Waste Management In Action

A German approach: GCM Enviro

With the exclusive release of Gremac’s E2 Trommel Screen, GCM Enviro is bringing German ingenuity to Australian shores.

According to 2017 data from the European Environmental Bureau, Germany is the world’s leading recycler, achieving a self-reported recovery rate of 66 per cent.

Alternatively, Blue Environment Group figures from 2018 estimate Australia’s national recycling rate at 55 per cent, suggesting Australia could take cues from its northern European counterpart.

While much of Germany’s recycling success is attributed to engaged citizens and strong policy settings, Australian equipment distributor GCM Enviro is capitalising on the German approach at the ground floor – via an exclusive distribution deal with machinery manufacturer Gremac.

Gremac launched its E2 Trommel Screen to market in March, with the trommel arriving on Australian shores through GCM in September.

According to GCM’s Adam Krajewski, the advanced screening system is set to be a game changer for landscape companies, recycling businesses, contractors and farmers.

Suitable for soil, sand, gravel, stones, green waste, wood chips, compost, recycled materials, glass and alternative fuel, the Gremac E2 has a maximum weight of 3.5 tonnes, making it small enough to be towed by car.

Krajewski explains that the trommel can process up to 50 metres cubed an hour, featuring strong electric geared motors and a hopper with a capacity of up to 1.6 metres cubed. Screen segments can be changed with ease, he adds, with a large door providing ease of maintenance to the lower belt and cross belt.

The trommel is electrically driven, with load sensing control for continuous workflow.

“No material is lost during processing due to a one-piece fines discharge conveyor, with four crank support winches for secure positioning,” Krajewski says.

“The trommel has state-of-the-art control and set up, with the frame and all material guiding parts manufactured with galvanised steel for long machine life.”

The drive is available as either a petrol or diesel generator or can be plugged into mains to power the internal electric motor.

Since its founding in 2004, GCM has committed to providing its customers with cutting edge waste management technology, combined with state-of-the-art control and monitoring systems. GCM’s ultimate objective is enabling its customers to increase revenue through the extraction of value from waste.

As such, when GCM became aware of the Gremac E2 trommel, Krajewski says it made sense to update the company’s existing equipment portfolio and provide a new advanced solution for Australia’s waste and recycling sector.

When operators invest in GCM equipment, Krajewski says they are guaranteed high-quality machinery that exceeds Australian standards, combined with efficient service back up and approachable personnel.

“A constant dialogue between manufacturers and clients is maintained to ensure that design is governed by market requirements, particularly in the harsh climatic conditions we experience,” he says.

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