In the course of bar-cleaning the hydraulic system, which is assembled on the trolley, gives to the comb a rotation towards the canal-bed of the riddling bars. At the bottom the bars are shaped in such a way as to help the comb raking-up working; in fact they end in a bending radius, which measures 400 millimetres. The rotation causes a progressive coming of the comb-teeth into the bars. In this way the comb-teeth carry the bottom material towards the bars before; afterwards they begin by cleaning the vertical part. While the trolley comes down, the rotating comb is open (it’s parallel to the bars). At the discharge outlet a scraping blade cleans the comb draining away the picked-up material on to a swinging skid which draws back during the comb climbing. Afterwards the swinging skid replaces under the comb in such a way as to receive the discharged material.
The rotating comb wheels around over some flanged pins on which are assembled some special bushes in self-oiled material. The comb-holder trolley is provided with some wheels in bronze material or in a special material (Derlyn). These wheels make it possible to shift the trolley inside of the two side-runners. The wheels fit together upon some flanged pins which are fixed to the trolley flanks; two of these pins are eccentric and they allow the tuning up and the play fitting as well inside of the runners. It is possible to pull completely out the comb-holder trolley from the machine in case of eventual overhaulings or important repairs. The bar section includes some flat structural shapes which standard thickness is: 40x8, 40x10, 60x10 centimetres. Other sections are used by request. At the bottom of the machine the bars are fixed to the plate lying on the ground, whereas at the top they are fixed to the structure of the bar extension. As regards the construction there are no limits about the height of the bars. The least cleft among the bars measures 12 millimetres; in case of smaller clefts (2-8 millimetres) the bars are replaced by an extractible riddling panel made of stain-less steel (AISI 304-316) including some trapezoidal bars that can’t be stopped up. The panel has the same shape as the standard bars and it is kept clean by a scraping comb provided with a brass blade.
The characteristics of the CMR-V model machines are the speed gear of the comb-holder trolley, which is able to reach over 15 metres, and the narrow space that it should be necessary for the installation. In this case the screen that we supply, is divided into two parts or into several parts in such a way as to help the transport and the assembly. There are two standard models; the 11CMR-V model is used for canals up to one metre and a half wide, whereas the 21CMR-V model is used for canals up to 1,8 mt. wide. The standard machine is provided with a pipe-winder drum and a device of hydraulic lock marked “CF” stopping the trolley at the top of the screen when the trolley remains stationary.
It is very important to point out that inside of the machine there isn’t any kind of electrical equipment or electromechanical equipment, which makes it possible a safer installation especially in humid environments running a flooding danger or in explosion-risk areas. All the hydraulic operations inside of the machine are regulated by a hydraulic power plant staying apart from the machine and lying down everywhere. Inside of the power plant (as a standard fitting) we assemble an electric panel which is used for the control and the inspection of the screen. The electrical cables of the hydraulic power plant are protected by some oil-less sheathings. The power plant is provided with a branch-circuit box and a terminal board when the electric panel is discorporated from the power plant. The machine works making breaks which can be anyway tuned up. During the break the trolley always stops at the top of the machine. In case of stress or difficulties during the working the trolley automatically reverses.
The machine is furnished with CE mark and it can be supplied with different optional fittings.