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Sulzer Pumps Launches a New Intelligent Dewatering Pump Made for the Real World

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 by Sulzer Pumps

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Sulzer Pumps has launched the next generation of dewatering pumps, developed for harsh conditions in the construction and mining industries. Available in two series, one for drainage (the XJ pump) and one for sludge (the XJS pump), the ABS submersible dewatering pump range is the world's toughest and smartest.

Besides offering stable operation, long life and high portability, the ABS submersible dewatering pump range is packed with electronic intelligence called AquaTronic and AquaPlug. These two features save energy, reduce wear and allow the pump's condition to be checked without disassembly. The result is a pump made for the real world, with major benefits that include:

  • Correct motor rotation
  • Motor protection
  • Rapid assessment of operation / fault history
  • No control panels required
  • Reduced energy consumption and wear

Electronic intelligence

Building the world's most intelligent dewatering pump means eliminating electrical control panels. The AquaTronic unit integrates electronic intelligence into the pump, while the AquaPlug control and monitoring module integrates it into the power supply.

Thanks to the AquaTronic unit, pumping with the ABS submersible dewatering pump range starts immediately with full capacity and runs consistently. The direction of impeller rotation is always correct, as the AquaTronic unit electronically compensates for incorrect phase order.

This is a first among dewatering pumps. In addition, the unit prevents unnecessary servicing. With its USB link and a connected PC, pump diagnostics can be carried out rapidly and easily, without disassembly.

AquaPlug provides a range of control and monitoring functions, including automatic stop / start, optional level control, alarms and service indication. Although the pump can be run continuously, AquaPlug can also be used to stop it when snoring. By stopping at dry running and starting automatically at a specified level, energy use can be optimised and wear can be reduced.