New HardHat PAS pumps from Atlas Copco
Atlas Copco introduce PAS 100 and PAS 150 dewatering surface pumps with robust HardHat protection
ATLAS Copco Power & Flow have launched two new PAS dewatering surface pumps with robust proprietary HardHat technology. The lightweight yet tough canopy means the innovative PAS 100 and PAS 150 pumps are durable and easy to service, providing long-life and high performance while minimizing downtime.
Atlas Copco’s exclusive HardHat polymer is resistant to corrosion and the effects of extreme temperatures and harsh operating environments, making it maintenance free. Moreover, the HardHat doors can be painted in any colour depending on the customers’ requirements.
Thanks to a novel Atlas Copco hinged door design, the pumps provide high levels of serviceability on site, with all components being very easy to access for simple servicing and maintenance. The pump itself can be cleaned and restarted in just three minutes and serviced in under 60 minutes – 10% quicker than previous models.
‘Our HardHat technology is a tough polyethylene resin material proven in the field to protect equipment’s most vital and expensive core components. It has been incorporated on Atlas Copco’s compressor and lighting tower range for over 15 years and we’re delighted to now extend the technology to our PAS pumps, so customers can better protect their investment,’ said Saksham Dube, product marketing manager at Atlas Copco Power & Flow.
‘The canopy on the PAS pump range has traditionally been metal, however, we have worked closely with our customers to fully understand their needs for increased durability on site.’
The compact and versatile pumps, which are easy to move around on site and provide continuous operation for 24 hours, feature an advanced PW-series control panel, so the operator has total control over the application. They also include Atlas Copco’s FleetLink telematic system, allowing operators to easily monitor and manage their entire fleets remotely.
Designed for multiple applications, from dewatering on mine, quarry and construction sites to solids removal, drainage, and even emergency flooding situations, the PAS pumps incorporate many design features to provide reliable, high-performance pumping, so operators can improve their efficiency and productivity.
For example, mechanical shaft seals are set in an oil bath which allows dry-running capability without damage. In addition, a semi-open impeller allows the pumps to handle solids of various sizes without the risk of clogging.
‘We are committed to delivering sustainable value to our customers. At Atlas Copco, we are on a road to zero emissions,’ continued Mr Dube. ‘Available with electronic engine, these pumps are compliant with the latest Stage V emission norms so operators can reduce emissions. They are also certified to work with HVO, the newest generation of biodiesel oil, to reduce the carbon footprint of the product itself.’
The new PAS pumps are available in three package options – standalone, or with a galvanized undercarriage or skid.