Meet the Team: Chris Moyse, Mechanical Engineer

VMAC has recently launched the DTM70-H direct-transmission mounted PTO driven multi-power system. This innovative VMAC system is notable as allows for simultaneous operation of the air compressor and hydraulic pump. In this segment of Meet the Team, we sat down with Chris Moyse, one of the Mechanical Engineers who developed the DTM70-H, to learn more […]

VMAC Wins Finning-CAT’s 2017 Innovative Solutions Supplier Of The Year Award

Right after announcing the rebrand to Air Innovated, the leader in mobile compressed air innovation, VMAC wins Finning-CAT’s prestigious Innovative Solutions Supplier award. When we announced our brand promise to be the leader in mobile compressed air innovation at NTEA’s The Work Truck Show 2018 (WTS18), we promised to continue to design and manufacture innovative […]

Air Tool Maintenance and Operation

The biggest concern in the operation and life expectancy of your professional-grade pneumatic tools is moisture! Specifically, water vapor. You know this water vapor as humidity, and it is always present in the air around us in varying degrees. When this air is compressed, moisture in the inlet air concentrates with each cubic foot drawn […]

Does An UNDERHOOD™ or Direct-Transmission Mounted Air Compressor Void My Vehicle Warranty?

For those looking for a one-word answer, it’s no. UNDERHOOD™ and Direct-Transmission Mounted air compressors do not void a vehicle manufacturer’s limited warranty on new trucks or vans. Both Canada and the United States have laws that protect consumers’ warranties when using aftermarket parts and ensure manufacturers are staying true to their warranties. Air compressors […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Use A PTO Shaft Driven Air Compressor

There Are Better PTO Driven Air Compressors Available Air compressor technology is constantly changing. What was once standard is now running its course and being replaced by a significantly more updated style of PTO air compressor—direct transmission mounted (DTM). DTM air compressors are mounted directly to the PTO and, because they fit neatly among a […]

What Is An Underbody Air Compressor?

An underbody air compressor is any air compressor that has been designed to mount under the body of a service vehicle. These air compressors are small but mighty, and are widely appreciated by upfitters and operators because they’re out of sight, save space, and reduce weight. “Underbody air compressor” is a colloquial, less common term […]

Top 3 Challenges Caused By Over-Weight Heavy Duty Pickup Trucks

Gross vehicle weight ratings (GVWR) and payloads can differ from vehicle to vehicle and it’s important to know what you’re working with when specifying or upfitting a specific heavy duty pickup truck. Before we get into the details on why it’s important to pay attention to vehicle weight ratings, let’s go over some important concepts: […]

Air Innovated®

THE LEADER IN COMPRESSED AIR INNOVATION™ Founded in 1986 by two mechanical engineers, Jim Hogan and Tony Menard, VMAC began as a small machine shop designing disposable jet engines for the military. After the project ended, the company transitioned to a different niche, designing and manufacturing brackets for truck mounted air compressors. VMAC’s brackets quickly […]

Why Is My Compressor Shutting Off? Temperature Sensors and Switches

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 […]

Auxiliary port driven air compressor system considerations

Today many industrial engines come equipped, or can be ordered with, an auxiliary port (pump drive) that is used to power accessory equipment.  Quite often you will find a hydraulic pump or a standard piston type air compressor mounted there; what isn’t seen much is a rotary screw compressor mounted there.  We’ve had many inquiries […]

Illustrated Parts List

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UNDERHOOD™ 30 MANUALS UNDERHOOD™ 30 Owners ManualV300001 ManualV300002 ManualV300003 ManualV300004 ManualV300005 ManualV300006 ManualV300007 ManualV300008 ManualV300009 ManualV300011 ManualV300012 ManualV300014 ManualV300015 Manual UNDERHOOD™ 40 MANUALS UNDERHOOD™ 40 Owners ManualV400001 ManualV400003 ManualV400006 ManualV400007 ManualV400008 ManualV400009 ManualV400010 ManualV400011 ManualV400012 ManualV400013 ManualV400014 ManualV400015 ManualV400016 ManualV400018 ManualV400019 ManualV400021 ManualV400031 Manual UNDERHOOD™ 70 MANUALS Owner’s Manual – UNDERHOOD™V900022 ManualV900040 ManualV900045 ManualV900046 ManualV900051_52 […]

Bid Specifications

Diesel Driven Air Compressors Bid Specs D60 Diesel Driven Air Compressor DTM Air Compressors Bid Specs DTM 70 Air Compressor DTM70-H Air Compressor Gas Engine Driven Air Compressors Bid Specs G30 Gas Engine Driven Air Compressor Hydraulic Driven Air Compressors Bid Specs H40 Hydraulic Driven Air Compressor H60 Hydraulic Driven Air Compressor Multifunction Power Systems Bid Specs Multifunction – 6-In-1 […]


VMAC AIR COMPRESSORS & MULTI-POWER SYSTEMS The Leader In Compressed Air Innovation® VMAC designs and manufactures the most innovative mobile air compressors and multi-power systems available. As one of the only true air compressor manufacturers in North America, VMAC has earned a reputation for air compressors and multi-power systems with extraordinary build quality, durability, and […]