1 March 2019, 14:25
At BAUMA 2019 Atlas Copco is set to unveil new sustainable portable air, power and flow equipment that reduces operational expenditure through enhanced clean drive technology, connectivity and versatility.
Andrew Walker, President of the Atlas Copco Power Technique Business Area commented: “Our forthcoming innovations are powered by the latest advances in lithium-ion batteries, Stage V compatible engines and energy-efficient electric motors – combined with digitalization and connectivity. By further optimising this equipment through our expertise in drives and controls we are able to provide customers with the solutions required to improve their performance while also supporting efforts to reduce carbon and noise emissions.”
The company will also use the exhibition as a forum to provide companies with guidance about Stage V engine regulations and how its equipment offers a smooth transition towards compliance and beyond. With this in mind, Atlas Copco will launch a free e-guide prior to BAUMA that outlines what Stage V is, its implications for operators, and how it applies to the current and future design and use of portable compressors, dewatering pumps, light towers and generators.
Improving air quality and lowering noise levels are ever present concerns for the public, municipal authorities and those who purchase and use construction equipment. For this reason, Atlas Copco is inviting people attending BAUMA to visit Stand 1108/1, where it will showcase innovative equipment that is quieter, cleaner, smaller in footprint and offers reduced carbon and noise emissions; as well as high levels of performance and versatility.
Indeed, Atlas Copco will unveil a new range of clean drive technology equipment: the E-air electric-powered portable compressors and the near-silent battery-powered HiLight Z3+ light tower. These new clean drive technologies offer an alternative for diesel driven units in metropolitan construction areas and public events. No diesel engine means no refueling, thereby increasing efficiency and autonomy on a working site. In addition, maintenance is optimized and noise levels are decreased. Easy to install and connect, the most important innovation of the E-Air compressors and Z3+ light tower is that they emit no emissions, meaning owners don’t have to worry about any future emission regulations.
In areas where it is not possible to use electric or battery-powered technologies, such as remote locations without access to the grid or in applications with high-power requirements, customers stand to benefit from Atlas Copco’s integration of advanced fixed-speed and variable speed driven motors within its Stage V compliant diesel-powered construction equipment. New innovations to be exhibited in this area include the latest models from the QAS5 generator range, as well as the new QAS VSG generator with variable speed technology: both models offer less fuel consumption and emissions together with a smaller footprint.
The QAS VSG (Variable Speed Generator) represents a gamechanger in terms of operational savings, performance and reliability. The superior low-load performance of the QAS 35 VSG, which features automatic variable speed control from 800 to 2550 rpm and a built-in Power Management System (PMS), enables fuel consumption levels to be reduced by up to 40 per cent against comparable models.
Developed in response to today’s operational challenges, the latest QAS 5 models offer end users in the construction, events and industrial sectors quieter operation, a 20 per cent smaller footprint than comparable models on the market, reduced engine emissions, faster plug-and-play paralleling, enhanced fuel economy, 24 hr autonomy and lower total cost of ownership. As a consequence, the QAS 5 range helps customers to improve their fleet utilization and return on investment.
Furthermore, Atlas Copco will showcase the new Smart Air XC4004 compressor controller, which is IP67 rated and enables users to increase uptime by providing fast insights via an easy-to-use interface. In addition, it will present the latest models from the XATS portable compressor range, which feature the intuitive PACE system (Pressure Adjusted through Cognitive Electronics). This provides the versatility to select multiple pressure and flow settings, enabling operators to improve utilization of a single compressor and increase the return on investment. In addition, visitors can experience a wide range of handheld tools.
In the run-up to BAUMA, Atlas Copco will also announce new additions to its WEDA+ range of electric submersible pumps; including new solutions for sludge and slurry applications. Meanwhile, at the exhibition itself the company will showcase its complete portfolio of surface pumps. This includes the PAS dry pump solution that supports many different applications; such as sewage, metropolitan construction and emergencies. Experts will also be on hand to explain why WEL pumps represent the optimum solution for well-point applications.
Visitors to will also have the opportunity to learn about the latest extension of the FleetLink telematics system that enables operators to track the location and utilization of their assets in real-time. Meanwhile, by scanning the QR code displayed on all Atlas Copco units easy access is provided to all relevant content through the PowerConnect app: manuals, spare parts, service videos and much more. In addition, Atlas Copco will be launching the new LightThePower app to help customers correctly size their light and power equipment, and achieve easy paralleling.
Source: Atlas Copco