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Scrap Metal Giants

Synopsis
This is the first in a series of programmes which will compare the various machines available for dealing with different classes of scrap metal. This programme visits five sites in the UK and Europe and looks at the Belgian Equilibrium Crane (E-crane), the Swedish Multi-Docker and the German Sennebogen specialist handlers. Footage from Liverpool shows the world’s first Liebherr R984 scrap machines at work. Also shown are the processes to which these machines contribute, including a mini steel mill in Kent, following through to new steel production. There is footage of crushers at work and what is probably the world’s most powerful demolition machine - a Rusch Triple 34-25, cutting up sections of a redundant oil rig in Norway.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Engineering
Keywords
demolition; recycling of waste; scrap metal; steelmaking; machinery

Credits

Contributor
Steven Vale

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£17.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
80 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

Old Pond Publishing

Email
info@oldpond.com
Web
http://www.oldpond.com External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 238 200
Fax
01473 238 201
Address
Dencora Business Centre
36 White House Road
Ipswich
IP1 5LT
Notes
DVDs and books for enthusiasts in the land-based industries: farmers and smallholders, workers in the earthmoving, forestry and heavy transport occupations. Titles deal with current activities and machinery as well as the history of the industries.

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