Atlas Copco Launches Smaller and More Energy-Efficient Compressors


Atlas Copco has launched new versions of its XAVS 238 and XATS 288 portable compressors with a 27 percent smaller footprint. This unique size for 238-288 cfm single-axis compressors, which are also 20 percent lighter, offers users ultimate flexibility for both transport and usage on site. Both feature the latest Atlas Copco screw element, combined with a new engine that contribute to a 10 percent reduction in energy consumption.

Atlas Copco Launches Smaller and More Energy-Efficient Compressors

XATS 288 medium air compressor (Image: Atlas Copco)

Furthermore, the new models feature the pioneering PACE (Pressure Adjusted through Cognitive Electronics) compressor control system, which extends the operating spectrum for a single compressor from 7 up to 14 bar. This increased versatility boosts the utilisation rate for any rental company.

“Whether used in sandblasting or shotcrete applications, the smaller footprint and weight of the XATS 288 and XAVS 238 offers many advantages for our customers,” said Hendrik Timmermans, Vice-President Marketing for Atlas Copco’s Portable Air division. “Total cost of ownership is further decreased by a 10 per cent increase in energy efficiency, improved serviceability and introduction of the PACE management system.”

Improved serviceability

The compressor-oil service interval is extended to 1000 hours or every two years. In addition, the simple design of the vessel allows operators to change the oil separator within one hour as all service parts can easily be accessed. Overall, reduced service intervention and longer lifetime of consumables life cuts total cost of operation.

Boost utilisation rate

Atlas Copco extends its PACE (Pressure Adjusted through Cognitive Electronics) compressor control system to the XAT/VS 238-288 compressor range. Through PACE, one single compressor covers flow demands of up to 16.6 m³/min and pressure ranges from 7 to 14 bar. This has a significant impact on utilisation and fleet investment while the extended flow improves efficiency.

The PACE system resides within Atlas Copco’s Xc2003 controller, which has an intuitive colour LCD screen-based user interface. Operators can easy change the pressure setting with increments of 0.1 bar in just three easy steps. The system keeps track of compressor utilisation, and prompts for planned service interventions. The Xc2003 maintains the compressor’s environmental resilience with its IP65-rated dust and water protection.

Designed to perform in the toughest working conditions

Through extensive laboratory and field-testing; the XAT/VS 238-288 offers best in class performance; even in the toughest working conditions. A three-layer protective coating of all bodywork under corrosive category C3 prevents corrosion and further enhances lifetime and resale value.

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