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Old 06-05-2009, 10:53 AM   #1
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Default Atlas Copco vs. Ingersoll Rand (big dog stuff)

Ok not for my shop but for work.. We have a IR compressor that has been installed for 13 years and its done.. almost a record for the amount of hours it has on it LOL


So we are getting quotes for a new system.. the quote for the new IRN30H-CC is 9,000$ more than the quote we got for the Atlas Copco GA22VSD-FF

Now the Atlas come with a built in dryer and the IR quote is with a D255NC Nirvana dryer, and the coltroller with the Atlas quote is better.. but the tanks and filters are the same.. the quotes are just for parts not installed...

So are we comparing aples to apples here? Is Atlas Copco not as good as IR? As a garage/shop guy i would love aIR because everyone knows them to make good products.. but Atlas does not make smaller units for home users it seems.. so no one knows about them.. but I think they are the biggest compressor company in the world.
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:01 AM   #2
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Default Re: Atlas Copco vs. Ingersoll Rand (big dog stuff)

" but Atlas does not make smaller units for home users it seems.. so no one knows about them.. but I think they are the biggest compressor company in the world. "

Wow, that is almost unheard of these days. I would say that this is a good sign, in that they have not found a need to prostitute their name and reputation, by catering to a market that doesn't have a clue.
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:11 AM   #3
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Default Re: Atlas Copco vs. Ingersoll Rand (big dog stuff)

Yeah looking in to it more it seems that they do have a smaller link the KT series.. But you ask 10 guys about IR or Atlas Copco.. almost all will know IR.. but not many will know about Atlas Copco

But they own CP so thath where they prostitute out there product
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Old 06-09-2009, 01:37 PM   #4
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Default Re: Atlas Copco vs. Ingersoll Rand (big dog stuff)

Atlas Copco's smaller Screw units are branded as Chicago Pneumatis QRS up to 30hp. they are actually the same as Quincy's. they are both good, but the CP is a lot less expensive and has a much better warranty.
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:12 PM   #5
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Default Re: Atlas Copco vs. Ingersoll Rand (big dog stuff)

Atlas-Copco makes world class products. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them over IR, especially if there is a price advantage.
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Default Re: Atlas Copco vs. Ingersoll Rand (big dog stuff)

There's a BIG A/C distributor in SE Wisconsin.... they probably outsell every other brand in the area hands down... or so I've been told.
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:59 PM   #7
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Check out Eaton Compressor. I've had good luck with them.

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Old 07-12-2009, 08:59 PM   #8
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Eaton compressors are fantastic. The customer service is great and they last. A lot of it is made in china but it still has to meet the standards or requirements of the company. It is a great compressor, not to mention 18cfm @ 90 psi for a 60 gal vertical. I can run 2 grinders endlessly without running out of air supply. Another pro is that it is not loud at all. Ony con is that parts are made in china.
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Default Re: Atlas Copco vs. Ingersoll Rand (big dog stuff)

I love my 7.5 hp Eaton.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:25 PM   #10
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Default Re: Atlas Copco vs. Ingersoll Rand (big dog stuff)

All I can add is that the Toyota Tundra plant in San Antonio uses Atlas Copco air tools on the line. I saw them using them when I took a tour. I would assume, maybe wrongly, that they use the compressors also.

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Old 07-12-2009, 10:34 PM   #11
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Default Re: Atlas Copco vs. Ingersoll Rand (big dog stuff)

at work we have 2 of the atlas copco 50hp units
if you air demands vary alot and you have the option to upgrade to the VFD units, do it.
if you have a large variable demand in the air volume needed you will save big money in energy usage

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