Edelmann & Associates, Inc. is the authorized distributor of Vaughan Chopper Pumps covering the Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota regions. 

Vaughan Chopper solids pumps and Triton screw centrifugal pumps are available in several configurations and sizes to suit most needs for agricultural, municipal and industrial processing applications.  Flow rates range from 50 to 12,000 USGPM.  Materials of construction include ductile iron, hardened steel, high chrome iron, 316 stainless steel and CD4MCu hardened stainless steel.  They are sometimes compared to Hayward Gordon ChopX Pump.

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Vaughan Chopper Solids Pumps primary types are summarized below.

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Vaughan End Suction Solids Chopper Pump

The Vaughan Chopper Solids Pump is a centrifugal pump with the unique ability of chopping all incoming solids prior to pumping.  This not only protects the pump from clogging, but also provides added benefit to downstream components, processes, and the environment.

All wear components are cast steel and heat treated as standard for maximum impact and wear resistance. Combined together, these heavy duty patented components create the ultimate pump for handling severe solids.  Available in multiple configurations – Horizontal, Electric Submersible, Vertical Wet Well, and Self-Priming.

  • Multiple Cutter Blades - Eliminates plugging issues
  • Heavy Duty Cartridge Seal - Handles toughest slurries
  • Multiple Mounting Configurations - Fits your process needs
  • Flows over 13,000 GPM
  • Hydraulic efficiencies over 70%
  • Non-clogging guarantee on all Chopper pumps
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Self-Priming Chopper Pump

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Vaughan Solids Pump Applications

From food processing to silt ponds, the Vaughan Chopper Pump can handle it.

Paper and Wood Products

  • Broke Pits
  • Carbonized Bark
  • Chip Conveyors
  • Clarifier Scum
  • Coal Pile Runoff
  • Conveyor Gallery Sumps
  • Drainage Sumps
  • Fly Ash
  • Knot and Bark Handling
  • Log Soaking Vats
  • Lime Sludge Transfer
  • Underflow to Dewatering
  • Woodyard Sumps

Automotive / Steel

  • Boiler Blowdown
  • Chrome Plating Slurries
  • Coke Breeze
  • Coke Tar Decanter Sludge
  • Glass and Plastic
  • Iron Ore Pellets
  • Metal, Machine Chips
  • Mill Scale
  • Oil Washdown
  • Paint Overspray Sludge
  • Roll Grinder Coolant (Swarf)

Food Processing

  • Blood
  • Carrots
  • Chickens
  • Corn Husks
  • Ears, Hair, Hooves, Horns
  • Fat
  • Feathers
  • Fish
  • Fleshings
  • Hide Pieces
  • Potatoes
  • Turkeys
  • Tomatoes



Mining / Sand & Gravel

  • Acid Mine Water
  • Coal and Sand Washing
  • Concrete Batch Plant Sumps
  • Sand and Gravel Silt Ponds
  • Truck Washdown Sumps

Contractor Services

  • Hazardous Waste Cleanup
  • Lagoon Cleaning
  • Recycled Solvents
  • Sludge Dewatering
  • Storage Tank Cleanout

Chemical / Petrochemical

  • API Separators
  • Coke Slurries
  • Detergent Cakes
  • Latex Skins
  • Lead Oxide Slurries
  • Oil Waste
  • Plastics
  • Pumice Hand Cleaner
  • Refinery Mud
  • Storm Drains
  • Sulfur Froth

Wastewater Applications

Raw Sewage: Lift stations, CSO facilities, headworks, prisons, hospitals, restaurants.

Screenings/Septage: Raw concentrated solids including rags, plastics and hair.

Clarifier Scum Pits: Primary or Secondary scum without plugging or air binding.

Sludge Transfer: Eliminates “roping” and clogging in clarifier underflow to thickeners.

RAS / WAS: Continuously conditions Return and Waste Activated Sludges.

Thickened Sludge / Digested Sludge Transfer: Handles high sludge consistencies.

Digester Mixing: Rotamix system conditions and mixes in a dual-zone rotational flow pattern.

Digester Recirculation: Eliminates heat exchanger clogging while conditioning sludge.

Triton Screw Centrifugal Pump

Vaughan Company, with nearly 50 years of solids handling experience, introduces the Triton® screw centrifugal pumps, combining the benefits of Vaughan’s superior pump designs with the advantages of high efficient, non-clogging performance.  

The Triton screw centrifugal pump’s open channel impeller is ideal for handling thick slurries, large or stringy solids, delicate shear sensitive fluids or highly abrasive materials.


Triton Screw Pump Benefits

  • High Efficiency Energy Savings
  • Low Shear Gentler Pumping Action
  • Low NPSH Minimizes Suction Requirements
  • Back-Pullout Casing for Ease of Maintenance
  • Mechanical Seal or Packing allows Full Flexibility
  • Flush-less Mechanical Seal totally eliminates flush system requirements
  • Optional Materials for Corrosion and Abrasion Resistance
  • Proven Severe Duty Mechanical Seals is the most Dependable Sealing System Available
  • Interchangeable with Vaughan Chopper Pump Components which provides Increased Plant Flexibility

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