The Atlas Copco XAS 88 Kd

The Atlas Copco XAS 88 Kd

Atlas Copco has launched the 8 Series, a range of 10 new air compressors, which is on display at Bauma this week.

The company said that all models in the 8 Series range fell below the 750kg limit and therefore did not required a special driving licence to tow.

Said to be suitable for use on construction sites and in other demanding environments, the new 8 Series compressor range uses Atlas Copco’s air element design, making the compressor up to 150kg lighter than comparable models, according to the company.

It added that during the development phase, particular consideration had been given to improving the compressor’s efficiency, and that the latest advances in the 8 Series meant that fuel consumption was significantly reduced. The new range is claimed to use an average of 12% less fuel than comparable products.

The largest compressor in the range can produce 5m3/min of air and can still be towed by a normal passenger car. However, the inclusion of a new and updated HardHat canopy was said to ensure that the 8 Series models were tough enough for the harshest conditions.

Incorporating Kubota engines, the compressors feature an anti-airlock system which Atlas Copco said guaranteed starting. Service was said to be simple as all parts were easily accessible. Also, the filtration uses a simple spin on system. The 8 Series is said to require only an hour’s total service time over two years of operation.

The 8 Series line-up initially comprises of 10 models, ranging from the XAS 38 Kd, with 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.

Ben Van Hove, vice president, marketing, at Atlas Copco’s Portable Energy division, said, “The launch of the revolutionary 8 Series is the result of more than 10 years of continuous development.

“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, the 8 Series is versatile, efficient and a valuable ally in maximising uptime on site.”

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