Vertically suspended sump pump extended up to a length of 6 meters and even more



Sulzer launches an upgrade of the VM vertically suspended line-shaft sump pump. The VM pump range has been designed for pumping all kinds of clean and contaminated liquids and slurry. Its wide range of designs and hydraulics makes the VM pump very adaptable and perfectly suited to all industrial sump pump applications.

The main purpose of the upgrade project was to develop a rigid and reliable vertically suspended line-shaft sump pump that contains Sulzer’s efficient hydraulics. The hydraulic coverage was extended with energy-efficient, non-clogging and wear-resistant options, and it now includes the core process and slurry pump portfolio hydraulics. With the upgrade, multiple improvements were also made to the vertical construction. VM pumps are available up to a length of 6 meters and even more. The VM pump is suitable for applications such as:

  • Industrial water
  • Effluents
  • Corrosive and abrasive mixtures
  • Hazardous fluids
  • Abrasive liquids and/or
  • Liquids containing large solids
  • Abrasive fibrous slurries and/or
  • Fibrous slurries containing large solids
  • Abrasive non-fibrous slurries and/or
  • Non-fibrous slurries containing large solids.

The upgraded VM pump design ─ combined with a wide range of materials ─ makes the pump reliable and increases both the operational efficiency and the mean time between maintenance.


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