Vanton has unveiled its latest thermoplastic pump, the Sump-Gard SGK PY800SP.
The pump features a close coupled, cantilevered shaft, which reduces headroom requirements and eliminates immersed bearings.
By having a hard coupling of the drive shaft to the motor shaft, it reduces the height above the mounting plate by about 50%, and this then allows the pump to fit into compact and restricted areas that are commonly encountered in replacement and OEM applications, while at the same time also lowering the pump’s centre of gravity.
In using a cantilevered, large diameter shaft, it has eliminated the need for immersed bearings which are prone to fail in acidic, abrasive and caustic applications, while allowing run dry operations with no damage to the pump.
All of the wetted components, including the heavy wall shaft sleeve, are molded from solid polypropylene, PVDF or CPVC, which aids in eliminating corrosion that is typically associated with pumps constructed from stainless steel and high alloys, as well as delamination and wicking related to plastic lined and fibregalss pumps.
On top of this, as all the wetted surfaces are chemically inert, the pumps are also rated for handling reagent grade chemicals, high purity water and other fluids that must remain free of contaminations.
The pumps are available in lengths up to 1.2 metres, with motor power of 37kW.
It can handle flows of up to 3028 lpm and heads of 55 metres at temperatures up to 135°C.
Impellers come in closed and semi-closed configurations.