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Atlas Copco exhibits compact XAS 90 portable air compressor at The Rental Show


Atlas Copco’s XAS 90 air compressor is a cost-effective option for utility and pneumatic-tool applications demanding as much as 88 cubic feet per minute of air power. The compressor, like all Atlas Copco portable air compressors, keeps cost of ownership low due to its simple maintenance and minimal fuel consumption.

Atlas Copco is exhibiting the XAS 90 Feb. 21-24, 2016 at booth 4047 during The Rental Show.

“We took day-to-day functionality and ROI into account when developing the XAS 90,” said Michael Sagermann, Atlas Copco vice president and business line manager, portable energy. “Aside from bringing no-nonsense power to one-person, one-tool jobs, it saves users time and money.”

Atlas Copco’s HardHat® canopy, which is made of highly durable, weather-resistant polyethylene, protects the compressor’s 24-horsepower Kubota diesel engine from dust and debris to minimize repairs. The canopy also resists corrosion and fading, virtually eliminating the need to repaint while contributing to its low cost of ownership and high resale value.

In addition to the canopy, a two-stage air intake filter with service indicator prevents dust and dirt from flowing into the engine and, ultimately, the compressor. Plus, the service indicator alerts the operator when the filter needs changing.

The engine meets Tier 4 Final emission standards without requiring any exhaust aftertreatment components or filters, giving the operator maximum uptime between service intervals. The compressor optimizes fuel consumption with its stepless, fully automatic regulator. The regulator continuously adjusts the engine’s speed to accommodate air demand, which allows the operator to maximize his or her productivity between refills.

The compressor’s spillage-free frame contains 100 percent of the unit’s fluids if a leak occurs. This eliminates the risk of accidentally contaminating jobsites and gives the contractor peace of mind on environmentally sensitive projects.

Operators easily maneuver the XAS 90 through narrow, cramped workspaces thanks to its small footprint. The compressor requires less than 40 square feet of working space, which can give operators more space to move around the compressor while using a pneumatic tool. Its small footprint makes storage in a garage or rental yard easy, too.

The XAS 90 weighs less than larger compressors, which cuts fuel costs associated with towing. The 1,165-pound compressor is mounted to a single-axle trailer for maximum portability; it can even be towed by small automobiles. The trailer axle can be removed to accommodate a support frame that can be mounted to a truck bed, trailer or any other platform, making the compressor ideal for utility and small-scale sandblasting applications.

Additionally, the XAS 90’s controls are grouped on a single panel to provide quick, hassle-free operation. Atlas Copco uses similar controls on all of its compressors, which makes it easy for operators to switch between models without requiring additional training. And a durable cover protects the controls against harsh worksite conditions and weather.

Atlas Copco also offers a wide range of optional features for the compressor, including wheel chocks, a loose ball coupling and an Occupational Safety and Health Administration-rated valve that automatically shuts off the air flow if a surge occurs, which prevents a loose hose from whipping and minimizes the risk of injuries.

For more information please contact:

  • Sofie Gielen, Marketing Communications Director Mining, Rock Excavation and Construction LLC
    Telephone: 720-235-2325; Fax: 303-288-8828

Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area provides construction and demolition tools, portable compressors, pumps and generators, lighting towers, and compaction and paving equipment. The business area offers specialty rental and provides service through a global network. Construction Technique innovates for sustainable productivity in infrastructure, civil works, oil and gas, energy, drilling and road construction projects. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Belgium, Spain, Germany, Sweden, the United States, China, India and Brazil. More information: 800-732-6762,,, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Google+.