting and manoeuvring capabilities. The SAS Extreme is designed to work on excavators from 14 – 26 tonne. It is a versatile and efficient unit which will quickly separate a vehicle into as many different components as the dismantler requires.

SAS Forks have been making equipment for the US and Canadian market for many years and as such are an established, quality, supplier of attachments for car dismantling. McIntyre-JMC now represents the brand in UK and Europe. If you would like to know more about the SAS Extreme you can contact us on 0115 979 1478. You can also visit the SAS Forks website for additional photos and videos.

By |February 3rd, 2015|News|0 Comments

Container tilter manufacturer scoops top A-Ward

The world’s leading manufacturer of container tilters, container loader and container unloaders, A-Ward, have scooped a number of honours at New Zealand’s premier business awards. A-Ward beat some impressive competition, taking top honours at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards in the categories of ‘Excellence in Exporting’ and ‘Excellence in Innovation’ – before going on to take the top Supreme Overall Winner. All of us at McIntyre would like to congratulate Simon Ward and his team who have experienced significant global growth in recent years. This growth results from their ongoing commitment to quality and innovation – and, of course, being represented in the UK by McIntyre. There is no doubt that A-Wards container tilters, loaders and unloaders are the best on the market for maximising the amount of material which can be shipped in an export container. Their patented products have transformed business performance for thousands of companies across the globe.

A-Ward have recently supplied their state of the art equipment to Coca Cola in the USA, Toyota in Japan, a Heinekin brewery in Congo – and several scrap yards in the UK! We look forward to our continuing relationship with A-Ward, and in order to reduce lead times on these superb products, have just taken delivery of a new container tilter which can be dispatched immediately from stock.

For further information on A-Ward’s product range see our own pages here, or view their website

By |November 7th, 2014|News|0 Comments