Throughout 2019, Atlas Copco will introduce several mobile electric Variable Speed Drive (VSD) air compressors to its E-Air range: from 250 up to 1100 cfm. These plug-and-play, electric-powered compressors are the ideal solution when working in a low emission zone. The absence of diesel emissions, combined with the low noise levels (as low as 61 dB(A)), make the E-Air range the perfect match for underground applications like mining or tunnelling, as air ventilation is a part of their running costs. While the fixed-speed electric compressor needs a start-up current peak, the VSD electric range offers best-in-class versatility.Efficiency is further aided by the optimal combination of the Variable Speed Drive and permanent magnet motor. Finally, it offers many features that are required in tough environments. A full range of VSD electric compressors will be launched at Bauma 2019.Hendrik Timmermans, Vice-President of Atlas Copco’s Portable Air division, commented: “From enhanced efficiency to improved noise levels and no diesel engine emissions, the benefits of going electric within specific applications cannot be overstated. The new Variable Speed Drive electric compressor r...