MS™ Series Bar Screen

Headworks Bar Screen sets the standard for the industry, even in the toughest of applications, including deep channels, high flows, combined sewers, and large debris. As the most experienced multi-rake bar screen manufacturer in the world, we have been manufacturing it for 27 years. With units designed and installed in excess of 10′ (3m) in width, 100′ (35m) in length, and flow capacities greater than 300 mgd (11m3/s) per unit. With over 2,000 installations worldwide, Headworks has the experience and expertise to provide the most robust Bar Screen for your specific application.

The Headworks Bar Screen is front raked, front return, with multiple rake bars mounted to chains located on each side of the self-contained frame. The design eliminates the possibility of solids carryover and can easily be totally enclosed for odor control and improved hygiene.

The three model sizes MS1, MS2 and MS3 offer a model for any channel size and flow condition.

Project manager Greg Baranski for Centerline Piping, Inc., which handled the plumbing and mechanical subcontract for the GWK RTB project


George W. Kuhn Drain

Everything about this project is big, and the resulting impact on the environment is equally big. Naturally, for such a ‘big’ project the screens would have to come from a Texas company.

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  • Removes obstructions easily. The unique auto-reverse feature makes obstruction removal quick and easy.
  • High hydraulic capacity. The screens hydraulic capacity accommodates approximately 2 mgd/ft2 (1m3/s) of screening area.
  • Low headloss. Even with 1/4 inch (6mm) bar spacing.
  • Reduced blinding. Our bar screen offers a fast cleaning cycle of down to 5 seconds.
  • Corrosion resistant. Engineered with durable all stainless steel components.
  • Low profile. The Headworks Bar Screen requires less than 3 feet (1m) above discharge point.
  • Rugged roller chains. The true roller chains are manufactured from Grade 304 or 316 stainless steel.
  • Fast and easy maintenance. Most components are easily accessible and serviced from the Operating Floor Level. The unit can also be designed to pivot out of the channel for complete access to all components.
  • Self-Lubricating Lower Bearing. Field proven, robust Ceramic/HDPE Lower Bearing. No external lubrication source required. Optional Lower Turnaround available on request.
  • Bar Spacing. As low as 3/16″ (4mm) for increased sanitary wipe removal.
  • Bar Screen - Self-Clearing Demonstration
  • Headworks' success with screen sales to large cities
  • Headloss Test of Inlet Screens
  • WEFTEC 2017
  • MS Bar Screen Anti-Jamming Feature
  • Stickney STW - MWRDGC - Chicago
  • Headworks MS Bar Screen Trailer 2015
  • Wipe Removal Test
  • New Orleans Refilling of Channel: Headworks MS Bar Screens Never Stop!
  • Installation of a massive MS Bar Screen in Edison, New Jersey
  • Village Creek Drone Footage May 2019
  • Sacramento WWTP
  • Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant