Van Series Air Compressors: Commercial Van Fleets Gain Popularity

Right-Sizing Commercial Fleets: Increased Sales Of Vans & VMAC Van Series Air Compressors

The term “right-sizing” refers to converting a business unit to the optimal size to achieve maximum profit or efficiency. In this case, it describes the trend of businesses shifting their fleets from trucks to vans. Commercial van sales have been on the rise for the last few years, as fleet managers revise their vehicle needs, and opt for vans over trucks. For many industries, vans provide the right amount of cargo space without the added bulk and price associated with larger work trucks.

Vans offer a variety of attractive benefits, including a reduced environmental footprint, lower fuel consumption, better cargo organization, theft and weather protection, and easy driving and maneuvering. In some cases, vans even offer more payload than some light-duty pick-up trucks.

Delivery services and mobile work sites are two industries readily adopting van fleets, with the latter often requiring special equipment on the vehicles. These special equipment requirements present an opportunity for manufacturers to offer van-specific solutions. For example, many mobile work sites use air tools to perform jobs such as tire servicing, utility servicing, and forklift repair. VMAC’s UNDERHOOD40 Van Series Air Compressor has been developed specifically for service vans performing these applications. In addition, it addresses unique safety concerns associated with vans and traditional standalone air compressor systems.

VMAC UNDERHOOD40 Air Compressor For Vans

UNDERHOOD for vansThere are several options available when considering an air compressor for your van, but many options are truck solutions modified to fit inside vans. Installing a traditional air compressor inside of a van can cause many issues, as these compressors can be bulky and heavy, reducing available cargo space and payload capacity. Even more importantly, these air compressors compromise operator safety, and can be dangerous if important precautions are overlooked.

The VMAC UNDERHOOD40 Van Series Air Compressor eliminates each of these issues, all while being the only air compressor specifically engineered for commercial vans, including popular models by Ford, GMC, Mercedes-Benz, and RAM. The VMAC UNDERHOOD40 Van Series rotary screw air compressor delivers 40 CFM at 100% duty cycle, allowing operators and businesses to maximize productivity without sacrificing space and safety.

VMAC UNDERHOOD40 Air Compressor Van Series Benefits

Like all VMAC air compressors, the VMAC UNDERHOOD40 Van Series Air Compressor is lightweight and compact.

  • Saves space, frees up to 10 cubic feet
    • The VMAC UNDERHOOD40 Air Compressor mounts in the engine compartment of the van, freeing up space in the cargo area.
  • Reduces GVW by almost 300 lbs
    • The VMAC UNDERHOOD40 Air Compressor weighs 290 lbs less than other comparable air compressors. This lightweight air compressor can help improve your fuel economy, or allow you to transport more.

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VMAC UNDERHOOD40 Air Compressor Safety Considerations

Being specifically engineered for commercial vans, the VMAC UNDERHOOD40 Van Series Air Compressor eliminates safety hazards associated with traditional air compressors being mounted in the van’s cargo area. Being stored safely under the van’s hood ends lifting injuries, toxic fume exposure, and even the risk of gas fires.

Learn more about the VMAC UNDERHOOD40 Van Series Air Compressor or watch a video of the air compressor in action.

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Air Compressor Options Available For Service Vans

Meet the VMAC Team: Stuart Coker, Director of Operations

Welcome to the first segment of our “Meet the VMAC Team” blog series. Each month we’ll interview another member of the VMAC team so you can get to know us better. To start, we’re chatting with Stuart Coker (pictured, left) a longtime VMAC coworker who was just promoted to Director of Operations

You’ve been with the company for 17 years. Can you tell us about your career path at VMAC?

Before working at VMAC, I was an Electrical Engineer and Contracts Manager in the UK. I began working at VMAC as a Systems Support Engineer, focusing on the maintenance of systems in production. I was responsible for ensuring information flowed easily between our engineering and production teams.

Stuart Coker & Owen Arsenault

Then I was promoted to Senior Product Engineer. This position was particularly memorable and interesting as I was able to work closely with Lincoln Electric’s engineering team to develop an OEM solution that would meet their unique needs. My team and I focused on UNDERHOOD™ air compressors, and I gained a unique perspective on interdepartmental interactions and processes. Continue reading “Meet the VMAC Team: Stuart Coker, Director of Operations”

Gas Engine Driven Air Compressors for Tire Service: Tech Advancements

Tech Advancements In Air Compressors for Tire Service

Alignment Machines, Wheel Balancers, Apple Pay, VMAC G30 Gas Driven Air Compressor

It’s been 132 years since Michelin developed the first pneumatic tire and mounted it on a motor vehicle in 1885. As the tire service industry developed and expanded, the innovations did as well—from hot patches to the introduction of radial tires, the industry is constantly evolving.

Fast-forward to the digital age, where the tire service industry is constantly challenged to operate more efficiently and safely, all while providing savings to the end consumer. To stay successful, tire service businesses are investing more into technology and their equipment, which often go together. Alignment machines need software updates to stay current with new vehicles on the road, and wheel balancers come equipped with large touch screens to help technicians on the job and throughout training. Tire repair shops are also incorporating mobile payment options to keep up with the growing consumer use of apps like Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay.

G30 gas drive air compressorAnd VMAC has developed the world’s most affordable gas driven rotary screw air compressor.

The VMAC G30 gas engine driven air compressor is the best choice in the industry—customers looking for a lightweight, compact rotary screw air compressor will be impressed with the power and price of the machine.

100% duty cycle means the VMAC G30 air compressor will deliver up to 30 CFM on demand and without interruption. This compressor is packed with power, designed to be about half the size and weight of any other competitive models available. 50% more power, 50% lighter, 50% smaller.

What makes the VMAC G30 air compressor so advanced? It’s the patented rotary screw design. Designed and manufactured in British Columbia, VMAC air compressors feature proprietary rotary screw technology.

Turn most tire services into nothing more than a pit stop, with a VMAC G30 gas driven air compressor. With on-demand air, you’ll get your jobs done faster, allowing your customers to get back on the road, and you on to your next service call. When planning your 2018 budget, be sure to upgrade your air compressor to the latest technology with the VMAC G30 gas driven air compressor.

Learn more about the VMAC G30 gas drive air compressor, including components and specs.

Read more about the VMAC G30 rotary screw gas drive air compressor here:

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