News regarding McIntyre recycling machinery & equipment

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

Introducing the latest in handheld XRF metal analysers

McIntyre is now able to offer you the latest in hand-held X-Ray metal analysers in association with leading instrument manufacturers Oxford Instruments.    X-MET8000 is a light, rugged and accurate XRF metal analyser designed to sort scrap fast and help you maximise your profits.  Offering rapid on-site alloy identification and chemistry of most commercial alloys including aluminium, titanium, bronze and high temperature materials.  In fact X-MET has the largest grade library, with over 1600 alloys.  It is able to quantify tramp and penalty elements,  and most importantly can be used in the toughest environments.  X-MET800  is easy to use with proven “point and shoot” simplicity requiring minimal operator training.  Its large colour touchscreen gives excellent results visibility even in direct sunlight.

Designed with scrap yards in mind, no tool is required to change the analysis window when broken or dirty.  The results screen can also be customised to suit your own operation allowing you to display the information that is important to your business for example alloy grade, elemental composition, pass/fail messages, or elements listed in your chosen order.  Extremely compact and balanced, so your operators will love you, the X-MET can be provided with an optional shield to prevent detector and X-ray tube damage when testing small components and sharp objects.  Small sample sizes can be tested, such as turnings, wires down to 1mm diameter, fasteners and chips.  X-MET can also be calibrated to handle the dust from catalytic converters.

McIntyre also supplies the Oxford Instruments’ mPulse hand held laser metals analyser for fast metal sorting – which makes us the only company currently able to offer a complete analysis solution to the UK metals recycling industry.

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

See McIntyre recycling equipment at RWM

Be amongst the first to view our new McIntyre re-brand together with the latest in recycling equipment at this year’s RWM (2014) stand 5S20-T21 from 16th to 18th September in Birmingham. The McIntyre stand at RWM will provide the launch site for the new Matrix 150 Easy cable granulation system, for example, which is being shown for the first time in the UK. This system is able to process up to 300kg an hour of all cable types when operated with a shredder. It has a new blade configuration which results in higher production rates at less cost, longer life, less maintenance and a reduced need for spare parts. The door is sound-proofed to reduce noise and the cutting chamber is equipped with anti-wear plates. Also new is the Wagner WS30 hard drive shredder, a double shaft shredder which has the ability to process 400 to 500kg an hour of hard drives. It completely destroys hard drives, ensuring that data is unrecoverable. It can also be used for destroying other data devices such as CDs and DVDs, plus general WEEE. Importantly, the machine can easily be transported. This removes the need to take hard drives off-site, which further aids data security.

Another top attraction will be the latest upgrade of the McIntyre catalytic converter guillotine. The system is already admired for its durability and the rate at which it processes and recycles catalytic converters. Now, McIntyre further enhances its safety features with the addition of an innovative hands-free opening system. The guillotine’s previous design had prevented operators from accessing the cutting blade. With this new version, McIntyre has also made the process of opening the catalytic converters after cutting hands-free, making this the safest equipment on […]

By |September 8th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Cars 2014 car recycling expo – and the sun came out in Doncaster

We went prepared for rain but it was sunny in Doncaster for the 2014 Cars Expo. Motorhog provided a fantastic venue, allowing us to demonstrate all of our machinery in action. It makes such a change to see metal processing and car depollution machinery actually working, rather than looking pretty on a static stand. The new SAS Forks engine puller caused quite a stir – ripping out engines from cars in seconds, despite our rather unpracticed JCB driver. Once the engines were removed they were loaded directly into a JMC engine breaker which cracks and separates the engines into their component parts. Also on show was the new JMC catalytic converter guillotine which provides a safe method of recovering the valuable dust from catalytic converters. The MG car loom granulator looked impressive, producing clean copper granules from car looms – although we failed to process all of the 17 tonnes of car looms somewhat hopefully provided for us by Motorhog. The Vortex car depollution stand, tower and mobile fuel tool all sold, car lifts and fuel extraction systems all sold at the show. Tyres were processed on a McIntyre 600 tyre and radiator cutter, and also via a Vortex wheel popper which removes them from steel and alloy wheels. We also demonstrated the versatility of the JMC Metal-i-can multipurpose metal baler as it might light work of oil filters and radiators. All in all a great show, well worth a visit for both scrap metal and car recyclers. If you missed it and would like to know more about our car recycling equipment, or receive our show brochure please contact us.

By |June 12th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Next Stop – Cars Expo 2014 Doncaster

Perhaps not quite as exotic as Las Vegas, but Motorhog in Doncaster UK is the venue for Cars Expo 2014 on 5th and 6th of June. JMC is a headline sponsor for the show and will be demonstrating a complete range of equipment for car recycling, from Vortex car-de-pollution equipment right through to machines able to process car components such as engines, catalytic converters and car looms. Taking centre stage this year will be the SAS Scorpion, an engine puller able to remove the entire engine and transmission from vehicles in only 30 seconds. Fitted to a JCB wheel loader, Scorpion will be in action throughout both days of the show. Also on offer will be an MG cable granulation system which has been modified for processing car looms. MG cable granulators are the best in the world for separating the metal and plastic from all types of cable. The new JMC catalytic converter guillotine will also be in action along with JMC alligator shears, the JMC oil filter baler, and engine cracker. Vortex de-pollution will be represented by a Vortex tower with roaming oil and water drainer, a Vortex stand, a mobile fuel tool and a vehicle lift and tilt system. Motorhog operate an RB6000 car baler manufactured by Idromec. This machine won’t be running, but visitors will be able to see how nice it is. JMC are the UK distributors for Idromec.

So if you process vehicles, or want to start, then come to Motorhog in Doncaster for Cars 2014. Further details on the show can be found here.

By |May 19th, 2014|News|0 Comments

See us at ISRI14 Las Vegas

Our genuine McIntyre alligator shears will be on show on the OBC stand number 1648 at ISRI14 Las Vegas. We will have a McIntyre 200B, the ever popular McIntyre 407 and a McIntyre 500 shear with hold down – just part of our complete line of hydraulic alligator shears which range in size from 6″ in blade length up to more than 24″ blade length. MC has been selling hydraulic metal shears in the States for over forty years and as more than 4000 in operation. We are now looking for the oldest working McIntyre alligator shear in America. So if you think you have it, contact us with a photo of the machine and a close up of the serial number plate. There’s a stone flagon of McIntyre Spirit of Dunkirk whisky (the last we know of in existence) on offer to the owner of the oldest shear we find. Also see our new catalytic converter guillotine on the Vortex stand number 1448. We look forward to seeing you on one of our ISRI2014 stands!

By |April 4th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Latest mobile shredder to be demonstrated in Spain

Demonstrations of the new THOR 2121 K mobile shredder will take place in Spain 23rd to 30th April.  This plant is specifically designed to handle scrap metal and has the largest hammer mill of any other mobile shredder manufactured worldwide.  An impressive machine, the 2121K is unusual in that it has the capacity to process whole vehicles.

With increasing requests now coming in for large scale mobile shredders for the construction, waste and metals industries, JMC has formed an alliance with ZB Shredders of Spain. With a high reduction capacity, ZB mobile shredder units can handle light metal scrap, demolition waste, white goods, aluminium gear boxes, electronic scrap, used beverage cans and, with the new 2121K, even cars. Models available able to handle from 1 to 1.5 tonnes per hour up to a staggering 20 to 30 tonnes an our output of ferrous scrap and 15 to 20 tonnes per hour of aluminum scrap. The machines are equipped with heavy duty hammer mills. Options include remote control and magnetic separation.

These mobile shredders are  truly unique,  ideal for the metals and construction industries where mobility is important, but useful in a whole range of applications.

If you would like to see the new 2121K mobile shredder in action next month then phone us on 0115 9409630 or email

By |March 18th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Engineering Job Vacancies at JMC Recycling Nottingham

The following job vacancies have now been filled but thanks to all those that contacted us. Meanwhile as at 13/06/2014 we have a vacancy for a storeman again based Nottingham and a machinist with both manual lathe and cnc experience.

Design Engineer with experience in hydraulics able to design machines and follow them through from initial conception to final completion. To be based at our works in Nottingham. We use Solid Edge which is a 3D drawing package, but we understand that SolidWorks is quite similar. If you are interested please contact Amy or Sally on 0115 9409630 or complete the contact form below.

Commissioning and Service Engineer with good mechanical skills, a working knowledge of hydraulics, and the ability to fault find. Will be fully in the works for three months on all aspects of our recycling machinery. This is not a 9 til 5 job and you must be prepared to travel worldwide. Contact Amy or Sally on 0115 9409630 or complete the contact form below.

Mechanical Fitters. We are always short of these! Working in Nottingham successful applicants will build new recycling equipment from parts, or be involved in the complete reconditioning of used equipment into an as-new condition. Contact Amy or Sally on 0115 9409630 at any time if you have are good engineer living locally with hydraulic experience. Or complete the contact form below. We would also consider young people wishing to take an apprenticeship.

We look forward to hearing from you!

By |February 13th, 2014|News|0 Comments