External-Flow Screen

Lyco Manufacturing has more than 50 years of industry-leading experience manufacturing screens and other food processing equipment. We have an outstanding reputation for manufacturing innovative, rugged machinery, used by 50 of the top 100 food companies in North America. The state-of-the-art design of the Lyco External-Flow Screen uses the same advanced technology and precision manufacturing to help our customers improve their operations.

Sanitary Zero Maintenance Screen

Lyco Manufacturing takes reliability to the next level with its Sanitary Zero Maintenance Screen design, eliminating trunnion wheels and bearings. The maintenance-free design removes the need for routine lubrication of the bearings. Lyco is known for making the most robust rotary screens in the industry.  As with any machinery, chain and sprocket drive systems still require routine lubrication to ensure optimal performance.

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.

Double Drum Wastewater Screen

Processors can gain significant savings with the Double Drum Screen two-in-one screening system to reduce industrial waste and increase product recovery. The Double Drum screen combines .080″ primary and .020″ secondary screening into one machine. Operators can save space, costs and time by eliminating the need for two single-stage screens. Effective with poultry, vegetables, potatoes, fruit or snack food processing, the Double Drum screen offers durable, rugged construction and an established reputation for successful, reliable use in the industry. Users call this the best wastewater screen in the world.

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.

Water Reuse System

Lyco’s Water Reuse System can save money, cut cleaning and maintenance time, and reduce consumption of water resources — up to 15 million gallons per year. In poultry plants, this revolutionary system removes solids so that water can be re-used and sent back for prior processing steps. The system’s small footprint makes it ideal for many water reuse applications. A 200 GPM saving can return more than $150,000 a year.

New Sanitary Zero Maintenance Screens feature covers that open for full access, Clean-In-Place system with spray balls and rapid-change dual canister filters with automated purging.
Systems are available for 50 gpm – 400 gpm.

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.