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Filson rotary screen allows for the effective extraction of fine particles from wastewater by the slot spacing of 0.5 to 6 mm. Therefore, it can catch such particularly fine contaminants as feathers, fluff, wool, hair, films, seed coats.

Filson rotary screen is difficult to block and easy to clean with its wedge wire construction. And it supports backwash with several flushing nozzles installed in the screening cylinder. Even when you need to treat wastewater containing fat&oil, it can also provide a trouble-free operation.

Rotary Drum Screen

Rotary Drum Fine Screen
Filson rotary drum fine screen is composed of SS304/316L by wedge welding or perforated methods. With the slot spacing of 0.5-6 mm or perforation size of 1-6 mm, it performs excellent particle capture ability especially in municipal and industrial waste water treatment applications.
Rotary Trommel Screen
Filson rotary trommel screen is a round rotating drum made of wedge wire mesh or perforated plate. It is mainly used in sieving or separation work, including the separation of sand/gravel, hemp, and municipal solid waste and in compost production.
Rotary Juice Screen
Filson rotary juice screen is a unique weld wedge wire screen for juice separation with aperture size ranging from 0.2 to 0.7 mm. It can be well designed with ID of 1000-2400 mm and length of 1000-5600 mm, or customized on your request.
Rotary Drum Screen Filter
Filson rotary drum screen filter is an automatic and self contained machine with simple operation and low maintenance. It has washers, nozzles and blade scraper to support self-cleaning, and is commonly designed for liquid filtration applications.
Internally Fed Rotary Drum Screen
Filson internally fed rotary drum screen is a proven solution for wastewater treatment, as well as suitable for MBR plants. When you use it at a plant headwork, it can effectively protect the sensitive downstream treatment processes from fine particles contamination.
Rotary Screen Wastewater
Filson rotary screen wastewater, also known as drum screen wastewater, rotary drum screen wastewater, is usually defined as rotating drums in wastewater treatment. It plays a important role in primary screening and insoluble solid materials removing.
Replacement Rotary Screen Drum
Filson manufactures various bands of replacement rotary drum screens, including parkson rotary drum screen(parkson screen), hycor rotary drum screen(hycor screen), huber rotary drum screen(huber screen). Please just give us your model number and needed quantity.

Why Choose Filson?

  • Advanced production technology for high filtration accuracy.
  • Top technical team for designing with various specifications.
  • A complete rotary drum screen production line to support short delivery time.
  • An independent quality inspection team to ensure high quality.
  • Professional after-sales team, the fastest time to solve any doubts.

FILSON Rotary drum screen drawing


Filson: Expert Rotary Drum Screen Factory in 18 Years

Filson rotary drum screen, also called rotating drum screen, is a type of rotary screen/drum screens that commonly made of stainless steel wedge wires or perforated plates. It has very efficient and reliable filtration effect especially when you need to remove solids from wastewater.

The end of Filson rotary drum screen is a welded flange or welded ring for installing easily on a roller screen machine. Plus, it is permitted to add reinforced rods to ensure excellent filtration performance, even under high pressure environments.

Filson rotating drum screen is normally designed to elevate at an angle of 30-35 degrees at the end. That will help you obtain larger filtration area than the vertical or steeply inclined ways, with low headloss and high separation efficiency.

Besides, Filson rotating drum screen offers large opening area to guarantee the high working efficiency, while the flow rate can up to 3500m3/h. If you choose Filson drum screen, it will also helps you to simplify the operation and increase product quality.

According to the different applications, solid types, needed screening efficiency and flow capacity, Filson may customize specific slot size and structure of your rotary drum screen. Or you can give us your product drawings, we promise to offer you the most satisfied rotary screens.

However, Filson will not use too fine wedge wire to pursuit higher opening area since we pay more attention to the strength of rotating drum screens. Finer wedge wire not only easily causes welding problems but also affects the mechanical strength of rotary drum screen.

The biggest challenge that may affect the service lifespan of Filson rotary screen is welding technology. Thankfully, Filson has solved this problem perfectly with our advanced production equipment and skilled workers. Our technology can flexibly hide the weld and improve the strength of the weld.

Filson drum screen requires no lubrication or trunnion wheels that will bring you lower maintenance and higher operational reliability. Therefore, rotary drum screens from Filson are the best choice for filtration when you need effective solids removal but economical costs.

Filson has rich experience in rotary drum screen design and manufacture for numerous large breweries and liquor factories. In addition, producing lauter tun false bottom screen and mash tun screen for breweries is also our service range.

Filson will be your perfect business partner! We are always here to assist you to solve your filtration problem with our filtration products: rotary drum screens or other wedge wire filters, sintered metal filters, high flow rate filters…

Just ask for a quick quote! Call +86 157 3695 8886 or send an email to!

Whether you are already our client or not, Filson will be available 24/7 to support your business!

Filson Rotary Drum Screen Features:

  • Available for high flow rate
  • With low energy consumption
  • Supply overflow Protection
  • Without chain driving problem
  • Easy to clean with minimal maintenance
  • Support to backwash
  • Stable operation with low noise
  • High reliability and economical costs
  • Designed for pump flows
  • Superior fine screening
  • Totally welded construction

Filson Rotary Drum Screen Specifications:

  • Material: usually 304 or 316L stainless steel
  • Drum length: 24’-180’(609.6mm-4572mm)
  • Drum diameter: 18’- 80’(457.2mm-2032mm)
  • Wedge wire slot size: 0.5-6 mm
  • Perforation dimension: 1-6 mm
  • Surface treatment: scouring, passivation

Filson Rotary Drum Screen Applications:

  • Meat-packing industry
  • Poultry, Fisheries, Dairy industry
  • Sugar & Fruit processing industry
  • Brewing & Beer industry
  • Paper & Textile industry
  • Municipal solid waste treatment
  • Coal mining industry
  • Fibreglass processing industry
  • Food washing industry

        People Also Ask

What Is The Most Suitable Material For Making Rotary Drum Screen?

Rotary Drum Screen

Rotary Drum Screen

Ideally, a rotary drum screen is made of different parts designed to play different roles in separating solid and liquid materials.

Of course, the parts are made from various materials depending on the specific functional element.

However, stainless steel material is arguably, the best material for making most of the components of this mechanical screening device.

Stainless Steel Is The Most Suitable Material For A Rotary Drum ScreenStainless Steel Is The Most Suitable Material For manufacturing Rotary Drum Screen

Essentially, it is the ideal material, especially for making the frame, which is the most critical part of the rotary drum screen.

It is also a suitable material for making most contact parts of this equipment.

Stainless steel material exhibits excellent features such as corrosion resistance, durability, and temperature resistant.

Moreover, it requires relatively low maintenance, which is vital in most applications where a rotary drum screen is often used.

This material also portrays high tensile strength, which it often retains whether subjected to high or low temperatures.

What Is The Ideal Elevation Angle For Rotary Drum Screen?

It varies based on the actual application demands where this mechanical device is used.

Some applications would require a relatively raised angle, whereas others may need a much-lowered angle.

When designing this equipment, it is important to note that a higher inclination angle often leads to a higher particle production rate.

Technically, a higher inclination angle increases a higher production rate because of the increased particle velocity but at the cost of screening efficiency.

On the contrary, reducing the inclination angle leads to longer particle residence time within the equipment system.

In the long run, it increases the screening efficiency.

However, a suitable elevation angle for rotary drum screens in most applications ranges from 30-35 degrees.

In essence, this angle facilitates you to obtain a comparatively large filtration area than a vertical or steeply inclined way.

At this angle, you also attain low headloss and quite a high separation efficiency.

What Is The Service Lifespan Of Rotary Drum Screen?

Generally, the design construction of this mechanical device in relation to its actual applications makes it quite durable.

It can last for several years, but the exact durability is dependent on many factors such as the following;

Welding Technology

Ordinarily, the welding technology used for constructing the different components of this device, including the base frame, determines its durability.

Using a welding technology, which can hide and improve strength of the weld, is important in increasing the service lifespan of this equipment.

Type Of Material

Rotary drum screen is made of different components, which are also designed from a wide range of materials.

However, different materials exhibit varied technical characteristics, which ordinarily determine the overall longevity of the equipment.

Thus, a rotary drum made from high tensile materials such as stainless steel would provide a better service lifespan.

Application Conditions

This mechanical equipment is used in a wide range of applications in various industries.

But the specific applications require different conditions such as temperature variance, operating duration, chemical content, etc.

Therefore, the actual longevity of this equipment is heavily dependent on the particular conditions of the application.

Condition Of The Equipment

You can always get a new or used rotary drum screen.

In these instances, the condition of the equipment will vary significantly.

A new rotary drum screen will last longer than a used one because it is in fine condition.

Used rotary drum screen, on the other hand, may have short durability depending on its physical condition.

In other words, this mechanical device generally exhibits more extended durability under normal circumstances.

However, the actual longevity is dependent on many factors, including the few mentioned above.

What Are The Benefits Of Using Rotary Drum Screen?

Ideally, a rotary drum screen is an essential device used in many commercial and industrial applications.

It means it is a worthy investment since it offers several applications such as the following;

       i. High Capture Rate

Since the drum is fed internally, it makes it easy to catch different debris such as rocks, rags, fibers, grits, organics, wipes, etc.

It has a perforated plate, which provides a high capture rate of different materials as tiny as 800 microns.

Of course, this is important because it makes it an ideal solution for fine screening.

      ii. Simple And Reliable Construction

The screening mechanism of this component is hi-tech and rarely requires any maintenance.

It features a relatively basic construction but offers and guarantees higher reliability, which is vital in most of its applications.

    iii. Features An Integrated Bypass

You can find a rotary drum screen with an integrated bypass that enables the sensor to stop the drum.

It also makes the overflow route to a different tank containing a manual rack enhancing the overall efficiency of the equipment.

    iv. Minimal Maintenance

The design construction of this equipment is pretty simple hence requires insignificant maintenance.

Furthermore, it has a screen net, which can clean itself when operating.

It also operates at moderate speeds; thus, the gravel and hard other hard objects can hardly damage its components.

      v. Safe And Easy Access

This equipment features a cover equipped with a lift handle on both sides of the drum.

Moreover, it features a hydraulic assist mechanism, making it possible for a single operator to easily open the cover.

Rotary drum screen also comes with an automatic safety switch, which stops the drum if there is a safety emergency.

    vi. Relatively Affordable

The purchasing price of this component is relatively affordable.

You can buy it in different sizes or capacities depending on your budget.

The bottom line is you can always find what suits your budgetary requirements.

   vii. All-in-one Solution

You can always integrate a washer directly at the discharge chute for complete screening treatment.

What Are The Salient Features Of Rotary Drum Screen?

A typical rotary drum screen comes with different features designed to perform a specific function in the screening process.

Of course, these features tend to vary from one piece of equipment to another depending on different customizations required.

However, the salient features you are likely to find in most rotary drum screens include the following;

  • Stainless steel base frame
  • Temperature control ability
  • Hydraulic operation option
  • Perforated or Wedge wire screen basket
  • Bolted brushes and spray nozzles for screen basket cleaning
  • Tough protection featuring bolted stainless steel wearing bars
  • Shaftless spiral conveyor screw

Internally Fed Rotary Drum Screen

 Internally Fed Rotary Drum Screen

What Are The Main Types Of Screens Used In Rotary Drum?

Screens used in rotary drums are mainly available in two types, which include the following;

  1. Wedge-wire screen – It features a V-shaped profile designed to reduce the risk of clogging and at the same time enhancing permeability ratio.

Wedge Wire Rotary Drum Screen

Wedge Wire Rotary Drum Screen

  1. Perforated screen – The design of this screen is to offer a high capture rate of materials, which seem to be bigger than the perforation size.

 Perforated Screen

Perforated Screen

What Are The Main Parts And Components Of Rotary Drum Screen?

A typical rotary drum screen features a wide range of parts and components integrated to provide desired results in the filtration process.

However, the actual parts may vary from one model of this equipment to another one.

But the main parts and components you are likely to find across different models include the following;

Transmission device – It is a component interposed between the power source and the equipment to adapt to each other. This device determines the ideal speed at which the equipment rotates.

Overflow weir water distributor – This refers to a fabricated channel, which a weir plate has been installed. It acts as an upstream weir pool, allowing water to flow through before it spills to the weir plate.

Rinse water device – As the name suggests, the role of this component is to clean water separated from the solid material.

Frame – It is the component supporting the rotary drum screen and provides sturdy platforms for attaching other components. In essence, it reduces vibration and prevents excessive or unnecessary movement between driving and driven components.

Sensors – These are devices, modules, and subsystems actuated to detect different changes and processes within the equipment during operation.

Pressure unit– The design of this component is to regulate the air systems within the rotary drum screen.

Flush device – It is designed to maintain slow continuous flow of solutions to minimize risk of blockage.

Drum sieve – This is a relatively wide, round, and low-walled component designed to strain liquid and separate it from solid materials for further processing.

How Does Rotary Drum Screen Work?

Technically, the design of a rotary drum screen offers four major functions.

These functions include; getting rid of dregs, intercepting dregs, pressing dewatering, and spiral lifting.

Essentially, water gets into the overflow weir distributor from the pipe mouth steadily.

After a while, the water evenly overflows from the water outlet and distributes the filter drum rotating in the opposite direction.

Steady water flow generates a shearing motion with the internal wall of the filter drum.

Solid is retained and separated from liquid material by tumbling due to spiral guide plate in the filter drum.

Wastewater is filtered out from the filter drum flows out from the side sink under the flow guiding of protection seal.

The external filter drum features a flushing water pipe sprayed in a fan-shaped motion to flush and dredge the filter mesh.

Essentially, this is to ensure it continuously maintains good filtering ability.

While at it, the entire process is clear and hardly emits any odor.

Using A Rotary Drum Screen In waste Water Treatment

Using A Drum Screen In Waste Water Treatment

What Are The Main Factors Determining Separation Efficiency Of Rotary Drum Screen?

They are quite a number, but the major factors include the following;

  • Material feed rate
  • Size and number of screen apertures
  • Characteristic of the feed
  • Residence time taken in the rotating drum
  • Rotation speed of the rotary drum screen
  • Inclination angle of the drum
What Are The Main Applications Of Rotary Drum Screen?

This mechanical screening device can be used in a wide range of applications across different industries.

Ideally, you can use it in different applications where there is a need to extract fine solid particles from wastewater.

Most industries where the use of this device is quite common to include the following;

  • Municipal solid waste management and treatment
  • Brewing and beer manufacturing industry
  • Fisheries, poultry, and dairy products processing industry
  • Paper and textile industry
  • Sugar and fruit processing industry
  • Fiberglass processing industry
  • Meat packing industry
  • Industrial waste treatment
What Is The Price Of Rotary Drum Screen?

It varies extensively based on several prevailing factors.

For instance, different manufacturers often price this equipment differently depending on their respective company pricing policy.

Also, the specific size of the rotary drum screen you are buying determines the price.

Often, relatively large ones tend to be more expensive than those with small capacity.

The specific material used for making different components of the rotary drum also determines the price.

Mostly, stainless steel is preferred as ideal material and tends to be more expensive than other materials.

Most importantly, the customization needs on this component is also a fundamental factor influencing pricing.

Simply put, the actual price of a rotary drum screen is dependent on several factors, including the few ones mentioned herein.

What Are The Particle Motion Mechanisms In Rotary Drum Screen?

These refer to the specific mechanisms affecting the screening efficiency and production rate of rotary drum screens.

The main particle motion mechanisms in this aspect include the following;


It usually occurs when the rotational velocity of the drum is somewhat low.

In this case, the particles are lifted marginally from the bottom of drum before tumbling down the available free surface.

In slumping, only small-sized filter particles close to the wall of this equipment’s body can be screened hence lower screening efficiency.


It is a mechanism effected by the increase of slumping velocity.

In essence, it happens when particles detach near top of a rotating drum.

Thus, large particles segregate close to the inner surface while the smaller granules stay close to the screen surface, enabling smaller filter particles to pass through.

This motion often generates turbulent particle flow leading to higher screening efficiency than slumping.


It occurs due to increased cataracting mechanism velocity.

This mechanism leads to lower screening efficiency since the particles are attaching to the wall of rotating rotary drum screen.

What Factors Should You Consider When Buying Rotary Drum Screen?

It is always important to consider several elements when purchasing a rotary drum screen.

Essentially, it makes it possible to attain the best and efficient results when filtering wastewater and other related applications.

Some of critical elements to look into when buying this mechanical screening equipment include the following;

  • Technical and structural specifications of the rotary drum screen
  • Integrated safety features
  • Production capacity within a specified timeline
  • General durability of the main parts and components
  • The equipment size in regards to the workspace availability
  • User-friendliness
  • Aftersales customer support
  • Availability and cost of main parts and components
  • Warrant
  • Initial cost in relation to your budget
What Is The Average Filtration Capacity Of Rotary Drum Screen?

It varies depending on the size and other relevant technical specifications of the rotary drum screen you are using.

Moreover, the filtration capacity is also dependent on the specific type of material you are screening.

However, a typical rotary drum screen can filter up to 2,000 liters per minute.

You can also get industrial and municipal wastewater management rotary drum screens with up to 10 000 liters per minute filtration capacity.

Why Is Factory Acceptance Test Fundamental When Purchasing Rotary Drum Screen?

Commonly referred to as FAT, it is a significant machining element both to the user and the seller.

Of importance, it guarantees both parties that the equipment meets all the necessary requirements and other relevant predetermined obligations.

Conducting this assessment makes it easy to determine and address any mechanical or structural issue of the equipment before it leaves the factory.

In essence, it becomes easy to figure out all the safety concerns of a rotary drum screen, which is vital for the operator and the environment.

FAT also makes it easy to determine the specific party responsible for any issues or malfunction of the equipment as detected.

In a nutshell, Factory Assessment Test is vital in determining the efficiency, performance, credibility, and safety of the rotary drum screen.

Is Rotary Drum Screen Assembled On-Site Or In Factory?

Mostly, it depends on the actual size and design construction of the rotary drum screen you are purchasing.

In essence, some of these equipment are quite large; thus, it becomes only practical when assembled onsite.

Otherwise, you can find relatively compact rotary drum screens, which are always assembled at the factory.

Thus, the decision to assemble the rotary drum screen on-site or at the factory is entirely based on its precise size.

 A Rotary Drum Screen Can Be Assembled On Or Off Site Depending On Size

 A Rotary Drum Screen Can Be Assembled On Or Off Site Depending On Size

What Are The Shortcomings Of Rotary Drum Screen?
  • The efficiency of this equipment is dependent on the inclination angle. This can be disadvantageous, especially if you hardly understand how to incline this equipment, particularly when frequently replacing it.
  • Solid materials passing through the drum screen tend to stick and build-up, leading to less efficiency due to clumping and sticking of such materials.

Apart from rotary drum screen, FilSon offers a range of filtration systems including DSM Screen, intake screen, wedge wire screen, and well screen, amongst others.

Contact us now for all your rotary drum screen needs.

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