Atlas Copco changes the game with new portable compressor range

August 14, 2016

Atlas Copco has launched the 8 Series - a robust but lightweight range of ten portable air compressors, all of which can be towed behind a normal passenger car without a special driving license. Reliability, efficiency and higher utilisation levels, coupled with superior performance, maximise the return on investment the range offers to both rental and construction partners.

8 series portable compressors

The new 8 Series compressor range from Atlas Copco is the result of over a decade of continuous development. The lightweight and compact design means that even the largest compressor, that produces 5m3/min of air, falls below 750kg even with a full fuel tank, aftercooler and generator. However, the inclusion of a new and updated HardHat® canopy ensures the 8 Series models are tough enough for the harshest conditions.

During the development phase, particular attention was given to improving efficiency. On average the 8 Series range uses 12% less fuel than comparable products, a 15% decrease in environmental footprint.

Incorporating reliable Kubota engines, the compressors feature an anti-airlock system for guaranteed starting. Service is made simple as all parts are easily accessible and the filtration uses a simple spin on system. Remarkably, the 8 Series only requires an hour’s total service time over two years of operation

“Throughout the design and engineering process, we have focused on advances that provide tangible benefits to our customers, without compromising a single aspect of design or performance. As a result, the 8 Series is versatile, efficient and a valuable ally in maximising uptime on site.”

Ben Van Hove, Vice-President, Marketing Atlas Copco Portable Energy division

The legendary HardHat® polyethylene canopy, has also been updated to the toughest design to provide users with robustness and durability even in the harshest conditions. The 8 Series compressors range from a XAS 38 Kd, air delivery of 2m3/min to XAS 88 Kd with an air delivery of 5m3/min, two models of which contain built-in generators.

The 8 Series range is available with a 100% buy-back guarantee from Atlas Copco, which ensures the compressors’ asset value and allows owners to easily calculate the capital return.