Micro Drum

Processors can gain significant savings with the Micro Drum Screen system by reducing industrial waste and increasing product recovery. Lyco’s Micro Drum removes particles as small as .008″ – 60% smaller than the .020″ particle removal for typical screens. Test one of our Micro Drums and prove it to yourself.

Single Drum Wastewater Screen

Processors can gain significant savings with our Single Drum Wastewater Screen to help reduce industrial waste and increase product recovery. Efficiently performs liquid/solid separation for red meat, pork, poultry, seafood or vegetables. Wedge-wire screens offer greater cleaning efficiencies, or reduce water requirements with an optional, patented Traveling Spray CIP option. More operators rely on Lyco’s Single Drum Wastewater Screen than any other type. Cast Stainless running rings last forever.

Sealed Drum Separator

Sealed drum separator features enclosed construction that contains odors, improves liquid recovery and aids in temperature control. Perfect for rendering operations, this system effectively applies heat to extract moisture and separate fat, producing superior crax to the press versus a perk pan, to create rich, granular meals for animal feed or other industrial use. Drum slot spacing offers solids removal down to 0.020 to help reduce insoluble impurities and avoid clogs in screens, nozzles and other equipment further down the processing line. Captures a greater amount of solids to reduce waste and increase product recovery.

Stationary Screen

The Lyco Manufacturing Stationary Screen de-waters products, such as beans and vegetables, or can perform rough screening of wastewater. The wastewater function cleans up pea, bean, corn, potato or meat waste. Sanitary construction and a tilt out screen make cleanup a quick process. High-quality craftsmanship guarantees long life and performance.


The rendering industry plays an essential role in the food processing chain. Between 37 and 49% of the live animal weight is removed during slaughtering and further processing, with an even greater percentage lost during fish processing compared to beef cattle, sheep, pork or poultry. The remaining portion of inedible protein, discarded viscera, fat, oil, feathers and other materials must be either converted or disposed. Disposal would translate into more crowded landfills and increased carbon emissions from resulting decomposition.

Instead, the rendering industry converts these into more than 20 billion pounds of valuable byproducts each year, namely high-quality fats and proteins, primarily used in the animal feed and oleo chemical industries. One research paper named the meat and bone meal (MBM) produced as “especially strategic feed ingredients.” MBM provides an economical source of protein and phosphorus for animals, which spares this country from mining extra phosphorus; eliminates the need for millions of more acres of soybean and corn crops to make up the caloric deficit, and in addition supplies us with bio-security by destroying potentially pathogenic viruses, bacteria and microorganisms.

Lyco offers an efficient and effective way to separate rendering oil and fats from cracklings, as they discharge from batch or continuous cookers. The Lyco Sealed Drum Separators remove more solids, which relieves stress on centrifuges. In addition, the separator eliminates perc pans, which helps lower maintenance costs and improves plant safety. Lyco employs the use of efficient wedge-wire screens to remove fines down to .020-inches. The entire system completes the process within a smaller footprint compared to other separators or screening systems. Our sealed drum separator construction contains odors, aids in temperature control and improves liquid recovery.

Most rendering screen cylinders are made with rolled, welded and re-rolled running rings all of which eventually fail. Except for gross neglect Lyco has NEVER had a running ring failure since the early 1990’s because we use cast stainless steel running rings and have made over 600 screens using that design.