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Vogelsang presents new rotary lobe pump for wastewater duties in bus stations

Hugo Vogelsang Maschinenbau is presenting the newly developed RoadPump Plus system for hygienic wastewater disposal from intercity buses.

With new products, Vogelsang tackles the problems concerning the emptying of bus toilet tanks, where there is still a lack of wide-ranging waste disposal stations for the high number of long-distance and intercity bus journeys in Germany.

"With the RoadPump Plus, operators of petrol stations, truck stops, or rest areas are finally able to provide the intercity bus companies with an easy-to-use, clean and environmentally friendly solution for wastewater disposal," said Harald Vogelsang, managing director at Vogelsang.

In order to meet special customer requirements, development of the RoadPump Plus was carried out in close coordination with the Rosenow truck stop in Kiel.

At its core, the RoadPump Plus consists of a Vogelsang VX series rotary lobe pump, which is particularly compact and sturdy, and insensitive to foreign matter.

Toilet paper, pieces of fabric and other contamination that is commonly present in wastewater does not impair the pump’s operation.

Wastewater containing disruptive matter can either be extracted directly without clogging via a suction coupling or can be drained conventionally and collected using the integrated collecting trolley, CollectingMax.

It is then pumped into the sewer system or a collection tank – which can be emptied quickly and cleanly with no fear of contamination or lingering odours – and transported to the sewage treatment plant.

Fresh water for toilet flushing and drinking water for hand washing, coffee, and catering services are supplied via two separate hose reels.

The RoadPump Plus also offers the possibility of integrating various payment and release systems, thus adapting to the respective requirements of the operator.

Similar to a fuel dispenser, the pump system can, for example, be placed next to the diesel dispenser, and the bus can be quickly supplied with fuel and the wastewater tank can be emptied.

A further novelty of Vogelsang is the PumpPlug, a patented suction nozzle for waste-holding tanks in the bus, which is used to connect the bus toilet tank and the suction station with a hose.