This system consists of two 1.5-HP motors housed inside a compact but highly durable plastic enclosure. Each independently operating grinder has its high-performance grinding system: a fast-rotating cutting blade to reduce solids in the wastewater stream from toilets, tubs, showers, sinks, washing machines, dishwashers, etc.
The Sanicubic 2 VX operation is as simple as the installation. The effluent enters the pump through one of five different inlets – one on either side of the unit at the bottom and three along the top. The inlets can accommodate 1-1/2" or 4" diameter pipes. The pumping system activates as soon as the wastewater level reaches the trigger point. The effluent is pumped out through a 1-1/2" diameter rigid pipe connected to the top of the pump. Maximum pumping distances are 36 Ft vertically and 328 Ft horizontally.
The inside of the Sanicubic 2 VX comprises a couple of pressure switches, a circuit board assembly that starts and stops the unit, and a couple of motors that drive the Vortex impeller and the pump. The motors are sealed for life in an oil-filled enclosure. A standard spindle/shaft drives the impeller. The moving parts, therefore, are kept to an absolute minimum. Water, organic waste matter, and large diameter solids that enter the enclosure are reduced to the slurry and are picked up by the impeller mounted beneath the motor.
The two Vortex impellers inside the Sanicubic 2 VX are engineered to operate alternately. They each take turns handling the wastewater, so neither is more heavily used over time than the other. However, if either pump ceases to operate, the other pump will run full-time until servicing can eliminate the problem.
The smart-pump operation is one of the many features of the Sanicubic 2 VX. A single pump is able to handle up to 145 GPM (2'') or 250 GPM (4'') both motors in operation. If the incoming rate is higher than the discharge rate, the pump automatically signals the "overload" stage. This will activate the second pump, and both pumps will operate simultaneously until the condition is alleviated. When both pumps operate, the discharge rate increases by roughly 80%. In this event, a visual LED alarm on the control panel will switch to red, and the audible alarm will go off.
Note that the effluent pipe leading into the pump has to be installed with the required ¼" per foot gravity flow. There must be a 12" height difference (from the pump to connecting fixture) if the drain is connected to the bottom inlet.
The wastewater from other sanitary fixtures is discharged into the Sanicubic 2 VX via five 1½-inch or 4" inlets on either side of the housing and the top of the enclosure. The internal discharge pipes have check valves that prevent backflow into the unit. Isolating valves (ball, gate valves) must be installed on waste inlets and the discharge pipe to ensure that any service/maintenance may be carried out safely.
This unit has been designed with a 2-1/2" vent connection on the top of the enclosure. All plumbing codes require connection to a vent system. Please note that the vent system should be a two-way air vent. Using mechanical vents, air admittance valves, or similar devices is not permitted as these are considered one-way air vent systems.
The Sanicubic 2 VX is IP68 rated for possible submergence, eliminating any potential water damage to internal components. It has an external control panel and a visual and audible alarm system (15' long wire).