ATLAS COPCO LAUNCHES AIR COMPRESSOR MODELS BELOW 500 KG FOR UTILITY TRUCKS
Atlas Copco has expanded its 8 Series Utility range of air compressors for utility trucks with the launch of three models weighing below 500 kg. The small footprint of the compressors enable operators requiring compressed air at flow rates of up to 2.8 m3/ min to reduce the overall weight of their vehicles and save space. The new U110 PACE compressor features a controller that allows for multiple pressure configurations between 5-10.5 bar.
Hendrik Timmermans, vice president, marketing, Atlas Copco’s portable air division, said: “We launched our 8 Series Utility range last year with the promise of providing customers with lightweight and versatile compressors that could be easily and securely integrated into their utility trucks. We have now taken that commitment one-step further with the introduction of our three latest models. Not only do they weigh below 500 kg, but all compressors in the Utility Air range now offer enhanced industry-leading service intervals.”
In addition to the three new lightweight compressors, Atlas Copco has enhanced its top of the range U190 PACE model. Its Pressure Adjust through Cognitive Electronics (PACE) system enables operators to choose from a wide operating pressure range currently available for a truck-mounted air compressor. With the PACE electronic regulation system, operators use a digital controller to adjust the pressure with accuracy depending on their applications.
Several models can also be equipped with 15 KVA non-simultaneous generator to further increase the versatility of just one unit. For enhanced protection of the tools that operators use downstream, all compressors within the 8 Series Utility range can now be equipped with an optional integrated aftercooler and water separator. All compressors in the 8 Series Utility range feature a robust, corrosion resistant C3 rated canopy. Kubota mechanical engines come as standard with 110 per cent fluid containment, starter motor protection and integrated top tanks. For ease for service, each model is designed for one side service, spin on filters for quick maintenance and centralised drains for convenience. In addition, all consumables within the compressor are replaceable in under an hour without the need for special tools.