Atlas Copco Power Technique (AC) has introduced the XAS 188, a single-stage, oil-injected rotary screw type air compressor. The compressor is powered by a Kubota Tier 4 Final, liquid-cooled, three-cylinder diesel engine.

In a release, the company says the XAS 188 brings a lower total cost of ownership, the highest efficiency in compressed air, a best-in-class service, and user-friendly features like easy transportation. The company calls it an environmentally friendly option for contractors.

Now available in the U.S., AC Power Technique says this model is the most popular in the small diesel AC air compressor range, which also includes the XAS 110 (110 cfm at 100 psi) and the XATS 250 (250 cfm at 150 psi).

The XAS 188 delivers 189 cfm at 2.37 gallons per hour. The 27-gallon fuel tank allows operation for more than 11 hours at full-load. The diesel engine offers an output of 49.6 horsepower at a rated speed of 2,700 rpm. The engine starts the compressor at 14 degrees Fahrenheit with a standard glow-plug or a cold start option starts the machine at -13 degrees Fahrenheit.

A newly designed air-end element includes a gear box, which demands less power from the engine while delivering more air flow. The result, the company says, is less fuel consumption and more productivity on the job.

The XAS 188 features a longer service interval: 1,500 hours or two years when using synthetic compressor oil.

Other features include:

  • A new spin-on compressor oil separator, which simplifies maintenance.
  • The HardHat heavy double polyethylene shell, which opens at 60 degrees to allow the operator easy access to service all internal components. The shell dampens noise, and is dent and UV resistant. It is also equipped with a large internal toolbox.
  • A new, user-friendly Xc1004 controller regulates the entire machine. This includes a battery disconnect to prevent the battery from power loss when the XAS 188 is not in use.
  • The large 3.5-inch display.
  • Heavy-duty, single-axle trailer with 15-inch tires and external lifting eye, which allows for easy access in getting the unit on and off the jobsite.

The XAS 188 features many different options to include on the machine. For information on this compressor or other AC compressors, visit

Atlas Copco Power Technique is a business area of Atlas Copco, based in Stockholm, serves segments ranging from compressors and air treatment systems to construction, mining and drilling equipment. The company, founded in 1873, has thousands of employees worldwide and operates in more than 180 countries. Atlas Copco in North America operates in more than 109 locations and employs more than 4,500 people in the United States. For more information, visit