Posted September 21, 2022

Portable air compressor

Chicago Pneumatic unveils its CPS 185-100 air compressor. 

Chicago Pneumatic and Power Technique North America goes back to its roots with an air compressor designed for the toughest applications. Engineered and built in Rock Hill, SC, the CPS 185 -100 is a durable, and reliable portable compressor that is powerful enough for any job site.

Chicago Pneumatic CPS 185-100 portable air compressor
Powered with a liquid-cooled, three-cylinder Kohler diesel engine, the CPS 185-100 is built to power two 90-pound breakers or other additional tools and ranges up to 125 psi. 

By manufacturing products in the United States, there's added control over the product, and this brings additional value to our customers.

"The move toward production in Rock Hill means our customers receive a U.S.-assembled product with better availability,” says Eric Massinon, business development manager for Chicago Pneumatic. “With more features offered as standard and more flexibility to add options for customer's specific needs."

Powered with a liquid-cooled, three-cylinder Kohler diesel engine, the CPS 185-100 is built to power two 90-pound breakers or other additional tools and ranges up to 125 psi. The standard package includes an Xc1004 controller, an easy-to-use controller that enhances visibility of operating parameters.

Air pressure, fuel level and running hours are all displayed on screen, as well as additional measurements — such as engine speed (rpm), engine temperatures, oil pressure and voltage — for easy diagnosis and troubleshooting. The Xc1004 intuitive controller is easy to operate and can effectively display compressor and engine measurements, warnings, alarms, and operational settings, routine service requirements plus more, all conveniently at users’ fingertips.

The CPS 185 features the Redrock polyethylene canopy that comes standard and provides superior corrosion and UV protection against fading and discoloration, offering more durability for the most challenging conditions. The undercarriage frame offers 110 percent spillage-free containment that protects against spills or leaks and avoids costly clean-up and damage to the environment.

“Everything that we do starts and ends with you, our customer,” says Marius Cristescu, air product marketing manager at Chicago Pneumatic. “Before we start doing the design, we listened to our United States customers and designed and built a simple, easy-to-use state of the art compressor that gets the job done right in any tough applications.”  

Built better for tough environments, the CPS 185 is a reliable choice for operating pneumatic handheld tools for demolition, construction or on-site maintenance. Engineered for higher performance, the CPS 185 can also be used for applications such as abrasive blasting, concrete blasting or stain removals.

“With the new Kohler engine, you can take control of almost all service and troubleshooting activities on both engine and compressor. You’ll never have to wait on someone else’s technician to come and service your machine, including warranty claims,” says Cristescu.

Customers can expect lower capital investment and lower cost of ownership through high energy efficiency, low service cost and higher resale value with unmatchable compactness and best mobility through an integrated toolbox that can fit a 90-pound breaker.

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