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Atlas Copco expand 8-Series compressor range

XAS 88

Company adds new XAS 88G unit with built-in generator to award-winning product line-up

ATLAS Copco have announced a new addition to their range of rugged and lightweight 8-Series compressors. The XAS 88G portable unit combines a reliable source of compressed air with a 9kVA built-in generator.

The concept behind this latest model, and all machines in the 8-Series compressor/generator combination range, is to optimize fuel consumption in-line with load demand.

Hendrik Timmermans, vice-president of Atlas Copco Portable Air division, said: ‘This technology means end-users benefit from full-shift fuel economy, even when all sockets and outlets are in operation. There are a number of key applications where the presence of an on-board generator adds real value to our customers by minimizing the amount of equipment they need to take to site and ensuring they’re never without power.’

Easy start-up, safety and security are major features of the 8-Series compressors. The starter motor protection and anti-air lock system ensures easy starting, while for added safety, a battery cut-off switch is provided with IT relay functionality as standard; meaning there is no need for extra earthing protection.

The XAS 88G compressor is also equipped with an alternator that delivers 100% imbalance in single-phase mode, and a rotary screw compressor element that produces 7 bar (100psi) air at a free air delivery (FAD) rate of 175 cubic feet per minute.

Furthermore, the unit is powered by a quiet and economical Kubota engine that produces 33kW at normal shaft speed. The portable compressor offers end-users the capability to power up to three pneumatic tools and two electric tools in semi-simultaneous mode, allowing a selection of air supply or power outputs to match on-site needs.

The XAS 88G is available in two generator output options: a 230/400V version with three weather-protected power sockets (2 x 400V 16A and 1 x 230V 16A), along with a 4P 13A circuit breaker; or a 110V version is available with three power sockets (1 x 110V 63A, 1 x 110V 32A and 1 x 110V 16A), along with a 2P 63A circuit breaker.

For on-site mobility and transportation, the small footprint unit features a fail-safe lifting beam tested to take four times the weight of the machine, which at 750kg, is said to be up to 100kg lighter than comparable units.

In keeping with all other models in the 8-Series range, the new XAS 88G is TIN12-certified to protect electrical tools and other devices. Operators are expected to benefit from at least two years of trouble-free operation due to the 2,000h maintenance interval for the generator belt.

Protection and easy access to all main components is via the compressor’s rugged HardHat hinged canopy. Additional protection for the unit and operator investment is further assured by: a strong, spillage-free frame; single-sheet steel, non-welded undercarriage construction; and three-layer anti-corrosion paintwork.

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