Sump Sharks Sump Cleaners: An Overview
Clean dirty sumps faster, better and safer.
CECOR Sump Sharks® are high-suction sludge vacs that remove collected industrial fluids (a.k.a. coolant, metalworking fluids, cutting fluids, etc.) and solid waste from reservoirs (tanks, sumps, pits) during various commercial, industrial and metalworking processes.
They remove even the heaviest sludge! No more grueling shoveling and time-consuming, manual cleaning. Reduce the mess and clean tanks much more quickly, thoroughly and safely.
In addition, our innovative filter design separates and filters the fluids from the solids. When applicable for your particular application, the filtered fluids can be re-used for additional use cutting down on expensive industrial fluid purchase and disposal costs. Not to mention more green because less fluid chemicals being disposed.
Less machine downtime. Less labor and coolant costs. Less risk and mess. More savings.
Applications that benefit from use of Sump Sharks include, but are not limited to general machining, screw machines, grinding, water jet cutting and plasma cutting.
Be wary of other sump cleaner brands that feature simultaneous pump in/out capability. You may not end up saving time, not to mention missing out on high-suction lift to suck out even the thickest fluids and heaviest sludge.
We offer a wide range of sump cleaner models, tank capacities, power sources, transport systems and filtering options to fit any need — from small machine shops to large, international operations. We also provide a full line of parts and accessories to support our products.
When deciding which Sump Shark sump cleaner is best for your particular application, consider the following:
One (1) single tank with pump in/out capability. Used to clean out and filter a sump. Designed for collection, filtration, transport and discharge of coolant. Tank sizes range from 60 – 600 gallons and can be powered by air, electric or propane.
Two (2) separate tanks with pump in/out capabilities. Designed for use with a coolant reclamation system. The twin tanks allow the operator to clean out and filter a sump, and then immediately recharge the sump with fresh coolant. Tank sizes range from 60/60 – 300/300 gallons and can be powered by air, electric or propane.
Designed for use with standard 55-gallon drum tanks to collect spent coolant from sumps using high-suction lift. Ideal for those on a budget, there isn’t any pumping or filtering capability. Powered by air. Can be purchased with CECOR’s TX-55PL drum tank.
Designed to transport and distribute clean coolant to machines. Tank sizes range from 90 – 175 gallons and can be powered by air or electric. And when no power source is available, a gravity dispenser model can be used.
Air-powered units operate off existing plant air supply. They offer the deepest vacuum. There are no moving parts and are simple to operate and maintain. They are popular because they cost less and are inexpensive to operate.
Electric-powered units can be plugged into existing electric plant circuits. Single-phase units plug into any standard 110 V outlets, which is very convenient. Three-phase (extra-power) units require special multi-phase electric circuit, but offer more power and faster pumping rate than single-phase units.
Propane-powered units offer the most power and fastest pumping rate. The power source is included on the unit so it does not rely on any external power supply. These powerful, self-contained units; however, have more moving parts and are priced higher than the other units.
For hand push and fork lift operation. Combination of swivel and fixed casters allow for stability and maneuverability of the units, especially in narrow aisles and around tight corners.
For powered transport of larger units. A universal mounting base “cradles” the Sump Shark unit, which is then securely fixed to some kind of powered plant vehicle or trailer to cover longer distances faster.