Atlas Copco to showcase latest technologies at Bauma 2019

ATLAS Copco has revealed it will showcase new sustainable portable air, power and flow equipment at Bauma 2019 in Munich.

The manufacturer said the new innovations will reduce operational expenditure through “enhanced clean drive technology, connectivity and versatility”.

Andrew Walker, president of the Atlas Copco power technique business area said, “Our forthcoming innovations are powered by the latest advances in lithium-ion batteries, Stage V compatible engines and energy-efficient electric motors – combined with digitalisation 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 added that it will use the exhibition to advise firms on Stage V engine regulations. Atlas Copco will launch a free e-guide prior to Bauma that outlines implications for operators, and how it applies to current and future design and use of portable compressors, dewatering pumps, light towers and generators.

The stand line-up will feature 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 technologies, Atlas Copco said, offer an alternative for diesel driven units in “metropolitan construction areas and public events”.

In areas where it is not possible to use electric or battery-powered technologies, the manufacturer said customers can benefit from the firm’s integration of fixed-speed and variable speed driven motors within its Stage V compliant diesel-powered construction equipment. New innovations to be exhibited include the latest models from the QAS5 generator range, as well as the new QAS VSG generator with variable speed technology.

Atlas Copco will also showcase the new Smart Air XC4004 compressor controller, which is said to allow users to increase uptime by providing fast insights via an “easy-to-use interface”. The latest models from the XATS portable compressor range will also be in attendance, featuring the PACE system (Pressure Adjusted through Cognitive Electronics). This enables operators to select multiple pressure and flow settings.

In the run-up to Bauma, Atlas Copco said it will be announcing new additions to its WEDA+ range of electric submersible pumps; including new solutions for sludge and slurry applications. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about the latest extension of the FleetLink telematics system and the new LightThePower app, which helps users to correctly size their light and power equipment.