What are compressed air aftercoolers and why are they required? Find out everything you need to know about aftercoolers in this article, 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-of-compression […]
Many air compressor applications can benefit from the installation of one or more air receiver tanks. An air receiver tank increases the amount of air available on demand, allowing for higher duty cycles and more powerful applications. Air receiver tanks are sized in gallons, and can range from small 5- and 10-gallon tanks to massive […]
It’s important to consider appropriate sizing of all components of your air system. If you are investing in an air compressor system, restricting the flow anywhere in your system could make it significantly underperform or cost you a lot more in energy costs to run that compressor over its lifetime. As air travels from the […]
The VMAC Multifunction power system (MF) control box does a lot more than turn your air compressor on and off. VMAC’s engineers programmed the control box to share important information with operators and crane controllers, and it therefore serves as the communication hub for your MF multi-power system.
The control box in the VMAC hydraulic air compressor is the computer that tells the compressor what to do and when to do it. Control boxes also give a voice to air compressors and allow them to share important information via the display box that can help with system maintenance, operation, and diagnosing issues.
The control box is essentially the brain of the VMAC diesel driven air compressor system. It tells the system what to do and makes decisions based on the programmed settings. The control box is also the communication hub for the air compressor, relaying important information to the operator on an “as needed” basis.
The control box plays an important role in the Direct-Transmission™ Mounted air compressor and multipower systems (DTM), as it’s used to power the system and communicate with operators and service techs. In addition, the control box monitors the air compressor system on an ongoing basis to ensure its in proper working order.
Every UNDERHOOD™ air compressor comes with a control box that helps the system communicate with the operator. While most operators are familiar with the very basic controls—“on” and “off”—there are dozens of unique messages the control boxes can share with you.
What Are Pressure Relief Valves, And How Do They Work? A compressed air pressure vessel and its operator must be protected from an over-pressure situation—the set pressure of the pressure relief device must not exceed the maximum allowable working pressure (MAWP) marked on the air pressure vessel. A pressure relief valve is used to control […]
Temperature Sensors and Switches Temperature switches and sensors are used on applications which require a solution to a temperature control situation. Often less complicated than most electronic controls, temperature sensors and switches are relatively easy to set up. Temperature sensors are often used for monitoring compressor coolant, oil and air inlet temperatures as well as […]