Japanese equipment provider Hitachi Power Tools (HPT) announced the addition of the EC99S, a portable twin stack compressor, to its air compressor range in April. The company maintains that this compressor is ideal for contractors seeking a combination of convenience and durability from an air compressor.
The 4 gal compressor weighs less than 24 kg and is easy to transport to and around any job site, owing to its ergonomic handle. The EC99S features a powerful 15 A direct drive induction motor for efficient and reliable performance, and the motor also incorporates thermal overload protection that stops the unit from overheating. The 4 gal twin stack delivers a cast iron, oil-lubricated pump for cooler operation during difficult applications.
The industrial air pressure gauges are encased in steel for higher durability and the EC99S compressor also includes a ball valve drain cock for quick and easy tank draining, a protected pressure switch, shock absorbing feet and a factory-installed universal quick coupler. The EC99S ships complete with a bottle of synthetic oil and an oil dipstick. It can run multiple nailers depending on the applications.
HPT offers an extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, drilling and fastening, concrete drilling and cutting, and outdoor power equipment products, as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. US-headquartered HPT supports over 4 000 retail locations carrying Hitachi tools, including several in South Africa.