Adelaide-based car recycler U Pull It Auto Recyclers (Upullit) has seen a 20 – 30 per cent improvement in saleable recovery after purchasing Kobelco SK135 Multi Car Dismantlers as part of its long-term business growth strategy.
The key to the improved recycling recovery has been the efficiency of the mechanical dismantling, with Director Mark Kraulis saying, “Without the Kobelco machines, it was not economical to recycle some components.”
Mark says that the machine’s comfort and capacity to handle growth beyond the current intake of 700 cars per month across three yards was a key factor in the purchase.
He explained, “The decision to purchase the Kobelco dismantlers came after extensive local and international research, and we see them as a key element of the next stage of our business growth strategy.
“They are purpose-designed for the application, and the patented clamp design had auto recycling as its primary target.”
These purpose-built machines have a clamp arm attached to the frame for holding a car while a rotating nibbler attachment on the boom precisely removes the various components that are recycled separately.
This nibbler allows surrounding metal to be removed to provide access to components. It allows the components to be selectively removed and it allows the metal to be folded into compressed blocks that are consolidated in Sierra S5 Evo balers bought at the same time as the Kobelco machines.