Italian company CFS Handling has given Dry Cargo International details of its latest grab, the electro hydraulic EGV 260/8-1000, which has been specifically designed for scrap handling.

The nominal capacity of the grab is 10m3 with a net weight of 10,800kg. The main body of the grab is constructed from FE 510 C EN 10025, while the jaw plates, supports, tips and internal covering are all made from HARDOX 450.

The carrying capacity of the EGV 260/8-1000 is 22.5 tonnes at a time, grabbing the scrap with specific weight of 1.7t/m3. The opening time is 9.5 seconds. and the closing time is 15.5 seconds. This rate means that the grab can handle 750 tonnes of scrap per hour. It is equipped with a Rexroth variable displacement axial piston pump, a protective cage for the hydraulic cylinders, a 400V, 50Hz electric motor and a 110 V, 50Hz solenoid valve.

Should it become necessary for maintenance, the cover of the grab can be easily removed, making it possible to take out the complete electro hydraulic unit with its oil tank, so that it is not necessary to transport the whole grab to the workshop for repairs.

Also, to meet the needs of its customers, in countries where temperatures get very high, CFS Handling Srl installs air-oil heat exchangers on its grabs and buckets, to maintain the temperature of oil at correct levels.