What is a Vertical Spindle Pump
Vertical Spindle pumps are also known as Vertical Sump Pumps. These pumps are a semi-submerged arrangement with its pump end submerged in the fluid and “bearing column” protruding out the fluid. At the top of the bearings column the mechanical driving mechanism such as an electric motor or engine is mounted. The bearing column contains the pump shaft which connects the mechanical driving mechanism to the pump impeller.
Different length Bearing Columns are available depending on the depth of the sump.
These pumps are able to operate without the need for mechanical seals. Standard electric motors can be used instead of specialised submersible motors.
Applications for Spindle Pumps
These units are used for handling slurries, liquids with abrasive solids in suspension and severe pumping problems such as corrosion, abrasion and temperature extremes in industry and mining.
Some of the smaller units which are also known as Regenerative Turbine Pumps have a different style impeller, and are used in industrial cooling and processing applications.