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ATLAS Copco Compressors & Generators Australia has released rig-mountable compressors that provide OEMs and drillers with fuel efficiency and versatility. The OEM Compressor range includes models providing air capacity from 145L/s to 605L/s with pressure ranging from 12 bar to 30 bar.

The compressors are based on an oil-injected rotary screw design and can be powered by diesel engine and hydraulic or electric motors. It can be mounted onto drill rigs, trucks or other vehicles. The design has a low specific energy requirement, allowing engine size to be minimised leading to increased fuel efficiency.

The range is suitable for applications including water, oil and gas drilling, reverse circulation, blast hole drilling and pile driving. The compressor element design incorporates improvements in lubrication, bearings and balanced piston. Easy access to common maintenance points is provided and removable side panels have been incorporated to enable access to oil filters and drains for routine maintenance. The lightweight compressors allow rig builders and OEMs to select smaller vehicles which minimise transport costs.

Atlas Copco has also launched its new Advanced Care Maintenance program. The program is aimed at supporting customers during the buildup phase and in the field. It offers three levels of support, ranging from simply supplying the parts through to supplying parts and performing all maintenance.

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