Atlas Copco Introduces New Contractor Series of KT Compressors

Fri March 11, 2011 - National Edition

Atlas Copco Compressors has developed a new line of portable piston compressors ideal for light industrial use, applications within the vehicle service market, as well as a wide range of construction applications. The new KT Range is a contractor series that provides compressed air in a portable package while offering durability to withstand daily wear-and-tear.

“Providing dependable compressors for a diverse base of customers and industries remains our primary focus,” said Robert Eshelman, vice president of the industrial air range of Atlas Copco in the United States. “We developed these products using our time-tested and proven technology that complements what we believe is already one of the most expansive ranges on the market.”

The KT Range contractor series features seven new electric and gas-powered models, delivering up to 25.3 cfm at 100 psi, in a low-profile design complete with a semi-pneumatic wheel. Each model is made in the United States and ready for distribution to customers.

Electric models range from 1.5 to 2 hp (1 to 1.5 kW) and include special features such as a start-stop pressure switch control, a fully enclosed belt guard, tank drains and a discharge valve.

The gas-driven models provide additional power, ranging from 5.5 to 12.75 hp (4 to 9.5 kW), and offer additional features beyond those included with the electric models, including engine slowdown (pilot valve) and low-oil level engine protection.

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