Weekly Intake: A Water Intake Systems Blog

The Grab Style Trash Rake - THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE FOR REMOVING DEBRIS

By Michael Stock

 

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The Grab Style Trash Rake can be the first line of defense in removing debris from your water intake system. I know what you're thinking; how exactly is a trash rake the first line of defense? The Grab Style Trash Rake defends your pumps, screens and other equipment by collecting debris as it travels down the front of the rack. The debris is then removed and deposited into storage receptacles.

Read on to find out more about these intake system defenders.

 

Who uses them?

Grab Style Trash Rakes are used as a component of water intake systems in a variety of industries. The primary industries using rakes are municipal water treatment and power generation (coal-fired, hydro-electric and nuclear).

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Product features: more than just simple trash removal device

While the Grab Style Trash Rake might look like a simple trash grabbing claw, it is much more than that. The grab tooth is designed for removing heavy debris, like logs, without damaging the equipment - equipment that is designed to match existing civil structures (L or U style).

It's not just the design of the Grab Style Trash Rake that can be tailored to meet your needs, the controls can as well. Some of these features include:

  • Automatic operation or manual operation via wireless remote control
  • All operations can be controlled using an interactive touch screen
  • High-speed operation with smooth transitions
  • Standard control logic and customized logic, depending on the application

To learn more about our trash rakes, which also include traversing and stationary models, visit our website

Or contact a representative at 1.800.207.9490 or 1.215.712.0280.

To read more about the applications of trash rakes download our case study of the Vung Ang 1 coal-fired plant.


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