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3 Types of Air Compressors For Your Industrial Engine Application

You’ve decided that your current application needs compressed air. You’ve also figured out how much air you need, how you are going to drive the compressor and what engine you are going to use to power it.  Now it’s time to decide what type of air compressor is best suited for your needs! There are 3 […]

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How Long Should My Truck Mounted Air Compressor Last?

VMAC recently surveyed 1,464 visitors on the VMACAIR.com website to ask the question, “How many years do you expect your truck mounted air compressor to last?” The poll results showed a clear winning expectation, with 40.51% of respondents choosing 6-10 years. When combining those results with the 19.19% of respondents who chose 1-5 years and […]

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How Many CFM Do I Need to Run Air Tools? – Air Tool CFM Chart

It can be tough to know how many CFM you need in an air compressor to operate your air tools most effectively. Too little CFM and you won’t be able to run your tools continuously—or at all!—and too much CFM could mean you’ve overspent on your air compressor. To help you find the compressor that’s […]

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A Guide To Diesel Rotary Screw Air Compressors

What Is A Diesel Rotary Screw Air Compressor? A diesel rotary screw air compressor is an air compressor fueled by diesel that uses rotors to compress air. Diesel air compressors allow operators to generate compressed air on demand for powering tools and equipment. How Does A Diesel Rotary Screw Air Compressor Work? A diesel air […]

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What’s the difference between PSI and CFM?

The difference between PSI and CFM is what they measure. PSI measures pressure, while CFM measures volume. PSI and CFM are often used as performance specifications for air compressors and air-powered machinery. Together, they indicate the maximum air volume and pressure produced by an air compressor to power air tools. To better understand the difference […]

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Air Compressors For Mobile Tire Technicians In 2021

Mobile tire technicians keep the world moving. These professionals service vehicle tires on the side of the road and in remote, hard-to-reach locations. Mobile tire technicians need to work quickly to minimize their time in dangerous places and reduce their customers’ downtime. The right air compressor helps technicians meet this goal. Tire technicians primarily use […]

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Compare Air Compressor, Generator & Welder Combos For Work Trucks (2021)

It’s not an easy task to compare systems that combine an air compressor, generator and welder into one tidy package, but we’re here to help! In this article, we compare several of the most popular air compressor generator welders. We’ll tell you everything you need to know to make a smart buying decision. Air compressor […]

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What is an FRL – Filter Regulator Lubricator

Air leaving a compressor is hot, dirty, and wet—which can damage and shorten the life of downstream equipment, including valves, cylinders, and air tools. So before compressed air exits the system, it needs to be cleaned and lubricated. That’s where an FRL comes in! An FRL combines a filter, regulator, and lubricator into one component […]

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How VMAC Reduced Its Rotor Production Time with Kata Experiments

VMAC is committed to lean manufacturing, a style of manufacturing that aims to reduce waste through continuous improvement. In celebration of Manufacturing Month, we wanted to share how we applied one lean tool—the Kata Improvement Method—to improve rotor production here at VMAC. Kata Improvement Method Many tools can be used to reduce waste in lean […]

Hydraulic Air Compressors

What Is A Hydraulic Air Compressor?

A hydraulic air compressor is an air compressor that’s powered by the hydraulics on a vehicle or machine. It allows operators to convert their hydraulic power into air power, ultimately equipping a vehicle or machine with both hydraulic power and air power. How Does A Hydraulic Air Compressor Work? A hydraulic air compressor works by […]