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1. A mechanically raked screen system for removing solids from a flowing liquid, comprising:

a screen of a multiplicity of mutually parallel screen bars, said screen bars being oriented substantially transversely relative to a flow direction of a flowing liquid and forming screen spaces of a given width therebetween;

a rake assembly for rakmg solids from said screen, said rake assembly including two endless chains traveling about sproc et wheels disposed laterally of said screen, a rake attached to and extending between said chains, said rake being oriented substantially perpendicularly to said screen and traveling with said chains for repeatedly raking sai╬▒ screen;

a motor driving said chains, and a sensor system
connected to said motor, said sensor system determining whether or not the rake has been stopped at an obstacle by means of measuring an overload of the motor driving the chains;

means for repeatedly reversing a direction of travel of the rake until a measurement of the overload indicates that the obstacle has been removed.

2. The screen system according to claim 1, wherein said rake has tynes integrally formed and protruding into said screen spaces, said rake and said tynes being formed from a single metal component.

The screen system according to claim 1, wherein said screen bars are trapezoidal as seen in a horizontal cross section, having a wider side thereof facing against a flow direction of a liquid flowing through said screen and tapering towards a narrower side thereof as seen in the flow direction.

The screen system according to claim 2, wherein said wider side of said trapezoidal screen bars have a width approximately double a width of said narrower side thereof.