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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 […]

Pneumatic-Hose

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 […]

Air-Receiver-Tank

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 […]

Rotary Screw

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 […]

FRL

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 […]

DTM-F550

What Is An Air Receiver Tank & What Does It Do?

An air receiver tank is a metal tank that stores compressed air until it is required. Air receiver tanks can vary in shape and in size, depending on the application. Air receiver tanks on service vehicles are typically 30 gallons, but still range from 6 to 50 gallons. Some air compressors, such as reciprocating air […]

Multifunction-Control Box

4 Helpful Features of Your Multifunction Control Box

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.

Hydraulic-Control Box

Top 5 VMAC Hydraulic Air Compressor Control Box Features

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.