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PTO-RAM Truck

What Is A PTO Driven Air Compressor?

A PTO driven air compressor is an air compressor that’s driven by the power take-off (PTO) of a vehicle. These innovative air compressors are mounted under the deck of the vehicle, resulting in an elegant solution that’s out of sight and out of mind (until you need it!) Advantages of PTO Driven Air Compressors PTO […]

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.

Service-Truck-header

Survey Results: Air Compressors For Service Trucks & Vans

Plenty of organizations, including the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), have invested in major market research projects to understand current trends in service vehicles, and the industries they serve. The reports are substantial, however, VMAC identified an opportunity to focus on data related to service vehicle equipment and more specifically, onboard air compressors for service […]

commercial-van-profits

How The Right Commercial Van Air Compressor Protects Your Profits

Commercial vans are becoming more popular and, frankly, we aren’t surprised. Vans are convenient, prevent theft, include more advertising space, and are weatherproof. With such strong benefits, it makes sense many savvy mobile service companies are swapping their service trucks for vans.

Tow Behind Air Compressor

9 Reasons You Should Ditch Your Tow-Behind Air Compressor

Tow-behind air compressors took the world by storm after World War II, when they met a simple need: available compressed air, wherever you want it. Tow-behind air compressors gained their initial popularity in the mining industry. They powered rock drills before being adapted for other industries in the decades that followed. But pneumatic technology evolved […]

Temperature

How Inlet Temperature Affects Your Air Flow

When designing an air compressor or purchasing a pre-designed system for your work, it’s important to consider where your compressor air intake is located because the location has a direct impact on the compressor’s performance. There are three important factors to consider with the inlet location: Particulates in the air (dust which can plug filters) […]