What's New at Bauma 2016
Atlas Copco PACE to portable compressors
Atlas Copco is launching two multi-use portable compressors featuring a PACE system (Pressure Adjusted through Cognitive Electronics), which enables multiple pressure and flow settings to precisely suit the application need.
The versatility of the XAVS 186 means a single compressor, which can be set to operate anywhere between 7 and 14 bar, provides power for jobs that previously would have required multiple machines.
Using the intuitive PACE system, the XATS 186 can be set at intervals of 0.2 between 7 and 10 bar, while the XAVS 186 can be customised in the same way between 7 and 14 bar.
As a result, users can accurately match air flow and pressure to their needs with only one machine, whether the compressor is used in abrasive blasting, quarrying, construction drilling or powering handled tools.
Free air delivery ranges from 9.8 to11.4 m³/min for the XATS 186 and 10.1 to 11.4 m³/min for the XAVS 186. The 186 range extends the compressor oil service interval to 1,000 hours or every two years, which helps maximise uptime and minimise costs.
Both models incorporate Atlas Copco’s acclaimed air element and a John Deere Stage IV engine. When coupled with the PACE system, the end result is a compressor that offers improved efficiency, reliability and durability while keeping the total cost of ownership as low as possible.
Being lightweight and compact, the 186 compressors are easily towed and a number of towing accessories are available as options.
Three from Snorkel
Snorkel launched three new global products on their stand at Bauma 2016.
The show featured Snorkel’s new mid-size telescopic boom lift family, which is now in production and ready to order.
The company also displayed the largest model in the family, the Snorkel 660SJ. The model delivers a 20.3 m (66-ft) maximum platform height, with 18.0 m (58-ft 6-in) maximum outreach and a lift capacity of 272kg (600 lbs.)
It is the largest model in the new family of four telescopic boom lifts. The new booms feature Snorkels quick-disconnect tri-entry platform and Snorkel Guard secondary guarding system as standard.
The boom lifts have powerful constant four-wheel drive, and also feature a fully proportional, open-loop hydraulic system with all joystick controls.
New Electric Slab Scissor Lift Models
Snorkel showed two new additions to their electric slab scissor lift family. The new S3215E and S3220E models join the existing family of four hydraulic drive lifts.
The S3215E delivers a working height of 6.5 m (21 ft.) and can lift up to 272 kg (600 lbs.). The S3220E delivers a working height of 8.1 m (26 ft.), and a substantial lift capacity of 408 kg (900 lbs.).
These models have been requested by European customers, where there is a focus on higher capacities.
Snorkel has recently upgraded their scissor lift family with the addition of proportional descent for more precise positioning when lowering the platform, as well as a new easy-slide extension deck mechanism.
New Electric Drive TM12E
Another first on the stand was Snorkel’s new electric drive version of the TM12 self-propelled telescopic mast lift. Branded the TM12E, it will lift up to 227 kg (500 lbs.) to a platform height of up to 3.65 m (12 ft.), and weighs in at 840 kg (1,850 lbs).