New versionsPublished 16/9 at 14:40
Atlas Copco has launched new versions of its XAVS 238 and XATS 288 portable compressors with a 27% smaller footprint.
This unique size of Atlas Copco’s new 238-288 single axis compressors, which are also 20% lighter, offers users improved flexibility for both transport and usage on site. Both feature the latest Atlas Copco screw element combined with a new engine that contributes to a 10% reduction in energy consumption.
Furthermore, the new models feature the PACE (Pressure Adjusted through Cognitive Electronics) compressor control system, which extends the operating spectrum for a single compressor from seven up to 14bar. Through PACE, one single compressor covers flow demands of up to 16.6 m3/min. The compressor oil service interval is extended to 1000h 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.
The PACE system resides within Atlas Copco’s Xc2003 controller, which has an intuitive colour LCD screen based user interface. Operators can change the pressure setting with increments of 0.1bar in three 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. The XAT/VS 238-288 offers a three layer protective coating of all bodywork under corro-sive category C3 which prevents corrosion and further enhances lifetime and resale value.