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Inlet Works

Smith & Loveless Engineering continually focuses on research and development to maintain our market leadership with the products and services we provide. We realise the importance of using a theoretical approach, including CFD, and a practical approach (field testing), coupled with a solid engineering design background and detailed product knowledge to provide the most accurate system analysis. These thorough engineering approaches lead to state-of-the-art inlet works products for all of our customers. With 45 years of experience with inlet works equipment, and thousands of installations world-wide, we are not just the first in the industry, we’re the best.



After pioneering the first flat-floor forced vortex grit chamber, S&L continues to lead the industry in advanced hydraulic grit removal research and development by emphasising a combination of CFD analysis and field testing. The state-of-the-art PISTA® is the most-specified in the world. Read More >


S&L delivers complete wastewater screening systems designed for superior durability, performance and life-cycle cost value. Our comprehensive array of proven SCHLOSS™ engineered screening solutions handle coarse and fine screening, washing, compacting and conveying for municipal and industrial applications. Read More >

S&L Grit Pump

S&L’s PISTA® TURBO™ Grit Pump is designed exclusively for pumping grit slurries. Top mounted, vacuum primed or flooded suction pumps are available at 15.81 lps with 100 mm piping to 31.6 lps with 150 mm piping.
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Grit Washers

S&L grit washers and dewatering systems provide superb dewatering and high retention of fine grit without the burden of high maintenance.
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Controls & Accessories

Smith & Loveless gives you complete, graphical control of your grit removal system with the QUICKSMART™ Control System. And we offer plenty of other options to enhance your grit removal systems.
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Grit The Facts

With four decades of grit science and experience drawn from more than 2,500 installations, S&L can show you why our inlet works systems are the industry leader.
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Grit Removal Research Center

S&L’s Grit Removal Research Center is an industry first. Tour the center and see live demonstrations that show you exactly what happens inside your inlet works equipment.
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Contact our Inlet Works expert, Andy Hornabrook, on +44 (0) 7787 227346
who will talk you through the benefits of S&L’s Inlet Works Systems.