We have a good mix of compressors in our diesel range
What are the main applications of mobile air compressors in construction, mining and drilling operations? What is the current demand trend? Portable air compressors play a crucial role in providing consistent, reliable air in mining, infrastructure and construction applications. The mining application in particular is a segment of immense importance, considering the number of aggregates required for infrastructure and construction projects. Likewise, the extraction of minerals such as iron ore, manganese, coal, limestone, etc. with reliable portable air compressors with the lowest possible power consumption is an important application in metal mining. Likewise, all infrastructure and construction projects start with excavations where portable compressors are needed, and then the whole chain of work begins. Infrastructure, mining, quarrying and water wells are the four main segments of the portable compressor business. With the increased emphasis on road development and the revival of the mining and quarrying segment, the demand for portable compressors continues. In addition, the water well segment also contributes to the demand for large compressors for borehole applications. In the years to come, we look forward to infrastructure and mining projects gaining momentum, providing us with continued opportunities to touch lives and improve the infrastructure needs of people across the region. India. We expect slow and dizzying growth in the short term, but stability and better growth in the long term. We have a state-of-the-art factory in Chakan, Pune which is double the capacity of our previous facility and has the ability to be doubled if required to meet growing customer demands. What are the key productivity parameters of mobile air compressors? Our goal is to continuously deliver innovative Atlas Copco technology so that customers’ increased expectations for quality and service are always met. Atlas Copco is a major R&D investor in India and, as an innovation leader, we are focused on localizing Atlas Copco’s proven technology. We are constantly developing and introducing new technologies to meet local application needs. We have a good mix of compressors in our diesel range with the following productivity parameters: from 160 cfm to 1250 cfm, pressure range from 7 bar to 35 bar covering various applications, we also have an advanced electric range from 45 kw up to 132 kw (300 cfm up to 600 cfm; 7 bar to 14 bar) The range combines light compressors with reduced dimensions, facilitating maneuvers on site. Other key productivity parameters are pressure and flow and we deliver both as promised so that energy efficiency and return on investment are assured. What new products and solutions are offered? What are the features to meet extreme working environments? We are focused on launching breakthrough technologies to make life easier for our customers. Some of the new compressor introductions are the first of their kind in India: The NEW XAS500-185 has many FIRST to its name: only one side for the compressor also as a motor. First portable air compressor to have common drain points. The X-Air850-290 portable air compressor is the latest in the coal mining and water well drilling segment. Lighter and more compact Small footprint, ideal for truck and excavator mounted applications Powerful and fuel efficient What are the eco-friendly features of your product line? Our range of portable electric E-Air compressors, comprising 45 KW, 55 KW, 75 KW, 90 KW, 110 KW and 132 KW, offer the most versatile and comprehensive range of pressure and flow combinations so that our customers can take advantage of all the power of electricity! Atlas Copco aims to contribute to a clean environment with clean and green solutions and our range of E-Air compressors is the right step to achieve this goal. Zero emissions: highly efficient screw element that delivers more power while consuming less energy. Energy efficient engine ensuring zero emissions. property delivered with 65% cost savings compared to diesel compressors: 50% lower running costs 40% lower maintenance costs 30% footprint reduction saves space and therefore reduce transport costs: 50% less than diesel compressors 33% smaller compressor compared to diesel engine compressor Less maintenance time and costs: less than one hour to change oil, separator element , filters, etc. E-Air range compressors are designed to offer a reduced carbon footprint with a higher return on investment, where although the initial investment in price is higher, the return on investment after one year is far greater than that diesel compressors. In the current difficult market conditions, how do you meet the challenges in terms of production, sales and after-sales operations? We have the products to match our upgraded portfolio and our technologically advanced portable air compressors and water well compressors that will continue to support key applications in infrastructure, mining and construction projects. . Our primary focus was and continues to be the safety of our employees and customers. We took the necessary steps early on to ensure social distancing and hygiene standards at our Chakan and Dapodi production facilities located in Pune. We maintain the highest standards of employee care while ensuring that our equipment meets the quality and performance that our customers know and expect. In addition to this, our service team follows strict predefined SOPs for site visits, which are necessary to ensure that our portable air compressors are always operational. We also manage service requests remotely where possible through our Power Connect mobile app designed to assist customers online with parts manuals and step-by-step assistance on the computer or over the phone. What are your future plans in the evolution of the market and operational conditions? The post-Covid world is changing and so are market dynamics. There is a need for speed and higher deliverables such as: Faster production and on-time deliveries New technology that provides productivity and convenience A digital service for remote resolutions with skilled expertise and hands-on training The challenge for manufacturers is to introduce new technologies on a consistent basis. As market leaders, we will launch advanced technology products to grow faster than the industry; for this, we will constantly innovate. Collaboration will be important for a faster recovery for all sectors. Take for example the water well compressor segment. The Tiruchengode Rig Owners Association will play a key role in restarting drilling operations and at Atlas Copco we remain connected and understand their concerns while shaping our portfolio for their future needs. Our close coordination with engine manufacturers and key component suppliers is also what we focus on to ensure that there is a good understanding of the scope of supply in their challenges, if any, on which we can support. Always striving to fuel the future with innovative technology, Atlas Copco is setting new benchmarks in the portable air compressor segment, with the launch of cutting-edge compressors.