Atlas Copco has launched a new range of lightweight and versatile air compressors for secure integration into utility trucks and other OEM applications. The space-saving 8 Series Utility range has a footprint that is 10 per cent smaller, on average, than comparable compressors. In addition, all models weigh below 750 kg, including those with the option of a built-in generator.
“The term ‘utility’ is defined as the state of being useful, profitable or beneficial. This is summed up perfectly by the compressors in our 8 Series Utility range, which combine all three benefits inside a lightweight and compact package,” said Hendrik Timmermans, Vice-President, Marketing for Atlas Copco’s Portable Energy division. “Due to their small size and light weight, the 8 Series now fits into more vehicle types and can be used in applications including highway works and crash barrier repair.”
All compressors in the 8 Series Utility range feature a robust, corrosion resistant C3 rated canopy. Reliable, high-performance engines are fitted as standard, which deliver industry leading fuel efficiency savings of up to 8 per cent against comparable machines. The range consists of four compressors available in flow ranges between 3.7-5.4 m3/min and working pressures between 7-12 bar.
For added versatility, the compressors can be fitted with Atlas Copco’s innovative PACE(Pressure Adjustment through Cognitive Electronics) system. This enables users to precisely adjust the air flow and pressure of the compressor to match their specific application needs. It’s also possible to turn the compressor into a multi-function machine that delivers both air and power by equipping it with an optional generator. Furthermore, an extra fuel tank is available for end users requiring a two-shift operation without refuelling.
Simplicity of service was clearly factored into the design of the range. Each model is easy to access via wide doors and requires an oil service just once every two years. In addition, all consumables within the compressor can be replaced in under an hour. For instance, the use of spin-on filters and separator elements mean that no special tools are needed during maintenance.
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 services 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 2016, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 101 (BEUR 11) and about 45,000 employees. Learn more at www.atlascopcogroup.com.
Portable Energy is a division within Atlas Copco’s Power Technique business area. Guided by a forward-thinking approach to innovation, the division designs, manufactures and markets a comprehensive range of mobile and energy-efficient compressors, generators, light towers, pumps and boosters. These are used in a wide range of industries including construction, mining, oil and gas, and rental. The divisional headquarters are located in Antwerp, Belgium. Product development and manufacturing units are located in Europe, Asia, South America and North America.