ATLAS-SSI bar screen trash rakes are the first line of defense in a water intake system.

Gator Rake bar screens are designed to prevent heavier and bulkier materials from passing through to the other side. We fabricate our bar screen trash rakes using durable and high-strength coated carbon steel or stainless steel.

Atlas-SSI bar screen rakes will withstand the harshest weather conditions while efficiently removing trash, grass, and debris—and protect your infrastructure and critical downstream processes.


  • High horsepower motors
  • Remote machine operation
  • Designed for large debris and harsh weather conditions
  • Customizable automation capabilities
  • Easily replaceable parts
  • Real-time monitoring
  • Bar Rack included with system (but can be purchased separately as well).
  • GATOR RAKE bar screens can be designed with conveyors and compactors to efficiently collect and remove debris.
  • Designed and built in the USA


  • Efficiently remove debris from the toughest loading conditions
  • Atlas-SSI can handle everything—turn-key installations, on-site repair, inspections, and existing screen rebuilds.
  • Our certified diving crews and technicians can travel all over the U.S. for service and repairs
  • We don’t sub out the work—ATLAS manufactures all of our screens at our facility in the U.S.
  • Non-metallic teeth and bolt-on design helps extend the life of the machine

Gator Rake bar screens are purpose-built from the ground up to provide you with the confidence to efficiently remove debris under the toughest loading conditions. Additional features include:

  • Heavy-duty equipment to handle severe weather and large debris
  • High horsepower motors
  • Easily replaceable parts
  • Remote machine operation
  • Customizable automation capabilities, like a conveyer to dispose of the debris
  • Inspection and maintenance schedule to increase longevity

Designed to fit into canals or water intake openings, GATOR RAKE bar screens utilize stainless steel and carbon steel for construction. The non-metallic teeth incorporated in GATOR RAKE systems prevent wear on both the rake arm and screen bars to extend the life of key components. In addition, our bolt-on design ensures quick and easy maintenance of the rake teeth.

GATOR RAKE bar screens feature torque tube head shaft assemblies that provide strength and stability to engage the carrier chain with positive locking fabricated sprockets to ensure uniform lifting even under high loading periods. Wiper bars are attached to the carrier chain.

Electric motors and speed reducers are sized for the application and are rated for heavy-duty use and will stand up to any weather conditions.

GATOR RAKE HD (heavy duty) offers heavier gauge steel frames, chains and larger drive motors.

Typical Applications

  • Power Generation
  • Storm Water Management
  • Drinking-Water Treatment Plants
  • Wastewater Treatment Plants
  • Industrial Raw Water Feed
  • Pump Stations

Frequently Asked Questions About Gator Rake Bar Screens

What does Gator Rake installation involve?

The installation of a Gator Rake water treatment screen involves the use of new or existing guide rails on the sides of a concrete structure that allow the racks to be lowered into the water and facilitate removal for periodic painting and servicing. We design our wastewater screens to stand up to rough weather and heavy loads.

Do you offer remote operation fo the Gator Rake system?

The control package is equipped to meet your installation’s run criteria. Ultrasonic differential level indicators, automatic timers and a local manual override provide you with many options for rake operation, which is important when stations are unmanned.


The Intake - Gator Rake Bar Screen Podcast

Additional Resources

Gator Rake Brochure

Download the brochure and learn more about the value and benefits you’ll get from a Gator Rake Bar Screen.

The Gator Rake Bar Screen – The Industry Choice to Handle Extreme Weather and Heavy Loads.

Listen to our 22-minute podcast and discover why Gator Rake Bar Screens are the ideal choice for dealing with extreme weather events.

East River Generating Station [Case Study]

Learn how ATLAS uncovered and mitigated the root cause of a power plant screen failure—and the steps taken to prevent a similar situation from re-occurring in the future.

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