Atlas Copco unveils 10 Series 8 portable compressors

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There are 10 models in the new Atlas Copco Series 8 range of transportable diesel compressors, all of which are less than 750kg and require no special driving license to tow.

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  • All models less than 750kg

  • No special licence required for transport

  • 12 percent more fuel efficient

"For the first time, it’s possible to transport a compressor that can produce up to 5 m3/min of air, with a full-size fuel tank, aftercooler and generator – all towed behind a normal passenger car, with no special driving license required," Redstar Equipment sales manager David Buttigieg says.

"This is all made possible by Atlas Copco producing a compressor which is up to 150kg lighter than comparable models," he adds. "They’ve also reduced service time, fuel consumption and increased utilisation."

The 8 Series compressors features the latest, toughest HardHat canopy design, which Buttigieg says makes them perfect for harsh conditions in the great Australian outdoors.

The 10 models in the initial line-up range from the XAS 38 Kd, which has a free air delivery of 2m3/min, to the XAS 88 Kd, with an air delivery of 5m3/min. Two models in the range come with built-in generators.

They are said to be 12 percent more fuel efficient have a 15 percent smaller footprint than comparable models.

The Kubota-driven compressors have a range of standard features, including: starter motor protection; three-layer anti-corrosion (c3) paint system; anti-air lock system; spillage-free frame; battery cut-off switch; and encased wire routings.

"The launch of the revolutionary 8 Series is the result of more than 10 years of continuous development," Atlas Copco Portable Energy Division marketing vice-president Ben Van Hove says.

"Throughout the design and engineering process, we have focused on advances that provide tangible benefits to our customers, without compromising a single aspect of design or performance.

"As a result," he adds, "the 8 Series is versatile, efficient and a valuable ally in maximising uptime on site."


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