Channel Monster™ Open channel grinders

Powerful grinders for pump stations and headworks

Channel Monster™ sewage grinders represent the best-in-class technology for wastewater solids reduction. The patented Channel Monster uses rotating screening drums to capture solids and direct them into our proven dual-shafted grinder. The result is a high-flow capacity system that can handle typical solids loading as well as tougher solids like wood and occasional rocks.

Channel Monster grinders
Features and benefits
Dual-shafted grinder

  • Proven low-speed, high-torque dual shafted grinding which can shred the toughest solids
  • Grinds debris smaller than single-shafted machines
  • Grinding separates organic from inorganic materials in the waste stream
High-flow screening drums

  • High flow screening drums to prevent bypass of unshredded solids without compromising flow
  • Standard stainless steel 12 mm perforated drums
Automated monitoring and controls

  • Protect pumps and other critical equipment from costly clogs and damage from tough solids
  • Auto load sensing reduce interrupts and protects the system from damage
  • Adaptive to custom requirements and plant SCADA systems
  • Stores operational data
Wipes Ready™ technology

  • Wipes Ready technology available which prevents materials from forming long strips and reweaving in the waste stream
Lower operating cost

  • Clear pipes and pumps means shorter pump run cycles and lower electrical costs
Main applications

The Channel Monster™ sewage grinders are designed to capture and grind down the toughest wastewater solids in high-flow systems such as:

  • Pump stations where tough solids need to be ground up
  • High flows at the plant’s headworks
Wipes Ready™ Technology

Channel Monster sewage grinders are available with the unique Wipes Ready™ suite of technologies. It was designed to capture all wipes in the waste stream and shred them into small pieces that will not reweave into a ragball in sewage systems.

Materials of contruction
  • Rotating drum screen: stainless steel
  • Cutters and spacers: hardened alloy steel
  • Shafts: hardened hexagonal steel
  • End housings, covers and side rails: ductile iron
  • Seal faces: tungsten carbide
  • Channel frame: stainless steel
Operational data

Single drums models

Single drums models

Unit height, including motor (IEC IP55 motor) mm

Unit height, grinder only mm Unit depth,    min mm Channel width, min mm Max flow   m3/hr Appr net weight (IEC IP55 motor) kg
CMD1810-XDS2.0 1538 775 578 552 420 323


1681 918 733 552 584 563
CMD3210-XDS2.0 1881 1118 933 552 820 576
CMD4010-XDS2.0 2081 1318 1130 552 1057 633
CMD6010-XDS2.0 2598 1835 1648 552 1700 778

Dual drums models

Dual drums models Unit height, including motor (IEC IP55 motor) mm Unit height, grinder only mm Unit depth,   min mm Channel width, min mm Max flow   m3/hr Appr net weight (IEC IP55 motor) kg
CDD1810-XDS2.0 1538 775 578 552 591 626


1681 918 733 552 852 667
CDD3210-XDS2.0 1881 1118 933 552 1243 701
CDD4010-XDS2.0 2081 1318 1130 552 1650 735
CDD6010-XDS2.0 2598 1835 1648 552 2775 837
Smart controller

Smart controller

  • Load-sensing control system automatically reverses to clear jams
  • Powder-coated mild steel or stainless steel IP65 enclosures

Custom wet well frames

  • Stainless steel guide rails make Channel Monster installation and retrieval simple and quick, even in deep or narrow pump stations
  • Frames include choice of 304 or 316 stainless steel

Overflow bar screens

Stainless steel bars are attached to frame or sub-channel and provide additional overflow capacity




  • IP55 TEFC Motor, standard
  • IP55 TEFC Motor for ATEX: (Ex de IIC T4), optional
  • IP68 Immersible Motor ATEX: (Ex de IIB T4), optional



  • 7,11,13 and 17*
  • tooth options

* Wipes Ready™ serrated cutters

Channel Monster screening drums

Screening drums

  • 12 mm perforated drums
  • Material: 304 stainless steel
Wipes Ready™ feature availability

The Wipes Ready technologies applied in Channel Monster sewage grinders are:

  • Wipes Ready cutters* – A combination of serrated cutters and knurled spacers cuts wipes in two directions. The result is smaller particles that cannot reweave downstream.
  • Delta P Side Rails* – Direct solids into the cutters without sacrificing flow rate and prevent debris build-up in the grinder
  • Optimized cut control (OCC)* – The OCC gear ratio optimizes shaft speeds to enhance the cutting action and cleaning of the cutters, which in turn improves the performance and life of the grinder.

* Patent pending

Case studies and articles
  • Inlet pumping station
    Inlet pumping stations are somewhat similar to large terminal pumping stations. Depending on the depth of the incoming sewer, the lifting heads can range from around 2 up to 30 meters. To prevent hydraulic shock loads, which negatively impact the biological process, the stations often make use of variable-speed drives and/or several pumps in parallel.
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