An exciting range of portable pumps promises "one of the most cost-effective solutions on the market," at INDUTEC 2017 at The Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

Servicing its submersible pumps take minutes as all stainless steel bolts and nuts are the same size only one tool is required to complete the entire operation and visitors can meet the Atlas Copco's Portable Energy team at the expo between May 17 to 19.

“Dewatering pumps often play a critical role, frequently required to deal with a flooding emergency threatening lives or interrupting work on a job site,” says David Stanford, Portable Energy Business Line Manager at Atlas Copco Construction Technique. “To meet customer and end-user requirements for fully portable, lightweight, rugged and reliable pumps that can be transported and installed with minimum fuss, ready to deal with dewatering requirements quickly and efficiently, we have developed a range of electrical, diesel and petrol pumps that offer the perfect balance between performance, efficiency and portability.”

The powerful and efficient centrifugal electrical submersible WEDA pump range from Portable Energy incorporates 60 years of expertise and technology. Available up to 54kW, these rugged pumps are designed for performance and reliability with a flow management of 225 to 16.500 l/min with a maximum head of 85m.

The unique sealing system and modular design of this submersible pump range makes it one of the most cost-effective solutions on the market. Changing of seals and other parts can be completed in minutes; machined slots make it easy to separate the various parts of each pump.

As all stainless steel bolts and nuts are the same size only one tool is required to complete the entire operation. Easy to store even in confined spaces and featuring low noise levels, these pumps provide fast and efficient solutions within a wide spectrum of applications, meeting general dewatering requirements in mines, tunnels and shipyards as well as in industrial sectors such as construction (excavations), offshore, utility installations and repairs, maintenance and clean-up tasks and government and military response and preparedness programmes.

Rugged design and high performance, even in the harshest of environments, define Portable Energy’s range of small portable pumps ideal for a wide range of liquid conveying applications. The range includes diaphragm and centrifugal self-priming diesel units as well as centrifugal self-priming gasoline pumps.

The LB diaphragm self-priming diesel portable pumps, available in six models with flows from 210 to 525 l/min, are recommended for applications not requiring high volume pumping and where there are solids in the suspension.

With flows from 830 to 2500l/min, the four models available in the centrifugal self-priming diesel portable ETP range are suited for relatively high flow applications, for sites that demand good fuel autonomy and for emergency situations where portability is paramount as pumping needs to start quickly. The JB centrifugal self-priming portable petrol pumps, available in two models and, managing flows of 490 – 530 l/min, presents a cost effective choice for the pumping of small volumes of water.

The Portable Energy team will be available throughout the three day of INDUTEC to share with visitors to the exhibition information on their complete pump portfolio, including the portable PAS centrifugal diesel wet- and dry-prime open-frame and dry-prime canopy ranges.


Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2015, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 102 (BEUR 11) and more than 43 000 employees. Learn more at

Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area provides construction and demolition tools, portable compressors, pumps and generators, lighting towers, and compaction and paving equipment. It offers service through a global network. Construction Technique innovates for sustainable productivity in infrastructure, civil works, oil and gas, energy, drilling and road construction projects. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, Germany, Sweden, the United States, China, India and Brazil.

Portable Energy is a division within Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets portable compressors, high pressure boosters and generators for portable power worldwide. Products are offered under several brands to a wide range of industries including construction, mining, oil and gas, and rental. The divisional headquarters and main development center are located in Antwerp, Belgium. Production facilities are located around the world, mainly Belgium, Spain, USA, India, Brazil and China.