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Terex Ecotec recycling screen boosts processing capacity of soil and compost materials at Repurpose It facility

A TRS 550 track mounted recycling screen on the job site
Terex Ecotec TRS 550 recycling screen

Repurpose It has seen its investment in a Terex Ecotec TRS 550 paying off with its aggressive flip-flow screening boosting processing capacity of soil and compost materials at its Epping, Australia, facility.

According to their mission statement, Repurpose It believes that landfills are a thing of the past, and that all waste can be converted into valuable resources and products. Repurpose It produces a comprehensive range of soil and sand products by processing reclaimed contaminated excavation waste. These manufactured sand products save more than 17,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum when compared to the environmental cost of producing and using virgin sand.

To assist its operations and maintain a consistent flow of material, Repurpose It has been running a TRS 550 recycling screen, acquired from Finlay Waste and Recycling.

The tracked, heavy-duty TRS 550 is an efficient and versatile mobile screen unit, featuring a specialist screenbox from German manufacturer Spaleck. The 3D screening segments guarantee correct grain size, with no long pieces or extraneous material for the tension shaft screen on the lower deck.

"We use a variety of raw materials that we receive from off-site, including compost and reclaimed soil, which we blend through the TRS 550 to create a saleable product," says Site Manager Peter Cianciosi.

The Terex platform, with standard features such as a steel apron feeder, combined with 3D top deck screening panels and a highly aggressive flip-flow bottom deck, allows the TRS 550 to perform under difficult application requirements.

Cianciosi further explains that the screen's intelligent 3D top-deck design works to eliminate blockages, adding that the aggressive flip flow mats don't blind over even in the dampest of material. Prior to purchasing the TRS 550 from Finlay, Cianciosi says Repurpose It had issues with screens and blockage. However, since running the new highly aggressive Terex screen, Cianciosi says he is able to get more product on the ground each week.

"We get a lot of raw material that is very wet and difficult to process, but since using the TRS 550 our productivity has increased as operators don't have to stop the process regularly to clean the screens."

Cianciosi adds that the TRS 550 has exceeded his expectations, allowing Repurpose It to boost its output performance and produce a greater quantity of recycled sands and soils.

"Our clients range from some of Australia's largest local government authorities and private waste operators, to our local community members seeking the opportunity to be part of the Repurpose It journey towards a zero-landfill community," Cianciosi says.

"It's therefore extremely important that we operate high-quality, robust and reliable equipment such as the TRS 550."

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