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Copex delivers the first unit of Lidex scrap shear with 1700 tons cutting force to Fers et Métaux (France)

Since they were launched into the market in 2011, the Lidex scrap shears were encountering great success. The first machine with 1700 tons cutting force has just been started at the site of Fers et Métaux in France.

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Fers et Métaux has been a Copex customer for more than three decades. The owner of the French recycling company, François Vialis, was seeking to increase quality of the sheared products as well as production capacities. His choice fall quite naturally on the lidex 1700t. This machine which has a cutting width of 1000 mm and a box width reduced to 700 mm can process scrap and metals of very diverse types, such as oxy-cuttings, railway rails, as well as bales of concrete iron, demolition scrap... 

« My father owned a Copex shear, I had purchased myself a Copex 1350 t sixteen years ago. This machine gave me a lot of satisfaction, so I decided that it was time to buy a new Copex scrap shear for the next generation », comments François VIALIS, the owner of Fers et Métaux.

The large experience of Copex in the design and construction of « huge » shears was very important in this project (a scrap shear of 2200 tons is still being operated near Angoulême and a 1750 tons machine was installed close to Tarbes). 

One of the major innovations of the Lidex 1700 t: through the automatic cycle, the time necessary for loading scrap has been considerably reduced. 

« Once I have completed the loading of the 8 m long pre-lod table, using three grabs, I can start the automatic cycle from the radio remote control and I don’t have to care about the machine anymore. I can load trucks or sort out scrap… » explains the Copex machine operator at Fers et Métaux.

Thanks to the oversized lid which covers more than 80% of the compression box, Copex offers the Lidex as the only machine in the world having a full automatic cycle. This cycle includes the dropping of the scrap from the pre-load table into the compression box, the closing of the box, the pre-compression of the log and the complete cutting cycle. Combined to sturdiness and high productivity, the range of Lidex scrap shears of new generation has exceptional compacting and shearing efficiency. 

Since they were launched into the market in 2011, the Lidex scrap shears were encountering great success. Fifteen units with either 800 tons, 1000 tons or 1300 tons shearing force, were installed by Copex around the world. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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