Product Spotlight - September 2021

Product Spotlight - September 2021

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Drain pumps have become popular additions in above-floor plumbing applications. However, given the higher flows that commercial and larger residential properties produce, sometimes a larger, more robust alternative is required. Saniflo USA recently introduced the heavy-duty Saniswift Pro to answer that call.

Designed to meet larger commercial as well as conventional residential drainage applications, the Saniswift Pro can handle graywater from up to three fixtures: sink, shower, dishwasher or washing machine (via a laundry sink). The pump is encased in a robust, cube-shaped exterior that can be easily installed in hard-to-reach spaces, such as beneath a bathroom or kitchen sink. The product is slightly larger and three pounds heavier than its predecessor Saniswift, but still offers a compact profile.

“With the growing need for above-the-floor plumbing solutions, we felt it was time to introduce a more rugged drain pump that meets the demanding needs of both residential and commercial applications, including in regions where UPC codes are the standard,” says Saniflo CEO Regis Saragosti.

Servicing can be done without disconnecting any piping to the unit. Made of rugged, high-density polyethylene to resist corrosion from harsh chemicals, the Saniswift Pro encasement has a top cover with two removable screws, providing ready access to all electrical components inside. The pump motor can then be quickly lifted from within to remove any foreign objects in the impeller.

The Saniswift Pro stores no waste, but uses a short-cycle motor to begin drainage immediately while also keeping the basin empty during operation. Water entering the unit triggers a sensor that immediately activates a pressure switch, causing the motor’s spindle/shaft to turn the pump impeller (at 3,600 rpm) and discharge the waste. The 0.3 hp motor is sealed for life in an oil-filled enclosure while moving parts are kept to a minimum. This results in more efficient and effective drainage with no unpleasant odors and a longer product life.

Once the water is discharged and the water level inside the Saniswift Pro drops, the pressure switch deactivates the unit — until effluent enters the unit again. A normal operating cycle for the Saniswift Pro is between three and five seconds, depending upon the discharge-pipe run configuration. Power consumption is therefore minimal.

“The Saniswift Pro water detection sensor is far superior to float systems for water detection and is designed to minimize opportunities for pump and system failures,” says Saragosti. “The original Saniswift has been a huge success for Saniflo while this new Pro edition will appeal to those residential and commercial customers who prefer a heavier-duty product with an attractive, more industrial-type look.” 800-571-8191;


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