Why Upgrade to Channel Monster® FLEX?

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Channel Monster Flex Upgrade

2 Reasons: Easy Field Replacement & Long Term Savings

Gone are the days when you have to send the entire unit out for repair or hit the budget with a full-priced replacement! The modularity of the latest Channel Monster, the Channel Monster FLEX, allows for easy repair or replacement of worn components & at a fraction of the cost. Our newest sewage channel grinder design was created with the future in mind. When you opt to upgrade your existing Channel Monster, not only are you bringing your system up to date but you’re setting yourself up for less hassle in the future.

Let’s walk through the benefits of each component and find where the cost savings lie.

The FLEX is composed of the three major modules depicted in the illustration below:

Solids Diverter

As much as we try, we cannot control what is in the waste stream. Occasional large, tough, irregular debris is unavoidable which may damage the drum. In the event that disaster strikes and you need to replace the drum; all that is required is to pull out the Channel Monster FLEX, remove and replace the drum, then drop it back into the channel. That’s it! No need to send back the entire unit, just call and order your required component. Beyond that, shipping costs and turnaround time are reduced by almost 50%!

FLEX Grinder

Wear on any sewage grinder cutter is inevitable over time but the ease of repair, reduced downtime and cost effectiveness of any piece of machinery is the true differentiator.  As with many of our other Monster grinder models, the FLEX grinder is eligible for the Monster Renew Program! A Monster Renew for your FLEX grinder will cost significantly less than a renew for an older Channel Monster. The modular design again assists in reducing your cost of ownership. As for the in-field replacement, you simply call and order your FLEX Renew. As soon as it arrives, pull out the Channel Monster FLEX, replace the grinder component and drop back in the waste stream. No need to ship anything back either!

FLEX Frame

The FLEX frame is the key that makes the modularity happen! This frame allows for flexibility in interchanging worn or damaged modules. It’s the glue that holds the FLEX grinder and solids diverter together. BONUS: We don’t anticipate a need for replacement or repair of this item so no worries here!

All of these individual components are what set you up for an easy and hassle-free future! Its modularity not only provides easy in-field repairs but improves your cost of ownership year over year!

Already have an existing Channel Monster? Ask about our Upgrade Program! Take advantage of our upgrade pricing! Contact us for more details! Must be replacing an existing Channel Monster. Our customer service team is on standby ready to help set you up for the future!

TPO Magazine Features Cost Saving Channel Monster at California Resource Recovery Plant

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Rancho Santa Margarita CA

The upgraded Channel Monster now efficiently processes rags, wipes and other debris to protect the headworks pumps.

Grinder Eliminates Wipes Problem

The magazine TPO (Treatment Plant Operator) has a great problem/solution story in their November issue about our Channel Monster sewer grinder installed at a Southern California resource recovery facility. The grinder helps the facility trim its electrical bill by $78,000 per year by making the pumps far more efficient.

Problem: In 2012, the Santa Margarita Water District in California saw a change in the influent at its reclaimed water facility. Disposable wipes were degrading pump performance, requiring all four pumps to run continuously, instead of cycling two pumps at a time. When the pumps could no longer keep up, the plant staff had to derag them by hand, forcing a plant shutdown about every four weeks for two hours and exposing workers to potential injuries from sharps in the rag balls. The labor and the loss of an acre-foot of reclaimed water per month cost $15,000 per year.

Solution: The facility upgraded its Channel Monster from JWC Environmental to a new perforated drum configuration designed to combat wipes and other materials. The upgraded drums are made of durable perforated metal that better traps wipes and forces them into the cutter stack, essentially eliminating clogs.

Result: Since the upgrade, the district has had zero pump clogging issues and has returned to using two pumps at a time. Energy costs decreased by $78,000 per year and manual pump clean-out was eliminated.

To request engineering drawings or flow rates on a Channel Monster, please use our engineering data request >

Sewer rag ball

The new Channel Monster has completely prevented these giant rag balls that were clogging the sewer pumps.

Channel Monsters Help South African Pump Station Operate Smoothly

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In the scenic South African city of Pretoria, maintaining a healthy environment is a top priority, so when it came time to construct a sewage pumping station in one of the neighborhoods, engineers looked for ways to ensure reliable operations and protect the pumps from clogging with rags and debris.

After considering several options, engineers selected a pair of powerful Channel Monster sewage grinders distributed in South Africa by Pumptron and manufactured in the UK by JWC International. According to Pumptron, the pump station is a model of quality design and construction, the customer is satisfied and the pumps have not encountered any issues over the last 2 years of operation.  Continue reading…