ROCK HILL, S.C. (July 6, 2017) — Atlas Copco has won a 2017 Red Dot Design Award for its 8-series portable air compressors, including the XAS 110 model available in the United States. The prestigious international awards honor outstanding product design.
The Atlas Copco compressors were recognized for elevating design standards for size, weight, efficiency and performance. The range includes a new version of the durable HardHat canopy, which resists corrosion and fading and first received a Red Dot Design Award in 2006.
The XAS 110 delivers 110 cfm of air power for a variety of pneumatic tools, such as breakers and chippers. Its 22-horsepower Kubota diesel engine meets Tier 4 Final emission standards without requiring exhaust aftertreatment components or filters, giving the operator maximum uptime between service intervals.
“Our product design continues to focus on customer benefits such as performance, ease of use, efficiency and minimal service needs,” said Jim O’Brien, business line manager for Power & Flow Products. “We are honored that the XAS 110 has received this prestigious design award.”
The 8-Series compressors are up to 15 percent smaller and consume up to 12 percent less fuel than comparable models. The XAS 110 footprint is just 26 square feet for easy maneuverability through narrow, cramped jobsites. Its small footprint also gives operators more space to move around the compressor when using pneumatic tools, and it makes storage in a garage or rental yard easy. The compressor weighs 1,100 pounds — as much as 250 pounds less than similar compressors — cutting fuel costs associated with towing.
The compressor features a stepless, fully automatic regulator, which optimizes fuel consumption by adjusting the engine’s speed to accommodate air demand. This allows the operator to maximize his or her productivity between refills. The XAS 110 also features an anti-airlock system that guarantees starting by eliminating the risk of fuel becoming trapped by air.
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