Metal Sump Cleaner

Item #: MDL55MW

The VAC-U-MAX Model 55MW is a heavy-duty sump suck cleaning system designed for high volume recovery of 100% liquids, or liquids with solid particles such as metal chips or shavings. Operators quickly empty machine tool sumps, machining beds, oil / water separators, parts washers, rinse tanks, and clean up liquid spills. Solid particles are separated from collected liquid with a VAC-U-MAX “Chip Basket” and liner.

Operators vacuum liquids at rates of 1-2 gallons per second (60-120 GPM). The operator can return the coolant to the machine tool sump, or transport the sump vacuum cleaner to a central filtration system. System allows for easy conversion from “Pump-In” (vacuum) mode to “Pump-Out” (pressure) mode with the turn of a lever, and pump out the liquid contents of the drum through the discharge hose. The operator has full control of the liquid discharge rate with the lightweight dispensing nozzle on the discharge hose.


Why should you purchase a VAC-U-MAX 55MW industrial-strength metal sump sucker? 

  1. Reduce coolant usage
  2. Increase machine up-time
  3. Extend coolant life and extend machine tool filtrations systems by removing metal chips & swarf
  4. Reduce operator exposure to bacteria and dermatitis – spill cleanups result in a safe and efficient shop environment
  5. Heavy-duty construction with rugged, fully welded mobile cart featuring large-diameter wheels for rought machine shop floors
  6. Powder coated finish offers excellent chemical resistance
  7. Easy-to-move mobile system features four 6-inch swivel casters for easy forward, sideways, or diagonal mobility and proximity to sumps
  8. Plug-and-play ease of use, simply roll up to a machine tool, connect compressed air line and vacuum 60 to 126 gallons per minute (225-450 liters per minute)! Turn one lever and you are ready to pump!
  9. Versatility allows for high volume recovery of 100% solids, or 100% liquids, or any combination of the two
  10. Economical solution, no electric consumption, simply connect compressed air hose — no moving parts, no worn out motors.
  11. Available as a pump-out cart for owners of 55-gallon (208L) air-powered drump top vacuum cleaners.
  12. Clean and safe operation with smooth bore hoses preventing accumulation of liquids and chips
  13. Most importantly, all-steel industrial design! Not available in retail home improvement stores. Units are powered by cool-running and convenient compressed air, no motors, no burn out.


Standard Equipment

  • Completely Air Operated
  • 55 Gallon Tank
  • Easy rolling cart
  • Sucks up 1-2 gallons per second
  • Pumps coolant out
  • Quiet operation. 85 dBa. Meets OSHA standard.


Technical Data

Maximum Suction Power: 16″ Hg (208″ H2O) – (5285 mm H2O)
Maximum Air Flow: 100 SCFM – (60 m3/Hr)
Suction Connection: 1.5″ – (38 mm)
Air Operated, Requires: 35 SCFM @ 60 PSI – (21 m3/Hr @ 4 BAR)
Compressed Air Connection: 1/2″ NPT (female) – (15 mm (female))
Noise Level: 79DBA @ 6″ Hg – (79DBA @ 1980 mm H2O)
Standard Finish: Blue Powder Coat

Maximum Suction Power: 16″ Hg (208″ H2O) – (5285 mm H2O)
Maximum Air Flow: 200 SCFM – (120 m3/Hr)
Suction Connection: 2″ – (50 mm)
Air Operated, Requires: 70 SCFM @ 60 PSI – (42 m3/Hr @ 4 BAR)
Compressed Air Connection: 3/4″ NPT (female) – (20 mm (female))
Noise Level: 84DBA @ 6″ Hg – (84DBA @ 1980 mm H2O)
Standard Finish: Blue Powder Coat