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Sulzer introduces dewatering pumps for construction, mining industries

Sulzer Pumps has debuted its next generation of dewatering pumps specifically developed for the construction and mining industries. The dewatering pump comes in two series: the XJ pump for drainage; and the XJS pump for sludge, according to an article from World Pumps. The series is part of the ABS submersible dewatering pump range.

The pumps specifically benefit from two electronic features -- AquaTronic and AquaPlug -- aimed at saving energy, reducing wear and allowing for the pump condition to be checked with disassembling the pump. The AquaTronic unit integrates electronic intelligence into the pumps, while the AquaPlug control and monitoring module integrates that intelligence into the power supply. The combination eliminates the need for electrical control panels.

The AquaTronic unit, pumping with the ABS submersible dewatering pump range, starts immediately with full capacity and runs consistently. World Pumps reports that -- in a first among dewatering pumps, according to Suzler -- the direction of impeller rotation is always correct, as the AquaTronic unit electronically compensates for incorrect phase order.

Meawnhile, the AquaPlug feature provides a range of control and monitoring functions, including automatic stop/start, optional level control, alarms and service indication. And with the unit's USB link and a connected PC, pump diagnostics can be carried out rapidly and easily, without disassembling the pump.