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Wastewater Screens – Problems Solved

Water has firmly established its status as a precious commodity and it is used in all the foods we produce. It’s used for washing, cooking, and cooling all the way through to wastewater disposal. A diminishing supply of high-quality water keeps driving up costs. Wastewater discharge faces strict regulations and adds to the overall increase of water going up. Disposing of wastewater costs roughly three times more than freshwater.

Smart operators do everything they can to reduce the amount of water they use. Saving one time used water, cleaning it, and reusing is a growing trend in our industry. Lyco has developed several different water reuse systems. The reliability of wastewater screens has always been a problem with downtime.

Problem solved? Most manufacturer’s screens are not designed for 365-day operation. Every Lyco Screen is made for that using extra heavy materials, cut by precision Lasers, formed by  Precision Brake Presses, welded by hand, and assembled by food machinery craftsmen. Most screens are made with running rings that are rolled and welded. That is a major design flaw causing routine failures, serious downtime, and repair. Since the early 1990s, Lyco screens have been made with one-piece stainless running rings that have NEVER failed except through gross neglect.

Increase your productivity, reduce your downtime and lower your maintenance costs with wastewater equipment from Lyco Manufacturing. Our screens capture solids down to 0.020 inches in size. Our patented Traveling Spray system keeps screens open and operating at their highest efficiency day after day.

A revolutionary development is Lyco’s new MICRO-DRUM SCREEN with .008″ screen openings that remove 30% more solids than common .020″ screen openings. The cylinder has different types of screens down its length, but it’s a mechanically simple design.

In Poultry Plants, Lyco Water REUSE SCREENS work on many slaughter processes and return this cleaned water back to production processes. One 200 GPM System can save $150,000 or more worth of water a year and there are many other locations where these systems can be used.

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