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The Top 10 FAQs About Compressed Air – Fun Facts About Compressed Air

You’ve got questions, and we’ve got answers! In this article, we’ll tell you everything you ever wanted to know about compressed air, and then some… Here are the top 10 compressed air questions we’ve answered for you: What is compressed air made of? How is air compressed? What causes pressure in compressed air? Why is […]

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Belt Driven Air Compressors vs. Direct Drive Air Compressors

Vehicle integrated air compressors have revolutionized mobile air power. These innovative air compressors use vehicles’ existing power sources to provide compressed air on-demand, anywhere the vehicle goes. They are also significantly lighter and take up little to no deck or cargo space, which is a huge advantage compared to traditional air compressors. VMAC’s vehicle-integrated mobile […]

MOST COMMON COMPRESSED AIR DRYING METHODS

The 6 Most Common Compressed Air Drying Methods

Water is a challenge in every air compressor system. As air is compressed, water is brought into the air stream. During cooling, that water condenses and is mixed with the compressed air that’s delivered to your tool or application. Some water is okay for most applications but too much water can be a problem. That’s […]

COMPRESSED AIR AFTERCOOLERS

Compressed Air Aftercoolers

What are compressed air aftercoolers, and why are they required? In this article, find out everything you need to know about aftercoolers, including the two most common types, why they’re important, and their role within an air compressor system. What Is An Aftercooler? An aftercooler is a mechanical heat exchanger designed to remove the heat […]

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The Best Mobile Air Compressors For Municipalities

There are three primary mobile air options on the market today: tow-behind, vehicle-mounted, and vehicle integrated. Each option has advantages and disadvantages which need to be considered. Tow-Behind Air Compressors Many municipalities have used tow-behind air compressors for decades because they are easy to source, can be moved to various work sites, and can produce […]

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Why Does Air Hose Size Affect My Compressor Airflow?

Appropriate sizing is important for all components of your air compressor system, including hose sizes. If you are investing in an air compressor system, restricting the flow anywhere in your system can make it significantly underperform or require unnecessary energy costs to run that compressor over its lifetime. As air travels from the compressor head to […]

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How To Size An Air Receiver Tank

Many air compressor applications can benefit from the installation of an air receiver tank. An air receiver tank increases the amount of air available on-demand, allowing for higher duty cycles and more air power. Air receiver tanks are sized in gallons and range from small 5- and 10-gallon tanks to massive tanks that hold thousands […]

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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 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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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 […]