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Atlas Copco expands range of dewatering pumps

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Atlas Copco Portable Energy has expanded its offering for the dewatering market with the launch of over thirty new heavy-duty, high capacity pumps. This includes the addition of three high-flow models to its PAS range of centrifugal dry prime pumps.

The new pumps are capable of accommodating flows of up to 1 400 m3 /h. “Since acquiring Varisco we’ve established a consistent presence in the dewatering market,” said Wim Moors, VicePresident Pumps, Atlas Copco Portable Energy.

“The new single-brand portfolio provides our customers with the best choice and widest flexibility when selecting a high-quality pump for their application.”

Atlas Copco’s offering for the dewatering market comprises of highly efficient wet and dry prime centrifugal pumps for construction, drainage and emergency applications, plus specialised models for wellpoint applications and pumping abrasive liquids and bentonite mud.

A new piston positive displacement pump has been launched that is specially designed to run dry without damaging internal components. It is ideally suited for wellpoint applications where the volume and depth of water is low.

The new pump range is Atlas Copco branded, although the Varisco name is retained as part of the VAR range of centrifugal wet prime pumps and will therefore remain synonymous with first-class dewatering solutions.

The Varisco brand will also continue be used exclusively for the industrial pump range. To offer customers extra flexibility, all ranges can be supplied with a diesel engine or an electric motor as part of Atlas Copco’s E-Pump concept.

Furthermore, up to six modular configurations are possible per range. Dependent on the range, pumps can be supplied on a standard pump block, a basic or flexi-skid, or as part of a trailer, crate or fully containerised package.

As well as its seven centrifugal and piston positive placement pump ranges, Atlas Copco offers portable submersible dewatering pumps as part of its WEDA+ range. The range recently underwent a design overhaul, resulting in the introduction of five innovative pumps that offer up to 20% overall reduction in power consumption compared to previous models.

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