Atlas Copco has launched two new inverter power (iP) generators, which offer contractors a lightweight, efficient and reliable source of portable power. The P 2000i and P 3500i models are the latest additions to Atlas Copco’s complete portfolio of portable generators.
Atlas Copco’s new inverters use advanced electronics and magnets to ensure efficiency. An inverter, in essence, produces first high voltage multi-phase AC power. The AC power is then converted to DC. Finally, the DC power is inverted back to clean AC predictable power at the required voltage and frequency.
Easy to operate
Compact and silent
Incorporating fuel tanks of four and 11 litres respectively, the P 2000i and P3500i can run for up to six hours before refuelling, which is a valuable asset on busy construction sites.
Despite their large fuel capacity, the generators are compact and sufficiently lightweight, at 21kg and 45kg, to be easily moved around sites.
The generators are also fitted with noise-reducing canopies to keep engine noise levels at a level of around 63dBA, which is comparable with an electric razor.
Thermal protection enables the generators to operate efficiently even in extreme weather conditions, while automatic voltage control (AVR) ensures clean, consistent and reliable power where it is most needed.
The new iP generators are the latest addition to Atlas Copco’s extensive range of portable power solutions and offer considerable value to users. Construction sites are becoming more demanding in terms of power needs. Low noise levels are required on all metropolitan construction to avoid noise pollution. In addition, wider environmental issues, such as reduction of CO2 emissions, are also a big consideration. Therefore easy transportation and reduced fuel consumption are a firm customer requirement.
Perfect for rental use
These generators sit alongside Atlas Copco’s larger portable generators, including the extensive QEP range, to offer customers a broad choice according to their power needs.
Designed for more intensive use, with higher power levels and extended features, the QEP model is perfect for rental use or larger work sites where the power needs to be shared. The additional safety features found on the QEP R minimise the risk of damage to the generator through misuse, while the model’s on-board differential circuit breaker provides further safety assurance. The final model in the range, the QEP S, which features a noise suppression design, is ideally suited to urban environments where even lower noise levels are required for heavy construction activities.
Atlas Copco is doubling the size of its QES portable generator range with six new models designed to provide predictable power in a greater diversity of applications. The new generators, ranging from 60 to 200 kVA and fitted with John Deere engines, build upon the success of the initial QES line-up, which was launched in 2015 with six Kubota-powered models ranging from 9 to 40 kVA.
By adding more power nodes, these new additions to the QES range give greater scope to customers in the construction and rental markets who simply want reliable and user-friendly generators that can be easily transported to the point where they are needed.
Operating at a frequency of 50 Hz, the range now has higher power capabilities, from the 1,500kg QES 60, with a 160 or 450 litre fuel tank, to the 2,650kg QES 200, which comes with a 375 or 1,125 litre fuel tank. The former offers fuel efficiency of 14.8 litres per hour, at 100% prime power, while the largest in the range delivers an impressive 45.8 litres per hour when working at full load.
Atlas Copco has launched the XATS 900E, an electric portable compressor with the versatility to suit a wide range of demanding applications. The new compressor is equipped with a 160kW motor that is highly efficient and quiet in operation.
The unit is up to 50% smaller and up to 30% lighter than most comparable compressors, with a power-flex frame that supports ease of movement, higher safety and protection from spillage. Additionally, the corrosion-resistant canopy of the compressor is designed for use in all weather conditions, without the need for additional rooms and enclosures.
Compact, lightweight and easy to move, with outstanding ruggedness and durability, the XATS 900E is an excellent choice for rental fleets and customer sites.
The XATS 900E is designed to provide quality air solutions with an inbuilt aftercooler and water separator and can be fitted with optional downstream filtration to further enhance the air quality. Also, the new electric portable compressor features large door panels for easy access and single side service procedures.
The launch of the XATS 900E opens up new options for our customers to harness the power of electric. It combines smart engineering, proven technology and quality components. The XATS 900E, is an outstanding choice when it comes to setting up an efficient job site.
Every autumn thousands of people visit the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Neasden temple) in London to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu ‘Festival of Light’. This year the festival organisers chose Atlas Copco’s LED HiLight towers to light up the walkways, pavements and areas around the temple.
As well as seeing the dazzling displays and ceremonies in the temple, the devotees and visitors mingled with the local community outside the Mandir to enjoy traditional Indian street food. To light their way and keep them safe, Atlas Copco’s HiLight light towers were selected to illuminate walkways, entrances and fire exits during the darker hours.
We were all really impressed with the effectiveness and efficiency of the HiLight LED towers, they were both brighter and illuminated a wider area than the other manufacturer’s metal halide towers we have used in previous years. All the towers were very easy to manoeuvre using their forklift access points and this allowed us to position them with ease and confidence in tight locations. The facilities team were very happy with both the towable (H5+) and the box unit (B5+) light towers.