RF600 Self-cleaning Intake Strainer for dirty water screening

From £7,915.00 GBP

The RF600 self-cleaning intake strainers provide industrial strength, low maintenance filtration for surface mounted pumps. They are coarse screened filters fitted with 1 mm - 6 mm stainless steel mesh screens.

The RF600s are extremely tough stainless steel self-cleaning basket filters that protect pumps and other connected equipment from blocking and blinding when pumping dirty water.

Our award winning self-cleaning mechanism in the filters provides a continuous backwash keeping the filter mesh free of weed, debris and other suspended solids.

The RF600s can handle 90 m3 to 376 m3 per hour.

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RF600R Self-cleaning Intake Strainer

Key Features

  • Stainless steel filter mesh
  • Filters from 1 mm to 6 mm
  • Reliable and easy to install and use
  • Works with most centrifugal and progressive cavity pumps
  • 376 cubic metres per hour maximum flow
  • Capital, installation and maintenance costs reduced
  • All stainless steel construction
  • Option for marine grade steel.

RF600 Self-cleaning Intake Strainer


RF600 Self-cleaning Intake Strainer

How Rotorflush filters work


The RF600 Self-cleaning Intake Strainer for attachment to the suction hose of surface mounted pumps. These all stainless-steel construction mechanical filters are built to last and self-clean, they combine industrial strength filtration with exceptionally low maintenance.

The RF600R series can deliver from 1,500 litres per minute to a maximum of up to 4,580 litres per minute (90 m3/ hr -275 m3/ hr) through perforated mesh screens (3 mm and 6 mm).
The RF600AR series can deliver from 2,300 litres per minute to a maximum of up to 6,300 litres per minute (140 m3/ hr – 376 m3/ hr) through woven steel mesh screens (1 mm – 6 mm).

Rotorflush self-cleaning filters use a proportion of your pump’s output to supply a feed to an internal backwashing rotor. They are powered by taking a ‘T’ off the already filtered pump output to supply the Rotorflush internal rotors. The cleaning rotors continuously backwash the mesh screen, blowing away anything that might cause it to block.

All our filters and strainers use the same patented technology, providing efficient self-cleaning backwash to keep their filter mesh clear. These filters operate at source in very dirty water, reducing the need for settlement tanks or expensive inline filter systems.

There are five models both  RF600R and RF600AR self-cleaning intake strainers offering a broad range of capacities.

Rotorflush filters can customise these filters to suit particular applications. Please contact us to discuss your requirement.

The RF600AR range of Eel screens can be fitted with 316 grade woven stainless-steel filter mesh; mesh aperture sizes can be from 1 mm to 6 mm. The maximum open area these screens offer is approx 45% when fitted with 2 mm aperture woven steel mesh (US 10 Mesh).

Models & Specification

RF600 Self-cleaning Intake Strainer – General

Capacity RF600R Models RF600-200R RF600-300R RF600-400R RF600-500R RF600-600R
Maximum output (m3 / per hour) 90 130 180 225 275
Standard screen aperture (mm) All RF600R Filters – 3.0 mm or 6.0 mm perforated stainless steel
Capacity  RF600AR Models RF600-200AR RF600-300AR RF600-400AR RF600-500AR RF600-600AR
Maximum output (m3 / per hour)* 125 188 250 313 376
Maximum output @ 0.1 m / sec intake velocity for Eel Regulations** 62 94 125 156 188
Standard screen aperture (mm) All RF600AR Filters – 1 mm – 6.0 mm woven 316 stainless steel
General Characteristics All Models RF600-200 RF600-300 RF600-400 RF600-500 RF600-600
Water supply to cleaning rotor All RF600 Filters – tapped from outlet side of main pump
Backwash Pipe connections 2″ BSP 2″ BSP 2″ BSP 3″ BSP 3″ BSP
Filter Outlet Flange 6″  PN 16/3 6″  PN 16/3 6″  PN 16/3 6″  PN 16/3 6″  PN 16/3
Suction  All RF600 Filters – 304 Stainless Steel
Return  All RF600 Filters – 304 Stainless Steel
Operating Pressure All RF600 Filters – min 0.3 bar, max 0.5 bar
Minimum backwash (m3 / hour) 9 13.5 18 22.5 27

**Maximum flow rates are those for screens fitted with 2 mm (US 10) mesh, at an intake velocity of 0.2 metres a second
**0.1 metres a second is the approach velocity recommended for compliance with Regulations for the Protection of European Eels.

Note, EPA Rule 316(b) for final cooling water intakes recommends an intake velocity of not greater than 0.5 ft per second (0.15 metres a second). For this intake velocity, add half as much again to the Eel Regulations Max Flow rate in the table above.

Rotorflush high volume self-cleaning intake strainer
RF600-300AR 1mm woven steel mesh
Tough reinforced self-cleaning filter for screening dirty water
RF600-300AR with 2mm woven steel mesh and reinforcing

RF600AR & RF600R Self-cleaning Intake Strainer – Dimensions

RF600 Self-cleaning Intake Strainer Dimensions1
RF600 Dimensions2
RF600 Dimensions3

Approximate Dimensions RF600-200 RF600-300 RF600-400 RF600-500 RF600-600
Dimensions (diameter mm x height mm) 615 x 500 615 x 600 615 x 700 615 x 800 615 x 900
 Approx Weight (kg) 60 70 80 90 105

RF600 Self-cleaning Intake Strainer – Construction

RF600 Strainer cutout showing rotor

Component Material
Filter cage and lid 304 Stainless Steel
Central turbine 304 Stainless Steel
Jets Natural rubber
Bearings Acetal copolymer
Standard coarse screen 3mm or 6mm perforated 304 stainless steel

Note: 316 Marine grade stainless steel is an option for all RF600 filters


Please Note: Our filters are designed for use in dirty water or liquids with a viscosity close to that of water. Our filters and filterpumps are NOT suitable for use in raw sewage or any other dirty water which contains oils or fat.



Rotorflush RF600 Self-cleaning Intake Strainer – up to 8,000 litres per minute

Perforated stainless steel

Price £

(GBP – exc. VAT)


Woven stainless steel mesh

Price £

(GBP – exc. VAT)

RF600-200R £7,915.00 RF600-200AR £7,915.00
RF600-300R £8,555.00 RF600-300AR £8,555.00
RF600-400R £9,165.00 RF600-400AR £9,165.00
RF600-500R £9,785.00 RF600-500AR £9,785.00
RF600-600R £10,425.00 RF600-600AR £10,425.00

RF600-300R Self-cleaning intake strainer
RF600-300R 6mm perforated mesh

Please state filter mesh size:

3mm and 6mm perforated stainless steel mesh is available

1mm and 2mm woven stainless steel mesh is available

Standard fittings are 6″  PN 16/3 outlet, and 3″ inch BSP inlet to the backwash. Other flange sizes are possible

These filters can be manufactured using 316 stainless steel for marine use, please enquire for lead times and pricing.

Please note:

Delivery is by carrier.  Contact us for latest lead times.

Carriage and packing charges are extra.

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