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

XAS 188 CD 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. A broad range of undercarriage formats, factory and locally installed options are available. Special attention has been given to the overall product quality, user friendliness, ease of serviceability, and economical operation to ensure best in class cost of ownership.

View and/or Download XAS 188 CD: Datasheet / Brochure


XC2003 Controller Functionality:

Displayed while running

- Hours

- Fuel level


- Outlet pressure


• Operational Buttons

- Start and stop of the unit

- View measurements, settings and alarms

- Multi position cursor to navigate menus


• Compressor measurements displayed

- Running hours

- Fuel level

- Clock

- Battery voltage

- Running hours

- Regulating pressure

- Emergency stop count

- Average fuel consumption

- Minor and major service counters in hours and



• 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

- High DPF soot level


• Alarms

- View current & historical alarms present

- History of last 20 alarms and events with time

and date stamps

- DM1 & DM2: View current engine codes



• Settings

- Manual regeneration of DPF

- Reset service timers

- Diagnostics for engine ECU

- Language settings

- Unit of measure changes


Model   XAS 188 CD
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)
Compressor oil capacity US Gal (L) 2.5 (9.7)
Air Compressor outlets   2 x 3⁄4”
Max. ambient temperature (at sea level) °F (°C) 122 (50)
Maximum altitude ft (m) TBD
Minimum starting temperature (without cold weather options) °F (°C) 14 (-10)
Minimum starting temperature (with cold weather options) °F (°C) TBD
Engine Caterpillar


Emissions Regulation US EPA Tier 4 Final
US EPA Engine Family   EKBXL02.4END
Output at rated speed (2700 rpm) HP 48,8
Number of cylinders   4
Aspiration   Turbocharged
Displacement cu in (L) 135 (2.21)
Engine speed (Unloaded) rpm 1600
Engine speed (Maximum loaded) rpm 2800
Engine oil capacity US Gal (L) 2.05 (7.76)
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) 1.92 (7.26)
Fuel consumption at 50% load Gal/Hr (L/Hr) 1.69 (6.40)
Fuel consumption at 25% load Gal/Hr (L/Hr) 1.24 (4.69)
Fuel consumption at 0% load Gal/Hr (L/Hr) 1.02 (3.86)
Electrical System (Negative Ground) V 12
Battery Capacity (Cold Cranking Amps) A 725

Applications & Use Cases

Handheld Pneumatic Tools

Atlas Copco handheld pneumatic breaker TEX 150PE

Atlas Copco's XAS 188 CD 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

Railway bridge renovation in Lithuania

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

Applications & Use Cases

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