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Atlas Copco launches new 8 Series compressors

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Atlas Copco has launched the 8 Series, a range of 10 new air compressors. All models in the 8 Series range fall below the 750kg limit and therefore require no special driving license to tow. Reliability, efficiency and higher utilisation levels, coupled with superior performance, enable the range to offer a maximum return on investment for rental and construction partners.

Ideal for use on construction sites and in other demanding environments, the new 8 Series compressor range benefits from Atlas Copco’s pioneering air element design, making the compressor up to 150kg lighter than comparable models. During the development phase, particular consideration was given to improving the compressor’s efficiency and the latest advances in the 8 Series mean that fuel consumption is significantly reduced. The new range uses an average of 12% less fuel than comparable products.

The compressors’ compact and lightweight package mean that despite incorporating a full size fuel tank, aftercooler and generator, all models fall below 750kg. 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 ensures the 8 Series models are tough enough for the harshest conditions.

Incorporating reliable Kubota engines, the compressors feature an anti airlock system for guaranteed starting. Service is made simple as all parts are easily accessible and the filtration uses a simple spin on system. Remarkably, the 8 Series only requires 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 onsite.”

The 8 Series range of compressors are available with a buy back guarantee from Atlas Copco, which ensures the compressors’ asset value and allows owners to easily calculate the capital return.

Adapted from press release by Francesca Brindle

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