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Air Tools and CFM

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 […]

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VMAC Survey Reveals Average Age of Fleet Service Vehicles With Air Compressors

VMAC’s recent survey on the state of the mobile compressed air industry has revealed many interesting findings, including the average age of fleet vehicles with air compressors. Our survey results contradict previous results compiled by the NTEA, suggesting that vehicles with air compressors tend to be newer and, possibly, replaced more often. What is the […]

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Rotary Screw Air Compressor Maintenance Schedule

Routine maintenance keeps rotary screw air compressors healthy and working. Air compressors that are properly maintained perform better, last longer, and are less likely to break down. Manufacturers who back their systems with warranties also expect operators to maintain their systems. Failure to follow the maintenance schedule could lead to a rejected warranty claim in […]

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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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Types of Portable Diesel Air Compressors

Portable diesel air compressors come in numerous styles, sizes and formats. In this article, we’ll talk about the most common types of diesel-powered portable air compressors, so you can make sense of your various options.

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How Many Hours Per Day Do You Use Your Air Compressor?

VMAC recently conducted a poll on our website, asking 975 people how many hours per day they use their air compressors. While most respondents use their air compressor for less than 3 hours a day, another 20% of respondents use compressed air for 8 or more hours each day. Regardless of whether you’re a heavy […]

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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 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 […]