Grit Removal System combines 4 processes on 1 skid package.

Press Release Summary:

Comprising V-FORCE BAFFLE™, S&L PISTA® TURBO™ Grit Pump, and PISTA®Works™ Grit Washer featuring TRI-CLEANSE TECHNOLOGY™, PISTA®Works™ integrates screening, grit removal, and grit washing into one system. PLC-based control system includes touch screen, color HMI interface, and NEMA 4X panel. Offering peak flow capacity from 0.5–7.0 MGD, depending on model, system also includes ANSI flanged connections, 6 mm OBEX™ Spiral Fine Screen, manual bypass bar screen, and epoxy-coated carbon steel skid.

Original Press Release:

Smith & Loveless' Latest Headworks Innovation Provides Complete Screening and Grit Removal in One Package

LENEXA, Kan. – Smith Loveless Inc. announces its latest headworks innovation, PISTA®Works™, offering four headworks processes on one skid package. This preengineered packaged headworks system combines screening, grit removal and grit washing into one integrated system.

The complete PISTA®Works™ system is pre-assembled and shipped direct to the job site on one truck, significantly reducing field installation costs while allowing for a compact footprint. All equipment components are constructed of stainless steel and utilize multiple patented technologies including world-class grit removal technologies PISTA®Works™ with V-FORCE BAFFLE™, S&L PISTA® TURBO™ Grit Pump and the PISTA®Works™ Grit Washer featuring TRI-CLEANSE TECHNOLOGY™.

Package components also include ANSI flanged connections, a 6 mm OBEX™ Spiral Fine Screen, manual bypass bar screen, two platforms for easy equipment access, and epoxy-coated carbon steel skid support for the complete system filled with grout. Additionally, the system comes with a PLC-based control system with touch screen, color HMI interface and NEMA 4X panel to operate the entire system.

PISTA®Works™ operates peak system flow capacity from 0.5 MGD to 7.0 MGD depending on the model. For complete sizing data information or to find a Smith & Loveless treatment sales representative near you, call 1-800-898- 9122 or visit

Visit Smith & Loveless at the upcoming tradeshows:

Water Pro Conference: Sept. 24-26, 2012, Nashville, TN – Booth 221

WEFTEC 2012 Exhibition: Oct. 1-3, 2012, New Orleans, LA – Booth 6739

About Smith & Loveless, Inc.

Founded in 1946, Smith & Loveless Inc. is a global leader in the water and wastewater industry, offering a complete line of equipment and boasting installations in more than 70 nations around the world. For more information on Smith & Loveless Inc. and its products, visit, or follow the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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