VRS200 Vehicle Dismantler

Extract maximum value from ELVs with Powerhand VRS200.

Combining the VRS200 Dexterity Grapple with integrated Shear and the VRS200 Clamp with Clamp legs that not only open/close to process engines and gearboxes but also raise/lower to firmly grip vehicle bodies during processing, Powerhand VRS200 is the ultimate combination of power and dexterity.  Suitable for fitting to most machines in the range of 20 to 25 tonnes.

Increased profitability is gained through quick and efficient removal of higher-grade materials such as engine/transmission assemblies and axle/suspension components from lower grade vehicle body materials.

Like a vulture would dissect its prey, the VRS200 Clamp legs pin down the vehicle to allow the VRS200 Dexterity Grapple to systematically remove the valuable materials away from the lower value vehicle body shell. The knife blades on the Clamp legs of the VRS 200 allow engine and transmission assemblies to be split from the engine block.

The slender, plier-like Dexterity Grapple features an unbroken line of sight from the operator to the vehicle, allowing valuable materials such as the copper wiring loom to be extracted from even the tightest of areas. High power hydraulic cylinders and high torque rotation unit give the VRS200 the power to effortlessly dissect the vehicle.

Manual methods of removing high value materials from end-of-life cars and vehicles can be labour intensive and costly, in many cases making the process economically unviable and although a four-tine scrap grab will allow extraction of the engine, much of the added value materials are left behind, resulting in the end-of-life vehicle dismantler missing out on great potential profit. Powerhand VRS allows maximum value to be extracted from ELVs.

We understand that in a demanding, fast paced industry, productivity is paramount. That is why the VRS200 is built to work, all day, every day. Manufactured 100% from high strength Swedish alloy steels so that you can maximise your profits without the worry of downtime.

  • Hold down and clamp vehicles using the machine mounted clamp legs.
  • Oversized materials can be cut to size using the grapple mounted shear.
  • Use the grapple, engine clamp, and central shear to easily separate ferrous/nonferrous metals from the engine/transmission assemblies and remove the cylinder head from the engine block.
  • Robust enough to handle heavy materials, yet the nimble jaws of the grapple allow easy removal of wiring looms, starter motors, and alternators. Once the valuable wiring loom has been removed, use the multi-tool to strip off any unwanted electrical components.
  • Use the grapple mounted shear to quickly cut through the exhaust and catalytic converter.

Copper Wire Extraction

Much of the value in an ELV is often hidden in the copper wiring loom.

The Powerhand VRS 200 allows easy extraction of the copper wiring loom from a vehicle. The slender design, plier-like grapple, creates a straight line of sight from the operator to the vehicle, making wire extraction from the tightest of spaces an effortless task.

Use the multi-tool on the VRS clamp legs to remove unwanted plugs from the wiring loom, leaving only the high value wiring to be recycled.

Precision and Power make heavy steel extraction a simple task

Removal of heavy steel axle and suspension components

Use the precision of the shear on the side of the VRS200 grapple to cut through the suspension mount, leaving only one side attached. Then, the power of the rotation unit can be unleashed to simply corkscrew the remaining suspension mount away from the vehicle body. This leaves the low value vehicle shell behind and provides you with the added value of the heavy steel.

Engine Splitting

Use the VRS200 clamp legs to split apart engine and transmission assemblies

The VRS200 clamp legs have two sets of blades on the inside. The high power hydraulic cylinders allow the operator to use the blades to split aluminium and alloy steel components from the engine block with precision and ease.

The horizontal blades are used to split the engine head from the block, while the smaller vertical blades are purpose built to split the gearbox from the engine.

Powerhand VRS200
Suitable for fitting to most machines in the range of 20-25 tonnes
VRS200 System Dexterity Grapple
Grapple requires two hydraulic services: Open/Close 300Bar, 80-120 l/min. Rotate 250Bar, 40 l/min.
Weight (Excluding mounting adaptor and rotator) 1306kg
Overall Height A 2597mm
Attachment Height B 2180mm
Maximum Grapple Jaw Opening C 1035mm
Maximum Shear Jaw Opening D 407mm
VRS200 System Clamp Legs
Clamp Legs requires two hydraulic services: Open/Close 300Bar, 80-120 l/min. Raise/Lower 300Bar, 80-120 l/min.
Weight (excluding mounting adaptor) 2800kg
Closed Width at Tips A 858mm
Minimum Overall Width B 2400mm
Open Width at Tips C 3213mm
Maximum Overall Width D 3664mm
Typical Mounting Height (Dependant on the machine mounting bracket) E 530mm-750mm
Overall Length (Excluding mounting adaptor) F 3893mm
Raised Height G 1500mm

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