Atlas Copco to showcase latest innovations in clean drive technology at bauma 2019

Published 7/3 at 17:07

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 bauma 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.

Atlas Copco will be unveiling a new range of clean drive technology equipment: the E-air electric powered portable compressors, and the battery powered HiLight Z3+ light tower at the Munich show. These new clean drive technologies offer an alternative to diesel driven units in metropolitan construction areas and public events. 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, Atlas Copco’s integration of fixed speed and variable speed driven motors within its Stage V compliant diesel powered construction equipment are of benefit. 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. 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, 20% smaller footprint than comparable models on the market, reduced engine emissions, faster ‘plug and play’ paralleling, enhanced fuel economy, 24h autonomy and lower total cost of ownership. 

Furthermore, Atlas Copco will showcase the new Smart Air XC4004 compressor controller, which is IP67 rated and enables users to increase uptime via an easy to use interface. In addition, the latest models from the XATS portable compressor range, which feature the intuitive PACE system will be presented. This provides the versatility to select multiple pressure and flow settings, enabling operators to improve utilisation of a single compressor and increase their return on investment. 

In the run-up to bauma, Atlas Copco is set to announce new additions to its WEDA+ range of electric submersible pumps, including new solutions for sludge and slurry applications. 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. 

Visitors to the show will also have the opportunity to learn about the latest version of the FleetLink telematics system that enables operators to track the location and utilisation of their assets in real time by scanning the QR code displayed on all Atlas Copco units. Easy access is provided to all relevant content through the PowerConnect app including 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.

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