Hybrid Grinding

Grinder from Ashland Pump combines two cutting technologies.
Hybrid Grinding
Jason Davis, left, director of engineering for Ashland Pump, points out some of the features of the new AGP-HC200 Grinder Pump, while holding a model of the pump’s hybrid axial/radial cutting system. The system is designed to chop fibrous materials into pieces small enough to pass through a small-diameter discharge, while also transforming soft solids into slurry. (Photo by Craig Mandli)

The wipes problem has pump manufacturers playing catch-up. Most grinder pumps on the market have radial cutters, which grind waste into a fine slurry. Those are susceptible to clogging, though. Axial cutters, on the other hand, can chop refuse into pieces small enough to pass...

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