Posted May 29, 2015

New Compact Portable Air Compressor From Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco launched its XAS 90 air compressor, a cost-effective option for utility and pneumatic-tool applications demanding as much as 88 cubic feet per minute of air power. The compressor keeps cost of ownership low due to its simple maintenance and minimal fuel consumption, according to the company. 

 AtlasCopco_XAS90“We took day-to-day functionality and ROI into account when developing the XAS 90,” said Rich Elliott, Atlas Copco product manager, low-pressure air compressors. 

Atlas Copco’s HardHat canopy, made of durable, weather-resistant polyethylene, protects the compressor’s 24-hp Kubota diesel engine from dust and debris, and resists corrosion and fading, which helps contribute to low cost of ownership and high resale value.

In addition to the canopy, a two-stage air intake filter with service indicator prevents dust and dirt from flowing into the engine and, ultimately, the compressor. The service indicator alerts the operator when the filter needs changing.

The engine meets Tier 4 Final emission standards without requiring any exhaust aftertreatment components or filters, for longer uptime between service intervals. The compressor optimizes fuel consumption with a stepless, automatic regulator that continuously adjusts the engine’s speed to accommodate air demand.

The compact footprint requires less than 40 sq ft of working space, making the compressor easy to manuever and store. The 1,165-lb. compressor is mounted to a single-axle trailer, towable by even small cars. The axle can be removed to mount on a truckbed. The compressor frame provides 100 percent fluid containment.  

Controls are grouped on a single panel for ease of operation. A durable cover protects the controls.

Options include wheel chocks, a loose ball coupling and an Occupational Safety and Health Administration-rated valve that automatically shuts off the air flow if a surge occurs.