Thickening

Cast Iron Bridge Supported Drives

All Kusters Water clarifier and thickener drives are designed in accordance with the latest AGMA (American Gear Manufacturers Association) standards to insure the absolute highest quality. Assembly and inspection of every unit is performed at Kusters Water’s Power Division production facility prior to shipment.

Centrifugally cast bronze or ductile iron worm gear drives enclosed in ASTM A-48 cast iron housings offer superior corrosion resistance and exceptionally long service lives. Worm gear units are offered in many standard sizes up to 30″ main gear pitch diameter. Commonly used in municipal, industrial and mining clarifier and thickener applications.

  • Ductile Iron or Bronze Main Gears
  • Corrosion Resistant Cast Iron Housings
  • Replaceable Strip Liners (some models)
  • Replaceable Ball Bearings (some models)
  • Condensation Removal System
  • Easy Maintenance
  • Robust Design

Cast Iron Pier Supported Turntables Drives 

All Kusters Water clarifier and thickener drives are designed in accordance with the latest AGMA (American Gear Manufacturers Association) standards to insure the absolute highest quality. Assembly and inspection of every unit is performed at Kusters Water’s Power Division production facility prior to shipment.

Internal tooth spur gear drives fully enclosed in ASTM Class 40 Cast Iron housings are offered in 5 standard sizes: 30″, 42″, 60″, 80″ and 100″ main gear pitch diameters. For use in municipal, Industrial and mining clarifiers and thickeners. Every unit can be equipped with worm, helical, planetary or cycloidal gear reducers.

  • Split Main Gear Design
  • Corrosion Resistant Cast Iron Housings
  • Replaceable Strip Liners
  • Replaceable Ball Bearings
  • Exceptionally Deep Oil Reservoirs
  • Condensation Removal System
  • Ductile Iron or Cast Steel Main Gears

Hydraulic Thickener Drives 

Hydraulic Powered Drive Units (Type-H)
Technically advanced hydraulic powered Type H drives are available in a wide range of operating torques and output speeds. Power is introduced through a standard “C-Face” mounted motor connected to a low speed, high torque hydraulic power system with integral valves, pump, hydraulic motor, filter and appurtenances fully enclosed in a 304 Stainless Steel housing / oil reservoir.

All Kusters WATER thickener drives are designed in accordance with the latest AGMA and / or ISO standards to ensure the absolute highest quality. Assembly and inspection of every unit is performed at our facility prior to shipment.

Overload Protection
Precise torque monitoring is a major advantage of the Type H drive system. The overload system includes alarm and motor cut-off switches that are activated by an increase in operating pressure in the hydraulic system that is directly proportionate to the torque load on the rotating mechanism. Each unit includes a maximum torque pressure relief valve which takes the place of the less accurate mechanical shear pins and allows the unit to gradually stall without damage to the rotating mechanism. Torque is monitored with a liquid filled gauge that reads in actual operating torque (Ft-lbs) or (N-m).

  • Gauge Readings in Actual (Ft-lbs) or (N-m)
  • 304 Stainless Steel Housings
  • External Oil Filter with Replacement Gauge
  • Accurate Glycerin Filled Torque Gauge
  • Max Torque Pressure Relief Valve
  • 
Directional Valve
  • 4-20mA Output for Remote Monitoring
  • Electrical Rake Lift Mechanism
  • Manual Rake Lift Mechanism
  • Dual Pinion Inputs
  • High Torque Applications

Gravity Sludge Thickeners 

Gravity thickeners are designed for most applications involving sludge thickening. Solids are thickened by gravity, then collected at the bottom of the basin and raked to a collection sump for removal. The clarified effluent exits over the weir plates and out of the basin.

Kusters Water Thickeners are offered in sizes ranging from 5′ to 150′ in diameter. Every unit includes a rake drive unit designed in accordance with the current AGMA standards to ensure the absolute highest quality and a minimum 20 year service life. Hydraulic overloads are recommended for all thickening applications, due to the increased accuracy, reliability and remote monitoring.

Optional Rake lift mechanism are available for high torque municipal and industrial applications.

  • Simple Operation
  • Low Maintenance
  • No Mechanical Seals
  • Low Capital Costs
  • New or Retrofits
  • High Torque Applications
  • Rugged Design
  • Painted Steel
  • 304 or 316 Stainless Steel
  • Hot Dip Galvanized Steel
  • Specialty Stainless Materials

Dissolved Air Flotation 

Kusters Water offers a complete line of dissolved air flotation (DAF) systems. Ideally suited for liquid-solid separation in municipalities and many industries, including separation of free oils and grease. The DAF units are designed for effective removal of total suspended solids (TSS), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and fats, oils and grease (FOG).

Recycle Systems Offered

  • Conventional Recycling
  • Multi-phase Pump Recycling
  • Surfactant Recycle

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  • Food Processing (Canning, Prepared Foods, Snack Foods, Seafood) : 85 to 95 % TSS Removal, 85 to 95 % O&G Removal
  • Oily Wastes (Railroads, Oil Refineries, Storm Water, Trucking, Aircraft Maintenance, Automotive) : 85 to 95 % TSS Removal, 90 to 99 % O&G Removal
  • Food Providers (Chicken Processing, Hog Slaughtering, Cattle Slaughtering, Stockyards, Milk & Dairy) : 85 to 97 % TSS Removal, 95 to 99 % O&G Removal, 80 to 85 % B.O.D. Removal
  • Brewery
  • Canning
  • Cheese Production
  • Chemical Processing
  • Distillery
  • Domestic Wastewater
  • Fruit / Vegetable Processing
  • Fruit Juice Production
  • Landfill Leachate
  • Malt Production
  • Man Camps
  • Meat Processing
  • Park / Resort / Travel Center
  • Pet Foods
  • Pharmaceutical Production
  • Poultry Processing
  • Prepared Foods
  • Rendering
  • Seafood Processing
  • Soft Drink
  • Sludge Thickening
  • Winery

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