6 February 2019, 16:27
Atlas Copco is set to launch the new Smart Air Xc4004 controller on all its large and specialty air compressors with flows from 20 to 128 m3/min (700 to 4500 cfm) and pressures up to 345 bar (5000 psi). The innovative and powerful controller increases the efficiency of operations by providing powerful insights and features an easy-to-use interface that puts users in full control. A secondary point-of-use controller unit is also available and provides users with the option to remotely operate their portable compressors, for instance in drilling applications.
“The Smart Air Xc4004 controller features our latest innovations. We believe a controller should put you in complete control, while being intuitive, and most importantly easy to use and navigate,” said Hendrik Timmermans, Vice President Marketing for Atlas Copco’s Portable Air Division. “Smart controls also protect your investment and improve your efficiency, while drastically decreasing the operating costs of equipment through advanced insights.”
Easy to use interface
The 7-inch controller display allows a simultaneous view of several parameters, including pressure and flow. Consequently, there is no need to toggle around to check the flow at a certain pressure. Additionally top structured alarm settings allow for operation monitoring. Finally, the navigation is available in 30 languages, covering Atlas Copco’s global presence.
Powerful insights increase efficiency and uptime
By supporting all Atlas Copco regulating systems like the new AirXpert 2.0 and the pneumatic regulation system; the Xc4004 smart air controller increases efficiency significantly. The Xc4004 controller boosts fuel efficiency further by the auto load / unload and start / stop functionality.
By checking the engine condition, the auto diagnostic function in the Xc4004 controller actively increases uptime. In addition, users can monitor no less than 15 key parameters. Quick access to historical trends helps users to perform operational analysis and assists with scheduling preventive maintenance, resulting in improved uptime and efficiency.
Save time through remote controlling
Users can access several parameters through a second control unit that could, for example, be mounted at a drill rig. Through this second point-of-use controller, operators can manage the eco-mode, dynamic flow boost, multi-pressure/flow settings and emergency stop. This remote monitoring can be hard-wired or through RRC radio connection.
More robust and tough controller
The Xc4004 smart air controller display is anti-glare, freeze-free and IP67 rated, providing the necessary protection from water, dust and dirt contamination. To further increase reliability, Atlas Copco designed the controller to be compact and contain limited connectors. No matter where the compressor is required to operate, the controller will rise to the challenge.
The smart Xc4004 controller offers a solution for every emission regulation. Lastly, one Xc4004 controller replaces seven different controller models from the past. This will also improve efficiency and ease of use when owning and operating several Atlas Copco compressors.
Source: Atlas Copco