Goulds Water Technology has released its VTX Series, a line of submersible vortex pumps. A recessed vortex impeller creates a whirlpool of pressure that pulls solids through the system without touching the vanes of the impeller, minimizing clogging and allowing fibrous materials to pass through the system.
Materials such as flushable products can pose clogging issues for wastewater systems due to their stringy, clothlike composition, collecting on the impeller and eventually clogging a system. The vortex impeller of the VTX Series has been designed to resist clogging more effectively than a traditional two-vane impeller and is capable of handling solids up to 2 in in diameter.
The pump has a single-phase motor, which can eliminates the need for a starting switch, and provides maximum starting torque and energy efficiency, for quick start-up. With the oil-free dry cap feature, a repair technician can service the capacitator in the field by pulling the pump from the pit and accessing the dry cap compartment, saving time and money on service calls.