What are the Applications for Vertical Multistage Centrifugal Pumps?

What are the Applications for Vertical Multistage Centrifugal Pumps?

Vertical Multistage Centrifugal pump

Vertical multistage centrifugal pumps, like the SPK and CRK series, are versatile solutions designed for various industrial applications. Their robust design and efficient performance make them ideal for tasks requiring precise control and high-pressure outputs.

Applications of Vertical Multistage Centrifugal Pumps

Machine Tool Applications

Vertical multistage centrifugal pumps are widely used in machine tool applications, offering high efficiency and accuracy. Pumps like the SPK and CRK are designed to be mounted on top of tanks, with the chamber stack immersed in the pumped liquid. This design is particularly beneficial for cooling lubricants, ensuring a stable and precise machining process.

Sub Applications in Machine Tools

Boring: Grundfos pumps are designed to deliver the precise pressure and flow needed for various materials, bore diameters, and tool speeds, whether for through boring or blind boring. Our versatile range includes pumps that can provide pressures up to 13 bar (MTS pumps), ideal for deep blind-hole boring applications.

Milling/Turning: The Grundfos pump range addresses the unique cooling requirements for different materials used in milling and turning, accommodating everything from low flow and low pressure to high flow and high-pressure needs. These pumps come in various lengths and can be customized to fit specific tank sizes, offering more than 1,000,000 individual configurable variants due to their modular construction.

Wire Cutting: Clean liquids are crucial for wire-cutting operations to ensure precision and extend filter life. Grundfos E-solutions maintain a steady temperature, which is essential for optimal performance and accuracy in wire-cutting processes.

Part Washing

Grundfos pumps are suitable for handling corrosive media and media with a high content of particles, making them ideal for part-washing applications. With variable frequency drive operation and high-efficiency motors, these pumps ensure systems operate under optimal conditions with minimal energy consumption.


The reliable and tested range of Grundfos pumps for chilling applications covers a diverse spectrum, including cooling water circuits, washing plants, industrial circulation systems, and general pressure boosting. These pumps, available with E-motors, enhance efficiency and provide precise control over processes.

Condensate Systems

For condensate systems, where condensate is typically pumped from a tank, immersible pumps like the SPK and CRK offer a compact solution. With half the pump in the tank, these pumps ensure optimal suction without the need for pipes or valves in front of the inlet. Versions for temperatures above 194°F, up to 248°F, are also available.

Wash & Clean

Similar to condensate systems, wash and clean applications benefit from the space-saving design and optimal suction of immersible pumps. These pumps are available in all stainless steel versions for handling aggressive media, ensuring durability and performance in demanding environments.

Benefits of Vertical Multistage Centrifugal Pumps

Vertical multistage centrifugal pumps, such as the SPK, CRK, SPKE, and CRKE models, offer several benefits:

  • High Efficiency: Optimized hydraulics and heavy-duty motors ensure efficient operation.
  • Precise Control: Built-in frequency control in SPKE and CRKE models allows for continuously variable motor speed adjustment.
  • Versatility: Suitable for various applications, from machine tools to chilling and part washing.
  • Customization: Modular construction provides numerous configuration options to meet specific needs.

Vertical multistage centrifugal pumps, such as Grundfos SPK, CRK, SPKE, and CRKE models, are indispensable in various industrial applications due to their efficiency, precision, and adaptability.

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