Recycling Technology 2020
flow through your yard. And for every tonne
the PC-AC processes, you could be saving
Euro 3-10 in processing costs. In tough mar-
ket conditions, these savings could mean the
difference between winning a deal or losing it.
The working life of the average PC-AC is
two or three times longer than for a stand-
ard semi-mobile machine. And so during its
extra-long life, the PC-AC will save you many
hundreds of thousands of Euros.
PC-ACs are fully maintainable with bolted
liner plates in all areas that are in contact with
scrap and that are subject to wear, and there
are no hinges or long cylinders to maintain.
Furthermore, areas subject to wear in a PC-
AC are 30-40% lower than for a typical semi-
mobile shear, which means less to maintain
and less to spend on maintenance for the life
of the shear. All this adds up to extra profit.
Correcting a misconception
‘The PC-AC is only good for heavy scrap.’
This outdated opinion comes from the 1980s
when scrap was different and so were scrap
machines. Vezzani wants to correct this mis-
conception with the launch of the new PC-AC
The redesigned feeding boxes, which gulp
down even the lightest scrap without any
pushing from the loading grapple, are wider
and taller but with a lower feeding height suit-
able for a standard mobile crane.
Radically redesigned to eliminate the need
for expensive foundations, the new PC-AC
sits on a simple, small plinth and can be fed
with any typical scrap handler. And thanks to
its totally automatic cycle, it doesn’t require a
dedicated shear operator. Your crane operator
can do it all himself: he can feed 100% of the
time without having to stop to take command
of the shear.
Another important point is that the PC-AC
shear range has doubled its output while
reducing the overall kW of installed power.
Electric motors are extremely reliable and
do not require regular maintenance. Main-
tenance-free means more money makes it
through to bottom-line profits.
Mobility and semi-mobile machines
Machines with legs, how often are they actu-
ally moved? Almost never, according to Vez-
zani. For such spurious mobility, Vezzani is
not willing to compromise the whole machine
by limiting its efficiency in such a way that the
user will be spending more for every tonne of
scrap sheared. It is worth remembering that a
Vezzani machine can be moved just like any
other shear, and soon the company will be
launching a special PC-AC with exactly this
in mind. However, Vezzani won’t be saying
too much about this until it is ready for the
In essence, Vezzani is continuing to gear
its product development towards increasing
customers’ efficiency and profit levels. The
process is ongoing and will never stop. Vez-
zani is committed to helping its clients meet
their goals through the use of its dynamic
A PC 1627 AC with scrap cleaning system and pivoting conveyor, installed in
Central America and providing a production capacity of 120 tonnes per hour.
In the Philippines, this PC 1426 AC with scrap cleaning system and pivoting
conveyor delivers a capacity of 100 tonnes per hour.
Installed at a site in Italy, a capacity of 50 tonnes per hour is offered by this PC 1023 AC with pivoting
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