Powerhand is a specialist attachments manufacturer that has been providing innovative solutions to customers in the vehicle recycling, sawmill, port handling, and railway industries for over 25 years. Powerhand is a division of parent company Wm Clark and Son, a family company that is trading in its 95th year of business.
Powerhand is based in south west Scotland, where 100% of the manufacturing takes place, including a state-of-the-art hydraulic test centre where Powerhand’s own hydraulic cylinders are manufactured and tested. All Powerhand products are built from high strength alloy steels, to ensure longevity and maximal working time in a demanding vehicle recycling environment.
Powerhand has a dedicated range of attachments for the vehicle recycling industry that have been tried and tested by many of the world’s leading recyclers, including mobile baler loading scrap grabs, vehicle processing scrap grab, and two versions of their VRS vehicle dismantler. The range has been designed to allow ELV recyclers to maximise their profits from the vehicle recycling process.
The main attraction at the Powerhand stand will be their VRS vehicle dismantling system. Powerhand VRS are working in 19 countries across the world by small and very large vehicle dismantling companies.
Traditional manual methods of removing high value materials from ELVs can be labour intensive and costly, in many cases making the process economically unviable. While a four-tine scrap grab extracts an engine, much of the added value materials are left behind, resulting in the end of life vehicle dismantler missing out on great potential profit.
However, like a vulture would dissect its prey, the VRS clamp arms pin down the vehicle to allow the grapple to systematically pull the valuable materials away from the lower value vehicle body shell. The knife blades on the clamp arms of the VRS 200 allow engine and transmission assemblies to be split from the engine block.
The Powerhand VRS is the ultimate combination of power and dexterity. The grapple features a slender, plier-like shape that provides an unbroken line of sight from the operator to the vehicle, allowing valuable materials such as copper wiring loom to be extracted from even the tightest of areas. Furthermore, the high-power hydraulic cylinders and high torque rotation unit give the VRS the power to effortlessly dissect the vehicle.