Atlas Copco unveils battery powered portable compressor
By Catrin Jones05 May 2023
Sweden-based manufacturer Atlas Copco unveiled the new B-Air battery compressor prototype at its ‘Journey to a Sustainable Future’ event in Antwerp, Belgium.
Designed for ‘toughness’, Maarten Vermeiren, product marketing manager sustainability and digitalisation for Atlas Copco Portable Air Division, said the B-Air was launched in response to user demand for a battery solution on site.
The B-Air 185-12 features 5-12 bar of pressure, a stable flow rate of 5.4-3.7 m3/min and 55-kWh battery storage capacity.
Atlas Copco said that the battery compressor is scheduled to go into production in September, using a compact and modular concept with multiple autonomy variants.
Upon its reveal to Atlas Copco’s dealers and users, the company said that the product features no local emissions and emits low noise pollution. In addition, Atlas Copco highlighted that the battery compressor matches the performance and typical daily use of a regular diesel-powered compressor.
Vermeiran added that the compressor also has the potential to save up to 70% of energy in comparison to a traditional diesel fuel compressor.
The event focused on how those within the industry can partner to increase sustainable solutions and reduce the impact on the environment. The company added that the launch is aligned with Atlas Copco’s goal to have a sustainable alternative available for each diesel product by 2030.
The B-Air is connection free and allows the user to move the battery air compressor around the site depending on where it is needed.