Increasingly, police forces across the UK are using arms amnesties as a way to get guns off the streets - and McIntyre alligator shears are being used to destroy the items handed in. The most recent amnesty is still ongoing in Kent, and we’re proud to have helped police there destroy another 140 weapons and 3,100 rounds of ammunition, to date. See a video below of our Global 4000 safety alligator shear in action chopping up one of these items - a Kalashnikov AK-47 - in seconds. Minimising amnesty risk Our shears play a crucial role in minimising the risk of any amnesty operation. The ‘surrender’ periods are of course widely publicised. If the firearms and ammunition handed in then had to be stored for any time at a standard police station, or transported to another location for destruction, there would be a very high risk of them being successfully targetted by violent criminals intent on getting them back into circulation. Because McIntyre shears are compact and mobile they can be used within any regional station, enabling the police to destroy surrendered items on receipt, on site. Optimising operator safety Importantly, our shears are also the safest for operators to use. While any of our shears from the McIntyre 407 and up are capable of chopping up weapons in seconds, police customers tend to favour our Global range of alligator shears because these systems have been designed with operator safety as a priority. Fully CE certified, all McIntyre Global Shears have a strong metal case enclosing moving parts, and a rugged guard with Perspex viewing points that protect the operator from the blades while optimising visibility. The Global 5000 and 6000 models are also equipped [...]
It certainly is busy exhibition season! Following our stints at RWM and BIR, McIntyre, a JMC Recycling company, will next be attending Aluminium 2018 in Düsseldorf, 9-11 October. Come and see us in the Recycling Pavilion Hall 11 stand G50/11. We will be exhibiting our impressive Shark casting machine. The McIntyre Shark was designed for our own foundry when we found that existing systems weren't robust enough, costing us too much in maintenance and downtime. We poured all our experience into engineering a superior range of ingot casting machines - and now believe they are the best available anywhere. For a start, we only source the best castings and components, and we build our frames in-house from high-quality steel. We then engineered our pouring systems specifically to minimise dross formation for higher quality ingots. Our machines also feature adjustable speed capability, which allows operators to accurately control the volume of metal poured into each mould, greatly increasing the ability to produce ingots of consistent weight and dimension for higher customer satisfaction. We now offer an extensive range of aluminium processing systems - from shears and balers to shredders and hammer mills. Our team of experts - with first-hand experience of processing aluminium - will be on hand at the show to discuss your specific needs. See you there!
McIntyre, a JMC Recycling company, will be attending RWM Exhibition (NEC, 11-12 September) this year with Rotobec, the Canadian manufacturer of the world's most robust grabs and grapples. McIntyre became the company's exclusive agent in the UK and Eire just three years ago and already there are more than 150 Rotobec grabs operating successfully in the UK. They have literally sold like hot cakes as word has spread that they are rugged and reliable, requiring far less maintenance than other grabs on the market, which makes them extremely cost-effective. You can read how MDJ Light Brothers significantly reduced its maintenance costs by replacing its scrap handling systems with Rotobec's: here. Better still, come to stand 5N15 and see the Rotobec 60 for yourself, and you'll soon understand why they are fast-becoming the preferred choice of many waste and other industrial operators. Rotobec's team will also be on hand to discuss its stationary loaders - another cost-saving innovation - and our experts will be available to discuss our wide range of recycling systems including cable granulators, car balers, shredders and shear balers.
Makes McIntyre shredder range the widest in UK For all applications from aluminium, waste and scrap to hard drives and cable We are delighted to announce we have secured the exclusive distribution rights in the UK and Eire for Italian company, FORREC Recycling Systems, which gives it the widest range of shredders in the nation. Over the past 20 years, FORREC has established a strong international reputation for the innovative design and meticulous manufacture of systems to process all types of solid industrial waste, including 32 models of shredders such as: FX 5000 and FX 8000 rotary shearing machines – ideal for cars (baled or whole) and bulk ferrous or non-ferrous scrap and sheet metal. Unlike many shredders on the market, these systems are designed specifically for purpose. They are constructed from the highest quality steel, and engineered to deliver maximum throughput (20-40 tons/h) with minimum maintenance time and cost. Special features include a dual shaft system with two motors per shaft (twice the norm), independent engines and reducers, automatic greasing managed by a ruggedised PLC, bearings outside the cutting chamber and interchangeable blades in a unique, robust steel. The low rotations per minute (4-6rpm) generates high torque to process even very difficult materials. TQ four-shaft shredders – ideal for aluminium and a range of waste materials. These heavy duty shredders deliver all the reliability, ease-of-use and power of the FX with the additional ability to control the size of output. Built for heavy-duty use, TQ shredders are efficient and flexible machines. Their low rotation (10-12 rpm), unique interchangeable shaft system and wear-proof screens significantly reduce maintenance costs. XK 3000 H single-shaft grinder (hydraulic) – ideal for aluminium. This grinder with hydraulic transmission is designed [...]
Live Demos, New Products, Expert Advice At this year’s CARS Expo (Stoneleigh, 11-12 July), McIntyre, a JMC Recycling Systems Ltd company, will demonstrate why it is the UK’s premier provider of recycling systems for end-of-life vehicles, with solutions for: Aluminium recovery from engines, gearboxes, radiators Baling and processing Catalytic converter processing De-pollution Processing wiring looms and harnesses Salvage, breaking This year, along with partners Bonfiglioli (powerful vertical shears and car balers), MG Recycling (high-performing cable granulators and pre-shredders) and Rotobec (robust and reliable grabs and grapples), McIntyre will be exhibiting and demonstrating a wide range of systems developed knowledgably for the automotive scrap market. The company will also be taking pre-orders for its new engine cracker, offering special prices on refurbished machines and announcing a new shredder partnership. SEE IN ACTION In the Live Demonstration Area, McIntyre will be demonstrating: Bonfiglioli Ariete car baler - This mobile car baler is ideal for car shells, as well as loose light iron, white goods and non ferrous material. It can process 10-12 vehciles per hour. Features include a hook lift system, 5m long charge box, electric or diesel drive and complete radio control. Bonfiglioli Squalo 1000 mobile horizontal shear - This powerful, tough and easily transportable shear can process any kind of mixed light/medium scrap metal, and also process HMS pieces by holding the material vertically on the hopper using the loading crane. It has a cutting capacity of 200mm diameter and 175mm square (mild steel bar), and a fully automatic cycle that makes one cut every 42-45 seconds. Yet it only takes one operator so provides the best cost: output ratio in its category. Indoors, you will be able to see and discuss: Best-seller: McIntyre 407 [...]
McIntyre is delighted to have sold a Bonfiglioli Squalo 3000 vertical shear to GLJ Recycling, one of Newport’s leading waste management and recycling companies. Built from high strength, high abrasion-resistant Weldox 700 and Hardox 500 special steel, all Squalo shears easily handle all kinds of HMS such as beams, rails, pipe, re-rod, skeleton plate, tanks and other types of heavy or oversized material. The powerful 3000 model can take input material up to around 15m in length and averages one cycle every 30 seconds, giving it the ability to process some 35 tons of scrap metal per hour. This impressive performance will help GLJ to improve the throughput and profitability of its scrap operation. It also offers the best cost-of-ownership in its class. Its blades have four cutting edges, each of which lasts an average of 250-300 working hours (depending on the type and quality of material they process) which means low downtime and service costs. Another advantage of this system is its mobility. It is equipped with four lifting cylinders which enable it to be moved easily onto goose-neck or low-boy trailers. For more product information, please click here.
McIntyre has secured a deal to supply Accrington-based HML Recycling with one of the most popular Roter metal balers in the range it exclusively represents in the UK and Eire. The Roter metal baler RA 140 2XL is a superb and fast auto baler that produces high density bales of a wide range of scrap metal, production scrap, burr and other materials. Phillip Pownall, MD of McIntyre, said, ‘The RA 140 is a real workhorse, with double axels, continuous feeding and the ability to take material from a 600 litres, direct into its hopper, without loss of productivity.’ HML, a family run business since 1965, has become one of the North West’s leading recyclers by delivering customers with the highest profits and most efficient service. It is no surprise, then, that HML chose the RA 140 in part because it can be installed very quickly: with no need for purpose-built foundations, it is can be ready to work in just a few hours after delivery. What is more, HML can expect it to recover its purchase costs very quickly from this well-proven system. The machine is very robust, designed thoughtfully by experienced recycling experts, and made with top quality components that offer a long life span and high uptime between services, even in tough working conditions. When a service is required, all components are easily accessible for speed, and any replacement parts are stored locally at McIntyre’s depot for immediate shipping, to minimise loss of use. Additional product details Has a customisable pre-load hopper mounted on the top of the charging box Start/Stop is performed by a remote control as standard included, allowing safe control The close of charging box is made by the horizontal [...]
McIntyre has completed the first UK sale of an A-WARD MiSlideTM horizontal container loader, to the Cardiff-based operation of Sims Metal Management, the world’s leading electronics and metal recycling company. Sims prides itself on using the latest and best technology to meet and exceed the increasing requirements for higher recycling and recovery rates. With its patented shotgun ram technology, MiSlide can smoothly and accurately transfer material into a waiting trailer or container in less than five minutes, and on average will hold 5% more material than rival systems. All of this will save Sims valuable time, manpower and space, boosting its productivity and profitability as well as safety. The versatile system will load a wide range of materials, including: light gauge and HMS steel, non-ferrous materials, baled plastics, rubbish and waste, recycled paper, woods and logs, palletised goods, and more. It is designed to last, too, engineered to withstand the toughest of conditions. For more product information, click here.
Shrewsbury-based Jarvis Metals has upgraded its cable granulation operation with the purchase of a new MG Matrix 380VZT cable granulator. The company originally purchased a reconditioned Matrix 220VZT early last year, and this new Matrix 380VZT represents a significant upgrade. A very tidy and compact system, it can process up to 1200kg per hour of cable, and achieve 98% separation of copper or aluminium from plastics - even on fine hair wires and car looms. This impressive performance adds significantly to the profit operators can extract from cables. Built by MG of Italy, we at McIntyre consider Matrix to be the best and most efficient on the market today. See our video showing the MG Matrix 380VZT in action here.
McIntyre/JMC shear range now extends from 25mm to 317mm cutting capacity We are excited to announce we have secured the exclusive distribution rights in the UK and Eire for the powerful, large-blade shear range from Bonfiglioli of Italy. Along with the 16 shears of its own manufacture, McIntyre now offers the widest range of alligator, vertical and horizontal machines with cutting capacities from 25mm up to 317mm mild steel bar. This extended McIntyre range provides a flexible smorgasbord of quality shears to suit any size of scrap metal or demolition operator. Further, when combined with McIntyre’s full range of car recycling equipment, it meets all the needs of car recyclers, too. The Bonfiglioli systems will be stringently tested at the manufacturer’s site in Italy, and are backed up locally by McIntyre’s rapid response team with a wide stock of spare parts. Combined, these guarantee customers minimum downtime and the best return on investment. Phillip Pownall, Managing Director of McIntyre, said, ‘We’re delighted to have won this agency contract with Bonfiglioli. Their products represent great value for money and complement our existing range extremely well, giving our customers fantastic choice - all underpinned by the industry-best service that McIntyre is known for.’ Bonfiglioli Shears from McIntyre With immediate effect, McIntyre is the UK/Eire agent for: • Bonfiglioli MOBICUT 1000 mobile horizontal shear - cutting capacity of 200mm diameter and 175mm square (mild steel bar) • Bonfiglioli I.CUT 1500 vertical shear - cutting capacity of 253mm diameter and 225mm square (mild steel bar) • Bonfiglioli I.CUT 2000 vertical shear - cutting capacity of 283mm diameter or 251mm square (mild steel bar) • Bonfiglioli I.CUT 3000 vertical shear – cutting capacity of 317mm (mild steel bar) All of [...]