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Step Screens – VTR

VTR Step Screens are used for Fine Screening in both municipal and industrial waste water treatment plants.

Photo of VTR Step Screen from Savi

We supply VTR Step Screens from SAVI, member of the WAMGROUP. These VTR Step Screens are designed for in-channel installation and are used for fine screening of waste water. Consisting of two set of lamellae, a mobile and fixed one, which are separated by 3 or 6mm spacing. The special arrangement of the lamellae forms filtering steps.

Waste water is screened while the lamellae steps withhold the screenings. Throughout the operation the mobile lamellae lift the screenings step by step until they are dropped off on the fixed lamellae. The inorganic particles in the waste water flow are withheld by the screen forming a “screenings mat”. In this way, the water level upstream rises making the filter surface wider while the “screenings mat” on the screen keeps increasingly finer particles. As soon as the upstream water level reaches a set height, the screen starts its cycle rising up a step.
During the cycle, the mobile lamellae lift screenings onto the next step until they reach the outlet for discharge.


  • Different sizes up to 1,800 mm wide available
  • Discharge height from 1,400 up to 3,500 mm
  • 3 and 6 mm spacing available
  • 55 degree incline angle


  • Self-cleaning
  • High capture efficiency of fine solids, inorganic and floating particles
  • Savings in operating costs, maintenance and operator attendance


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