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Pioneer Pump launch new solids-handling pumps

Pioneer Pump 150VM

Latest vortex pumps designed for high-efficiency solids handling in demanding applications

PIONEER Pump have launched a new range of solids-handling pumps, which have been designed with vortex technology to ensure improved handling of large solids for increased efficiency in applications such as ragging.

The new 100VM medium-head pump is capable of flows in excess of 200 cubic metres per hour (55 litres/sec), while the 150VM model can reach flows of 445 cubic metres per hour (124 litres/sec) with heads of 35m (3.5 bar).


The 150VL unit has the capacity to pump more than 300 cubic metres per hour (83 litres/sec) and is equipped with a Perkins 404-22kW engine for fuel efficiency and low noise levels.

The 200VM model – the largest pump in the new range – offers a discharge size of 200mm, handling flows of up to 600 cubic metres per hour (165 litres/sec) with heads of over 35m (3.5 bar). According to Pioneer, the pump is also capable of passing solids greater than 125mm, making it the highest-performing, portable, sound-attenuated, engine-driven vortex pumpset in the world.

‘This is a very important development for Pioneer Pump,’ commented Simon Ruffles, managing director of Pioneer Pump in Europe. ‘We are expanding our product offering and the vortex pumps provide efficient solids handling and a low fuel burn to a range of sectors, including waste-water management.’

Combining detailed knowledge of high-efficiency pumps and state-of-the-art vortex technology, Pioneer say they have developed their latest range of pumpsets with the customer in mind.

Mr Ruffles continued: ‘As part of the pump design process, we spoke to customers and incorporated what they required in a solids-handling pump. We also looked at using other designs, such as screw impeller or a chopper pump, but found that for robust applications such as ragging, our vortex design was superior, passing large solids effectively while withstanding wear and damage.’

Pioneer have announced that they will exhibit the new vortex pumpsets at the Intermat 2015 exhibition, in Paris, from 20–25 April.


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