The WTR® Talon Rake® (monorail-based automatic water rake machine) and bar screens are one of the most economical means of protecting downstream equipment such as traveling water screens, drum screens, or pumps. Talon Rakes can be used in all types of applications where debris accumulation on the bar screens is common and protection of downstream equipment is essential.
Coarse debris in the flow can overwhelm and damage rotating screens or cause serious pump issues. Logs, branches, leaves, trash, and common aquatic vegetation can blind various systems. Talon Rakes are designed to automatically clean bar screens and deposit debris at a designated dump location. The dump location is variable and can be off the deck or some distance away. The debris rake cycle can be started automatically by either differential control, built-in timer, plant DCS, or manual initiation. A hand-held manual remote control is also provided to accommodate specific area cleaning or unusual debris removal.
Talon Rakes utilize no permanently submerged moving components. Rakes are typically supported by columns (single or double leg) at various locations for adaptation to new or existing sites. This provides a clear deck and allows direct discharge into debris receptacles. On the start signal, the Talon and Carriage will travel to the first cleaning point, clean a specific area, travel to the discharge location, dump, and return to the next cleaning point. The process is continuous until all designated areas are cleaned.
WTR Engineering, LLC, is a wholly owned subsidiary of WesTech Engineering, as of April 1, 2017. WTR designs and supplies mechanical water filtration equipment, such as raw water and wastewater screening for large flows, for both the municipal and industrial markets, including the power industry.
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