Atlas Copco combines PACE technology with HardHat on updated XATS 138 portable compressor
Atlas Copco has combined its PACE technology with its HardHat polyethylene canopy on the updated XATS 138 single-axle portable compressor. The new design offers construction contractors and rental fleet operators a mix of toughness and versatility.
“The XATS 138 will now come equipped as standard with the latest and toughest HardHat design, which is corrosion-free, lightweight and crack-resistant,” said Hendrik Timmermans, Vice-President, Marketing for Atlas Copco’s Portable Energy division. “This, combined with its exceptional versatility, which enables it to power up to four hand-held hydraulic breakers at once, means end users can realise a high return on investment.”
The flexibility of the XATS 138 comes from its intuitive PACE pressure adjustment system that enables end users to precisely match air flow and pressure to their specific application needs. With the PACE (Pressure Adjusted through Cognitive Electronics) system, operating pressures can be adjusted, in a matter of seconds, by increments of 0.1 bar via an intuitive XC2003 controller. The fully integrated, ergonomically positioned controller facilitates diagnostics, tracks the compressor’s utilisation and indicates planned service interventions.
The compressor has now been enhanced further with the addition of the HardHat canopy, which protects vital internal components and ensures its performance and appearance is optimised for many years of continuous service. This helps the XATS 138 to retain a high resale value and provides customers with outstanding total cost of ownership.
The XATS 138 provides extended service intervals, both for the compressor: 1000 hours or once every two years on average, and engine: 500 hours or once a year on average. This, combined with the long life of all consumable parts, reduces the total cost of operation and increases utilisation. Spin-on filters and a spin-on air/oil separator element means all consumables can be changed in minutes.
The bodywork of the XATS 138 is also protected by a three-layer corrosion resistance system, including a Zincor, primer and a powder coating. Meanwhile, a spillage-free frame, which is fitted as standard, is guaranteed to contain all fluids.
Lightweight and compact, the compressor is mounted on a single axle, thus enhancing its manoeuvrability. The compressor’s small footprint makes it easier to tow compared to other models in the same power class.
The XATS 138 is powered by a 4-cylinder, Stage 3B compliant, Kubota engine. Additionally, it comes equipped with a DOC-DPF after-treatment exhaust system, which provides emission compliance at no additional cost. Operating parameters are -20 °C to +45 °C. The compressor is also best-in-class in terms of fuel economy: capable of achieving a 25 per cent fuel saving at normal load. The normal effective working pressure range is 7-10.3 bar with a flow of 5.5-7.0 m3/min.
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