This guide aims to complete the previous EDA technical guides about Attachments and Carriers for demolition and recycling. It is a publication with an educational and informative purpose, which principal objective is to give a general overview of the different types of quick couplers existing in the market.
In this regard, the document presents the different types of quick couplers that can be used to engage an attachment to a carrier, their benefits and disadvantages, and the selection criteria to be taken into account when choosing them.
Moreover, a few guidelines are given on what should be taken into account when working with quick couplers, concerning the handling, safety, and maintenance, as well as the training required by operators. Additionally, the regulatory framework is introduced.
Produced by the European Demolition Association Secretariat, with the contributions and collaboration of the members of the Couplers Working Group, this guide is intended to serve as a reference document for professionals linked the aforementioned sectors. Especially contractors and end-users who perform activities related to demolition and/or recycling.
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