Fairbanks Nijhuis

Vortex Pumps

Fairbanks Nijhuis’ Vortex Pumps are hard metal pumps that use a fully recessed impeller ideally suited for grit applications with higher concentrations of solids and sludge.



  • Nose Cone Kit protects impeller hardware against erosion, corrosion and abrasion
  • Multiple drive configurations available

functional description

Vortex Pumps are available in various models:

  • 4500C: heavy duty, slow speed high chrome iron (nominal 650 Brinell) pump with fully recessed cupped type vortex impeller with two piece case and removable wear plate.
  • 4600CE: Standard duty pump with high chrome iron liquid end, with fully recessed vortex impeller pump and replaceable high chrome iron wear plate.
  • 4700E: cast iron fully recessed vortex pump with one piece casing (other alloys are available).


  • Industrial water
  • Oil and Gas
  • Sewage and Wastewater


Vortex Pumps are available in various models:

4500c  4600ce  4700e 

2", 3", 4", 6", 8"
  (101 mm, 152 mm, 203 mm)
               discharge with various optional suction sizes

2", 3", 4", 6"
(51 mm, 76 mm, 101 mm, 152 mm) discharge

2", 3", 4", 6"
(51 mm, 76 mm, 101 mm, 152 mm) discharge

Flow rates

to 3,000 GPM (681 m3/hr)

 to 1,400 GPM (318 m3/hr)

to 1,800 GPM (408 m3/hr)


to 140 feet (43 m)

to 160 feet (48 m)

200 feet (61 m)


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