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4th of April 2023


Bischofshofen, 12.04.2023 – STUMMER Kommunalfahrzeuge and SCANTEC want to engage in dialogue with pioneers from a wide range of industries who also want to make a difference today for tomorrow and highlight opportunities in the fight against climate change by taking part in the 4GAMECHANGERS Festival from 15 to 17 May in Vienna’s Marx Halle. The two companies from the ZOELLER Group will be joining forces to present SmartScan, a new system for better and more efficient waste separation. STUMMER will also be presenting its sustainable electric and hydrogen drives for emission-free waste disposal.

SmartScan: Intelligent methods of digital contaminant and recyclable material detection

Did the metal can accidentally end up in the residual waste bin instead of the recycling bin? STUMMER Kommunalfahrzeuge and SCANTEC are working together in innovative ways to recognise mistakes like this and promote long-term awareness of clean waste separation.

Back in October 2021, SCANTEC established a contaminant detection system for screening waste collection bins before they are emptied – now the company also offers optical detection of recyclable materials using artificial intelligence: the latest AI technology uses various camera systems that capture image data of the waste in the bin after each emptying – the data is then processed using special deep learning algorithms. In this way, misdirected waste can be quickly recognised, communicated to local authorities or even queried by citizens themselves via an app. “The insights gained by SmartScan can significantly improve waste separation – and thus not only reduce problematic substances in waste and reduce the amount of residual waste overall, but also increase the amount of recyclable materials and save costs,” explains SCANTEC Managing Director Ulrich Helfmeier. An advanced solution that can make a significant contribution to achieving recycling targets.

More electric and hydrogen drives for emission-free disposal 

STUMMER Kommunalfahrzeuge is taking a further step towards sustainability in the field of electromobility: with over 70 refuse collection bodies on electric chassis, the Austrian company is several years ahead of other providers. STUMMER also recently handed over the first hydrogen refuse collection vehicles to “Servus”, a joint venture between Holding Graz and Saubermacher, and to the municipal waste management organisation of the City of Vienna. “The advantage of the hydrogen drive is that it requires a smaller battery capacity and the fuel cells are used as range extenders. This allows longer collection distances of up to 250 kilometres and at the same time provides at least eleven tonnes of load and enough energy to load the body twice,” says STUMMER Managing Director Johann Streif. In Austria, Vienna and Graz are pioneers and so far the only cities with hydrogen-powered refuse collection vehicles.

Visit us at the 4GAMECHANGERS Festival and see for yourself!

Experience the progress in waste management at the 4GAMECHANGERS Festival – including a live demonstration of our innovative Smartscan technology, which shows how waste separation can be optimised using artificial intelligence. The team from STUMMER Kommunalfahrzeuge and SCANTEC welcomes interested visitors to stand no. 47 and will be happy to provide personalised advice

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