Atlas Copco Launches X-Air 850-290 Mobile Compressor

30% fuel savings, 32% smaller footprint, and 13% lighter than 1000/1100 cfm class models

Atlas Copco’s X-Air 850-290 portable air compressor is a drilling unit that is ruggedly designed to meet the needs of the demanding coal mining and water well drilling segments. The X-Air 850-290 is dual pressure – 17 bar (246psi) and 20 bar (290psi), and principally truck or excavator-mounted. It is capable of powering water well drilling approx. from 600 to 800* feet (4.5-inch class) and at a very economical cost-per-foot.

Atlas Copco Launches X-Air 850-290 Mobile Compressor

Meanwhile, in coal mining applications it can power 6.5-inch class blasthole drilling at an economical cost. Compared to its contemporary, XR1000/1100, the X-Air 850-290 is remarkably lightweight – 13%* lighter, compact – 32%* smaller, and an incredible 30%* more fuel efficient. (*engineering parameters, subject to actual site conditions). And with its latest anti-vibration mounts the X-Air 850-290 only delivers good vibes!

With an operating window that stretches from temperatures ranging from freezing up to 55oC, the X-Air 850-290 enjoys a best-in-class canopy, advanced control electronics, and easy single-sided servicing. It is powered by a six-cylinder Ashok Leyland electronic diesel engine, which at normal shaft speeds delivers 233 kW of engine power.

Tony Van Herbruggen, General Manager, Power Technique, Atlas Copco India, commented, “The X-Air 850-290 is a game changing compressor that is specifically designed to meet the needs of the demanding coal mining and water well drilling sectors. Its compact dimensions, lighter weight, performance ability, and fuel efficiency – all combine to deliver great customer value. Its state-of-the-art digital controller and ease of maintenance contribute to a higher return on investment and lower service costs.”

Features

Advanced XC2003 controller
  • IP65: fully dust and waterproof
  • LCD colour screen
  • Simple interface for pressure setting
  • Easy diagnostics
Remote monitoring
  • Standard supply with Smartlink/Corebox
  • Location, hours, and operational status captured
Ease of maintenance
  • Long service intervals – 500-hours engine maintenance
  • Single sided servicing
  • Big doors for easy access to service points
  • Heavy-duty air filters with pre-cleaners
  • Simple vessel cover design for easy service
  • Less than one hour to change the oil separator element
Compact dimensions & high resale value
  • Robust and reliable design
  • Long life bodywork coating
The X-Air 850-290 is a revolutionary compressor that combines high performance with reliability and low cost of ownership. It is also smaller, lighter, and more fuel efficient than its contemporary.

*engineering parameters, subject to actual site conditions.
NBM&CW September 2022
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