Stage V engine upgrade for Atlas Copco compressors
By Leila Steed16 February 2021
Atlas Copco has updated its 8 Series range of portable air compressors with new technology and new engines, in order to meet Europe’s Stage V emissions regulations.
The 8 Series range consists of 11 machines that are now fitted with the latest Stage V compliant engines from Kubota. The smaller diesel engines in the range, which include the D902 and D1105 power units, offer reduced CO2 and NOx emissions and a 25% increase in fuel efficiency.
Rodolfo Reimberg, Vice President Marketing Portable Compressors and Tools at Atlas Copco, said, “We wanted to take this opportunity to engineer further efficiencies into this range to help our customers meet the upcoming regulation and improve their operation in the process.”
Many of the 8 Series models also include a new Xc2003 controller, which features the manufacturer’s PACE (Pressure Adjusted Through Cognitive Electronics) and ECO-mode apps. ECO-mode allows operators to further lower fuel consumption by up to 50% when in idling mode during downtime.
Air compressors such as the XAS 68-10 and XAS 8807 models include the company’s new Xc1004 digital controller. The Xc1004 enables smooth and safe operation and helps operators avoid downtime by displaying the machine’s service requirements.
Atlas Copco said the air compressors incorporate its Air Element design. This means that most of the 8 Series machines weigh under 750kg and are a claimed 10% smaller than other similar models. This allows users to tow the machines behind a car without needing a special driving licence.
Series models range from the XAS 38-7 with a free air delivery of 2m3/min, to the XAS 88-7 with air delivery of 5m3/min.
They have a service interval of 1000 hours and can be serviced in under 60 minutes, without any special tools.
Reimberg said, “The updated range allows construction managers to comply with Stage V regulations while keeping the known benefits of our 8 Series such as lightweight, integrated generators, and HardHat PE hood.
“Additionally, this range gives users better control over their energy consumption, helping them achieve a more cost-efficient, sustainable, and productive way of working.”