The Atlas Copco XAS 188 KD is a single-stage oil-injected rotary screw type air compressor, powered by a liquid-cooled, three cylinder diesel engine.

XAS 188 KD Tile

The unit consists of an air end, diesel engine, cooling circuit, air/oil separation and control systems - all enclosed within a sound dampened HardHatTM polyethylene shell. Unique features – 110% fluid containment, internal toolbox, external lifting eye, new easy to use controller XC1004

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XC2003 Controller Functionality:

Displayed while running

- Hours

- Fuel level


- Outlet pressure


• Operational Buttons

- Start and stop of the unit

- View measurements, settings and alarms

- Graphical representations of the alarms


• Compressor measurements displayed

- Running hours

- Fuel level

- Clock

- Battery voltage

- Regulating pressure

- Minor and major service counters in hours and


- Compressor element temperature


• Engine measurements displayed

- Current fuel rate

- Engine coolant temperature

- Engine oil pressure

- Engine RPM


• Warnings and Shutdowns

- High temperature engine coolant

- High temperature compressor oil

- Engine oil pressure

- Low fuel level


• Alarms

- View current & historical alarms present

- DM1: View current engine codes (SPN/FMI)


• Settings

- Reset service timers

- Diagnostics for engine ECU

- Unit of measure changes


Model   XAS 188 KD
Actual free air delivery (FAD) cfm  189
Normal effective working pressure Psi 100
Maximum unloading pressure Psi 125
Minimum working pressure Psi 58
Max. sound pressure level @ 23’ (7m) at normal working speed & pressure   76
Compression Stages   1
Air Receiver Capacity US Gal (L) 4.76 (18.0)
Approximate air outlet temperature °F (°C) 200 (93)
Air Compressor outlets   2 x 3⁄4”
Max. ambient temperature (at sea level) °F (°C) 122 (50)
Maximum altitude ft (m) 9842 (3000)
Minimum starting temperature (without cold weather options), standard TBV °F (°C) 14 (-10)
Minimum starting temperature (with cold weather options) °F (°C) -13 (-25)
Engine Kubota


Emissions Regulation US EPA Tier 4 Final
US EPA Engine Family   KKBXL01.8EMD
Output at rated speed (2700 rpm) HP 49,6
Number of cylinders   3
Aspiration   Turbocharged
Displacement cu in (L) 111.4 (1.82)
Engine speed (Unloaded) rpm 1800
Engine speed (Maximum loaded) rpm 2700
Engine oil capacity US Gal (L) 1.62 (6.1)
Engine coolant capacity US Gal (L) 2.6 (9.9)
Fuel tank capacity US Gal (L) 27 (102)
Fuel consumption at 100% load Gal/Hr (L/Hr) 2.37 (8.97)
Fuel consumption at 75% load Gal/Hr (L/Hr) 2.15 (8.14)
Fuel consumption at 50% load Gal/Hr (L/Hr) 1.69 (6.40)
Fuel consumption at 25% load Gal/Hr (L/Hr) 1.35 (5.11)
Fuel consumption at 0% load Gal/Hr (L/Hr) 1.13 (4.28)
Electrical System (Negative Ground) V 12
Battery Capacity (Cold Cranking Amps) A 725

Applications & Use Cases

Handheld Pneumatic Tools

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Atlas Copco's XAS 188 KD air compressors are indispensable on any job site. For everyday tools such as impact wrenches and pile drivers as well as nails guns and sanders, a powerful force is essential.

Abrasive Blasting

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The complete line of air compressors by Atlas Copco are excellent for abrasive blasting and are useful for municipalitites, food processing, and bridge maintanance.

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