Over their near 100 years in business, Wm Clark and Son (the parent company of Powerhand) have always strived to innovate and design products and solutions for their customers’ needs, and today is no different; Powerhand are excited to announce the release of their latest product for the vehicle recycling industry, the VRS140 system. Following the success of existing VRS180 and VRS200 models, which are widely used by dismantlers across the world, VRS140 is a solution for lower volume dismantlers looking to also maximise their profits from ELV dismantling.
Murray Clark, Powerhand MD, said:
“Our design process is always customer centric, and we keep in touch with our global customer and dealer base to get feedback on what product updates we can make to maximise processes and also what other products the market is looking for. It was clear that there are dismantlers processing a lower volume of cars and often in smaller footprint yards who can massively benefit from the improved efficiencies our VRS systems can bring to an operation. Therefore, we learnt that designing a product which could be easily installed onto smaller and lower cost excavators while maintaining the strength and dexterity of existing VRS systems would be very attractive for vehicle dismantlers”.
VRS140 features the same slender plier-like design of grapple as the larger models, which allows for fast and efficient removal of materials such as copper wiring looms, axles and suspension, engine, electric motors and manifold CATs. The difference in design is that the VRS140 is a lighter build, and so it is suitable for installation onto a 14-15t excavator.
The clamp legs utilised in the full VRS140 system are the same as VRS180, and they move vertically from the dozer blade function on the base machine to pin the vehicle down while it is being processed. The clamp legs feature wire stripping tools to provide a clean wiring harness that is worth maximum value.
VRS140 is an ideal entry-level dismantling system as it can easily be installed to a new or used tracked excavator, which has an existing dozer blade with no extra hydraulic work or fabrication. 14-15t excavators are plentiful in the UK market, which gives the customers a choice of budget depending on the age of machine they wish to install to.
To find out more, visit www.powerhand.com