Atlas Copco unveils new QAS5 generators
First publishedin Aggregates Business Europe
Atlas Copco has launched the fifth generation of its flagship QAS generators range.
The new QAS5 models are said to offer end users in the construction, quarrying, events and industrial sectors quieter operation, a 20% smaller footprint than comparable models on the market, reduced engine emissions, faster plug-and-play paralleling, enhanced fuel economy, 24hr autonomy and lower total cost of ownership.
As a consequence, the QAS5 range helps customers to improve their fleet utilisation and return on investment.
The QAS5 range has been developed to provide generator users with a smooth transition towards the phased adoption of EU Stage V engine emission standards in 2019/20. The first five models in the range are new versions of the QAS 80, 100, 120, 150 and 200 generators. All include optimised Stage IIIA engines, a high-capacity fuel tank and integrated variable speed drive (VSD) motor to power the cooling fan. These features combine to provide users with an average 5% reduction in fuel consumption compared to the industry average for equivalent models.
With larger capacity and fully EU Stage V compliant models set to be introduced in the coming years, the QAS5 range offers customers a clear pathway towards Stage V adoption and beyond.
Adrian Ridge, president of Atlas Copco’s Power and Flow division, said: “The fifth and latest generation of QAS gensets are designed from the outset to meet end-users’ evolving needs for sustainable productivity, increased operational flexibility and compliance with environmental and regulatory obligations.”