Picker Mag Grapples for auto recycling
Bateman Picker Mag Grapples are severe-duty grapples designed for vehicle dismanling and engine removal, with an integrated magnet for area clean up. The grapple comes equipped with Bateman’s Severe-Duty Rotator, providing powerful 360-degree continuous rotation and internal hydraulic relief. According to Bateman, utilizing the magnet will increase efficiency while sorting ferrous material, and also eliminates the need to carry a separate magnet, resulting in less downtime. The unit’s jaw bypass permits the grapple to tear out engines and pick up undersized objects such as radiators and catalytic converters, and jaws will open large enough to carry full vehicles to load crushers or shredders.
Picker Mag Grapples feature fully protected cylinder hoses, fully guarded, high-pressure cylinders, 5,000 psi working pressure, heavy-duty high-abrasion tines and replaceable weld-on tips, an internal slip ring assembly, and a heavy-duty 30-inch lift magnet. Additionally, magnet cables, internal hoses and flange connections are fully protected, and units are available with a pin-on yoke, for direct lugging or for use with a quick coupler.
Traditionally, waste management companies have operated using a simple "management of waste" approach to operating a MRF. Throughput targets and continuous operation (minimal downtime) were the main driving forces. The industry has changed however, and the focus moving forward is now on optimizing system performance and reliability, in conjunction with increasing recycling rates and a drive for a "greener" and more sustainable tomorrow.
When considering the addition of, or upgrade to, an "intelligent" MRF, for municipalities or private operators, the main factors should always be the client's (operator) current requirements, and evolving market needs, which include throughput, reliability, output quality, and adaptability. Equally important is a full understanding of what is really expected from any proposed system. Having an engaged and focused mindset for the project with the client from the beginning, will impact and drive the entire design process. This then impacts the overall project result, through to the productive, efficient, ongoing operation of the facility itself.