What is your product?
The JMC Cat Guillotine offers a new process to allow high volumes of catalytic converters to be cut up and the contents - including platinum, palladium and rhodium - to be removed. It has been designed with safety as a priority, with all cutting actions taking place within a fully guarded and fume-free environment.
How does it work?
A catalytic converter is placed inside the cutting chamber. The operator closes a Perspex door and presses two start buttons located on each side of the chamber. The cutting blade cannot move unless the door is closed, so the operator is totally protected.
Once the catalytic converter is cut in two, the operator can open the chamber door. With the blade still guarded in the down position, the converter can be opened up using the top of the blade assembly.
The cutting chamber is also filtered to protect the operator from dust and fumes.
Where would it ideally be used?
The Cat Guillotine is for companies wishing to safely recover the valuable dust from a relatively high volume of catalytic converters, so it will suit specialist metal recovery companies, scrap metal merchants and car dismantlers.
How is it different?
The operator has no access to the cutting blade when the converter is being processed.
What benefits does it offer?
Safety; higher recovery of catalytic converter dust; operator protection from the cutting blade and any dust and fumes; can be supplied as a double system to increase throughput, or with gantry for additional safety and convenience.
Where has it been used?
Specialist catalytic converter recyclers and metal merchants.
Price on application.
The JMC Cat Guillotine can process a catalytic converter every 30 seconds. In trials, the company has processed between 40 and 50 converters in a 30-minute period on a single guillotine system with gantry. Any savings would depend on how the processor is currently handling its catalytic converters.
What about maintenance?
JMC machines are designed to run with a minimum amount of maintenance, and a full manual is supplied. The company also offers service contracts, and recommends a manufacturers’ routine service every 12 months.
What is its life span?
We do not yet know, but JMC equipment is designed and built to last and to withstand heavy scrapyard use.
Any future applications?
As a manufacturer we would be able to adapt the product for a specific purpose.
How many have you sold and where?
We have sold three in the UK since launch at the beginning of April.
For details visit: www.jmcrecycling.com