International construction equipment manufacturer Chicago Pneumatic has introduced new versions of its popular CPS 11.0 (7 bar) and CPS 11-12 (12 bar) portable compressors for the European market. The powerful and extremely reliable compressors feature EU compliant Stage 3B engines and a new electronic control panel which makes them easy for users to operate, monitor and service. Built for tough construction and maintenance applications, the CPS 11.0 and CPS 11-12 portable compressors are perfect for surface drilling, abrasive blasting and ice blasting, and excel in road work and shotcrete pumping. The 12-bar variant is also suitable for special applications such as fibre optic cabling, with the higher working pressure enabling the CPS 11-12 compressor to push cabling through longer pipeline distances without incurring pressure loss. Significantly, the CPS 11.0 and CPS 11-12 compressors feature new Deutz engines which are fully compliant with EU Stage 3B emission standards. The compressors’ powerful engine uses Exhaust Gas Recirculation technology in combination with a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst and, for the CPS 11-12 a Diesel Particulate Filter, to sharply reduce the output of particulate matter and nitrogen oxides. As a result, the CPS 11.0 and CPS 11-12 are more environmentally friendly than previous models and provide operators with the benefit of increased fuel efficiency at partial load. Another major new feature is the easy-to-use central electronic controller thatprovides operators with an improved user interface and straight forward control and monitoring options. The electronic controls also make it easy for operators to quickly start and stop the compressor and regulate automatic cool-down after the unit has been running at full load. With large 175 litre fuel tanks the CPS 11.0 and CPS 11-12 compressors provide operators with outstanding fuel autonomy that enables the compressors to be run non-stop at full load for an entire shift without refueling. A fully automatic step-less speed regulator also means the engine speed can be adapted to air demand. Additional options include a braked undercarriage with a fixed or height adjustable tow bar, a non-braked undercarriage with fixed tow bar, jockey wheel, leg support and several towing eye options.