Atlas Copco launches new 30 and 25 bar compressors for heavy-duty drilling
Atlas Copco is launching two new high-pressure, high-volume air compressors: the XRXS 566 (XRXS 1206) for 30 bar (435 psi) operation and the XRVS 606 (XRVS 1256) for 25 bar (365 psi) operation. These units have been specifically designed to meet the ever increasing demands of the drilling industry for efficient production, more drilled meters, faster penetration and higher profitability.
In the XRXS 566 (XRXS 1206) and the XRVS 606 (XRVS 1256), Atlas Copco has developed a new generation of high-pressure compressors that combines drilling efficiency, component reliability and operating safety specifically designed for the down-the-hole drilling market.
Tests on granitic subsoil have shown that the XRVS 606 (XRVS 1256) ensures a penetration rate of 0.8m/min (2.62ft/min), whilst the XRXS 566 (XRXS 1206) is capable of a penetration rate 20% higher at 1 m/min (3.28ft/min). Both of these new compressors provide a marked increase on the performance of competitor compressors, which equates to sustainable profitability for the owners.