Efficient Screenings Removal Possible With Lakeside’s Raptor TalonRake

Operators are excited about Lakeside’s new Raptor TalonRake Bar Screen, which offers high performance, low maintenance, and rapid removal of solids. 

The Raptor TalonRake Bar Screen is designed and engineered for optimum performance and durability, and is manufactured in the USA. This screen is suitable for wastewater treatment plants, pump stations and combined sewer systems to effectively prevent the harmful effects of inorganic solids to downstream equipment. 

Screen operation

When wastewater flows through the screen, solids are captured on the face of the screen bars. As debris collects and blinding occurs, the upstream water level rises to a high level setpoint, which then activates the drive mechanism to start a cleaning cycle.

Multiple rakes — attached to cast stainless steel links — provide rapid debris removal from the bar screen. Drainage occurs while material is transported up the screen and dead plate. Located near the top of the machine, a scraper assembly wipes debris from the rake head and into a discharge chute. Material falls from the chute into a conveyor, washer compactor or dumpster for disposal.

High hydraulic capacity, low headloss

The heavy-duty design of the Raptor TalonRake Bar Screen provides durability and long life in the most severe conditions. With multiple rakes cleaning the screen and rake teeth penetrating the bar openings, captured material is removed rapidly and efficiently in all applications with a high screenings load. 

Design and construction

The Raptor TalonRake is engineered using all stainless steel materials to resist corrosion for optimum performance. There is minimal headroom needed above the operating floor, and it features rectangular trapezoidal screen bars with ¼-inch minimum bar spacing.

Other features include replaceable rake teeth; no lower chain guide or lower sprocket assembly; automatic reversing feature; optional stainless steel cover for odor control; optional hinged support to pivot screen out of the channel; and optional explosion-proof design or weather protection system.


Operators and consulting engineers say the Lakeside Raptor TalonRake Bar Screen provides superior performance in continuous cleaning and removal of inorganic solids in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, surface water intake structures and combined sewer overflows. 

Lakeside Equipment Corp. is an engineering and manufacturing company concentrating on helping to improve the quality of water resources. Lakeside started engineering water purification systems for municipalities and companies throughout North America in 1928. Today, the company operates globally. For more details on the design and performance of Lakeside’s Raptor TalonRake Bar Screen, contact Lakeside Equipment Corp.

630-837-5640  |  sales@lakeside-equipment.com



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