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Atlas Copco launches XAS 90 portable air compressor

Published on 15 June 2015
Atlas Copco XAS 90 air compressor

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

The company’s HardHat canopy, which is made of durable, weather-resistant polyethylene, protects the compressor’s 24-horsepower Kubota diesel engine from dust and debris to minimize repairs.

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

The engine meets Tier 4 Final emission standards without requiring any exhaust aftertreatment components or filters. The compressor optimizes fuel consumption with its stepless, fully automatic regulator. The regulator continuously adjusts the engine’s speed to accommodate air demand.

The compressor’s spillage-free frame contains 100 percent of the unit’s fluids if a leak occurs. This eliminates the risk of accidentally contaminating jobsites and gives the contractor peace of mind on environmentally sensitive projects.

Operators can easily maneuver the air compressor through narrow, cramped workspaces. The compressor requires less than 40 square feet of working space, which can give operators more space to move around the compressor while using a pneumatic tool. Its small footprint makes storage easy too.

The 1,165-pound compressor is mounted to a single-axle trailer for maximum portability; it can even be towed by small automobiles. The trailer axle can be removed to accommodate a support frame that can be mounted to a truck bed, trailer or any other platform.

Additionally, its controls are grouped on a single panel to provide quick, hassle-free operation. And a durable cover protects the controls against harsh worksite conditions and weather.

For more information, visit the Atlas Copco website.  FG

—From Atlas Copco news release

PHOTO: The XAS 90 air compressor. Photo provided by Atlas Copco.