Atlas Copco New Series of Pneumatic Handheld Breakers Features Ergonomic Improvements

Updated Sep 28, 2010

WESTFIELD, Mass. – Atlas Copco Construction Tools LLC introduces its new TEX pneumatic handheld breaker series. Featuring vibration reduction and other ergonomic upgrades for enhanced operator comfort and productivity, the breakers are ideal for concrete and asphalt breaking applications. 


Models in the new line include the 34-pound TEX 140PS and 42-pound TEX 180PS. Each breaker comes standard with an innovative SOFSTART two-step trigger that allows the operator to fully control the chisel when starting a cut. Additionally, the air inlet swivel rotates easily, even under full pressure. 


Two ergonomic, vibration-reduced versions of the standard units, the TEX 150PE and TEX 190PE, are available with spring-loaded handles and a unique hand-and-arm protection system (HAPS) that combine to prevent 75-percent of harmful vibrations from ever reaching the operator. 


Requiring 53 and 55 cfm of air, respectively, the TEX 140PS/TEX150PE and TEX 180PS/TEX 190PE deliver approximately 1,500 blows per minute. The breakers’ high power-to-weight ratio and low center of gravity allow for easy handling and good operator balance, considerably reducing operator fatigue. 


A wear-resistant polyurethane silencer on each breaker dampens the noise from compressed air pulsations, limiting the sound level of each model to 104 dbA. The silencer’s slim profile allows an unrestricted view of the work area for the operator. 


The new TEX breakers are built with a one-piece, solid-cast housing that eliminates the need for side bolts. With fewer working parts, reliability is enhanced and on-site maintenance is fast and simple. To further reduce wear and machine vibrations during blank hammering, the TEX breakers utilize an air-cushioned piston return. A built-in lubricator contains enough oil for an entire shift to minimize tool wear and can also be used for anti-freeze in cold conditions. 


Atlas Copco is a world leading provider of industrial productivity solutions. The products and services range from compressed air and gas equipment, generators, construction and mining equipment, industrial tools and assembly systems, to related aftermarket and rental. In close cooperation with customers and business partners, and with more than 130 years of experience, Atlas Copco innovates for superior productivity. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, the Group’s global reach spans more than 150 markets. In 2006, Atlas Copco had 25,900 employees and revenues of BSEK 51 (MEUR 5,600).
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Atlas Copco Construction Tools is a division within Atlas Copco’s Construction and Mining Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets hydraulic, pneumatic, and gasoline-powered breakers and drills, as well as pedestal boom systems worldwide under several brands. The division is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and has production units in Europe, Africa and Asia. 

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