Glass Aggregate Systems
Glass Aggregate Systems manufactures glass recycling equipment which processes glass into a useable end product in a one pass operation. In 1991, the inventor, having almost 40 years experience in the manufacturing business, developed the first glass processing machine for home use. After becoming aware that an abundance of recyclable glass and ceramics was not being recycled, the challenge was met to build a glass processing machine that would produce a reusable end product. Our equipment is American made – manufactured in the USA in Faribault, Minnesota. and customized for installations world–wide.
The development of these machines resulted in the capability of producing a consistent sized aggregate in a once through process at large volumes if needed. This material was tested and a Sieve Analysis was completed in 1994. The customer has the option of changing the aggregate size easily and with little time involved. The end product of desired size can then be used in many different types of applications. Some of these include: road construction materials such as concrete or asphalt, sandblasting media, drain field material, and water filtration media. The glass-sand aggregate can range in gradation sizes from as large or as small as you need due to the capability of the design of the glass machine.
G.A.M.E. was incorporated in 1993. A glass processing facility was opened in 1994, in St. Paul, MN. to accommodate testing, further developing of the glass machine, and finding markets for the end product. After 2 ½ years, G.A.M.E., Inc. began manufacturing and selling to other recycling facilities with a patent received shortly thereafter.
Then in 2002, in order to expand the growth of G.A.M.E., Inc., the corporation was purchased by T& M Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc. dba Glass Aggregate Systems and moved to its present location into a newly expanded facility.
Today, it is the pledge of Glass Aggregate Systems to successfully fulfill their motto: “Building Glass Recycling Equipment that is durable, yet easily and inexpensively maintained with our customers’ needs first in mind.”
The process begins as whole or broken glass material is loaded into the vibratory feed hopper. The vibratory feeder deposits this glass material from the hopper onto the in-feed conveyor at a regulated rate of speed.
In the first of a three-stage process, the glass moves up the conveyor, falling into the Popper Unit where it is initially broken. The remaining glass material continues to move through the system entering the Shearing Unit where it is further reduced and the paper labels and plastic rings are detached from the glass containers. The glass then enters the Sizing Unit, further reducing the glass using a series of rotating tines. The sized product then drops onto a conveyor that transports it to the trommel.
In the Trommel Unit, the sized glass material and contaminants (labels and any remaining plastic and/or metal lids, bottle caps, and plastic or metal container rings, etc.) are separated from each other. The Trommel Unit discharges the contaminants via a chute into the purchaser’s trash receptacle for disposal while the glass particles fall through the screen/screens in the trommel and the screened material flows directly into a storage container.
By offering equipment using the best materials available, we are confident that we represent the most cost-effective glass processing systems on the market today.
Glass Aggregate Systems designs, builds, and supports a complete line of glass recycling processors, and because we do this from our state of the art manufacturing facility, we can provide the necessary services required to customize as needed.
We develop relationships with our customers by listening to their unique challenges and working with them to find the best, most cost-effective way to solve their glass recycling problem. Should our standard line of equipment not accomplish what the customer needs, we can draw upon our resources to fit the customers’ specifications.
Replacement parts are readily available from our factory. When customizing, we still try to incorporate standard components, making service parts also readily available.
All systems, whether standard or unique, are set-up and tested at our factory prior to shipping. Our customers are always welcome and encouraged to attend giving them the opportunity to see first hand how the process works and view the finished product.
Our equipment is American made – manufactured in the USA in Faribault, Minnesota. and customized for installations world–wide.