Atlas Copco's new 8 series compressor comes with 9 kVA built-in generator
The XAS 88G can power up to three pneumatic tools and two electric tools in the semi-simultaneous mode
Atlas Copco has expanded its range of rugged and lightweight 8 series compressors with the XAS 88G model which combines a source of compressed air with a 9 kVA built-in generator. The XAS 88G is also equipped with an alternator and a rotary screw compressor element that produces 7 bar (100 psi) air at a free air delivery (FAD) rate of 5 m3/min. The machine is driven by a Kubota engine that produces 33 kW at normal shaft speed. This combination offers end users the capability to power up to three pneumatic tools and two electric tools in the semi-simultaneous mode, enabling selection of air supply or power output to match on-site needs.
All machines in the 8-series compressor/generator combination range are designed to optimise fuel consumption in-line with load demand.
The XAS 88G portable compressor is available with two generator output options, depending on the operator’s region of the world. It comes in a 230/400 V version with three weather-protected power sockets: 2 x 400V 16A and 1 x 230V 16A, along with a 4P 13A circuit breaker. Alternatively, a 110V version is available with three power sockets: 1 x 110V 63A, 1 x 110V 32A and 1 x 110V 16A, along with a 2P 63A circuit breaker.
For on-site mobility and transportation, the small footprint unit features a fail-safe lifting beam tested to take four times the weight of the machine, which is 750 kg. In keeping with all other machines in the range, the new XAS 88G is TIN12 certified to protect electrical tools and other devices.
All main components are protected and accessible via the rugged HardHat hinged canopy. Additional protection for the unit and operator investment is provided by a strong spillage-free frame, single sheet steel, non-welded undercarriage construction and three-layer anti-corrosion paint system.
In addition to the XAS 88G, there are two other machines in the 8 Series compressor/generator combination range: the XAS 48G that produces an FAD of 2.5m3/min (90 cfm), and the XAS 68G that delivers 3.5m3/min (125 cfm) FAD. Both of these models operate in simultaneous compressor plus generator mode.
Hendrik Timmermans, vice president, Atlas Copco portable air division, commented: “This technology means end users benefit from full-shift fuel economy, even when all sockets and outlets are in operation. There are a number of key applications where the presence of an on-board generator adds real value to our customers by minimising the amount of equipment they need to take to site and ensuring they’re never without power.”