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Atlas Copco adds ‘plug and play’ to its pump range


US based Atlas Copco Portable Energy has added to its medium and large submersible dewatering pumps with the launch of the WEDA+ plug and play range.

Five models are included in the WEDA+ range: the WEDA 50, with normal and high head variants, and the WEDA 60+ available in normal head, high head and super high head configuration. According to Atlas Copco, the super high head WEDA 60+ is 15% smaller and 20% lighter than other pumps in its class. The new range of pumps offer flow rate capabilities of 1020 to 2425 l/min (61 to146 m3/h) and a maximum head of up to 69 metres.

To prevent the risk of the impeller rotating in the wrong direction, all WEDA+ pumps have rotational control and phase failure protection. All models are constructed with an aluminium alloy that provides high corrosion resistance in tough environments.

“The new WEDA+ pumps are easy-to-move and install in a wide range of dewatering applications,” explained Wim Moors, vice-president Pumps, Atlas Copco Portable Energy. “We have taken our portable and powerful electric submersible offering to the next level by focussing on efficiency and new features that will simplify the customer experience and enhance their productivity.”

For practicality, the WEDA+ pumps have a modular construction allowing easy simple separation of the principal components, while all stainless-steel fastenings are the same size, meaning one tool can be used to change all seals, impellers and other parts.