The SPIRALIFT SC8500 Screenings Conditioner offers the same effective washing performance as the larger SC1600 but with a lower headroom profile for smaller applications and installation in tight plant locations. The unit takes screenings discharged from a bar screen and washes, grinds, compacts, de-waters and discharges them into a container for disposal. In operation, screenings drop into the SC hopper where they are washed by the upper spray nozzles and then finely ground by a 5 hp TASKMASTER® TM8520 shredder. The SPIRALIFT conditioner''s intensive spray wash system rinses organics from sceenings and flushes them back into the system flow. The screenings are then dewatered in the unit''s press zone, and pushed through the unit''s "elephant trunk" discharge tube. This combination of grinder and press technology along with rugged construction makes the SC uniquely effective as well as durable.